Top 2025 Stars Make Up a Balanced Team
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Unlike the 2024 class which is loaded at the top with shooting guards, the top spots in the 2025 class are distributed across the six position groups. They would make a well-rounded team with every position covered in the top…
Unlike the 2024 class which is loaded at the top with shooting guards, the top spots in the 2025 class are distributed across the six position groups. They would make a well-rounded team with every position covered in the top seven spots on the list.
Here’s a look at the top players that make up the 2025 All-Ranked team, plus one:
PF:, Mill Valley, #1 overall:
In the top spot we have a sweet shooting big man who we categorized as a power forward due to his height and body type. At the offensive end, he spends a lot of time on the perimeter, where he can shoot over defenders. But that doesn’t mean he can’t make an impact in the paint, defend the post and rebound at a high level.
PG:, Olathe North, #2 overall:
We’ve kept Watson in the second spot ever since he earned all-state honorable mention recognition for his brilliant freshman season. Watson has the ball on a string and is a bouncy lightning bug who can break down a defender at will. He’s a pesky defender with his quickness and hands. Watson can light it up from deep and on penetration, but he’s also really good at destroying defensive containment and then dishing to a teammate.
C:, Wichita Heights, #3 overall (pictured):
We became big fans of Wilkins when he played the role of defensive stopper for the 6A champion Falcons as a freshman. His physical traits just seemed off the charts for a ninth grader. He’s grown and become even more explosive since then. Wilkins is a dominant defender with his ability to body up a post, drop off to thwart a driver, and chase down plays in transition. He’s rounding out his game with each passing day and should have a big junior season as more of the focus of the team.
SF:, Highland Park, #4 overall:
Like Wilkins, Robinson didn’t have to be a leader from the start. He was able to play a supporting role to a really talented team. Robinson has been a defender, rebounder and occasional offensive threat. But he demonstrates in club ball that he can face the goal, be a playmaker on the bounce, and shoot jumpers. Watch for Robinson to assert himself as the Scots’ leader this year.
CG:, Shawnee Mission Northwest, #5 overall:
A bit of a position-less player similar to Kaifes and Robinson, Wagler can do it all. He’s a long, active glider who can float to shots on the perimeter and really light it up. Wagler can put the ball on the floor and be a threat on the move, and he gobbles up space in the open court with his long strides. He is one of the most well-rounded offensive threats and can be a force defensively with his size.
SF:, Olathe South, #6 overall:
A guy who just blew up last year, Anderson didn’t make the All-Ranked First Team because of playing the same position as Robinson. But this is a guy who watch as a junior. He is another well-rounded, versatile guys who stepped in as a sophomore and played whatever position was needed at the time by his team. He impressed by his ability to make impactful plays at the high post. But at times he took the point and showed he could penetrate and distribute as well as create shots.
SG:, Aquinas, #7 overall:
The seventh player on the overall list, Burton made the All-Ranked First Team as the top shooting guard in the class. We knew he was going to be good when he got some time on a good Aquinas team as a ninth grader. He’s got a smooth jumper and nice touch off the bounce. As a sophomore, he was one of the top contributors on a team loaded with young talent.