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.
- PF/C Chet Holmgren / Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnehaha Academy) – Undecided
- C Paolo Banchero / Seattle, Wash. (O'Dea) – Duke
- SG Jaden Hardy / Henderson, Nev. (Coronado) – Undecided
- PF Michael Foster / Phoenix, Ariz. (Hillcrest Prep) – Undecided
- SF Patrick Baldwin Jr. / Sussex, Wis. (Hamilton) – Undecided
- PF Jabari Smith Jr. / Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek) – Auburn
- PG Kennedy Chandler / Wichita, Kan. (Sunrise Christian Academy) – Tennessee
- SF A.J. Griffin / White Plains, N.Y. (Archbishop Stepinac) – Duke
- PF Moussa Diabate / Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) – Michigan
- C Nathan Bittle / Napa, Calif. (Prolific Prep) – Oregon
- PG JD Davison / Letohatchee, Ala. (Calhoun) – Alabama
- SG Caleb Houstan / Montverde, Fla. (Montverde Academy) – Michigan
- SG Aminu Mohamed / Springfield, Mo. (Greenwood Laboratory) - Georgetown
- SG Trevor Keels / Fairfax, Va. (Paul VI Catholic) – Undecided
- SG Max Christie / Rolling Meadows, Ill. (Rolling Meadows) – Michigan State
- PG Daeshun Ruffin / Jackson, Miss. (Callaway) – Ole Miss
- SG Hunter Sallis / Omaha, Neb. (Millard North) – Undecided
- C Efton Reid / Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) – Undecided
- SF Kendall Brown / Wichita, Kan. (Sunrise Christian Academy) – Baylor
- F Benny Williams / Bowie, Md. (St. Andrew's Episcopal) – Syracuse
- C Daimion Collins / Atlanta, Texas (Atlanta) – Kentucky
- SG Langston Love / Montverde, Fla. (Montverde Academy) – Baylor
- SG Matt Cleveland / Alpharetta, Ga. (Pace Academy) – Florida State
- C Charles Bediako / Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) – Undecided
- SF Harrison Ingram / Dallas, Texas (Saint Mark's School of Texas) – Stanford
- SF Malaki Branham / Akron, Ohio (St. Vincent-St. Mary) – Ohio State
- PF Bryce Hopkins / Oak Park, Ill. (Fenwick) – Kentucky
- SG Bryce McGowens / Greenville, S.C. (Legacy Early College Charter) – Nebraska
- PG Frankie Collins / Chandler, Ariz. (Compass Prep) – Michigan
- SF Josh Minott / Boca Raton, Fla. (St. Andrew's School) – Memphis
- PG Jalen Warley / West Chester, Pa. (Westtown) – Florida State
- C Jerrell Colbert / Germantown, Tenn. (Houston) – LSU
- SG Dallan "Deebo" Coleman / Callahan, Fla. (West Nassau) – Georgia Tech
- PF Caleb Furst / Fort Wayne, Ind. (Blackhawk Christian) – Purdue
- SG Chance Moore / Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern) – Arkansas
- SF Peyton Watson / Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Polytechnic) – UCLA
- PF DaRon Holmes / Goodyear, Ariz. (AZ Compass Prep) – Dayton
- PG TyTy Washington / Goodyear, Ariz. (AZ Compass Prep) – Undecided
- PG Rahsool Diggins / Warminster, Pa. (Archbishop Wood Catholic) – Connecticut
- C Jackson Grant / Olympia, Wash. (Olympia) – Washington
- PF Arthur Kaluma / Glendale, Ariz. (Dream City Christian) – UNLV
- PG Nolan Hickman / Mt. Pleasant, Utah (Wasatch Academy) – Kentucky
- PF Zach Clemence / Wichita, Kan. (Sunrise Christian Academy) – Kansas
- SF Johnathan Lawson / Memphis, Tenn. (Wooddale) – Oregon
- SG Brandin Podziemski / Delafield, Wis. (St. John's Northwestern Academies) – Undecided
- PG Breon Pass / Reidsville, N.C. (Reidsville) - N.C. State
- 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
- JD Davison – 6-3 / 175 / PG from Letohatchee, AL
- Arthur Kaluma – 6-8 / 210 / SF from Glendale, Ariz.
