MaxPreps first team All-Americans (from left to right) Trey Lyles, Cliff Alexander, Stanley Johnson, Karl Towns Jr. and Jahlil Okafor.
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Each year since 2006, MaxPreps 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 (2006-07) and Derrick Rose (2006-07).
Selections are based on team success, individual production and local, regional and state honors from the recently completed season. Potential at the college or professional level is not a primary consideration. Players in post-graduate programs are not eligible for inclusion.
Highlighted by Player of the Year selection Stanley Johnson
of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
, MaxPreps presents the 2013-14 All-American Team.FIRST TEAMCliff Alexander, Curie (Chicago)
6-9 | 240 | Senior | Forward
Headed to: Kansas
National Player of the Year frontrunner until career came to a tumultuous end as eligibility issues caused Curie to forfeit all 25 wins. Put up 24 points and 15 rebounds per game, helped Condors knock off then-No. 1 Montverde Academy at Spalding Hoophall Classic.
MAXPREPS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
6-6 | 225 | Senior | Guard
Headed to: Arizona
Led No. 1-ranked Mater Dei to 35-0 season and California Open Division title – his fourth as a Monarch. Averaged 25 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.Trey Lyles, Arsenal Technical (Indianapolis)
6-9 | 245 | Senior | Forward
Headed to: Kentucky
Indianapolis Star Mr. Basketball led Tech to 4A state title, No. 3 national ranking by putting up 23.7 points, 12.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per outing.Jahlil Okafor, Whitney Young (Chicago)
6-10 | 270 | Senior | Center
Headed to: Duke
After three years of playoff frustration, helped Dolphins break through and win Illinois 4A state title. Posted 24.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per game against arguably nation's toughest schedule.Karl Towns Jr., St. Joseph (Metuchen, N.J.)
7-0 | 250 | Senior | Center
Headed to: Kentucky
Star-Ledger New Jersey Player of the Year led Falcons to state title with averages of 20.9 points, 13.8 rebounds and 6.1 blocked shots per game.