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Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Team

10 high school hoops players to watch



Jabari Parker looks to lead Simeon (Chicago) to a fourth consecutive 4A state title. / US PRESSWIRE

USA TODAY has been honoring the nation's best basketball teams and players for 30 years. To celebrate our 30th anniversary -- and the start of another high school basketball season -- we're excited to unveil the first Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Basketball Team.

The 10-man team below was selected by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley and Jason Jordan. Some of these names you've probably heard before, others you may not have. All of them have a good chance to earn a spot on the final 2012-13 ALL-USA Team, but there's an entire season for other players to make their case. We'll be watching.

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Note: All players are members of the Class of 2013 (seniors) unless noted.

Aaron Gordon
6-8, 210
PF
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.)
Undeclared
Note: Brother of former UCLA player averaged 22.9 points, 12.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.3 blocks for state Div. II champion.

Andrew Harrison
6-5, 205
PG
Travis (Richmond, Texas)
College: Kentucky
Note: Teamed up with his twin brother, Aaron, to help Travis to state 5A runner-up finish while averaging 12.1 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals last season.

Aaron Harrison
6-5, 205
SG
Travis (Richmond, Texas)
College: Kentucky
Note: Teamed up with his twin brother, Andrew, to help Travis to a 5A state runner-up finish while averaging 18.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.7 assists last season.

Kasey Hill
6-0, 170
PG
Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
College: Florida
Note: Helped the Eagles to a runner-up finish at the National High School Invitational last season. Hill averaged 14 points and 6.8 assists.

Tyus Jones*
6-2, 170
PG
Apple Valley (Apple Valley, Minn.)
Undeclared
Note: Top-ranked junior averaged 28.1 points, eight assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 steals last season and led the Eagles to a runner-up finish in the Class 4A Section 3 tournament.

Jahlil Okafor*
6-10, 270
C
Whitney Young (Chicago)
Undeclared
Note: Was the MVP at the FIBA U-17 World Championships. Is a distant cousin of NBA player Emeka Okafor. Led Whitney Young to state semifinal finish, averaging 24.8 points and 12.6 rebounds.

Jabari Parker
6-8, 225
PF
Simeon (Chicago)
Undeclared
Note: Led school to third consecutive 4A state title, averaging 19.5 ppg., 8.9 rpg. and 4.9 apg. Is the son of former NBA player Sonny Parker.

Julius Randle
6-8, 235
PF
Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)
Undeclared
Note: Averaged 25 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists last season while leading Prestonwood to its second straight Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 5A state crown. 

Noah Vonleh
6-8, 222
PF
New Hampton School (Haverhill, Mass.)
Undelcared
Note: Reclassified to become a senior. MVP of Adidas Nations Tournament. Averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds last year.

Andrew Wiggins
6-7, 190
SF
Huntington (W.Va.) Prep
Undeclared
Note: Son of former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins recently reclassified to become a senior. Averaged 24.1 points last season and 7.0 rebounds per game. Toronto native was the MVP of the Nike Hoop Summit in April.

* Class of 2014

 

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