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High school basketball: HIGHSCORE All-American Scoot Henderson set to skip senior year for NBA G League - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: MaxPreps All-American Scoot Henderson set to skip senior year for NBA G League
Five-star Class of 2022 high school basketball star Scoot Henderson of Kell (Marietta, Ga.) announced Friday on social media he will his senior year and join the NBA G League Ignite team.

Henderson is the first high school player to forgo his senior year to play in the G League. He won't be eligible for the 2022 NBA Draft because of age restrictions, meaning he must spend two years with the Ignite program.
The 6-foot-3 guard is the No. 9 prospect in the Class of 2022 according to 247Sports. He is expected to join Jaden Hardy, Michael Foster Jr. and international prospect Fanbo Zeng on the Ignite team next season.

Henderson was a first team MaxPreps Junior All-American selection this season, averaging 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists per contest to help the Longhorns reach the Georgia AAAAAA state title game. The explosive point guard showed rapid development over the course of his high school career and has the potential to be a lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

A year ago, Class of 2020 prospects Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Daishen Nix and Isaiah Todd selected the G League path over the traditional collegiate route.
Scoot Henderson in action during a December game against McEachern.
Photo by Ed Turlington
Scoot Henderson in action during a December game against McEachern.

High school basketball: Five-star guard Jaden Hardy expected to sign with G-League - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: Five-star guard Jaden Hardy expected to sign with G-League
Senior high school basketball star Jaden Hardy of Coronado (Henderson, Nev.) is expected to join the NBA G League Ignite team, according to a Saturday report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The 6-foot-4 guard is the No. 3 prospect in the Class of 2021 according to 247Sports. Hardy will be following in the footsteps of Class of 2020 prospects Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga and  Isaiah Todd among others in selecting the G League path over the traditional collegiate route.

Hardy missed his entire senior season after the Nevada Interscholastic Athletics Association canceled the 2020-21 winter sports season because of COVID-19.

In 2019-20, Hardy earned first team MaxPreps Junior All-America honors after averaging 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game. His junior season was highlighted by a 62-point game in which he led his team back from a 21-point deficit. He also recorded 11 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and four steals in the comeback victory.

The McDonald's All-American selection chose the professional path over his final list of college options including Arizona, Arizona State, Kentucky and UCLA.

Hardy is considered one of the most lethal and versatile scorers in the Class of 2021 and is projected to be a lottery pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Coronado guard Jaden Hardy drives to the basket.
Photo by: Darin Sicurello
Coronado guard Jaden Hardy drives to the basket.
HIGHSCORE 2019-20 Boys Basketball Junior All-American Team - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps 2019-20 Boys Basketball Junior All-American Team
Video: Paolo Banchero highlights
See MaxPreps Junior of the Year in action for O'Dea.

Highlighted by National Junior of the Year Paolo Banchero of O'Dea (Seattle), MaxPreps presents the 2019-20 Boys Basketball Junior All-American Team.

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 or non-scholastic programs are not eligible for inclusion.

Past Juniors of the Year
2010 — Austin Rivers, Winter Park (Winter Park, Fla.)
2011 — Tony Parker, Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.)
2012 — Jabari Parker, Simeon (Chicago)
2013 — Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
2014 — Ben Simmons, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
2015 — Jayson Tatum, Chaminade (St. Louis)
2016 — Kevin Knox, Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Fla.)
2017 — Zion Williamson, Spartanburg Day (Spartanburg, S.C.)
2018 — Vernon Carey Jr., University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
2019 — Sharife Cooper, McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
First Team

Patrick Baldwin, Hamilton (Sussex, Wis.)
6-9 | Wing | Uncommitted

Averaged 24.2 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game to lead the Chargers to Division 1 state quarterfinals before postseason play was halted.

NATIONAL JUNIOR OF THE YEAR
Paolo Banchero, O'Dea (Seattle)
6-9 | Forward | Uncommitted

Posted 22.7 points, 11.0 rebounds, four assists and two blocks per game to guide O'Dea to the 3A state title game. Currently ranked No. 4 in the Class of 2021, Banchero made a strong case for being the top ranked player in the class.

