Our boys basketball coverage for Gold Club VIPs continues with a look at the state’s top college prospects in each class. Earlier this week we published our 2020 Hot 100 for seniors and today we take a look at the Hot 100 juniors (2021). Our post-summer Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100 will be updated at least once during the season and we’ll come back and publish our final rankings for 2019-20 in early summer 2020. To get your Gold Club membership for rates of $3.99 per month, $9.99 for three months or $24.99 for one year, CLICK HERE.
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The first 2021 Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100 for the 2019-20 school year is based on evaluations from this past summer’s NCAA viewing periods (which changed drastically from previous summers) and non-viewing showcases since June. These rankings are based on college potential, not high school performance, although the baseline of where we begin with each prospect begins with high school basketball.
We’ll follow this report with our post-summer player rankings for the 2022 class (Top 65) and introduce the Class of 2023 (Top 25). In the coming months, we’ll continue publishing our archived Hot 100s as part of the most comprehensive California state player rankings you’ll find on the Internet that you can sort through using the easy-to-use dropdown menu below.
The previous ranking listed in the 2020 post-summer Hot 100 refers to the player’s position in the previous list we published in late May 2019 right before the beginning of the summer viewing period in conjunction with the Hoop Scoop, our partner for boys basketball national player rankings.
In early 2020, we’ll also be rolling out more enhanced features on the Hot 100 players where you’ll be able to search through our vast profiles, player performances and evaluations. We’ll highlight California’s individual players — past, present, and future — better than it’s ever been done before.
There are 11 newcomers among the top 65 of the Class of 2020 and 35 more players to round out the first Hot 100 for this class. We expand from 65 to 100 players when sophomores enter their junior season and expand from 25 to 65 when freshmen enter 10th grade.