Top Small Forwards for the 2025 Class
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The small forward position has seen many changes and evolutions over the years and is a position that can do lots of great things on the court with flexibility in how the player can be used. This takes us to…
The small forward position has seen many changes and evolutions over the years and is a position that can do lots of great things on the court with flexibility in how the player can be used. This takes us to the many talented players in this class who will look to dominate this season. Here are my top small forwards for the 2025 class.
Freeman is an excellent 3-and-D player who can do multiple different things to help his team win. His three-point shooting ability is how he creates space for his team for driving lanes. Freeman will look to get his shots from the perimeter off the catch-and-shoot. He is patient in waiting to find the best shot possible for each possession. On defense, he can guard anyone on the perimeter using his quick timing to poke the ball free from offensive players. He moves laterally well and can keep up with most quick players.
Torres is a sharpshooter from downtown and likes to get his shots up within the flow of an offense and not force anything he doesn’t like. His release is high and quick paired with his 6’4″ size makes it difficult to get a hand in his face. He has a terrific catch-and-shoot game with the corner shots being automatic for him. Torres can get into the paint if he needs to but look for him to be moving without the basketball around the perimeter looking to get open for a three-point shot.
Bragg is a player that is very expendable for his team as he seems to be everywhere at once on the court. At 6’3″ he can rebound like a center seemingly always having a nose for the ball and knowing where to locate it once the ball bounces off the rim. His offensive game complements his defensive game well as he looks to take the ball away from players to start a fastbreak. He will look to be in attack mode with the ball in his hands as he will challenge multiple defenders in the paint having no fear in him.
Fleming will play physical tough-nosed basketball anytime he steps foot on the court with his strong 6’4″ size leading the way. He will look to get into the paint whenever he can and will put a body on you forcing defenders to have to foul him on the way up to the rim. He is excellent at drawing fouls so he can get more opportunities at the free-throw line. Fleming rebounds as well as any big man in his class and has great timing on his offensive putbacks allowing him to do more scoring.
Richardson mainly plays in the painted/posted area and looks to dominate that area every game. He plays with lots of physicality and will look to back down players in the post forcing double teams or easy buckets for him. His post-hook move is consistent and keeps defenders on their heels looking to get a piece of it. His timing and instincts on offensive rebounds and putbacks make him a handful to keep up with in the paint.