Ten former ALL-USA basketball players moving on to Sweet 16

Ten former ALL-USA basketball players moving on to Sweet 16

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Ten former ALL-USA basketball players moving on to Sweet 16

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Ten players who were selected to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Basketball Teams in high school are members of teams playing into the Sweet 16 of the men’s NCAA Tournament.

That group has three players for Kansas — including two-time ALL-USA selection Perry Ellis — and two for North Carolina.

A number of ALL-USA players from these classes are already in the NBA, on teams that were eliminated in the opening weekend or teams that did not make the field of 68.

Perry Ellis in a 2010 photos at Wichita Heights High in Kansas. (Photo: The Wichita Eagle)

Perry Ellis in a 2010 photos at Wichita Heights High in Kansas. (Photo: The Wichita Eagle)

2011
Second team
Perry Ellis, Kansas, 6-8, Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.)

Third team
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga, 6-10, Jesuit (Portland, Ore.)

Friends Central Phoenix center Amile Jefferson (left) shoots the ball against St. Marks Lions center Kaleb Tarczewski (33) during the first half at Blake Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE ORIG FILE ID: 20110115_lbm_aa6_043.JPG

Friends Central center Amile Jefferson (Photo: Mark L. Baer, USA TODAY Sports)

2012
Third team
Perry Ellis, Kansas, 6-8, Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.)
Amile Jefferson, Duke, 6-9, Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, Pa.), currently injured

2013
None

2014
Second team
Justin Jackson, North Carolina, 6-8, Home School Youth Association (Houston)

Third team
Theo Pinson, North Carolina, 6-5, Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.)

Cheick Diallo can't be stopped when he's going to the basket. (Photo: Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports)

Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo. (Photo: Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports)

2015

Second team
Cheick Diallo, Kansas, 6-9, Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.)
Diamond Stone, Maryland, 6-10, Dominican (Milwaukee)

Third team
Carlton Bragg, Kansas, 6-9, Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland)
Chase Jeter, Duke, 6-10, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Jalen Brunson, Villanova, 6-1, Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Ill.)

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