Video: First team MaxPreps All-American highlightsPOY Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum and Cassius Winston among headliners.
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the top 50 high school boys basketball players in America. Past honorees include 2016 NBA All-Stars Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Isaiah Thomas.
Selections are based on team success, individual production and local, regional and state honors from the recently completed season. Potential at the college and professional level is not a primary consideration. Players in post-graduate and non-scholastic programs are not eligible for inclusion.
Highlighted by Player of the Year selection Lonzo Ball
of Chino Hills (Calif.)
, MaxPreps presents the 2015-16 All-American Team.
FIRST TEAMMAXPREPS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Photos by David Megginson, Wayne Litmer, Randy Kemp, Louis Lopez, Steve Carnahan
Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.)
6-6 | 190 | Senior | Guard | Signed with UCLAAveraged 23.4 points, 9.3 assists, 9.2 rebounds and 4.7 steals per game for undefeated section, state and national champions. Marques Bolden, DeSoto (Texas)
6-10 | 250 | Senior | Center | UncommittedTook his game and team to another level in 2015-16, averaging over 23 points and 10 rebounds per game for Class 6A champions.Josh Jackson, Prolific Prep Academy (Napa, Calif.)
6-7 | 190 | Senior | Guard | UncommittedWith no state title to play for and non-traditional scheduling, tough to gauge his impact or legacy at the high school level. No denying his talent and production, however, as he put on display during a MVP performance at the McDonald's All-American Game.Jayson Tatum, Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.)
6-8 | 190 | Senior | Wing | Signed with DukeCapped decorated career with elusive state title, piling up 29.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.Cassius Winston, U-D Jesuit (Detroit, Mich.)
6-0 | 170 | Senior | Guard | Signed with Michigan StateTallied 21.9 points and 7.5 assists per game for unbeaten Michigan Class A state champions.
Payton Pritchard, West Linn (Ore.)
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Amir Coffey, Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
6-7 | 195 | Senior | Forward | Signed with MinnesotaMinnesota POY averaged just under 20 points per game, led Royals to 31-1 record and Class 4A state title.Frank Jackson, Lone Peak (Highland, Utah)
6-3 | 190 | Senior | Guard | Signed with DukeUtah Mr. Basketball piled up over 28 points per game along with 6.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists.T.J. Leaf, Foothills Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
6-9 | 220 | Senior | Forward | Signed with UCLACapped productive career by registering 28.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game, leading Knights to section title.Payton Pritchard, West Linn (Ore.)
6-0 | 180 | Senior | Guard | Signed with OregonFour-time state champion and three-time Oregon POY averaged 23.6 points and 6.7 assists as a senior.Xavier Simpson, Lima Senior (Lima, Ohio)
6-0 | 175 | Senior | Guard | Signed with MichiganOhio Mr. Basketball had scoring outings of 65 and 59, averaged 26.3 points, 6.6 assists and 3.9 steals per game on the season.
THIRD TEAMAnthony Cowan, St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
Kevin Knox Jr., Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Fla.)
Photo by Jim Redman
5-11 | 170 | Senior | Guard | Signed with MarylandPaced WCAC regular season and tournament champs in scoring at 20.6 points per game.Markelle Fultz, DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
6-4 | 190 | Senior | Guard | Signed with WashingtonLed Stags to 32 wins, Top 25 national ranking with team-high 17.6 points per game.Alterique Gilbert, Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.)
5-11 | 170 | Senior | Guard | Signed with ConnecticutThree-time state champ led Wolverines to Dick's Nationals this season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game.Kevin Knox Jr., Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Fla.)
6-8 | 195 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedUSA Basketball veteran piled up 29.6 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for Class 4A semifinalists.Romeo Langford, New Albany (Ind.)
6-4 | 180 | Sophomore | Guard | UncommittedPut up 29.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for Indiana's Class 4A state champions.
FOURTH TEAMTrevor Anderson, Stevens Point (Wis.)
Tony Carr, Roman Catholic (Philadelphia)
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6-1 | 175 | Senior | Guard | Signed with Wisconsin-Green BayPanthers wiped out everything in their path en route to state title with Associated Press POY leading the charge at 24.6 points per game.Tony Carr, Roman Catholic (Philadelphia)
6-3 | 175 | Senior | Guard | Signed with Penn StateFloor general for back-to-back Class 4A state championship teams.Carsen Edwards, Atascocita (Humble, Texas)
5-11 | 170 | Senior | Guard | Signed with PurdueEagles went 72-3 over last two seasons with future Boilermaker in the lead.Mustapha Heron, Sacred Heart (Waterbury, Conn.)
6-5 | 210 | Senior | Guard | Signed with AuburnThe Hearts went 80-5 with three state titles in the Auburn signee's three years in the program.Michael Porter Jr., Father Tolton (Columbia, Mo.)
6-8 | 200 | Junior | Wing | UncommittedPumped in over 28 points per game for Missouri's Class 3 state champions.
FIFTH TEAMEdrice "Bam" Adebayo, High Point Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.)
De'Aaron Fox, Cypress Lakes (Katy, Texas)
Photo by Jim Redman
6-9 | 250 | Senior | Forward | Signed with KentuckyTop 25 national recruit produced 18.9 points and 13 rebounds per game for 24-6 Cougars.
De'Aaron Fox, Cypress Lakes (Katy, Texas)
6-5 | 170 | Senior | Guard | Signed with KentuckyTop five 2016 prospect put up monster numbers this season – 31.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game.Malik Monk, Bentonville (Ark.)
