SI All-American Basketball Finalists Revealed

Five underclassmen remain in contention for the SI All-American team, which will be named in April.
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After establishing a watch list of 99 seniors and five underclassmen in December, just 50 players remain in contention for the next SI All-American teams to be named in April. 

The SI All-American Player of the Year will also be named next month.

Naturally, the COVID-19 pandemic made the process challenging, but a combination of club games, showcases and ultimately the commencement of the high school season gave us a solid body of work to evaluate performances and production. 

The final list of candidates is comprised of 45 seniors and five underclassmen. 

Ypsi Prep (Ypsilanti, Mich.) wing Emoni Bates is the only underclassmen on the current list of candidates that made the inaugural SI All-American team last year.

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"It's been a challenging year across the board, but luckily we've been able to see these guys a significant amount, all things considered," said SI All-American basketball recruiting director Jason Jordan. "It's remarkable how these guys have been able to produce to this level in a season where the rhythm is constantly being thrown off with postponements and cancellations.

"In the end, 15 players broken up over three teams, will be able to say that, even in a pandemic year, they were considered the best of the best." 

Twelve of the finalists remain undecided and the state of Florida produced nine candidates in the top 50, the most of any state.

Hundreds and hundreds of student-athletes across the country were evaluated for consideration as All-American candidates. Video highlights, scouting analyses and a breakdown of each player’s college verbal commitment and/or top college contenders can be found on their bio pages at

Hundreds and hundreds of student-athletes across the country were evaluated for consideration as All-American candidates. Video highlights, scouting analyses and a breakdown of each player’s college verbal commitment and/or top college contenders can be found on their bio pages at SIAllAmerican.com.

Underclassmen

  • F Jalen Duren / Montverde, Fla. (Montverde Academy) – Undecided
  • SF Emoni Bates / Ypsilanti, Mich. (Ypsi Prep) - Michigan State
  • CG Skyy Clark / Nashville, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) - Kentucky
  • PG Scoot Henderson / Mariette, Ga. (Kell) - Undecided
  • DJ Wagner / Camden, N.J. (Camden) - Undecided

SI All-American Nominees Breakdown by State

Alabama

  • JD Davison – 6-3 / 175 / PG from Letohatchee, AL

Arizona

California

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

North Carolina

  • Breon Pass – 6-0 / 180 / PG from Reidsville, N.C.

Nebraska

New Jersey

  • Trey Patterson – 6-8 / 207 / SF from Somerset, N.J.
  • DJ Wagner – 6-3 / 195 / PG from Camden, N. 

Nevada

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

  • Jerrell Colbert – 6-9 / 210 / C from Germantown, Tenn.
  • Johnathan Lawson – 6-6 / 170 / SF from Memphis, Tenn.
  • Skyy Clark – 6-3 /  195 / CG from Nashville, Tenn.

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

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