Donovan Williams

Donovan Williams is a high-scoring guard committed to Nebraska.

Check out World-Herald Prep Recruiting Specialist Mike Sautter's 2020 basketball prep recruiting rankings. Click here for his 2021 rankings.

The 2020 high school rankings were updated August 21, 2019. The rankings are decided with some input from players and coaches around the state.

Included with each player is his ranking history from all four updates to the 2020 rankings.

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1. Donovan Williams, G, Lincoln North Star (Prev. ranking: 1)

Height: 6-5

Weight: 190

Evaluation: Williams is capable of scoring in bunches. He is a big, strong guard who can get to the basket. His length and quickness allow him to stay in front of players on the defensive end.

College: Nebraska

Rankings history: 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1

2. Max Murrell, F, Millard North (3)

Height: 6-9

Weight: 195

Wingspan: 81

No-step Vertical: 32.5

Handsize: 9.5

Evaluation: Murrell’s biggest assets are his athleticism and shot-blocking ability with terrific instincts and timing to go with his size. Plus, he's still filling out and has room to grow. Offensively, he shows a soft touch to the 3-point line.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 12, 8, 3, 3, 3, 2

3. Jadin Booth, G, Omaha Westside (2)

Height: 6-2

Weight: 165

Wingspan: 73.25

Standing Reach: 94.5

No-Step Vertical: 29

Handsize: 9.25

Evaluation: Booth is a versatile combo-guard with a high skill level who can score at all three levels and make plays for others. He’s good from 3-point range and is crafty around the rim. On the defensive end, Booth has quick hands and a knack for steals and deflections.

College: UNO

Rankings history: 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3

4. Latrell Wrightsell Jr., G, Omaha Central (5)

Height: 6-2

Weight: 177

Wingspan: 74

Standing Reach: 95

Vertical: 30

Handsize: 8

Evaluation: Wrightsell is a prototypical 3-and-D off-guard. He can catch fire and rain 3s on offense and is one of the best on-ball defenders in the class. He excels at moving his feet and beating the offensive player to his spot. He has a next-level ability that allows him to take his defender off the dribble.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 6, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4

5. Justin Bubak, F, Lincoln Christian (9)

Height: 6-5

Weight: 199

Wingspan: 76

Standing Reach: 99.5

No-step Vertical: 32.5

Handisize: 9.25

Evaluation: Bubak is the definition of a positionless player, capable of filling several roles. He is strong, physical, skilled and tough. He is a solid 3-point shooter and often grabs his own rebound if he misses around the basket.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 11, 11, 7, 6, 9, 5

6. Max Polk, G, Omaha Central (6)

Height: 6-1

Weight: 167

Wingspan: 74.5

Standing reach: 96

No-step Vertical: 31

Handsize: 8.5

Evaluation: Polk is a point guard with good length and an unorthodox skill set. Very savvy with good vision as he looks to set up his teammates, but he's also capable of creating his own offense. Polk can knock down an open shot from the perimeter, but his strength is the mid-range game with pull-ups and floaters and a crafty array of finishes around the rim.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 7, 5, 5, 7, 6, 6

7. Tyson Gordon, G, Omaha Skutt (4)

Height: 6-2

Weight: 165

Wingspan: 70

Standing Reach: 93

No-Step Vertical: 26

Handsize: 8.5

Evaluation: Gordon has great size for a point guard. He has excellent court vision and is a willing passer. Gordon can get into the paint with his length, explosiveness and body control. Defensively, Gordon has the versatility to guard multiple positions.

College: North Dakota State (football)

Rankings history: 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 7

8. Jay Saunders, G, Omaha South (7)

Height: 5-11.5

Weight: 168

Wingspan: 79.25

Standing Reach: 94

No-step Vertical: 29

Handsize: 8.937

Evaluation: Saunders is a jack-of-all-trades point guard, capable of impacting the game in a variety of ways. He rebounds well, makes plays for others and competes on defense. His long arms make him a pest on the ball or when shooting the passing lanes. Saunders is a good perimeter shooter with a tight handle and a variety of scoring moves.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 10, 12, 13, 8, 7, 8

9. Connor Creech, G, Hastings (8)

Height: 6-3.5

Weight: 185

Wingspan: 74.5

Standing Reach: 98

No-step Vertical: 27

Handsize: 8

Evaluation: Creech is a lefty floor general with a strong frame who can get into the lane and finish with contact. He is a good 3-point shooter and effective in the pick-and-roll.

