Nation’s Highly Rated Prospects Headline Competition for Player of the Year with Players Committed to Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina Represented

 ATLANTA (November 14, 2019) – As high school basketball seasons tip off across the country, the Atlanta Tipoff Club has released the names of 50 boys players to watch this season for the 2020 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy for Boys High School Player of the Year. The competition will heat up as the list of 50 narrows with the selection of the 2020 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy winner in March.

“These players are the future of basketball,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “Each of these young men are full of talent and potential, and we will start to see that raw talent be refined into amazing skill as the season continues, with select players rising to the top of the list for the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Trophy.”

“Jersey Mike’s has been a huge supporter of high school sports, and we are proud to be associated with this prestigious award and these talented players,” said Rich Hope, chief marketing officer, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. “We look forward to following them throughout the season as they compete for this coveted award.”

JabriAbdur-RahimSr.FBlair AcademyBlairstown, NJVirginia
PatrickBaldwin Jr.Jr.FHamilton High SchoolSussex, WIUndecided
PaoloBancheroJr.FO'Dea High SchoolSeattle, WAUndecided
ScottieBarnesSr.FMontverde AcademyMontverde, FLFlorida State
EmoniBatesSo.G/FLincoln High SchoolYpsilanti, MIUndecided
MarJonBeauchampSr.FDream City Christian SchoolGlendale, AZUndecided
BrandonBoston Jr.Sr.FSierra Canyon SchoolChatsworth, CAKentucky
JaemynBrakefieldSr.FHuntington PrepHuntington, WVDuke
GregBrown IIISr.FVandegrift High SchoolAustin, TXUndecided
NimariBurnettSr.GProlific PrepNapa, CATexas Tech
JoshChristopherSr.GMayfair High SchoolLakewood, CAUndecided
TerrenceClarkeSr.G/FBrewster AcademyWolfeboro, NHKentucky
HenryColeman IIISr.FTrinity Episcopal SchoolRichmond, VADuke
SharifeCooperSr.GMcEachern High SchoolPowder Springs, GAAuburn
CadeCunninghamSr.GMontverde AcademyMontverde, FLOklahoma State
R.J.DavisSr.GArchbishop Stepinac High SchoolWhite Plains, NYNorth Carolina
HunterDickinsonSr.CDeMatha Catholic High SchoolHyattsville, MDUndecided
Cam'RonFletcherSr.FVashon High SchoolSt. Louis, MOKentucky
DawsonGarciaSr.FPrior Lake High SchoolSavage, MNUndecided
JalenGreenSr.GProlific PrepNapa, CAUndecided
ChetHolmgrenJr.FMinnehaha AcademyMinneapolis, MNUndecided
IsaiahJacksonSr.FWaterford Mott High SchoolWaterford, MIUndecided
JalenJohnsonSr.FIMG AcademyBradenton, FLDuke
KeonJohnsonSr.GThe Webb SchoolBell Buckle, TNTennessee
WalkerKesslerSr.FWoodward AcademyCollege Park, GANorth Carolina
JonathanKumingaJr.FThe Patrick SchoolHillside, NJUndecided
CalebLoveSr.GChristian Brothers College High SchoolSt. Louis, MONorth Carolina
MakurMakerSr.COrange Lutheran High SchoolOrange, CAUndecided
AdamMillerSr.GMorgan Park High SchoolChicago, ILUndecided
EvanMobleySr.CRancho Christian SchoolTemecula, CAUSC
MosesMoodySr.GMontverde AcademyMontverde, FLArkansas
DaishenNixSr.GTrinity International SchoolLas Vegas, NVUCLA
DwonOdomSr.GSt. Francis High SchoolAlpharetta, GAXavier
MicahPeavySr.FDuncanville High SchoolDuncanville, TXTexas Tech
JeremyRoachSr.GPaul VI Catholic High SchoolFairfax, VADuke
Day'RonSharpeSr.FMontverde AcademyMontverde, FLNorth Carolina
MadySissokoSr.CWasatch AcademyMount Pleasant, UTMichigan State
JadenSpringerSr.GIMG AcademyBradenton, FLTennessee
D.J.StewardSr.GWhitney M. Young Magnet High SchoolChicago, ILDuke
JalenSuggsSr.GMinnehaha AcademyMinneapolis, MNUndecided
DalenTerrySr.FHillcrest PrepPhoenix, AZArizona
CameronThomasSr.GOak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VAUndecided
BryceThompsonSr.GBooker T. Washington High SchoolTulsa, OKKansas
EarlTimberlakeSr.FDeMatha Catholic High SchoolHyattsville, MDMiami
IsaiahToddSr.FWord of God Christian AcademyRaleigh, NCMichigan
CoreyWalkerSr.FHargrave Military AcademyChatham, VATennessee
KyreeWalkerSr.FHillcrest PrepPhoenix, AZUndecided
LanceWareSr.FCamden High SchoolCamden, NJKentucky
MarkWilliamsSr.CIMG AcademyBradenton, FLDuke
ZiaireWilliamsSr.FSierra Canyon SchoolChatsworth, CAUndecided


Founded during the 1956-57 season, the Atlanta Tipoff Club is committed to promoting the game of basketball and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of those who make the game so exciting. The Atlanta Tipoff Club administers the Naismith Awards, the most prestigious national honors in all of college and high school basketball. Named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, the family of Naismith Awards annually recognizes the most outstanding men’s and women’s college and high school basketball players and coaches. Other Naismith Awards are presented to the men’s and women’s college basketball defensive players of the year, as well as lifetime achievement awards to basketball officials and outstanding contributors to the game. UCLA’s Lew Alcindor received the first Citizen Naismith Trophy in 1969, while the late Anne Donovan (Old Dominion) was the inaugural women’s recipient in 1983. Corporate partners of the Naismith Awards include Citizen Watch Company, Jersey Mike’s and Werner Ladder.


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