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 and non-scholastic programs are not eligible for inclusion.
FIRST TEAMDwayne Bacon, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Highlighted by Player of the Year selection Ben Simmons
of Montverde Academy (Fla.)
, MaxPreps presents the 2014-15 All-American Team.
2014-15 MaxPreps All-American First Team (L to R): Jaylen Brown, Dwayne Bacon, Ben Simmons, Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Newman.
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6-6 | 200 | Senior | Guard
Headed to: Florida State
Stock soared this winter as scorer extraordinaire put up 24.4 points per night for Oak Hill Academy team that finished with a 47-1 record. MVP of the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions in January.Isaiah Briscoe, Roselle Catholic (N.J.)
6-2 | 205 | Senior | Guard
Headed to: Kentucky
Big Game Briscoe followed up Nike EYBL crown over the summer with a NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title this winter. NJ.com Player of the Year put up 20.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.Jaylen Brown, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)
6-7 | 215 | Senior | Wing
Headed to: Undecided
Led storied Georgia program to City of Palms Classic and Georgia Class AAAAAA titles, putting up 28 points and 12 rebounds per game.Malik Newman, Callaway (Jackson, Miss.)
6-3 | 185 | Senior | Guard
Headed to: Undecided
Averaged 29.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in leading Chargers to fourth consecutive state title in Mississippi. Also a two-time gold medalist with USA Basketball.MAXPREPS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ben Simmons, Montverde Academy (Fla.)
6-9 | 225 | Senior | Forward
Headed to: LSU
Montverde Academy went 62-1 with three Dick's Nationals titles since Simmons debuted in April of 2013. Australian product posted 27.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game this season.