College: Western Nebraska CC

Rankings history: 17, 20, 15, 10, 8, 9

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10. Wal Chuol, G/F, Omaha North (10)

Height: 6-4

Weight: 173

Wingspan: 75.5

Standing Reach: 97.5

No-step vertical: 30

Handsize: 9.25

Evaluation: Chuol is a smooth athlete with a lot of skill who can score in a variety of ways. He is foremost a 3-point shooter but also has a tight handle with a killer crossover and the ability to hit pull-up jumpers and floaters. Defensively, Chuol uses his length to deflect passes and disrupt passing lanes.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 23, 25, 8, 13, 10, 10

11. Zach LaFave, F, Elkhorn South (13)

Height: 6-6

Weight: 189

Wingspan: 80.25

Standing Reach: 101.5

No-step Vertical: 32.5

Handsize: 8.5

Evaluation: LaFave is a good athlete with plus-length who plays hard on both ends. He’s aggressive on offense with the ability to shoot the 3 as well as put the ball on the deck to attack closeouts.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 25, 24, 14, 15, 13, 11

12. John Shanklin, F, Bellevue West (20)

Height: 6-8

Weight: 214

Wingspan: 81.5

Standing Reach: 104

No-step Vertical: 30.5

Handsize: 8.5

Evaluation: Shanklin’s game is continuing to catch up to his 6-8 frame. He rebounds, blocks shots and runs the floor well. Offensively, he can knock down mid-range jumpers and stretch the defense to the 3-point line.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 20, 17, 20, 21, 20, 12

13. Carter Kingsbury, G, Ponca (11)

Height: 6-4

Weight: 235

Wingspan: 76.5

Standing Reach: 95

Vertical: 29.5

Handsize: 9.5

Evaluation: Kingsbury is a dead-eye shooter from distance, and if it's going up it’s probably going in. Kingsbury can create his own shots, has great size and strength, uses his body well on the defensive end and is a plus-rebounder.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 9, 10, 11, 11, 11, 13

14. Jack Dotzler, G, Omaha Roncalli (14)

Height: 5-10

Weight: 155

Wingspan: 69

Standing Reach: 90

No-step Vertical: 28.5

Handsize: 8.75

Evaluation: Dotzler is small but shrewd. He's equally comfortable with the ball in his hands as he is playing off it. He's a good cutter and solid shooter. Dotzler is an excellent ball-handler with good court vision and a knack for running an offense. On defense, he is strong at the point of attack.

College: Morningside

Rankings history: 13, 13, 17, 16, 14, 14

15. PJ Ngambi, G, Omaha Westside (16)

Height: 6-1

Weight: 148

Wingspan: 74

Standing Reach: 93

No-step Vertical: 30

Handsize: 8.18

Evaluation: Ngambi is a slashing scorer who has shown he can step out and shoot from distance. He's a quicker guard who plays long. He's a good passer with good court vision.

College: Uncommitted

Ranking history: 21, 23, 18, 17, 16, 15

16. Kolbe Rada, G, Lincoln Pius X (17)

Height: 6-1.5

Weight: 174

Wingspan: 72.5

Standing Reach: 93.5

No-step vertical: 30

Handsize: 7.5

Evaluation: Rada is a combo-guard capable of setting up others, but is even more dangerous spotting up off the ball. He has a quick trigger on his shot and can catch fire from deep. Rada can put the ball on the deck to pull up for mid-range jumpers or get all the way to the rim. He has a strong frame and competes on the defensive end.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: NR, NR, 23, 20, 17, 16

17. Louis Fidler, F, Bellevue West (NR)

Height: 6-5

Weight: 167

Wingspan: 75

Standing Reach: 97

No-step vertical: 30

Handsize: 7.5

Evaluation: Fidler makes plays and can fill up the stat sheet quickly. He is a heady rebounder and can finish at the rim. Defensively he has a knack for deflecting passes, finding loose balls and converting them to layups on the other end.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, 17

18. Spencer Schomers, F, Creighton Prep (NR)

Height: 6-5.5

Weight: 172

Wingspan: 79.5

Standing Reach: 101

No-step vertical: 30.5

Handsize: 8

Evaluation: Schomers is a true wing that can score in bunches. He has the ability to stretch the defense from beyond the 3-point line, particularly the corner 3. His length helps him as a rebounder and recover on the defensive end.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, 18

