Top Playmakers for the 2025 Class
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A player’s playmaking ability will always be key to running a team’s offense. Having the ball flowing and moving throughout a defense is what makes teams great on the offensive side of the ball. The class of 2025 features a…
A player’s playmaking ability will always be key to running a team’s offense. Having the ball flowing and moving throughout a defense is what makes teams great on the offensive side of the ball. The class of 2025 features a lot of talented playmakers who already had impressive seasons this past year. Here are my top playmakers for the 2025 class.
Mauro has a natural ability already to play the point guard position. Even though he can be considered a scoring guard I truly believe that his playmaking skills will catch up to that scoring ability rather quickly the more opportunities he gets at point guard. He has great floor awareness and vision also. Mauro will always look to exploit mismatches or double teams being sent at him in which he will make the correct pass to the open man.
Bradley plays under control and forces teams to play at his pace. He takes command of the ball as he can run offenses with very few issues. Bradley loves to throw long outlet passes in the fastbreak setting to his teammates for easy buckets. He can also score from anywhere on the court. Having the ability to both score and be a playmaker at a high level can be difficult for point guards but not for Bradley as he will do everything to help his team win.
Dean is just an overall beast at the game as he can do everything and more when it comes to controlling the offense. He loves to play at an up-tempo kind of pace constantly keeping the ball flowing and moving throughout a game. Dean has excellent handles to get past multiple double teams to kick out to open shooters. He even plays the pick-and-roll well giving his screener up and forward passes or he can just score it himself if given the space.
Rice is a smart decision-maker on the court and always makes the right play. He likes to play uphill but with control and see plays develop well before they happen to give him those extra quick instincts. Rice won’t force any pass or shot and has tight handles to get in and out of different defensive looks, especially in zones. He can even make nice wrap-around passes behind defenses for open shooters when driving baseline. Rice finished with 109 assists this past season.
Nicholson took a big step this year from last year in his play as he looked very impressive throughout this season. He now has the keys to the offense and didn’t disappoint. Nicholson plays the pick-and-pop well because he’s great at hitting the open man or going for the open shot himself. He can make clean passes in tight windows also. Nicholson is excellent at the give-and-go pass to his teammates or vice versa and is a consistent shooter deep.