MaxPreps is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer. In recognition of a decade as America's source for high school sports, we will look back at the top teams, athletes, games and moments of the MaxPreps era over the next month. MaxPreps debuted prior to the 2002-03 academic/athletic year.
The series begins today with a list that is sure to stir debate. Who is the top boys basketball team of past 10 years? Is it LeBron James and his Fighting Irish of St. Vincent-St. Mary? Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Lawrence North? The highest-scoring team in high school basketball history? Or will legendary head coaches Steve Smith of Oak Hill Academy or Bob Hurley of St. Anthony add another mythical crown to their mantles?Top 10 Boys Basketball Teams of the MaxPreps Era
10. 2011-12 St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)Head coach:
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national champions, New Jersey Tournament of Champions winnersKey contributors: Kyle Anderson
, Jerome Frink
, Tariq Carey
, Josh Brown
, Hallice CookeLegacy:
Despite winning a national title in 2011, this Friars team came into the season a bit under the radar after sustaining key personnel losses. Behind the play of Anderson, who captured MaxPreps National Player of the Year honors
, they responded by extending the school's win streak to 65 games and winning yet another New Jersey TOC crown. St. Anthony closed the season in impressive fashion, blasting six postseason opponents by an average margin of 36.3 points per game.