Gatorade Announces Boys Basketball Players of the Year

JuJu Watkins has been crowned the queen of the girls high school basketball world, earning the Girls Gatorade Player of the Year award. Now it’s time to decide who will win the boys’ hoops.

Gatorade just announced the three finalists for the National Boys Basketball Player of the Year Award.

Christopher Columbus (Fla.) PF Cameron Boozer

Christopher Columbus’ Cameron Boozer passes to an open teammate in the City of Palms Classic. (USA TODAY Network)

Cameron (6-foot-9, 215 pounds), son of two-time NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer, also plays power forward. He ranks No. 1 in the class of 2025 with a perfect 10,000. As a sophomore, Boozer averaged 21.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and two blocks per game. So far, he has offers from five college programs, including Arkansas, Florida State, Miami, Michigan and his father’s alma mater, Duke.

Sunrise Christian (Kan.) SF: Matas Buselis

Matas Bouzelis (Photo: Getty)

Bouzelis (6-foot-9, 190 pounds) is ranked fifth overall in the 2023 class and second among small forwards in his class. During his senior year, he led his team to a 21-7 record, averaging 15.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. Bouzelis had offers from 13 college teams, but he committed to join the G-League Ignite. Don’t expect him to stay long though. He is projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NBA draft.

Wheeler (Ga.) PG Isaiah Collier

Wheeler’s Isaiah Collier goes up for a shot at the City of Palms Classic. (USA TODAY Network)

Collier (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) is the nation’s top-rated senior. He had offers from 15 schools but committed to USC. Collier led his team to its third state championship and has already been named the 2023 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year.

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