\n\n\t\t\t\n\t\tThe USA TODAY Chosen 25 2019 Boys Basketball rankings are compiled by Jason Jordan with input from USA TODAY Sports staff, recruiting experts and writers from around the country. The Chosen 25 is based heavily on high school and current production on the stat sheet and otherwise. It also takes into account how the player projects as a prospect at the next level and beyond. We excluded players who haven’t suited up in the last six months.\nArchbishop Molloy (Queens, N.Y.) point guard Cole Anthony holds down the top spot in the inaugural Chosen 25 for 2019. The 6-foot-3 floor general is the son of former NBA star Greg Anthony and has annihilated the competition during the high school season as well as this spring while running with the PSA Cardinals (N.Y.) in the Nike EYBL. Anthony could be the first point guard to finish No. 1 overall in the class since 2008 (Brandon Jennings).\n\n\n1. Cole Anthony\nArchbishop Molloy (Queens, N.Y.)\nPoint Guard \/ 6-3 \/ 180\nCollege: Undecided\n\nGood luck finding a more dominant player than Anthony this spring; the son of former NBA star Greg Anthony is averaging 25.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the PSA Cardinals (N.Y.) in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n2. James Wiseman\nMemphis East (Tenn.)\nForward \/ 6-11 \/ 220\nCollege: Undecided\n\nAfter leading Memphis East to a state title in March, Wiseman has continued his strong play leading the Bluff City Legends (Tenn.) with 15.6 points and 6.4 rebounds a game in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n3. Vernon Carey Jr.\nUniversity School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)\nForward \/ 6-10 \/ 260\nCollege: Undecided\n\nCarey led University to a state title and the finals of the GEICO Nationals in April, averaging 26 points and 10.4 rebounds a game; now he’s starring for Nike Team Florida (18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds) in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n4. Trendon Watford\nMountain Brook (Ala.)\nForward \/ 6-9 \/ 220\nCollege: Undecided\n\nWatford led Mountain Brook to a state title in March and picked up where he left off in the Nike EYBL, averaging 18.6 points and 7.8 rebounds a game for the Georgia Stars.\n\n\n\n\n\n5. Charles Bassey\nAspire Academy (Louisville, Ky.)\nCenter \/ 6-10 \/ 220\nCollege: Undecided\n\nBassey has been dominant this spring, averaging 17.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and two blocks per game for YIIS (Texas) on the adidas Gauntlet.\n\n\n\n\n\n6. Tyrese Maxey\nSouth Garland (Texas)\nCombo Guard \/ 6-3 \/ 195\nCollege: Kentucky\n\nMaxey is proving why he’s arguably the country’s most talented scorer, averaging 23.8 points, four rebounds and 4.1 assists for Houston Hoops in the Nike EYBL this spring.\n\n\n\n\n\n7. Matthew Hurt\nJohn Marshall (Rochester, Minn.)\nForward \/ 6-9 \/ 210\nCollege: Undecided\n\nHurt is one of the most versatile players in the country and uses his size and length to dominate. This high school season he averaged 34 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and 3.6 assists. Now he’s averaging 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds for D1 Minnesota on the adidas Gauntlet.\n\n\n\n\n\n8. Isaiah Stewart\nLa Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.)\nForward \/ 6-9 \/ 230\nCollege: Undecided\n\nStewart is a workhorse in the paint and uses his size to overpower the opposition. This spring he’s averaging 17.5 points and 10.8 rebounds a game for City Rocks (N.Y.) in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n9. Cassius Stanley\nSierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)\nShooting Guard \/ 6-5 \/ 190\nCollege: Undecided\n\nStanley is one of the most athletic players in the country and creates a headache of a matchup for the opposition. He led the Trailblazers to the Open Division state title in March and now he’s averaging 15 points and 5.0 rebounds for Team Why Not (Calif.) in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n10. Jalen Lecque\nChrist School (Arden, N.C.)\nShooting Guard \/ 6-4 \/ 185\nCollege: Undecided\n\nLecque is a super athlete who is a threat for a Sportscenter-esque highlight every time he touches the ball. He’s averaging 13.2 points, 3.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds a game for Renaissance (N.Y.) in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n11. Ashton Hagans\nNewton (Covington, Ga.)\nPoint Guard \/ 6-4 \/ 180\nCollege: Kentucky\n\nHagans is a complete point guard who’s known for making his teammates thrive. This past season he averaged 20 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds a game and now he’s starring as the floor general for Game Elite Gold (Ga.) on the adidas Gauntlet.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n12. Bryan Antoine\nRanney School (Tilton Falls, N.J.)