6-10 | Forward | Uncommitted
Averaged 23.2 points, 14.2 rebounds and 8.7 blocked shorts per game to lead the Lynx to the Division II Class A state title.

Jaden Hardy, Coronado (Henderson, Nev.)
6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Nevada Player of the Year averaged 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game to lead Coronado to a 19-9 record. Produced a 62-point game in which he led his team back from a 21-point deficit.

7-0 | Junior | Center | Uncommitted
The No. 2 prospect in the junior class had a big-time year headlined by 9 points, 10 rebounds and 12 blocks in a signature win over Sierra Canyon.

Second Team

6-7 | Wing | Uncommitted
Top 20 prospect averaged 13.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3  assists and 1.7 steals per game to lead the Buffaloes to No. 4 national ranking.

6-6 | Guard | Uncommitted
Chicago Sun-Times All-Area selection averaged around 25 points and 11 rebounds per game to guide the Mustangs to a 20-9 record.

6-6 | Wing | Uncommitted
The 5-star prospect averaged 19.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and seven assists per contest to lead the Lions to their first Southwest Preparatory Conference title since 2007.

6-4 | Wing | Uncommitted
Last season's Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 34.8 points, 15.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.5 blocks per game to lead the Blue Jays to a 26-4 mark.

6-10 | Forward | Uncommitted
The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class AAAA North MVP had a strong junior campaign, leading the Patriots to the state semifinals before losing to eventual champion Woodward Academy (College Park).
Harrison Ingram, St. Mark's
Photo by Jim Redman
Harrison Ingram, St. Mark's
Third Team

6-10 | Center | Uncommitted
Averaged 25.6 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game to guide the Comets to the 5A state semifinals before postseason play was canceled.

6-2 | Guard | Uncommitted
Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 34 points per game to lead Calhoun to its first state championship since 2003, hitting a game winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the title contest.

6-10 | Forward | Purdue
Guided the Braves to an impressive 23-3 record before postseason play was cut short. Furst averaged 22.1 points, 13.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

6-5 | Guard | Uncommitted
Averaged 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game to help the Panthers to the VISAA Division I state title.

6-2 | Guard | Indiana
Courier & Press All-Metro co-Player of the Year averaged around 23 points, six rebounds and four assists per game to guide the Panthers to the IHSAA Class 4A state tournament before postseason play was canceled.
Trevor Keels, Paul VI
Photo by Randy Kemp
Trevor Keels, Paul VI
Honorable Mention

6-7 | Forward | Uncommitted
Top 100 prospect averaged 23.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game to guide the Chaparrals to a 33-2 record.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
Top 50 prospect averaged 26.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.8 steals per game. He sits at 1,753 career points.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommited
Top 30 prospect averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists, and dropped a career-high 42 points (and 13 rebounds) in a win over Trotwood-Madison.

6-2 | Guard | DePaul
Chicago Sun-Times All-Area selection averaged 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game to lead the Wolverines to their 10th Chicago Public League title.

6-1 | Guard | Uncommitted
Averaged 22.2 points, 4.3 assists and 2.6 steals per game to lead the Saints to the TSSAA Division II Class AA state title game.

6-6 | Guard | Uncommitted
AJC.com GHSA Class AAA Player of the Year averaged 22.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game to lead Knights to third state title.

6-1 | Guard | Uncommitted
Tallied around 14 points, eight assists and three steals per outing in team's ninth consecutive state title run.

6-9 | Forward | Uncommitted
Contributed 23.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 3.1 assists per game for the AIA Conference 5A state finalists.

6-7 | Forward | Louisville
Chicago Sun-Times All-Area selection averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game to lead the Friars to the third round of the state tournament before postseason play was canceled.

6-9 | Forward | Uncommitted
Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year averaged 25.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 blocks per contest to guide the defending state champions back to the IHSAA Class 3A state tournament before postseason play was canceled.

6-8 | Wing | Uncommitted
Despite missing much of January due to injury, the top-ranked junior prospect had a strong year as he averaged 16.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game for the 20-7 Celtics.

