Boys BB: Introducing 2025 Class

Brayden Burries (left) and Jovani Ruff have a lot in common. Both are terrific wing guard prospects, both attend a school named Poly and both have fathers who were once Cal-Hi Sports Hot 100 players themselves. We’ve been doing this for a long time and it will be fun to see Burries and Ruff develop down the line. Photo: Nothing But Net Magazine.

Our boys basketball coverage for Gold Club VIPs continues with a first look at the state’s top ninth-graders. The freshman (2025) class has three elite talents on the perimeter who are already making an impact on quality teams. Some in the group are already mature and it’s important to keep that in mind when projecting future success, especially for post players who often develop later. Some of the state’s better freshmen also won’t contribute right away because they are part of strong programs with veteran players.  

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The first 2025 Cal-Hi Sports Top 25  for the 2021-22 school year is based on evaluations from this past summer’s NCAA viewing periods, non-viewing showcases since August and middle school events over the past year.

The baseline of where we begin with each prospect begins with high school basketball, so keep that in mind when you view the initial rankings for the 2025 class because most of them have only a handful of regulation varsity basketball games under their belts. These rankings will expand as we see more varsity games the rest of the season and change over time as players develop and new ones emerge during the conclusion of the current high school season. Cal-Hi Sports realizes some talented ninth graders sit behind talented upperclassmen, while a select few remain in junior high this school year. We also realize not every 2025 prospect participated in showcase events the past six months, in last summer’s NCAA viewing periods or with their high school team this fall and we might not have yet had an opportunity to evaluate them. That’s why we limit this list to 25 players.

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