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In honor of Valentine's Day 2018, here are 10 current high school basketball players whom fans love to watch.
might call them the most viral players in the country. Some might refer to them as the
most spectacular. But clearly, America has a crush on these players for
either their prolific scoring, high-flying dunks or general
excellence. In some cases, it's all three.
In alphabetical order:Joseph Girard III, Glens Falls (N.Y.)
only a junior and already he's the most prolific scorer in New York history.
The 6-3 guard recently broke Lance Stephenson's state career mark. As of two
weeks ago, Girard was averaging a staggering 50.1 points per game this season.
Zion Harmon, Adair County (Columbia, Ky.)
Probably the nation's most watched freshman, Harmon led Bowling Green to a Kentucky single-class high school title as an eighth-grader. Now at Adair County, the 5-11 guard leads all freshman nationally in scoring at 33.3 per game. He's also a nifty passer, averaging almost eight per game.
Talen Horton-Tucker, Simeon (Chicago, Ill.)
The list of Simeon greats is long and wide, including Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker and Nick Anderson. Horton-Tucker is the next possible big name. And we mean big. The burly 6-5, 220-pound guard is fun to follow because of his rare combination of brute strength, long-range shooting touch and body control. Think Marcus Smart.
Romeo Langford, New Albany (Ind.)
The nation's No. 1-rated shooting guard by 247Sports packs gyms all around Indiana as he chases the state's career scoring record set by Damon Bailey. A 6-5, 190-pounder, Langford is the No. 5 senior recruit overall. He makes it all look easy with a long wingspan, big hops and long shooting range. He averaged 29 points per game his first two seasons.
Jalen Lecque, Christ School (Arden, N.C.)
The one word everyone uses to describe the 6-4, 185-pound junior guard is "bouncy." North Carolina's top-rated player has been compared to John Wall for his speed and ability to change directions. He's a high-flying, shake-and-baker who makes splendid split-second decisions. He's the No. 12 recruit in the Class of 2019. Nassir Little, Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.)
The 6-7, 205-pound small forward is the No. 6 recruit in the senior class. A fast jumper, rim-rocker and superb shot-blocker, Little is a natural fan favorite because he's always around the cup. He doesn't mess around with offensive rebounds, often pogo-sticking immediately up for power jams. Mac McClung, Gate City (Va.)
The strong, broad-shouldered 6-2, 185-pound senior point guard is a spectacular, fearless dunker, regularly going through his legs or spinning for 360 jams on breakaways. The Georgetown-signee is not a top-ranked recruit — No. 243 overall — so he has underdog appeal. He shoots deep, slashes to the bucket and scores in droves.
Shareef O'Neal, Crossroads (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Early in high school, the current 6-9, 205-pound power forward was a big attraction simply for being the son of Shaqille O'Neal. But he worked greatly on his game and his body, and now he's teetering on a 5-star rankings. Arizona signed him up not as a side show but to help the Wildcats win a national championship.Cassius Stanley, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
The ultimate high-flyer was considered one of the nation's top freshmen two years ago. Now a junior, the 6-5, 180-pounder is ranked the second-best shooting guard in his class. Playing along side the sons of two prominent NBA players, Scotty Pippen Jr.
and Kenyon Martin Jr.
, Sierra Canyon owns some serious gym appeal.
Zion Williamson Spartanburg Day (Spartanburg, S.C.)
He's listed anywhere from 6-4 to 6-8 and 230 pounds to 275. Either way, Williamson lives up to the "man among boys" comparison. Often compared to Charles Barkley for his remarkable finesse, power and leaping ability, the Duke-bound star is King of YouTube highlights. Ranked the No. 3 senior in the country, he's as much substance as style.