How the past five ALL-USA Boys Basketball Players of the Year are doing

How the past five ALL-USA Boys Basketball Players of the Year are doing

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How the past five ALL-USA Boys Basketball Players of the Year are doing

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With an NCAA title under his belt 2014 ALL-USA Player of the Year Jahlil Okafor is headed to the NBA next. Photo: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

With an NCAA title under his belt 2014 ALL-USA Player of the Year Jahlil Okafor is headed to the NBA next. Photo: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve announced the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA boys and girls basketball teams. Here’s a look back at how the past five ALL-USA Boys Players of the Year are doing:

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2014 – Jahlil Okafor, Whitney Young, Chicago. Helped lead Duke to the national championship, averaging 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds. He was named the national Freshman of the Year and is the only freshman to be named the ACC Player of the Year. Has said he will enter the 2015 NBA Draft.

2013 – Andrew Wiggins, Huntington Prep, Huntington, W.Va. He was a consensus All-American in his one season at Kansas. He was selected No. 1 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by Cleveland, then traded to Minnesota. He leads all rookies this season with 16.8 points a game and leads the league in minutes played.

2012 – Nerlens Noel, Tilton School, Tilton, N.H. After one year at Kentucky, where he led the NCAA he blocks, he was selected sixth overall by New Orleans in the 2013 NBA Draft, but was traded to Philadelphia. He missed all of last season with a knee injury. After a slow start this year, he’s averaging 9.9 points and 8.1 rebounds, plus he’s averaging 1.5 steals and 1.77 blocks a game. The only other rookie to average 1.5 in each was David Robinson.

2011 – Austin Rivers, Winter Park, Fla. Led Duke in scoring during his one season there. Taken as the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft by New Orleans and is averaging 7.0 points a game through three seasons in the league. Currently playing for his father, Doc Rivers, with the Los Angeles Clippers.

2010 – Harrison Barnes, Ames, Iowa. Helped lead North Carolina to two consecutive Elite Eight appearances and was named to the All-ACC first team as a sophomore. He was taken seventh overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors and made the league’s All-Rookie team in 2013. This season, he is averaging a career-high 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds.

 

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