- Michael Foster – 6-8 / 220 / PF from Phoenix, Ariz.
- DaRon Holmes – 6-8 / 205 / PF from Goodyear, Ariz.
- TyTy Washington – 6-3 / 185 / PG from Goodyear, Ariz.
- Nathan Bittle – 6-11 / 200 / C from Napa, Calif.
- Peyton Watson – 6-6 / 180 / SF from Long Beach. Calif.
- Charles Bediako – 6-10 / 210 / C from Bradenton, Fla.
- Dallan "Deebo" Coleman – 6-5 / 190 / SG from Callahan, Fla.
- Moussa Diabate – 6-10 / 215 / PF from Bradenton, Fla.
- Caleb Houstan – 6-8 / 195 / SG from Montverde, Fla.
- Langston Love – 6-4 / 190 / SG from Montverde, Fla.
- Josh Minott – 6-8 / 175 / SF from Boca Raton, Fla.
- Efton Reid – 7-0 / 225 / C from Bradenton, Fla.
- Jalen Duren – 6-10 / 220 / F from Montverde, Fla.
- Benny Williams – 6-8 / 185 / PF from Bradenton, Fla.
- Matt Cleveland – 6-6 / 185 / SG from Alpharetta, Ga.
- Chance Moore – 6-5 / 175 / SG from Powder Springs, Ga.
- Jabari Smith Jr. – 6-10 / 210 / PF from Tyrone, Ga.
- Scoot Henderson - 6-2 / 180 / PG from Marietta, Ga.
- Max Christie – 6-6 / 170 / SG from Rolling Meadows, Ill.
- Bryce Hopkins – 6-8 / 220 / PF from Oak Park, Ill.
- Caleb Furst – 6-8 / 215 / PF from Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Kendall Brown – 6-7 / 205 / SF from Wichita, Kan.
- Kennedy Chandler – 6-1 / 160 / PG from Wichita, Kan.
- Zach Clemence – 6-10 / 205 PF from Wichita, Kan.
- Emoni Bates – 6-9 / 200 / SF from Ypsilanti, Mich.
- Chet Holmgren – 7-1 / 190 / PF/C from Minneapolis, Minn.
- Daeshun Ruffin – 5-9 / 175 / PG from Jackson, Miss.
- Breon Pass – 6-0 / 180 / PG from Reidsville, N.C.
- Hunter Sallis – 6-5 / 175 / SG from Omaha, Neb.
- Trey Patterson – 6-8 / 207 / SF from Somerset, N.J.
- DJ Wagner – 6-3 / 195 / PG from Camden, N.
- Frankie Collins – 6-1 / 175 / PG from Henderson, Nev.
- Jaden Hardy – 6-4 / 185 / SG from Henderson, Nev.
- A.J. Griffin – 6-7 / 200 / SF from White Plains, N.Y.
- Malaki Branham – 6-5 / 180 / SG from Akron, Ohio
- Rahsool Diggins – 6-2 / 180 / PG from Warminster, Pa.
- Jalen Warley – 6-5 / 180 / PG from West Chester, Pa.
- Bryce McGowens – 6-4 / 175 / SG from Greenville, S.C.
- 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.
- Daimion Collins – 6-9 / 210 / C from Atlanta, Texas
- Harrison Ingram – 6-6 / 210/ SF from Dallas, Texas
- Nolan Hickman – 6-2 / 185 / PG from Mt. Pleasant, Utah
- Trevor Keels – 6-4 / 210 / SG from Fairfax, Va.
- Paolo Banchero – 6-10 / 230 / C from Seattle, Wash.
- Jackson Grant – 6-9 / 195 / C from Olympia, Wash.
- Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-9 / 200 / SF from Sussex, Wis.
- Brandin Podziemski – 6-5 / 195 / SG from Delafield, Wis.