The inaugural SI All-American Boys Basketball Team features 15 of the top high school basketball players in the country broken up into three teams who have displayed exceptional dominance during the high school season. Each player has exhibited a level of play this season that will make them a household name at the next level and beyond.
Prospect: Jalen Green
Status: SI All-American First Team/Player of the Year
Vitals: 6-foot-5, 180 pounds
Position: Combo Guard
School: Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep
Schools of Interest: Memphis, Fresno State, Auburn, Oregon, USC, among many others
Why He’s an SI All-American: In addition to leading the Crew to a World Championship and qualifying for GEICO Nationals, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Green broke the program record for points in a single season record with 1,008. Green set the tone for his dominant high school season with an equally dominant summer, leading Team WhyNot (Calif.) to the Nike Peach Jam title game. Green has also won three gold medals with USA Basketball.
What He Said: “Just to be thought of for the SI All-American team is an amazing feeling. It’s really humbling, and just to know that I’m the first-ever Player of the Year is even more special. I put in a lot of hard work for this and to have it actually pay off in the end is a great feeling. I’m honored. This is the first team ever for Sports Illustrated so it’s something that will set the standard for every team after. It’s big.”