SI All-American Basketball Candidates in Texas
Six high school basketball players in Texas have been named to the SI99, an inaugural ranking of Sports Illustrated's top senior high school basketball players. The 99 prospects who made the cut earn the distinction of being named a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate.
Fourteen prospects on the SI99 attend high school in Florida, the most of any state. California comes in second with seven players, while Georgia ties Texas as the state with the third-most SIAA candidates. North Carolina (five prospects) is the only other state where more than four student-athletes on the SI99 are playing high school basketball this season.
For a breakdown of which of the 99 nominees have verbally committed to or are considering major schools in Texas or the Big 12 as their college choice, head to:
Video highlights, scouting analyses and a list of each player’s college verbal commitment and/or top college contenders can be found on their bio pages at SIAllAmerican.com.
The Texas honorees, listed below by city, are:
- K.J. Adams – 6-7 / 200 / PF from Austin, Texas
- Daimion Collins – 6-9 / 210 / C from Atlanta, Texas
- Harrison Ingram – 6-6 / 210/ SF from Dallas, Texas
- C.J. Noland – 6-3 / 215 / SG from Waxahachie, Texas
- Manny Obaseki – 6-3 / 176 / SG from Plano, Texas
- Jaylon Tyson – 6-6 / 185 / SF from Plano, Texas
Hundreds and hundreds of student-athletes were evaluated for the SI99—Sports Illustrated’s ranking of the top-99 senior high school basketball players in the country—before the list of All-American candidates was finalized.
The SI99 was unveiled on Dec. 2, accompanied by lists of prospects ordered by state and college choice/contenders. Position rankings, in-depth videos on top-rated players and more will be released throughout the remainder of December. Sports Illustrated’s final All-American teams for the 2020-21 prep hoops season will be announced in coming months.