Five high school seniors in North Carolina, plus one underclassman, have been named Sports Illustrated All-American candidates.
The SI99 is an inaugural ranking of Sports Illustrated's top senior high school basketball players in the country. The prospects who made the cut earn the distinction of being named a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate. Five elite underclassmen were also selected as All-American candidates, but are not reflected in the SI99.
North Carolina's five SI99 honorees are the fifth-most of any state. Florida paces the country with a whopping 14 players on the list, followed by California's seven. Georgia and Texas tie for third, boasting six senior All-American candidates.
For a breakdown of which of the 99 nominees have verbally committed to or are considering schools in the ACC 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 North Carolina honorees are:
- Jonas Aidoo – 6-11 / 215 / C from Charlotte, N.C.
- D'Marco Dunn – 6-4 / 180 / SG from Fayetteville, N.C.
- Bobby Pettiford – 6-1 / 170 / PG from Creedmoor, N.C.
- Terquavion Smith – 6-3 / 180 / SG from Farmville, N.C.
- Dontrez Styles – 6-6 / 190 / SF from Kinston, N.C.
- Mikey Williams – 6-2 / 175 / SG from Huntersville, N.C. (sophomore)
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.