According to ESPN, the top five high school basketball players in the class of 2015 are Ben Simmons, Skal Labissiere, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown and Henry Ellenson. Rounding out the top 10 are Diamond Stone, Cheick Diallo, Ivan Rabb, Caleb Swanigan and Malik Newman.
Simmons is a 6-foot-9-inch power forward out of Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida and first committed to play at LSU in October 2013. Labissiere is a 6-foot-10-inch center out of Memphis and signed to play for the Memphis Tigers. Ingram is a 6-foot-8-inch power forward from North Carolina, signed with in-state powerhouse Duke. Brown is a small forward out of Alpharetta, Georgia and takes his talents to the University of California. Ellenson is a Wisconsin native and is committed to nearby Marquette University, as of 2015.
Stone is a 6-foot-10-inch center out of Dominican High School in Milwaukee and is committed to Maryland. Diallo hails from the state of New York and is slated play the power forward position at Kansas.
Joining Brown at Cal is the 6-foot-11-inch Rabb, who attended Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland. Fort Wayne, Indiana native Swanigan elected to stay close home and is expected to be a force in the post at Purdue. Newman, a shooting guard, is a product of Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi and is committed to play at Mississippi State.