2025 Rankings Update: Capping off the Top-15
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Capping off the end of the top-15, featuring a bit more size in the backcourt. These names are excellent on or off the ball, all of which have displayed fluidity scoring off the bounce. James Murray IV James Murray IV…
Capping off the end of the top-15, featuring a bit more size in the backcourt. These names are excellent on or off the ball, all of which have displayed fluidity scoring off the bounce.
– Fountain-Fort Carson
Murray brought efficient scoring throughout the playoffs, building off of an intriguing season. The 6’6 guard is efficient hitting tough shots along the perimeter, capable getting to step-backs above contests. With his plus reach and mobility, Murray is impactful defending multiple positions, best 1-3. Through his season with 19-6 Fountain Fort Carson, the guard put up 8.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. With over half a dozen seniors departing after this season, Murray will be next up with the new look Trojans. Murray already boasts an offer from MSU Denver.
– Mountain Vista
Baskind is an elite shooter who makes a big impact within a couple dribbles. The shooting guard stands right around 5’11, although he has no fear letting it fly above contests. With 24-3 Mountain Vista, Baskind put up 12.1 points per game on 41% for threes, through their regular season. Mountain Vista had quite the run, making it to the Final Four. Mountain Vista featured a largely upperclassmen group, the 2023-24 season will be an excellent barometer of the guard’s upside, with greater volume.
– Ressurection Christian
Yoder is another exceptional lead ballhandler, having the ball on a string no matter the circumstance. The 5’10 lead guard is a master at changing pace inside the arc, capable getting to his pull-up or floater when needed. The sophomore paved the way for Resurrection Christian’s success, boasting a 23-5 record. Through his season, the guard put up 17.3 points and 3.7 assists per game through their regular season. One of Yoder’s highest upside traits will be his ability to leverage his pace for drawing in opponents for passing opportunties.
Evan Mckean – Castle View
McKean is a strong guard who has a bit of equity making plays off the dribble. At roughly 6’3, the guard already has a dependable crossover that can be leveraged for physical finishes in the paint or kick outs passes. Although still adapting to a lead guard role, McKean is an effective defender who matches up well against both backcourt positions. Through his season with 11-12 Castle View, the guard posted 13.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 2.9 steals per game.
– Dakota Ridge
Berninger was a focal point to Dakota Ridge’s success in the regular season, leading the 21-5 group in points per game. At roughly 6’4, the small forward is a knockdown shooter capable coming off of screen actions for his shot. Through his sophomore season, the forward has put up 13.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while knocking down 41% of his triples. His verticality will be a big selling point, already an above the rim ahtlete who finishes with authority. With a large group of seniors departing this season, Berninger’s upside as a facilitator and downhill scorer will be on full display.