Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the top 50 high school boys basketball players in America.
honorees include NBA stars Bradley Beal (2011), DeMarcus Cousins
(2008 and 2009), Anthony Davis (2011), DeMar DeRozan (2008), Kevin
Durant (2008), Blake Griffin (2007), James
Harden (2007), Kyrie Irving (2010), Kevin Love (2006 and 2007), Derrick Rose (2006 and 2007), D'Angelo Russell (2014), Ben Simmons (2014 and 2015),
Karl-Anthony Towns (2014), Kemba Walker (2008) and NCAA AP Player of the Year Zion Williamson (2017 and 2018).
Video: 2018-19 Boys Basketball All-American TeamSee who landed on this year's squad.
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
See the video above for First Team selections.
6-4 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 32.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 6.2
assists and three steals per game. Speculation mounts
Hampton may reclassify to join the senior class as the 5-star sits at
2,854 career points.
Isaac Okoro, McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
6-5 | Senior | Forward | Auburn
Atlanta Journal Constitution's all-classification Georgia co-MVP made an impact that goes much deeper than the box score in McEachern's state title run. The Auburn signee averaged 19.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.7 steals per game, while playing the role of lock-down defender to earn the billing of best two-way player in high school hoops.
Isaiah Stewart, La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.)
6-9 | Senior | Center | Washington
Averaged 18.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game for the GEICO Nationals finalist. Stewart led No. 3 La Lumiere (30-1) to one of its most successful seasons as the Lakers made their third GEICO Nationals finals appearance in the last four years.6-8 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
Averaged 23.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.5 blocks per game to lead No. 5 Mountain Brook (31-3) to its third consecutive AHSAA Class 7A state title. Watford ends prolific high school career with 3,783 points and 1,909 rebounds (Alabama record for most rebounds in a career).
Cole Anthony, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)Jalen Johnson, Nicolet (Glendale, Wis.)
6-3 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
Despite missing a handful of games due to injury, Anthony played at a high level, averaging 18 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.5 assists per outing while leading No. 12 Oak Hill Academy to a 31-5 record.
6-6 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
catalyst for No. 4 Montverde Academy (22-3) filled the stat sheet with
11.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Cunningham impacted the game and played dominant in
big games — highlighted by 26 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in a 25-point win against
top-ranked senior guard Cole Anthony and Oak Hill Academy.
Matthew Hurt, John Marshall (Rochester, Minn.)
6-9 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
Highest ranked unsigned big man averaged 37.4 points and 12.4 rebounds per game to earn Minnesota AP Player of the Year honors. Finished career with 3,819 points to become Minnesota's all-time large schools leading scorer.
6-9 | Junior | Forward | Uncommitted
Wisconsin Associated Press Player of the Year led No. 9 Knights (27-1) to program's first state title, posting 20 points and 20 rebounds in the state championship game. Johnson averaged 19.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 5.9 rebounds per contest.
Evan Mobley, Rancho Christian (Temecula, Calif.)
6-11 | Junior | Center | Uncommitted
big man with limitless potential averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds and
4.7 blocks per game to lead Rancho Christian (25-6) to a Top 25 ranking for much of the season, before an early postseason
6-5 | Senior | Guard | Villanova
Player of the Year guided No. 7 Ranney (31-3) to first New Jersey Tournament of Champions title, averaging a team-high 21.6 points per
game this season to push career total to 2,499 points.
Emoni Bates, Lincoln (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
6-8 | Freshman | Forward | Uncommitted
Division 1 Associated Press Player of the Year averaged 28.5 points and
10.2 rebounds per game during a phenomenal freshman campaign. Showed why he may be the top prospect regardless of class, leading
Lincoln (23-4) to the program's first state championship with a
game-high 23 points in the title contest.