\nShooting Guard \/ 6-4 \/ 180\nCollege: Undecided\n\nAntoine led a talented Ranney squad during the high school season, averaging 21 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals a game. Now he’s continuing his strong play for Team Rio (N.J.) averaging 16 points a game in the Under Armour Association.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n13. Precious Achiuwa\nSt. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.)\nForward \/ 6-7 \/ 180\nCollege: Undecided\n\nAchiuwa dominated for the Gray Bees this high school season, averaging 18.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and 2.2 steals per game. Now he’s pumping in 13.6 points, eight rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game for New Heights (N.Y.) in the Under Armour Association.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n14. Scottie Lewis\nRanney School (Tinton Falls, N.J.)\nSmall Forward \/ 6-5 \/ 185\nCollege: Undecided\n\nLewis is an athletic, versatile wing capable of guarding all five positions. He averaged 16.4 points, five rebounds and 4.1 assists per game for Ranney, and now he’s starring for Team Rio (N.J.) in the Under Armour Association.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n15. Onyeka Okongwu\nChino Hills (Calif.)\nForward \/ 6-7 \/ 220\nCollege: Southern Cal\n\nOkongwu led the Huskies to the CIF Division I state title, averaging 28 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. Okongwu runs with the Compton Magic (Calif.) on the adidas Gauntlet.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n16. D.J. Jeffries\nOlive Branch (Miss.)\nForward \/ 6-7 \/ 250\nCollege: Kentucky\n\nJeffries led Olive Branch to a state title, averaging 21 points a game. Now he’s dropping 15 points and 7.4 rebounds a game for the Bluff City Legends (Tenn.) in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n17. Josiah James\nPorter Gaud (Charleston, S.C.)\nPoint Guard \/ 6-6 \/ 195\nCollege: Undecided\n\nJames is a physical point guard who thrives as a facilitator. James, who runs with TMP (S.C.), is the kind of point guard who turns his teammates into stars.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n18. Wendell Moore Jr.\nCox Mill (Concord, N.C.)\nSmall Forward \/ 6-6 \/ 205\nCollege: Undecided\n\nMoore is a do-it-all type of player that can score on all three levels and guard all five positions. Moore is averaging 17.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists for Team CP3 (N.C.) in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n19. Josh Green\nIMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)\nShooting Guard \/ 6-6 \/ 210\nCollege: Undecided\n\nGreen is an athletic scorer who can fill it up from anywhere on the floor. He’s averaging 20.3 points a game for West Coast Elite (Calif.) in the Under Armour Association.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n20. Will Baker\nWestlake (Austin, Texas)\nCenter \/ 6-11 \/ 235\nCollege: Undecided\n\nBaker is skilled in the paint and has the ability to knock down the perimeter jump shot. He’s been a force for Basketball University (Texas) this spring, averaging 14 points and 5.2 rebounds on the adidas Gauntlet.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n21. Keion Brooks\nNorth Side (Fort Wayne, Ind.)\nSmall Forward \/ 6-9 \/ 185\nCollege: Undecided\n\nBrooks is a versatile forward who averaged 23 points and 8.6 rebounds a game for the Redskins this high school season. He’s nearly matching that production for the Indy Heat (23.2 points and 7.7 rebounds) this spring in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n22. Armando Bacot\nTrinity Episcopal (Richmond, Va.)\nForward \/ 6-9 \/ 235\nCollege: Undecided\n\nBacot is a matchup problem in the paint because of his wide-ranging offensive repertoire. He averaged 25 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Titans this season. Now he’s averaging 9.3 points and 5.6 rebounds with Team Takeover (Washington, D.C.) in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n23. Trayce Jackson-Davis\nCenter Grove (Greenwood, Ind.)\nForward \/ 6-9 \/ 220\nCollege: Undecided\n\nJackson-Davis provides a significant matchup problem in the paint and has the ability to knock down the perimeter jump shot. Jackson-Davis is averaging 18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Indy Heat in the Nike EYBL.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n24. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl\nBishop Miege (Roland Park, Kan.)\nForward \/ 6-9 \/ 210\nCollege: Undecided\n\nThe versatile forward is pumping in 19.5 points per game and an Under Armour Association leading 11.4 rebounds per game for KC Run GMC (Kan.) this spring.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n25. Kahlil Whitney\nRoselle Catholic (N.J.)\nSmall Forward \/ 6-6 \/ 180\nCollege: Undecided\n\nWhitney has been torching the competition in the Nike EYBL this spring for Mac Irvin Fire (Ill.), averaging 23.4 points a game while shooting 54 percent from the field and 49 percent from three.\nPlayer rankings will be updated throughout the year as more information becomes available.