19. Haggan Hilgendorf, F, Hastings (15)

Height: 6-8

Weight: 180

Wingspan: 76.5

Standing Reach: 100.5

Vertical: 27.5

Handsize: 9.5

Evaluation: Hilgendorf is the quintessential stretch four. He can take and make shots from all three levels. He has the length to alter and block shots and moves his feet well. He can play with physicality and isn’t afraid of contact.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 4, 4, 19, 14, 15, 19

20. Ty Griggs, G, Omaha South (21)

Height: 5-11

Weight: 181

Wingspan: 74.5

Standing Reach: 94

No-step vertical: 31

Handsize: 8

Evaluation: Griggs is a bouncy athlete who can impact the game in a lot of ways. He's a solid rebounder on both ends. Defensively, he has good instincts and is disruptive in the passing lanes. Offensively, he's good in transition and is at his best attacking the basket, but he's a much-improved perimeter shooter as well.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: NR, NR, NR, NR, 21, 20

21. Jared Mattley, G, Papillion-La Vista South (18)

Height: 6-0

Weight: 170

Wingspan: 70

Standing Reach: 92

No-step Vertical: 33

Handsize: 8.75

Evaluation: Mattley’s best attribute is his shooting ability. He plays with physicality and energy on the defensive end and is a shot-maker. He can guard either the point or shooting guard.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: 16, 16, 12, 18, 18, 21

22. Carl Brown, G/F, Omaha Westside (25)

Height: 6-4

Weight: 183

Wingspan: 76.5

Standing Reach: 98

No-step vertical: 30

Handsize: 9

Evaluation: Brown is a high-percentage shooter from inside and behind the arc. He's a solid rebounder and uses his length on both ends. Defensively, he has shown he can be disruptive. Offensively, he knows his role and doesn't try to do too much.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: NR, NR, NR, NR, 25, 22

23. Ely Doble, F, Gretna (23)

Height: 6-5

Weight: 187

Evaluation: Doble is a good rebounder and is coachable. He can finish with both hands around the basket and he’s a hard worker on the offensive and defensive glass.

College: Morningside

Rankings history: 22, 22, NR, 24, 23, 23

24. Skyler Wilson, G, Omaha South (NR)

Height: 6-0

Weight: 156

Wingspan: 73.5

Standing Reach: 95

No-step vertical: 27.5

Handsize: 8

Evaluation: Wilson is a smooth athlete that can be an efficient scorer. He is a solid defender that is a worker on the defensive end. He has good length that helps him rebound well for his position.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings history: NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, 24

25. Trey Hepburn, G, Bellevue West (NR)

Height: 6-.5

Weight: 172

Wingspan: 70

Standing Reach: 92

No-step vertical: 36.5

Handsize: 7.5

Evaluation: Hepburn is a next level on-ball defender. He uses his speed, athleticism and toughness to make plays on the defensive end. Offensively, he can get to the rim and score while getting his teammates involved from the point guard position.

College: Uncommitted

Rankings History: NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, 25

Watch List (listed alphabetically):

Blake Brewster (Paxton), Carter Brown (Ogallala), Grady Corrigan (Bennington), Jasiya DeOllos (Scottsbluff), Deng Diew (Omaha Central), Cameron Eisenhauer (Norfolk), Noah Erickson (Millard North), Clay Frost (Gretna), Ty Hahn (Johnson-Brock), Dylan Holston (Omaha Benson), Abe Hoskins III (Omaha Central), Anthony Ignowski (Omaha Benson), Jett Janssen (Lincoln East), Them Koang (Grand Island), Trey Knudsen (Yutan), Jared Lopez (Lincoln North Star), Rashawn McNeal-Lee (Omaha South), Andrew Merfeld (Omaha Skutt), David Nuor (Bellevue West), Zach Olson (Millard West), Jalen Parmar-Watson (Omaha Central), Tredyn Prososki (Riverside), Taiden Red (Omaha Roncalli), Jaden Rhynalds (East Butler), Kaden Sailors (South Sioux City), Nick Saiz (Lexington), Noah Schutte (Laurel-Concord-Coleridge), Joey Skoff (Bellevue East), Colby Tichota (Yutan), Keaton Timmerman (Osmond).

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