2025 Recruits On The Rise: Part Two

Recruits On The Rise: In this content series I'll be diving into a collection of 2025 prospects who have been garnering buzz on the recruiting trail. Make sure to check out our full list of rankings for the 2023-2026 classes here.

London Jemison (#64 in 2025)
2025 | 6’8” Wing | St. Thomas More (CT) & Expressions Elite (EYBL)

Jemison made the decision back in May to enter the 2025 class and attend St. Thomas More (CT) next season. He produced a whirlwind of flashes during his time at Peach Jam and he entered our rankings at #64. The Connecticut native holds offers from the likes of Virginia, Temple, George Mason, UMass and more. A high-upside prospect to keep an eye on in the Northeast.

Jemison possesses advanced physical tools with his blend of size, length & fluid athleticism. Rangy slasher who can exploit slower defenders off the bounce, plus he’s shown intriguing glimpses of shooting & floorspacing upside. A bouncy rim finisher with a springy first jump & the length to avoid defenders in traffic. Has also shown flashes of some grab & go ability when pushing the ball after securing rebounds. Switchable defender who moves his feet quite well laterally for a 6’8” prospect, plus he has the length to generate deflections. The blend of size, length, athleticism and growing skill have high-major programs attracted to Jemison’s upside. 

Brayden Burries (#46 in 2025)
2025 | 6’4” Guard | Eleanor Roosevelt (CA) & Strive For Greatness (EYBL) 

Top-50 2025 guard Brayden Burries has been one of the hottest prospects this spring & summer as he’s seen his recruitment take off. The West Coast product put up some big numbers on the EYBL Circuit while playing with Strive For Greatness. Duke, Arizona, Kansas, Illinois, Stanford, Houston and more have offered this spring & summer. He recently averaged 19.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and 3.8 APG on 52% FG & 44% 3PT FG at Peach Jam in Augusta. Could end up being due for another rise in the rankings in their next update. 

Burries is a well-built and explosive athlete who has proven to be a dynamic bucket getter on the offensive end. Leverages a quick-twitch & burst to beat closeouts, plus he possesses the counter moves to keep defenders on their heels. A potent pull-up scorer inside the arc who can convert self-created jumpers at a decent clip. Capable perimeter shooter that has the range & space-creation skills to do damage from three-point range. Dangerous threat in the open floor with his end to end speed, burst and shifty counter moves. A tough positional rebounder who uses his athleticism and bouncy verticality to be highly productive on the glass as well. The scoring ability and offensive talent have made him a priority for numerous programs across the country.

Isaiah Sealy (#104 in 2025)
2025 | 6’7” Wing | Springdale (AR) & Mokan Elite (EYBL) 

Top-105 2025 wing Isaiah Sealy has added offers from Creighton, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Mizzou and more this summer. His recruitment is beginning to ascend after he’s played well throughout the July live periods. The Arkansas native recently averaged 11.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG and 2.8 APG at Peach Jam for Mokan’s E16 group. 

Sealy is a well-built and malleable athlete who is a prominent downhill creator. Physical at the point of attack & a rugged rim finisher, plus he’s flashed an impressive feel and IQ for a prospect his size. Capable shotmaker who is still working on enhancing his consistency, although he has the touch & ability to create space. The downhill playmaking and feel were on full display this spring & summer. Tough defender at the point of attack with quick hands & evident lateral mobility. 

Malachi Moreno (#56 in 2025)
2025 | 6’11” Big | Great Crossing (KY) & Indiana Elite (3SSB)

Top-60 2025 big man Malachi Moreno has added offers from NC State, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and more this summer. He put together a strong AAU season while seeing his recruitment grow in the process. Appears to be tracking as one of the top frontcourt prospects nationally in the 2025 class. Also important to note that his brother plays at Eastern Kentucky. 

