2014-15 High School Freshmen All-American Selections


LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – Marvin Bagley, who helped Coronal Del Sol High to its fourth consecutive Arizona state championship in March, heads the BurlisonOnBasketball All-Freshman team for the 2014-15 season.

The 6-foot-9 left hander used his multiple inside-outside skills as his squad rolled to a 33-1 record, with the only loss coming to a very talented Chatsworth (CA) Sierra Canyon team on Jan. 3 during the HoopHall Classic West event in Phoenix.

The 10 players were chosen based upon their on-court accomplishments and not necessarily on how extensively they are being recruited, or will be recruited, for their on-court potential in college. Only players I watched play in person from late September until March were eligible to be selected.

Others given strong consideration for selection included DeShang Williams-Weaver (Cypress, TX, Cypress Falls); E.J. Montgomery (Montverde, FL, Academy); Connor Vanover (Little Rock, AR, Arkansas Baptist); Brandon Johns (East Lansing, MI, East Lansing); Riley Battin (Oak Park, CA, Oak Park); Elijah Hardy (Oakland, CA, Bishop O’Dowd); and Spencer Freedman (Santa Monica, CA, Santa Monica).

Players are listed by position with size, city, school and notation for the “national” events I watched them play at:

POST – Marvin Bagley (6-9/Tempe, AZ, Corona Del Sol) 2/11
POST – Jordan Brown (6-8/Roseville, CA, Woodcreek) 2
WING – Cameron Reddish (6-4/Haverford, PA, Haverford School) 2/5
WING – Robert Woodard (6-5/Columbus, MS, Columbus) 2
POINT GUARD – Marquis Brown (6-2/Chicago Simeon) 2/4/11

POST – Jacobi Gordon (6-6+/Houston/home-schooled) 3
POST – De’Sean Allen (6-5+/Williston, ND, Williston) 4
WING – Montez Mathis (6-4/Baltimore Mt. Carmel) 5
WING – Zion Young (6-2/Merrillville, IN, Merrillville) 4
POINT GUARD – Javonte Smart (6-2+/Baton Rouge, LA, Scotlandville) 2

“National events” used for these selections:
1 – Pangos All-West Camp (Norwalk, CA/Sept. 27&28, 2014)
2 – USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs/Oct. 4&5, 2014)
3 – Pangos All-South Camp (Lewisville, TX/Oct. 11&12, 2014)
4 – Pangos All-Midwest Camp (LaGrange, IL/Oct. 18&19, 2014)
5 – Pangos All-East Camp (Thorofare, NJ/Oct. 24&26, 2014)
6 – Chicago Elite Classic (Chicago/Dec. 5&6, 2014)
7 – Tarkanian Classic (Las Vegas/Dec. 17-20, 2014)
8 – MaxPreps Holiday Classic (Palm Desert, CA/Dec. 26&27, 2014)
9 – Under Armour Torrey Pines Holiday Classic (San Diego/Dec. 28&30, 2014)
10 – Take Flight Classic (Los Angeles/Jan. 2&3, 2015)
11 – Hoophall Classic (Springfield, MA/Jan. 16-18, 2015)
12 – Nike Extravaganza (Santa Ana, CA/Feb. 6&7, 2015)