The 2025 rankings were recently released by the prep Hoops staff. Here we look at the 5 ranked big men. Nyzohn Small 15 State 3 Pos 6'7" | PF | 2025 Thayer Academy Small has a very high ceiling and…
The 2025 rankings were recently released by the prep Hoops staff. Here we look at the 5 ranked big men.
Small has a very high ceiling and level of potential. He is able to body and move players around. He has improved his all around skill set and is becoming a more versatile player. He is able to play up tempo in transition, and also score down low in the half court. He is starting to control his body, and he more disciplined on defense. It will be interesting to watch Small develop his game.
Zhang is another ranked player with a high level of potential, and a developing skill set. He can play on the wing, and attack off the dribble and go down Hill. He also has the ability to back down players on the low block. He moves well for his size, and is a very efficient player. He will try to add more facets to his game, and that will help him make it to the next level.
Sebastian is a very athletic stretch forward. Sebastian is a three level scorer, who can shoot, attack off the dribble, and score in a variety of ways by moving without the ball. Sebastian is a versatile defender, that can guard out on the wing and down low. He impacts the game in many ways, and has good size to match his skill set. I think he is a player with a high ceiling and high level of potential.
Jayden is another Power Forward ranked with a high level of potential. He is strong and a very physical player. Jayden has very good finishing skills, and can run the floor. He has a soft touch around the rim. Jayden is also a very good passer and sees the floor well. Jayden is more of a back to the basket player, but he is improving the other areas of his offensive game as well. Jayden is a college level prospect, and should continue to improve.
Charlie is a high level prospect, and I think has the potential to play at the division 1 college level. He is a 6-7 stretch big, with a very smooth stroke from three. He shoots the three at a high percentage, and has a quick release. He had multiple games last season with over 5 three pointers made. He is also able to score at the rim, post up, and rebounds the ball very well. He can play multiple positions on offense. A 6-7 knock down three point shooter, is a perfect skill set for today’s game of basketball.