While his strong positional size at 6’11” pops at first glance, it’s clear there’s more to his game than the appealing measurables. Consistently demonstrates soft hands, strong coordination & evident touch as a rim finisher when operating with his back to the basket. Still expanding his range & skillset, although he’s a highly productive scorer in the low-post or as a rim finisher. Reliable lob threat who has the hands & verticality to secure passes above the rim to convert dunks. Physical rebounder who plays with power and an evidently high motor on the glass. Assertive rim protector who has shown improving instincts while possessing adequate length as a shotblocker.

Jalen Reece (#82 in 2025)
2025 | 5’10” Guard | Oak Ridge (FL) & Florida Rebels (EYBL)

Top-85 2025 guard Jalen Reece is another prospect who is seeing his recruitment take off this summer. The Florida Rebels floor general has added offers from TCU, Louisville, Providence, Penn State, Houston and more this AAU season. He recently played well at the Las Vegas Big Time Classic and he also averaged 8.8 PPG, 4.4 APG, & 2.4 RPG at Peach Jam a few weeks back. 

The Florida native is a high-feel & willing playmaker with pin-point passing accuracy. Manipulative ball handler who can probe defenders into lapses or missed rotations with his dribble-drive ability. A crafty finisher with a soft-float game, plus his range extends out to the three-point line when given the space. There’s room to grow his consistency & assertiveness as a shooter, although the strong feel and playmaking pop most at this point in his game. Disruptive on-ball defender who is laterally quick & light on his feet. One of many talented backcourt prospects in the 2025 class down South. 

KJ Cochran
2025 | 6’3” Guard | Perkiomen School (PA) & K-Low Elite (3SSB) 

KJ Cochran popped onto our radar this spring after impressing with his offensive skillset and production on tape from 3SSB action. He’s added offers from George Mason, Mississippi State, Towson, Fairfield, Temple and a few others in this spring/summer alone. He’ll be in consideration for a potential jump into the Top-150 in their net update and he’s another prospect to look out for out East.

Cochran is a dynamic shotmaker with a potent pull-up prowess & counter moves to create advantages. Flashes a diverse shot profile while consistently hurting defenses from multiple levels. Leverages tight crossovers to beat closeouts, plus he has long strides that allow him to gain ground when slashing downhill. Disruptive on-ball defender who excels at mirroring & staying in front opposing ball handlers with his lateral agility. The blend of length, size and shotmaking have him trending upwards in the 2025 class. 

Amari Reed (#150 in 2025)
2025 | 6’8” Big | Lancaster (TX) & ProSkills (EYBL) 

We’ve had Reed in the Top-150 since the early spring and he’s starting to see his recruitment take shape this summer. He’s earned offers from New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, UT Arlington, and Bethune-Cookman this AAU season. The Texas native was highly consistent on the EYBL Circuit while thriving within his role. 

Reed is a physical, mobile & tough athlete who provides a budding two-way impact and notable malleability on the interior. Rugged, springy and aggressive rim finisher who flashes soft hands when securing drop-downs or lobs above the rim. An assertive rim protector with strong timing & natural instincts as a shotblocker. Powerful rebounder who plays with a relentless motor on both ends of the floor. There’s room to expand his offensive skillset, however the motor, physicality and rebounding tends to make him highly productive at this stage. Expect to see more programs get involved with the rising prospect in Texas.

Keith McKnight (#143 in 2025)
2025 | 6’4” Guard | Hudson Catholic (NJ) & PSA Cardinals (EYBL)

Top-145 2025 guard Keith McKnight has added offers from St. Bonaventure, Manhattan & Robert Morris in July. He also recently announced that he’ll be attending Hudson Catholic (NJ) next season. He averaged 10.8 PPG and 3.6 RPG on an efficient 55% from the field & 44% 3PT FG at Peach Jam.

McKnight exhibited some steady growth in his game throughout the spring & summer.He’s made noticeable strides an athlete where he’s become much more bouncy as a rim finisher. Capable space-creator who can generate advantages with his handle or speed when attacking closeouts. Smooth pull-up scorer inside the arc whose range extends out to the three-point line as he's a fluid spot-up shooter. Laterally quick on-ball defender who can guard at a high level in space on the perimeter.

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