Vernon Carey Jr., University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
6-10 | Senior | Center | Duke
Versatile big man averaged 21.5 points and nine rebounds per contest for the back-to-back FHSAA Class 5A state champions. Carey led No. 13 Sharks (27-5) back to GEICO Nationals appearances where he posted 15 points and 11 rebounds in an impressive outing against Montverde Academy in his final high school game.
Anthony Edwards, Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta)
6-5 | Senior | Guard | Georgia
2 ranked prospect in the Class of 2019 according to 247sports, Edwards
averaged 29 points, nine rebounds and two assists per game against stiff
national competition. Cougars struggled to find traction,
finishing the season with a 17-18 record and losing in the state title
Onyeka Okongwu, Chino Hills (Calif.)
6-9 | Senior | Center | USC
capped his incredible career by leading Chino Hills (25-10) to third state championship in four years, averaging 27 points, 11
rebounds, 4.3 blocks and four assists per outing. As a freshman, he started
on the Chino Hills group that finished 35-0 and were crowned national
Precious Achiuwa, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
6-9 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
coveted unsigned forward led No. 4 Eagles in scoring and
rebounding, averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest. Achiuwa
tallied a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds in the McDonald's
Josiah James, Porter-Gaud (Charleston, S.C.)
6-6 | Senior | Guard | Tennessee
Although 18-10 Cyclones and James fell short of fourth consecutive
state championship, the 5-star guard put up gaudy numbers — averaging
29.1 points per game, 12.4 rebounds, 5.3 blocks and 4.9 assists per
E.J. Liddell, Belleville West (Belleville, Ill.)
6-7 | Senior | Forward | Ohio State
as Illinois Mr. Basketball after leading No. 19 Maroons (34-4)
to second consecutive IHSA Class 4A state championship. The future
Buckeye averaged 20.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and 3.3 assists
Anton Watson, Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, Wash.)
6-9 | Senior | Forward | Gonzaga
Press Washington all-classification Player of the Year guided No. 22
Gonzaga Prep (25-2) to its second straight WIAA Class 4A state title,
averaging 21.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest.
Watson ended his career at Gonzaga Prep 102-6 in
his four years.
Armando Bacot Jr., IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
6-10 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
14.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game for the Ascenders, while
providing a defensive anchor against elite big men for the National Champions.
Will Baker, Westlake (Austin, Texas)
7-0 | Senior | Center | Texas
American-Statesman All-Central Texas Player of the Year averaged nearly
25 points and 13 rebounds per game this year. Baker led Chaparrals (33-4)
to the regional quarterfinals before they were eliminated from
advancing in the state tournament with their 7-footer sidelined due to a
6-3 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
Did his best Russell Westbrook impersonation this season, averaging 21.9
points, 10.2 assists, 10.2 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game. Beekman
led Hornets (35-2) to third consecutive state title.
6-7 | Senior | Forward | Kentucky
future Wildcat was the leading scorer for No. 3 Lakers (30-1)
averaging 20.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this season.
D.J. Carton, Bettendorf (Iowa)
6-1 | Senior | Guard | Ohio State
of Iowa Mr. Basketball averaged 24.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.1
assists per game to lead Bettendorf (22-2) to the Class 4A substate
6-6 | Senior | Forward | Villanova
Enquirer All-Area Player of the Year averaged 27.9 points and 11.6
rebounds per game to lead Abington (28-2) to third consecutive
PIAA Class 6A District 1 title. Dixon finished career with 2,454
points, becoming first player in school history to eclipse 2,000 career
Josh Green, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
6-6 | Senior | Guard/Wing | Arizona
16.6 points, 4 rebounds and four assists per game for the Ascenders this
season. Produced a game-high 19 points in their GEICO Nationals
championship game win.
D.J. Jeffries, Olive Branch (Miss.)
6-7 | Senior | Forward | Memphis
Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year led Conquistadors (26-8) to a state runner-up finish. Averaged 23.3 points, 12.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.6 blocks per outing.
Scottie Lewis, Ranney (Tinton Falls, N.J.)