6-7 | Wing | Uncommitted
Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year averaged 26.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists 2.1 steals and two blocks per contest for the 26-6 Cardinals.

6-6 | Guard | Florida State
Averaged 25.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 steals per game to guide the Hurricanes to the SCHSL Class AAAA state semifinals. McGowens broke a school record with 65 points in the second round of the state tournament.

Will McClendon, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
6-3 | Guard | UCLA
Teaming with fellow honorable mention selection Zaon Collins, posted around 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals per game for the Gaels.

6-8 | Wing | Uncommitted
NJ.com second team All-State selection averaged 19.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game to lead Rutgers Prep to its first Somerset County Tournament title since 1983.

6-1 | Guard | Uncommitted
District 6 Player of the Year averaged 21.8 points, 7.4 assists, six rebounds and 2.9 steals per game to lead the Jaguars to the NCHSAA Class 2A state semifinals.

5-9 | Guard | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Mississippi Player of the Year led the way in the Chargers first state title run since 2015, averaging 26.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.9 steals per contest.

6-5 | Guard | Uncommitted
Averaged 22.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game to lead the Mustangs to the Class A state title game.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
Averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game to lead the Marauders to the CIF Division II state tournament.

Top 25 prospect had a strong season for the Jackrabbits, earning third team MaxPreps California All-State honors.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
North Carolina Basketball Association first team All-State selection led the Pride to the NCHSAA Class 4A state quarterfinals, averaging 22.3 points, nine rebounds and 8.3 assists per contest.
High school basketball: Five-star guard Jaden Hardy expected to sign with G-League - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: Five-star guard Jaden Hardy expected to sign with G-League
Senior high school basketball star Jaden Hardy of Coronado (Henderson, Nev.) is expected to join the NBA G League Ignite team, according to a Saturday report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The 6-foot-4 guard is the No. 3 prospect in the Class of 2021 according to 247Sports. Hardy will be following in the footsteps of Class of 2020 prospects Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga and  Isaiah Todd among others in selecting the G League path over the traditional collegiate route.

Hardy missed his entire senior season after the Nevada Interscholastic Athletics Association canceled the 2020-21 winter sports season because of COVID-19.

In 2019-20, Hardy earned first team MaxPreps Junior All-America honors after averaging 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game. His junior season was highlighted by a 62-point game in which he led his team back from a 21-point deficit. He also recorded 11 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and four steals in the comeback victory.

The McDonald's All-American selection chose the professional path over his final list of college options including Arizona, Arizona State, Kentucky and UCLA.

Hardy is considered one of the most lethal and versatile scorers in the Class of 2021 and is projected to be a lottery pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Coronado guard Jaden Hardy drives to the basket.
Photo by: Darin Sicurello
Coronado guard Jaden Hardy drives to the basket.
High school basketball: HIGHSCORE All-American Scoot Henderson set to skip senior year for NBA G League - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: MaxPreps All-American Scoot Henderson set to skip senior year for NBA G League
Five-star Class of 2022 high school basketball star Scoot Henderson of Kell (Marietta, Ga.) announced Friday on social media he will his senior year and join the NBA G League Ignite team.

Henderson is the first high school player to forgo his senior year to play in the G League. He won't be eligible for the 2022 NBA Draft because of age restrictions, meaning he must spend two years with the Ignite program.
The 6-foot-3 guard is the No. 9 prospect in the Class of 2022 according to 247Sports. He is expected to join Jaden Hardy, Michael Foster Jr. and international prospect Fanbo Zeng on the Ignite team next season.

Henderson was a first team MaxPreps Junior All-American selection this season, averaging 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists per contest to help the Longhorns reach the Georgia AAAAAA state title game. The explosive point guard showed rapid development over the course of his high school career and has the potential to be a lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

A year ago, Class of 2020 prospects Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Daishen Nix and Isaiah Todd selected the G League path over the traditional collegiate route.
Scoot Henderson in action during a December game against McEachern.
Photo by Ed Turlington
Scoot Henderson in action during a December game against McEachern.