R.J. Barrett - Player of the Year 66,289 views1:25 Video: MaxPreps National Player of the YearR.J. Barrett of Montverde Academy grabbed the nation's top honor for 2017-18.Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the top 50 high school boys basketball players in America. Past honorees include 2018 NBA All-Stars Brad Beal (2011), DeMarcus Cousins (2008 and 2009), Anthony Davis (2011), DeMar DeRozan (2008), Kevin Durant (2008), James Harden (2007), Kyrie Irving (2010), Kevin Love (2006 and 2007), Karl-Anthony Towns (2014) and Kemba Walker (2008). Selections are based on team success, individual production and local, regional and state honors from the recently-completed season. Potential at the college and professional level is not a primary consideration. Players in post-graduate and non-scholastic programs are not eligible for inclusion.Highlighted by Player of the Year selection R.J. Barrett of Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), MaxPreps presents the 2017-18 All-American Team. Graphic by: Ryan Escobar FIRST TEAMMAXPRPEPS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEARR.J. Barrett, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)6-6 | Senior | Wing | Headed to DukeMontverde Academy (35-0) spent much of the season ranked No. 1 nationally behind Barrett, the MaxPreps National Player of the Year. He averaged 28.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.3 steals per game.Vernon Carey Jr., University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)6-10 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedLeading No. 2 University (36-2) to its highest national ranking in school history, the 5-star junior prospect posted 26.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game against a tough schedule.Romeo Langford, New Albany (Ind.)6-5 | Senior | Guard | UncommittedFinished his high school career as Indiana's fourth all-time leading scorer with 3,002 points. The top unsigned senior guard averaged 35.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.3 steals per game for 25-2 New Albany.Ja'Vonte Smart, Scotlandville (Baton Rouge, La.)6-4 | Senior | Guard | LSUTalented guard led Scotlandville (30-5) to its second consecutive Louisiana state championship, averaging 32.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game.Coby White, Greenfield (Wilson, N.C.)6-5 | Senior | Guard | North CarolinaProlific scorer ends career as North Carolina's all-time leading scorer with 3,573 career points. White tallied 30.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game, leading Greenfield (25-10) to the NCISAA Class 1A title contest.SECOND TEAMJoseph Girard III, Glens Falls (N.Y.)6-1 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedAlready New York's all-time leading scorer with 3,306 points, averaged 50 points per game this winter while leading Glens Falls to a 20-3 record. Ashton Hagans, Newton (Covington, Ga.)6-3 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedThe elite junior guard averaged 20.1 points, 10.7 assists and 7.7 rebounds per contest, leading Newton (27-4) to the Class AAAAAAA semifinals.Nassir Little, Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.)6-7 | Senior | Forward | North CarolinaLed Orlando Christian Prep (21-9) to its seventh state title in the last 11 years, averaging 21.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Future Tar Heel won the McDonald's All-American game MVP, finishing with 28 points and five rebounds for the winning side.E.J. Montgomery, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)6-10 | Senior | Forward | KentuckyRecent Kentucky pledge averaged 26.4 points, 13.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game.Zion Williamson, Spartanburg Day (Spartanburg, S.C.)6-7 | Senior | Forward | Duke Helped Spartanburg Day win its third consecutive state title, averaging 36.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest. May have pushed for first team if not for chunk of season missed with injury. Photo by Alik McIntosh Zion Williamson, Spartanbug Day THIRD TEAMBol Bol, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)7-3 | Senior | Center | OregonSon of the tallest player in NBA history, Bol guided No. 8 Findlay Prep (32-5) to the GEICO Nationals semifinals, averaging 20.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.Darius Garland, Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.)6-1 | Senior | Guard | VanderbiltGarland captured his third consecutive Mr. Basketball award while averaging 27.