Video: Bronny James highlightsSierra Canyon freshman in action during 2019-20 season.
While powerhouse high school football teams and Friday nights in the fall generate major audience interest on MaxPreps.com, on an individual level it's all about the stars on the hardwood.
Basketball players occupy 20 of the 25 most visited player pages on MaxPreps from Aug. 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
Fans and site users are particularly interested in the Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
hoops team, which claims five of the Top 10 spots and seven of the Top 25. That means two players who came off the bench for the Southern California program are among the most recognizable names in high school sports.
In addition to current prep stars, our list includes big names like Patrick Mahomes and Derrick Henry, who are still generating major interest on the site years after their respective high school careers came to an end.
His appeal isn't much of a mystery. He's the son of the world's most famous basketball player on one of the most high-profile teams at the prep level.
MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year moves the needle on social media and on the court, where he led San Ysidro to its first section title in school history.
Dwyane Wade's son was a key contributor for the Trailblazers, who finished the season ranked No. 15 nationally by MaxPreps.
Technically a post-graduate in 2019-20, Newman continued to draw attention thanks in part to the "Hello Newmans" web series produced by Overtime.
At 7-foot-3, the native of China stands out in a unique way even on a star-studded Sierra Canyon roster.
Headed to Kentucky, Boston transferred from Georgia to spend his senior season in SoCal.
A Stanford signee, the 6-8 forward hit a last-second shot in March that sent Sierra Canyon to California's Open Division state championship game.
8. Myzel Miller, Judson (Converse, Texas) football
Elite hoops prospect had a monster senior season and then elected to bypass college to play in the G-League.
10. Omar Cooper, Walker (Marietta, Ga.) basketball
brother of 2018-19 MaxPreps National Player of the Year Sharife Cooper
and a pretty good baller in his own right, averaging 13.1 points, 5.3
assists and 4.5 rebounds per game as a senior.
He's big on Instagram with nearly 415,000 followers. Played junior varsity basketball in 2019-20 for storied Seattle program.
12. Madison Prewett, Lee-Scott Academy (Auburn, Ala.) basketball
Part of three state championship teams at Lee-Scott Academy from 2011-13, Prewett is better known as a contestant on "The Bachelor" alongside Peter Weber.
13. Tommy Murr, Lindsay Lane Christian Academy (Athens, Ala.) basketball
Led the nation in scoring (according to statistics submitted to MaxPreps) at 44.3 points per game.
Promising kicker made a name for himself last month with his voice on "America's Got Talent."
Overachieving guard graduated in 2019 and spent last season playing post-grad ball before landing a scholarship at Cleveland State.
start-up Ypsi Prep Academy next year, the 6-8 forward is regarded as the
top high school prospect regardless of class.
The 2019-20 MaxPreps National Player of the Year in girls hoops is headed to UConn.
18. Shy Odom, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) basketball
Massachusetts native is a big time prospect in the Class of 2022.
Starred at Beverly Hills, the University of Oregon and in the NFL before producing "All American" on CW.
Top 10 Class of 2022 prospect is expected to be the go-to guy at Sierra Canyon next season.
Another "Friday Night Tykes" star that looks primed for big things over the next two seasons at East Central.
football's all-time leading rusher became a certified NFL star in 2019,
rushing for over 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Small school Indiana star is on pace to challenge state's all-time scoring record.
Featured in the Netflix series "Basketball or Nothing" along with Chinle teammates, scored over 2,000 career points and is headed to Pima Community College in the fall.
One of the top freshman hoops prospects in the Buckeye State.