6-5 | Senior | Wing | Florida
No. 7 Ranney (31-3) to its first New Jersey Tournament of Champions
title, averaging 17.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.7 steals
per contest. The future Gator finished career with 1,874
Kenyon Martin Jr., Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
6-7 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
Leading rebounder on the back-to-back CIF Open Division state champions averaged 16.4 points and nine rebounds per contest this season, finishing with 23 points and 12 boards in the state championship game.
6-11 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
5 senior prospect averaged 23.3 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and
two blocks per outing for WIAA Class 4A state semifinalist Federal Way
(26-3). McDaniels ended career with a 107-9 record, winning a state
title as a freshman.
Issac McBride, Baptist Prep (Little Rock, Ark.)
6-1 | Senior | Guard | Kansas
Gatorade Player of the Year guided Baptist Prep (30-4) to the Class 3A
state quarterfinals averaging 28.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists
Isaiah Mobley, Rancho Christian (Temecula, Calif.)
6-9 | Senior | Forward | USC
19.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game to lead Eagles (26-6) to No. 39 spot in the nation in MaxPreps final Top
Justin Moore, DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
6-4 | Senior | Guard | Villanova
Co-Player of the Year led No. 10 DeMatha (33-5) to the WCAC regular
season title, averaging 18.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2
steals per contest against fierce competition.
Three-time NCBCA Player of the Year averaged 25.3 points, 8.2 rebounds,
3.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game to lead Cox Mill (28-3) to the state
semifinals — falling just short of a third consecutive state
Tribune Metro Player of the Year averaged 24.1 points and 9.4 rebounds
per game to lead Hopkins (27-4) to 10th state title in program
Jahmius Ramsey, Duncanville (Texas)
6-4 | Senior | Guard | Texas Tech
senior guard led No. 24 Duncanville (32-7) to its fourth state
championship, averaging 18.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per
Jaden Springer, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
6-4 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
15 class of 2020 prospect averaged 15.6 points, four assists and four
rebounds per game for the National Champions, leading the team in
scoring in two of its three contests at GEICO Nationals.
Cassius Stanley, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
6-5 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
scorer on the back-to-back CIF Open Division state champions averaged
17.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest. Sierra Canyon
(32-3) finished the season ranked No. 6.
Isaiah Todd, Trinity Academy (Raleigh, N.C.)
6-10 | Junior | Forward | Uncommitted
Class of 2020 big man introduced himself to the Tar Heel State by
averaging 28 points, 15 rebounds, 5.4 blocks and 4.3 assists per game in
his first year at Trinity Academy (21-12).
Oscar Tshiebwe, Kennedy Catholic (Hermitage, Pa.)
6-9 | Senior | Center | West Virginia
Gatorade Player of the year led Kennedy Catholic (27-3) to its fourth
consecutive state championship, averaging 23.5 points, 15 rebounds and five
blocks per contest.
C.J. Walker, Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.)
6-8 | Senior | Forward | Oregon
Class 9A Player of the Year averaged 15.8 points, 13.8 rebounds and 3.8
blocks per game to lead Pioneers (19-6) to the regional finals.
Romeo Weems, New Haven (Mich.)
6-7 | Senior | Forward | DePaul
Mr. Basketball averaged 27.5 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.1 steals, 3.7
assists and 2.2 blocks per contest. Weems guided Rockets (24-2) to the
state quarterfinals, finishing his career with a 99-7 record over his
Kahlil Whitney, Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.)
6-7 | Senior | Wing | Kentucky
winning the New Jersey tournament of champions last season, Lions (28-4) fell short this year, losing in the NJSIAA
Non-Public B title game. Whitney earned first team All-State honors
averaging 18.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per outing.
Samuell Williamson, Rockwall (Texas)
6-6 | Senior | Wing | Louisville
UIL Class 6A All-State selection averaged 25.2 points, 11.1 rebounds
and 4.1 assists per game for Yellowjackets (30-7), who finished the season
ranked No. 76 in the final top 100.