By: Jim Halley, USA TODAY High School Sports | April 20, 2018
The 2017-18 high school basketball season is over, but we’re already looking at which teams will be good next year.
Of course, prep boarding school basketball bluebloods such as Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) and Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah) will likely be good. Those are the places top players transfer to to polish their skills, so those teams just reload.
Instead, we’re looking at the schools that emerged last year and have a chance to be good again, purely based on the talent that is likely to return. The school years mentioned for players are for next season:
Anton Watson, Ashton Hagans, Babatunde Akingbola, Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas NV), Cassius Stanley, Christ the King (Middle Village NY), Dahmir Bishop, De'Vion Harmon, DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville MD), Denton Guyer High School, Donta Scott, Earl Timberlake, Elijah Taylor, Gonzaga Prep (Spokane WA), Hunter Dickinson, Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), Isaac Okoro, Isaiah Cottrell, Jaelen House, Jovan Blacksher, Justin Moore, Kenyon Martin Jr., Kofi Cockburn, Mario McKinney, McEachern High School (Powder Springs GA), Memphis East High (Memphis), N'Faly Dante, Newton County High School (Covington GA), Newton High School (Covington GA), Noah Taitz, Ranney School (Tinton Falls NJ), Scottie Barnes, Scottie Lewis, Shadow Mountain (Phoenix), sharife cooper, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth CA), Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire KS), University (Davie FL), Vashon High School (Saint Louis MO), Vernon Carey Jr., Super 25