Arizona’s top college basketball players: Marvin Bagley, Deandre Ayton

We recently took a look at the former Arizona high school basketball players on Division I college basketball rosters this season (there are 60 of them).

Now, it’s time to see how they are faring this season.

Several former Arizona high school players are standing out this season.

Four are averaging at least 20 points a game (and 15 are averaging at least 10 points a game).

Two are projected to be Top 5 (or higher?) NBA draft picks in 2018.

RELATED: Former Arizona high school basketball players on college basketball rosters

Top college basketball performers from Arizona high schools in the 2017-18 season (stats through Dec. 18 games): 

Central Arkansas: Jordan Howard, G, 5-11, 180, SR , Gilbert Perry

Averaging 24 points, three rebounds and 3.7 assists in 34.3 minutes per game this season.

Marquette: Markus Howard, G, 5-11, 175, SO, Gilbert Perry

Averaging 22.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 31.6 minutes per game this season.

Duke: Marvin Bagley III, F, 6-11, 234, FR, Tempe Corona del Sol

Averaging 21.3 points and 11.3 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game this season.

Arizona: Deandre Ayton, F, 7-1, 250, FR, Phoenix Hillcrest Prep

Averaging 20.3 points and 11.8 rebounds per game this season.

Grand Canyon: Joshua Braun, G, 6-4, 220, SR, Anthem Boulder Creek

Averaging 15 points and 4.4 rebounds in 32 minutes per game this season.

Utah Valley: Jake Toolson, G, 6-5, 205, SO, Gilbert Highland

Averaging 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per game this season.

ASU: Kodi Justice, G, 6-5, 190, SR, Mesa Dobson

Averaging 13.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game this season.

Fresno State: Jaron Hopkins, G, 6-6, 210, SR, Mesa Dobson

Averaging 12.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 26.6 minutes per game this season.

Weber State: Ryan Richardson, G, 6-4, 185, SR, Mesa Dobson

Averaging 12.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 28.8 minutes per game this season.

Central Connecticut State: Austin Nehls, G, 6-3, 185, JR, Tucson Catalina Foothills

Averaging 11.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 35.5 minutes per game this season.

Portland State: Holland Woods, G, 6-0, 170, FR, Glendale Apollo

Averaging 11.2 points and 5.4 assists in 30.6 minutes per game this season.

Portland: Marcus Shaver Jr., G, 6-2, 180, FR, Phoenix St. Mary’s

Averaging 11.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 25.3 minutes per game.

Stanford: Michael Humphrey, F, 6-9, 245, SR, Phoenix Sunnyslope

Averaging 10.9 points and 8.7 rebounds in 27.1 minutes per game this season.

Grand Canyon: Casey Benson, G, 6-3, 185, SR, Tempe Corona del Sol

Averaging 10.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 30.3 minutes per game this season.

Iona: TK Edogi, F, 6-8, 220, SR, Surprise Valley Vista

Averaging 10.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per game this season.

Cal State Northridge: Lyrik Shreiner, G, 6-3, 190, SO, Phoenix Hillcrest Prep

Averaging 9.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 28.2 minutes per game this season.

UTSA: Nick Allen, F, 6-8, 215, JR, Surprise Willow Canyon

Averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game this season.

Colorado State: Deion James, F, 6-8, 215, JR, Tucson Empire

Averaging 9.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game this season.

NAU: Chris Bowling, G, 6-7, 175, SO, Gilbert

Averaging 9.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 22.5 minutes per game this season.

Vanderbilt: Saben Lee, G, 6-2, 174, FR, Tempe Corona del Sol

Averaging 9.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 23.4 minutes per game this season.

Southern Utah: Dre Marin, G, 5-11, 165, FR, Glendale Apollo

Averaging 8.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 31.4 minutes per game this season.

RELATED: Deandre Ayton’s stock rising in NBA mock drafts

MORE: Duke’s Marvin Bagley III the No. 1 pick in 2018 NBA draft?

WHAT CHANGED?: Arizonans on college basketball rosters – last season

RELATED: Arizona’s first-round NBA draft picks through the years

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