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Led Brentwood Academy (25-5) to its fourth consecutive state championship.Matthew Hurt, John Marshall (Rochester, Minn.)6-9 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedFilled up the stat sheet for John Marshall (26-3), averaging 33.9 points, 15.0 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and 3.6 assists per game.Keldon Johnson, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)6-6 | Senior | Guard | KentuckyImpact guard averaged 20.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals per outing while leading No. 3 Oak Hill Academy to a 44-2 record.Cam Reddish, Westtown (West Chester, Pa.)6-8 | Senior | Guard | DukeDespite struggles this season for Westtown (20-12), the future Blue Devil played at a high level averaging 26.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Photo by Brian Murphy Keldon Johnson, Oak Hill Academy FOURTH TEAMJordan Brown, Prolific Prep Academy (Napa, Calif.)6-10 | Senior | Forward | UncommittedHighly-coveted unsigned big man averaged 21.5 points and 11.7 rebounds, leading Prolific Prep to a 27-7 mark.Talen Horton-Tucker, Simeon (Chicago)6-5 | Senior | Guard/Forward | Iowa StateGritty Chicago playmaker will make an instant impact at the next level after leading battle-tested No. 22 Simeon (29-4) with 20.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.Tre Jones, Apple Valley (Minn.)6-4 | Senior | Guard | DukeThe Tyus/Tre Jones Era is over at Apple Valley after a heartbreaking state finals loss. Tre averaged 22.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 3.8 steals per outing for the 26-5 Eagles.Foster Loyer, Clarkston (Mich.)6-0 | Senior | Guard | Michigan StateLoyer will go down in Michigan lore, scoring 82 points over his final two games while leading No. 5 Clarkston (27-1) to its highest national ranking in school history. The gritty guard averaged 25.1 points, 6.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game, playing on a slightly torn meniscus for the final month of the season.Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook (Birmingham, Ala.)6-8 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedAveraged 23.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game for Alabama's Class 7A state champions, which went 32-4 and finished the season ranked No. 24 nationally by MaxPreps. Photo by Dan Browning Jordan Brown, Prolific Prep Academy FIFTH TEAMCharles Bassey, ASPIRE Academy (Louisville, Ky.)6-10 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedUltra-athletic big man averaged 19.3 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.9 assists per game.Devon Dotson, Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.)6-2 | Senior | Guard | Kansas Three-time All-State selection posted 28.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Tallied 2,607 career points.Mac McClung, Gate City (Va.)6-2 | Senior | Guard | GeorgetownCapped his incredible season with a 47-point performance in the state championship game. Piled up 41.2 points per game this season en route to becoming Virginia's all-time leading scorer with 2,801 points.Onyeka Okongwu, Chino Hills (Calif.)6-9 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedDespite a rough start to the season, Chino Hills (26-11) ended the year on an 11-game winning streak and captured the CIF Division I state title. Okongwu averaged 28 points, 12 rebounds and nearly four blocked shots per game.Emmitt Williams, Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.)6-7 | Senior | Forward | LSUExplosive LSU-bound forward led No. 13 Oak Ridge (30-4) to the FHSAA Class 9A state crown, averaging 15.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Photo by Louis Lopez Onyeka Okongwu, Chino Hills HONORABLE MENTIONPrecious Achiuwa, St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.)6-7 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedTop 10 junior prospect averaged 18.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.9 blocks and 2.2 steals for the No. 10 Gray Bees (28-2).Armando Bacot, Trinity Episcopal (Richmond, Va.)6-10 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedAveraged 25 points and 11 rebounds for Trinity Episcopal (26-4), which fell in the VISAA Division 1 semifinals.Darius Bazley, Princeton (Cincinnati)6-9 | Senior | Forward | ProfessionalTop 10 prospect was recently in the national headlines after announcing he would forego college and head straight to the G-League. Averaged 15.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.Robby Carmody, Mars (Pa.)6-4 | Senior | Guard | Notre DamePennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 32.1 points, 14.