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30th Anniversary American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Basketball Team



Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James and Jason Kidd in high school. / USA TODAY Sports

The first American Family Insurance ALL-USA boys basketball team came out in 1983. Here are the ALL-USA players who went on to the best professional careers, based on an analysis by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley, in consultation with USA TODAY Sports NBA editor Kevin Spain and USA TODAY High School Sports’ Jason Jordan.
 


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FIRST TEAM

Kobe Bryant | G | 6-6, 198 | Lower Merion, Ardmore, Pa.
The 1996 ALL-USA Player of the Year has been voted an NBA All-Star starter a record-15 consecutive times and played on five NBA championship teams. Youngest player to reach 30,000 points.

Kevin Durant | SF | 6-9, 204 | Montrose Christian, Rockville, Md.
The 2006 ALL-USA first team selection has made the All-Star team the past four seasons. Was the top point scorer in the league the last three seasons.

Kevin Garnett | C | 6-11, 215 | Farragut Academy, Chicago
The 1995 ALL-USA Player of the Year has made 15 NBA All-Star Games and won the NBA title with the Boston Celtics in 2008. First player to be drafted directly out of high school since 1975.

LeBron James | F | 6-8, 240 | St. Vincent-St. Mary, Akron, Ohio
Two-time All-USA Player of the Year (2002, 2003) and three-time first-team All-USA player from St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio) has made the NBA All-Star Team nine times, is a three-time league MVP and won his first NBA title last season with the Miami Heat.

Jason Kidd | G | 6-4, 205 | St. Joseph Notre Dame, Alameda, Calif.
The 1992 ALL-USA Player of the Year has the most triple-doubles among current NBA players. Ten-time NBA All-Star won NBA championship with the 2011 Dallas Mavericks.

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SECOND TEAM

Carmelo Anthony | F | 6-8, 210 | Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va.
The 2002 ALL-USA first team selection is a six-time NBA All-Star and won a national championship in his only season at Syracuse.

Chris Bosh | F | 6-11, 202 | Lincoln, Dallas
The 2002 ALL-USA second team selection is a seven-time All-Star and helped Heat win the NBA title last season.

Dwight Howard | C | 6-11, 225 | Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
The 2004 ALL-USA Player of the Year is averaging double-double for career and has made the All-Star team seven consecutive seasons. Has been the league’s defensive Player of the Year three times.

Chris Paul | G | 6-0, 165 | West Forsyth, Clemmons, N.C.
Six-time NBA All-Star from West Forsyth (Clemmons, N.C.) has led the NBA in steals four times.

Paul Pierce | F | 6-7, 190 | Inglewood, Calif.
The 199 ALL-USA second team selection is a 10-time NBA All-Star and led team to NBA title in 2008.


THIRD TEAM

Vince Carter | G | 6-6, 197 | Mainland, Daytona Beach, Fla.
The 1995 ALL-USA selection is an eight-time NBA All-Star and was the league’s Rookie of the Year in 1999.

Shawn Kemp | F | 6-10, 230 | Concord, Elkhart, Ind.
Reign Man was a six-time NBA All-Star despite off-court problems.

Tracy McGrady | G | 6-8, 192 | Mount Zion Christian, Durham, N.C.
Led the league in scoring average in 2003 and 2004, is a seven-time NBA All-Star and a third cousin of Vince Carter.

Alonzo Mourning | C | 6-10, 261 | Indian River, Chesapeake, Va.
Was a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and seven-time All-Star. Won a state title his junior year.

Amar’e Stoudemire | F | 6-11, 240 | Cypress Creek, Orlando
Six-time All-Star despite injuries.
 

Weights listed are from player's high school days, except for Shawn Kemp and Alonzo Mourning, for whom high school playing weight was not available. 

 

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