6-4 | 185 | Senior | Guard | Signed with KentuckyState title bid came up short but future Wildcat did all he could by producing 28.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.Kobi Simmons, St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.)
6-6 | 180 | Senior | Guard | Signed with ArizonaHoopSeen.com Class A Player of the Year posted 26.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.Gary Trent Jr., Apple Valley (Minn.)
6-5 | 190 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedFirst team All-Stater averaged 25.9 points per game for 30-win Apple Valley.
HONORABLE MENTIONLiAngelo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.)
Shamorie Ponds, Jefferson (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
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6-5 | 220 | Junior | Guard | Committed to UCLAIt's an unwritten rule – average 27.4 points per game for unbeaten section, state and national champions and you get a spot on MaxPreps All-American Team.
Michael Bibby, Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Ariz.)
6-2 | 180 | Senior | Guard | UncommittedHis recruitment is a bit of a mystery but averaged over 19 points and five assists per game en route to a state title and Arizona POY honors.Brian Bowen, La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.)
6-7 | 190 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedPosted 20.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for Lakers, who made run to final at Dick's Nationals and finished ranked in Top 10 nationally.Miles Bridges, Huntington St. Joseph Prep (Huntington, W.Va.)
6-6 | 220 | Senior | Wing | Signed with Michigan StateSenior year was a mixed bag from a team perspective but got his at over 25 points and 10 rebounds per game.Wendell Carter Jr., Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.)
6-10 | 250 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedDuke, Kansas and Kentucky all in pursuit of blue chip junior, who led Pace Academy to Georgia's AA state title.Yoeli Childs, Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
6-7 | 230 | Senior | Forward | Signed with BYUFrank Jackson may have earned POY honors in Utah but it was Bingham walking away with the state title after future Cougar put up 18.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.De'Ron Davis, Overland (Aurora, Colo.)
6-9 | 245 | Senior | Forward | Signed with IndianaTrailblazers won 48 games and back-to-back Class 5A state titles last two season with this future Hoosier on the roster.T.J. Gibbs, Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.)
6-2 | 185 | Senior | Guard | Signed with Notre DamePut up 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game for 29-2 Pirates.Jordan Goodwin, Althoff Catholic (Belleville, Ill.)
6-3 | 210 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedCrusaders are 62-6 over past two seasons with state title this season thanks in part to versatile junior's production and leadership.Sam Hauser, Stevens Point (Wis.)
6-6 | 190 | Senior | Forward | Signed with MarquetteWisconsin's Gatorade POY produced 18.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game for undefeated state champs.Kevin Huerter, Shenendehowa (Clifton Park, N.Y.)
6-5 | 175 | Senior | Guard | Signed with MarylandAveraged 21.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game this season for the 28-1 Plainsmen.
De'Andre Hunter, Friends' Central (Wynnewoode, Pa.)
6-7 | 190 | Senior | Forward | Signed with Virginia
Pennsylvania Class AA POY averaged 22 points per game, led FCS to Friends Schools League tournament title game.
Markell Johnson, East Tech (Cleveland, Ohio)
6-1 | 170 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedOhio Division II and Cleveland.com All-Area POY averaged 31.2 points per game.Andrew Jones, MacArthur (Irving, Texas)
6-4 | 180 | Senior | Guard | Signed with TexasFive-star recruit averaged over 31 points and 10 rebounds per game.Sacha Killeya-Jones, Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, Va.)
6-10 | 215 | Senior | Center | Signed with KentuckyMcDonald's All-American led Bishops to state title, earning VISAA Division II POY honors. V.J. King, Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.)
6-7 | 180 | Senior | Wing | Signed with LouisvillePlaying in rough-and-tumble WCAC, put up 22.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.Joshua Langford, Madison Academy (Madison, Ala.)
6-6 | 200 | Senior | Guard | Signed with Michigan StateScored over 3,000 career points, named 3A POY five times going back to eighth grade year and won three state titles.
Charlie Moore, Morgan Park (Chicago)
5-10 | 160 | Senior | Guard | UncommittedPlayoff disappointment doesn't overshadow monster senior season that included scoring average of over 28 points per game.Jagan Mosely, St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
6-3 | 200 | Senior | Guard | Signed with GeorgetownNJ.com Player of the Year helped Friars go 32-0, finishing the season ranked No. 3 nationally by MaxPreps.John Petty, J.O. Johnson (Huntsville, Ala.)
6-6 | 190 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedAlabama Mr. Basketball won state title in school's final year of existence, averaging just under 19 points per game.Shamorie Ponds, Jefferson (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
6-1 | 185 | Senior | Guard | Signed with St. John'sElectric playmaker led Orange Wave to Class AA state title, recording 28.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.Ja'Vonte Smart, Scotlandville (Baton Rouge, La.)
6-4 | 185 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedUSA Basketball veteran led Hornets to 34 wins and 5A state title game, putting up 22.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.Antwan Walker, Woodson (Washington, D.C.)
6-7 | 215 | Senior | Forward | UncommittedTwo-time DCIAA player of the year averaged over 16 points and seven rebounds per game for 33-0 league and city champions.Lindell Wigginton, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
6-2 | 180 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedEmerged as go-to scorer for 45-1 Warriors, who finished ranked No. 2 nationally.Trae Young, Norman North (Norman, Okla.)
6-1 | 170 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedPowered Oklahoma's 6A runner-up with 34.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.