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Top College Basketball Players for the 2020-2021 Season: 50-41

41. Evan Mobley USC

Mobley is the highest-rated incoming center in the 2020 recruiting class and is looking to have a massive impact for USC in his likely only season. Next, he will bring very good mobility and athleticism for USC being a massive factor inside for USC. He has good touch and footwork around the basket on a consistent basis. Also, he can stretch the defense by making mid-range jumpers at a very good rate. The overall skill level is elite and will be one of the most productive bigs next season at USC.

42. Nate Reuvers Wisconsin

Reuvers is a very solid stretch four who is also effective around the basket. Furthermore, he is a solid rebounder and contributes to key second chance opportunities. He is a great three-point shooter. Additionally, he has the ability to face up and attack off the bounce and shoot over the top for mid-range jumpers effectively. He’s not quick getting open for the ball but gets in good positioning on cuts and spaces the floor to get open opportunities. His strength around the basket must improve. Also, his hands might be his best skill as they are very sound is always ready to shoot the basketball. As for defensively, he does a very solid job of containing the ball on the perimeter and provides some rim protection. His strength could improve to guard the post better but his ability to move is very solid. Reuvers will be one of the best frontcourt players in the Big Ten next season.

43. Mitch Ballock Creighton

Ballock is possibly the best shooter in college basketball and requires major attention from defenders. Furthermore, he is very lethal in transition with his ability to spot up for threes. His ability to move without the basketball in the half-court is exceptional with his shot-making and quick release. Moreover, his shot preparation off the catch and dribble is sensational, as he is always in control and getting quality looks. His ability to make shots all over the perimeter makes him a unique and major factor for Creighton’s offensive success. He could become a better player with the basketball for dribble penetration and driving opportunities. Now defensively, he’s not very strong on this end, as he’s not a great athlete and can struggle to guard the ball. He brings good effort but lacks the athleticism and size to be a quality defender. Ballock is a pure shooter will continue to be a dangerous threat offensively for Creighton.

James Bouknight - Men's Basketball - University of Connecticut ...44. James Bouknight UConn

Bouknight has a very good feel and ball control with the ability to attack very effectively. He posses a very solid size with the ability to use it to shoot over the top and get to the rim. Also, he rebounds the basketball well for a guard and can push the ball in transition effectively. Next, he is a very solid mid-range shooter with the ability to pull with ease. The next step for Bouknight is to become a most consistent perimeter shooter from three to be a guy who then can score at all three levels. He could improve his ability to pass the basketball to initiate more of the offense. He moves well without the basketball spotting up on the perimeter and cutting through the lanes. Additionally, his best trait is the control and finishing ability around the basket that is very good. As for the defensive end, he could improve his ability to contain the basketball and utilizing his length even more. Bouknight will continue to be the lead guard for UConn and one of the best guards in the Big East.

45. Aaron Wiggins Maryland

Wiggins has the potential to be a knockdown shooter and a very well-rounded scorer with consistency. Furthermore, he has really good size and ability to play in ball screen action getting to the lane and making effective plays. Also, he moves really well off the ball and can be great in catch and shoot opportunities with handoffs as well as having good athleticism getting the basket well. He’s very solid with the basketball as well getting his shot or getting to the rim. All the offensive ability is there but he just needs to be consistent. Wiggins will get to showcase all of his potential offensively without Anthony Cowan in the backcourt. Now defensively, he has good size and length and does a solid job on the ball with active hands, as well as, being active off the basketball and being engaged throughout. Wiggins should have a great junior season and unleash his potential for Maryland.

46. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Villanova

Robinson-Earl had a very good freshman campaign for Villanova. He’s active offensively and can stretch the defense on the perimeter with his shot, but must take the next step to be a more consistent shooter. He’s very efficient around the basket with really good touch and being in the right spot with his activity on the glass. Also, he can make turnaround jumpers and the ability to face up and make mid-range jumpers. Next, defensively he brings good energy and activity with the ability to defend multiple positions. He is more effective on the ball in perimeter situations and needs to increase his strength to guard bigs more effectively in the post. Robinson-Earl will be an even more well-rounded player for Villanova and could an All-Big East First team player next season.

47. Ochai Agbaji Kansas

Agbaji had an up and down season as a sophomore and will be a lead guy for Kansas next season. He has really good size and the ability to get the basket effectively still needs to finish with more consistency. Also, his shot is solid in catch and shoot opportunities, but he must improve the ability to make shots off the dribble. He runs the floor well in transition and does a good job of contributing on the boards. His size and athleticism allow him to make shots over defenders and putbacks around the basket. For Agbaji to really take the next step he must be a confident, efficient scorer from the perimeter. As for defensively, he has good athleticism and length who rebounds the ball well he’s a key part to Kansas’ defensive success.

48. Franz Wagner Michigan

Wagner has great size and versatility on the offensive end for Michigan. His mobility and ability to space the floor with his shot-making on catch and shoot opportunities is very solid. Additionally, his cutting ability around the basket is good and he can be great in ball screen action attacking the rim well. He has great ball skills and the ability to go in transition taking it to coast to coast. Wagner is very good with the basketball with the ability to attack mismatches. He stretches the defense to the perimeter or by attacking the basket. If Wagner’s offensive game continues to develop he will be one of the best players in the Big Ten. As for the defensive end, his ability to defend the perimeter must improve. Also, he lacks great quickness to contain the basketball. Wagner will be one of the best players in the Big Ten next season.

49. Cameron Krutwig Loyola-Chicago

Krutwig has the ability to put the ball down and drive to get good looks. He has a really good touch around the basket and makes it look easy. Further, he is very smooth with the ball and is great in pick and roll situations as well as handoffs. Also, his mid-range jumper is very solid as well. He’s solid in ball screen action defensively, but he can struggle to guard out towards the three-point line. In addition, he is very solid around the basket as he gets in a really good position to contest shots.

50. Joey Hauser Michigan State

Hauser will fit into the toughness of Michigan State with his rebounding ability and versatility. In addition, he can make the catch and shoot threes on the perimeter and post up very effectively. The overall versatility on offense he can bring will be very important to the success of Michigan State. If he can polish his offensive skill set, he will take the next level as a player being a more effective scorer. The physicality he plays with on both ends of the floor is great. Now, defensively he must improve with containing the basketball and be more mobile defensively with getting caught of position less often. Hauser must improve on the defensive end to be a more complete player. Hauser will have a major impact on the overall success of Michigan State next season.

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