Each year since 2006 MaxPreps.com has recognized the top 50 high school boys basketball players in America. Past honorees include NBA All-Stars Kevin Durant (2006), Blake Griffin (2007), Kevin Love (2006, 2007) and Derrick Rose (2006, 2007).
Selections are based on team success, statistics and local, regional and state honors from the recently-completed season. Potential at the college or professional level is not a consideration. Players in post-graduate programs are not eligible for inclusion.
Highlighted by Player of the Year selection Austin Rivers
, MaxPreps presents the 2010-11 All-American Team.First Team (listed alphabetically)Brad Beal, Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.)6-4 / 195 / Senior / GuardHeaded to: Florida
After earning MVP honors at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Germany last summer, future Gator closed his prep career by leading Chaminade to a 27-1 record and putting up 32.4 points per game.Dorian Finney-Smith, Norcom (Portsmouth, Va.)6-7 / 195 / Senior / ForwardHeaded to: Virginia Tech
Guided Norcom to back-to-back Group AAA state titles and a No. 3 national ranking, putting up over 18 points and 10 rebounds per outing.
Michael Gilchrist, St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.)6-7 / 205 / Senior / ForwardHeaded to: Kentucky
Helped the Celtics hold the national No. 1 ranking for five weeks and win their first 26 games of the season, posting 20.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 blocked shots per game.Trevor Lacey, Butler (Huntsville, Ala.)6-4 / 190 / Senior / GuardHeaded to: Undecided
One of Alabama's most highly-decorated players ever, Lacey's 31.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.6 assists per game helped the Rebels capture their third state title in four years.MAXPREPS.COM NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEARAustin Rivers, Winter Park (Fla.)6-4 / 195 / Senior / GuardHeaded to: Duke
A three-time MaxPreps All-American, Rivers poured in 28.8 points per game while contributing 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists for Florida's back-to-back Class 6A state champions.