Video: Top 5 high school careers of the 2019 NBA Draft class
These players are expected to hear their names called early during Thursday's NBA Draft.
The 2019 NBA Draft hasn't lacked of major storylines, between the Anthony Davis trade and the hype surrounding projected first overall pick Zion Williamson — it's safe to say plenty of eyes will be watching how things shake out Thursday night.
Today, we look at the Top 10 Draft prospects in the 2019 NBA Draft based on the success of their high school basketball career, with RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson leading the star-studded list.
Read on to see how these 10 players put themselves into the national spotlight early on with stellar high school hoops careers.
The 2017-18 MaxPreps National Player of the Year averaged 28.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game to lead Montverde Academy to a national title during his senior season. Barrett only played three years of high school basketball — reclassifying prior to his junior season after winning 2016-17 MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year and earning first team Freshman All-American honors.
2. Zion Williamson, Spartanburg Day (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Despite missing a portion of the season due to injury, Williamson averaged 36.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest his senior year, leading the Griffins to a third consecutive state championship. The viral sensation scored over 3,200 career points, and averaged 32 points and 11.3 rebounds per game over the course of his four-year career.
3. Romeo Langford, New Albany (Ind.)
Concluded his successful high school career as the fourth all-time leading scorer in Indiana state history with 3,002 points. The projected mid-first round selection averaged 33.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per outing during his senior season and, as a sophomore, guided the Bulldogs to their first state championship since 1973.
4. Darius Garland, Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.)
Wrapped up his prep career with 2,503 points and four consecutive state championships. Despite an injury early at Vanderbilt, it's easy to see why NBA teams are putting value in Garland's stock. The three-time Tennessee Mr. Basketball averaged 27.6 points, five rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest during his senior season.
5. Coby White, Greenfield (Wilson, N.C.)
North Carolina's all-time leading scorer set the bar at 3,573 points with his four years for the Knights. A first team MaxPreps All-American choice in 2017-18, White averaged 30.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists as his team reached the NCISAA Class 1A title game. White also led Team USA to a FIBA Americas U-18 championship in 2018 and a team-high 15.3 average.
6. P.J. Washington, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
Showcased his skills on the national stage for four seasons, starting at national powerhouse Prime Prep and finishing at Findlay Prep. Although both schools have now shuttered, the projected first-round pick finished a successful four-year run with a 121-15 record. He averaged 19.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 6.3 points per contest and led the Pilots to Dick's Nationals semifinals his senior year.
7. Cam Reddish, Westtown (Pa.)
Although Reddish struggled to find his rhythm at Duke alongside Barrett and Williamson, his high school career gives NBA teams hope he will turn the corner at the next level. The 2018 Mr. Pennsylvania Basketball averaged 26.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a senior to finish his prep career as the No. 2 ranked prospect in the class of 2018, according to 247sports.
Lawson only played three years of high school basketball, but accumulated over 1,700 points and 1,100 rebounds. The 2014-15 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 21.9 points, 15.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game during his senior season, leading the school to its first state championship since 2006.
9. Tyler Herro, Whitnall (Greenfield, Wisc.)
over 2,000 points in his high school career, including 100 made
3-pointers. He earned MaxPreps All-American honors his senior year
after averaging 32.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
Herro participated in the Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic.
10. Kyle Guy, Lawrence Central (Indianapolis)
over 1,600 career points, winning Mr. Indiana
Basketball after averaging 23.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists. Guy earned an invitation to the McDonald's All-American game
after earning All-County and All-Conference honors all four years.