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Updated 2020 and 2021 Boys Basketball Player Rankings

01/08/2020, 6:15pm CST
By Mark Miller

La Crosse Central's Johnny Davis

Though Wisconsin's 2020 class lost a pair of high-major NCAA Division I recruits when Jalen Johnson (Duke) and Jamari Sibley (Georgetown) opted to leave Nicolet and attend out-of-state prep schools, the state's class nonetheless includes 12 players currently headed to DI programs.

1. Johnny Davis
School: La Crosse Central
Height/Position: 6-foot-5 Wing Guard
Previous Ranking: 1
Scoring Average: 26.8 ppg
College Choice: Wisconsin
Notes: Davis leads the Mississippi Valley Conference in scoring at 26.8 ppg and has the Red Raiders unbeaten at 6-0 and ranked in the top spot among WIAA Division 2 schools in the WisSports.net Coaches Poll.

To view profiles for the rest of the Top 50 of the Class of 2020, please click here (WSN Extra subscription required).

Class of 2021

Like the 2020 class, Wisconsin's boys' basketball class of 2021 could include as many as 12-to-15 players who wind up signing with NCAA Division I programs. 

Unlike the 2020 class, the state's 2021 lineup includes a 5-star recruit in forward Patrick Baldwin Jr., an enormously talented and cerebral 6-foot-9 wing from Sussex Hamilton who is ranked No. 2 in the nation's junior class by 247Sports. 

Baldwin will have his pick of schools, but there are rumors he very well could end up playing for his father, Milwaukee coach Patrick Baldwin. A player with definite professional aspirations and potential, Baldwin Jr. could spend a year or two in the Panthers program helping to program to contend for Horizon League titles before entering the NBA Draft. Or he could end up with a blue blood program such as Duke or Kansas or North Carolina.

To view the remainder of the Top 50 of the Class of 2021, please click here (WSN Extra subscription required).

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