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. He led the 25-5 Fightin' Planets to the PIAA Class 5A state title game.Ayo Dosunmu, Morgan Park (Chicago)6-4 | Senior | Guard | IllinoisTallied 30 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists per game while leading Morgan Park (25-9) to its second consecutive Class 3A state championship.Jalen Green, San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno, Calif.)6-5 | Sophomore | Guard | UncommittedTop-ranked sophomore prospect averaged 27.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while leading San Joaquin Memorial (25-7) to the CIF Open Division state playoffs.Jairus Hamilton, Cannon (Concord, N.C.)6-8 | Senior | Forward | Boston CollegeChose Boston College over in-state powers Duke and North Carolina. Boasted impressive numbers this season, averaging 28.3 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game.R.J. Hampton, Little Elm (Texas)6-4 | Sophomore | Guard | UncommittedElite underclassman led the Lobos to a 28-8 record, averaging just over 30 points per game to go along with over eight rebounds and six assists.Tyler Herro, Whitnall (Greenfield, Wis.)6-5 | Senior | Guard | KentuckyPoured in 33 points per game to help Whitnall win 21 games and reach the sectional semifinals. Jaelen House, Shadow Mountain (Phoenix)6-2 | Junior | Guard | Arizona StateLed No. 9 Shadow Mountain (25-2) to its third consecutive state championship, averaging 18.8 points, 6.7 steals, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds.Jalen Lecque, Christ School (Arden, N.C.)6-4 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedNearly averaged a triple-double, finishing the season with 20.1 points, 9.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds per contest.Scottie Lewis, Ranney (Tinton Falls, N.J.)6-5 | Junior | Wing | UncommittedVersatile junior guided Ranney (28-5) to the NJSIAA Non-Public B Championship game, averaging 16.4 points and 4.1 assists per game.E.J. Liddell, Belleville West (Ill.)6-7 | Junior | Forward | UncommittedIllinois Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 20.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the Class 4A state champions.Jordan McCabe, Kaukauna (Wis.)5-10 | Senior | Guard | West VirginiaAssociated Press Player of the Year was catalyst for the 26-3 Galloping Ghosts, who won the Division 2 state championship.Wendell Moore Jr., Cox Mill (Concord, N.C.)6-6 | Junior | Guard | UncommittedAlready a two-time NCBCA Player of the Year, tallied 25.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for Class 3A state champions.Landers Nolley, Langston Hughes (Fairburn, Ga.)6-7 | Senior | Wing | Virginia TechClass AAAAAA Player of the Year led the 27-5 Panthers to their second consecutive state championship.Jahvon Quinerly, Hudson Catholic (Jersey City, N.J.)6-0 | Senior | Guard | VillanovaUltra-confident guard will fit right in with the national champions. Averaged 18.5 points, 5.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game for the 21-5 Hawks.Nazreon Reid, Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.)6-9 | Senior | Forward | LSUNJ.com Player of the Year led the No. 25 Lions (29-4) to their second Tournament of Champions title in four years, averaging 14.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.Will Richardson, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)6-4 | Senior | Guard | OregonTalented lefty combo guard made the Warriors offense go, averaging 15 points, eight assists and four rebounds per game.David Singleton, Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.)6-5 | Senior | Guard | UCLACalifornia Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 25.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, leading Bishop Montgomery to a 28-2 record.Jalen Smith, Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore)6-10 | Senior | Forward | MarylandMaryland Gatorade Player of the Year averaged over 22 points and 12 rebounds per game for the 27-7 Gaels.Kyree Walker, Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix)6-5 | Sophomore | Guard | UncommittedLed the Hawks (27-8) with 25.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 2.4 blocks per contest.Torrence Watson, Whitfield (St. Louis)6-5 | Senior | Guard | MissouriMissouri Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 31.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Dropped 51 in a Class 3 state quarterfinal loss to end his career with 2,755 points.Joe Wieskamp, Muscatine (Iowa)6-4 | Senior | Guard | IowaAveraged 33.7 points and 13.5 rebounds per game this season while climbing to sixth on Iowa's all-time scoring list with 2,376 points.James Wiseman, Memphis East (Tenn.)6-11 | Junior | Center | UncommittedKey cog in No. 4 Memphis East's well-oiled machine, averaged 18.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. Photo by Anthony Brunsman Jalen Green, San Joaquin Memorial