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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.

2020-21 HIGHSCORE Junior All-America Team: Jalen Duren headlines high school basketball's best from the Class of 2022 - HIGHSCORE
2020-21 MaxPreps Junior All-America Team: Jalen Duren headlines high school basketball's best from the Class of 2022
Our look at high school basketball's best from the 2020-21 season continues with the MaxPreps Junior All-America Team, highlighted by National Junior of the Year Jalen Duren of Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.).

Duren, a 6-foot-10 post regarded as the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports, averaged 14.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game for the MaxPreps National Champions. The Eagles are 49-1 in his two seasons with the program.

The Pennsylvania native joins a list of past winners that includes 2021 NBA All-Stars Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson. See the full list of past MaxPreps Juniors of the Year below.

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.
First Team

6-foot-8 | Wing | Uncommitted
Top-ranked prospect averaged 25.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a shortened 10-game season for first-year program.

MAXPREPS NATIONAL JUNIOR OF THE YEAR
6-10 | Center | Uncommitted
Helped Montverde capture fifth national title since 2013, becoming second player from the program to earn MaxPreps JOY honors after Ben Simmons in 2014.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 6A Player of the Year averaged 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists to guide the Longhorns to the state title game.

6-6 | Wing | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Ohio Player of the Year averaged 31.1 points, 15.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 4.7 steals and 4.0 steals per game while shooting 71 percent from the field to guide the Griffins to the state quarterfinals.

6-2 | Guard | Ohio State
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 7A Player of the Year averaged 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds per contest to guide the Eagles to their first state title since 2012 and the program's first ever GEICO Nationals appearance.

Second Team

6-10 | Forward | Uncommitted
Quickly-developing international prospect averaged 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots per game in his first season in the United States.
Catalyst for IMG tallied 10.1 points, 6.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 55 percent from beyond the arc.

7-1 | Center | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Connecticut Player of the Year averaged 27.3 points, 17.2 rebounds, 5.8 blocks and 3.1 assists per contest to help the Rams go 15-0 en route to the program's first Central Connecticut Conference championship since 2003.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
District 7-6A Co-MVP averaged 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game to guide Richardson to the Class 6A state semifinals.

6-5 | Wing | Uncommitted
Breakout year for the No. 4-ranked Stags, averaging 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per contest while shooting 46 percent from 3-point range.

Third Team

Eric Dailey, IMG Academy
6-7 | Forward | Uncommitted
Versatile forward prospect was IMG's second-leading scorer, averaging 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest while shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
Scoring guard averaged 23.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals per contest to guide the Cougars to a 17-11 record against a challenging national schedule.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
Dallas Morning News Player of the Year averaged 23.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.2 blocks per outing to lead the Knights to the Class 5A state title game.

6-5 | Wing | Uncommitted
Led Oak Hill Academy in scoring at 19.6 points per game to go along with 5.6 rebounds.

Dariq Whitehead, Montverde Academy
6-5 | Guard/Wing | Uncommitted
Key contributor on back-to-back national championship teams, averaged 10.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest.

Honorable Mention

6-7 | Wing | Kansas
Produced 10.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for GEICO Nationals finalists.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Tennessee Player of the Year averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists per contest while becoming the first Knoxville Catholic player to be named Mr. Basketball in Division II-AA.

Corey Floyd Jr., Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.)
6-4 | Guard | Connecticut
NJ.com All-State first team selection averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists to help the Lions finish 12-3.

6-2 | Guard | Uncommitted
District 24-5A MVP averaged 22.6 points, 5.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds to help the Hurricanes finish 17-3.

Jett Howard, IMG Academy
6-6 | Guard | Uncommitted
Son of Juwan Howard helped IMG reach GEICO Nationals semifinals, averaging 10.5 points and 2.5 assists per contest while shooting 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range.

6-10 | Center | Colorado
MaxPreps North Dakota Player of the Year averaged 22.6 points, 14.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest while shooting 57 percent from the field. Hurlburt has piled up 1,609 points and 1,134 rebounds in 97 career games.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
Helped the Tigers finish No. 12 in final MaxPreps Top 25, averaging 14.1 points and 2.4 assists per contest while shooting 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range.

6-4 | Guard | Purdue
Younger brother of Michigan State guard Foster Loyer averaged 24.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 53 percent from the field, 45 percent from the 3-point range and 90 percent from the free throw line.

6-1 | Guard | Uncommitted
Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division II first team selection averaged 28.2 points, 5.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals per contest.

6-7 | Wing | Uncommitted
Main Street Preps All-Midstate Player of the Year averaged 23.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.6 blocks per game to guide the Ravens to the Division I Class AAA state title game.

6-8 | Wing | Uncommitted
Five-star prospect averaged 18.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest to lead the Stags to a state title.

6-2 | Guard | Uncommitted
NJ.com All-State first team selection averaged 18.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game to guide the Crusaders to a 7-2 record.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
MaxPreps New York Player of the Year averaged 19 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals per contest while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range and 44 percent from the field overall.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Arkansas Player of the Year averaged 25 points, five rebounds and three assists per game while shooting 60 percent from the field. The talented combo guard pumped in a season-high 44 points in an 82-72 victory over Jacksonville on Feb. 2

Jarace Walker, IMG Academy
6-7 | Wing | Uncommitted
Top 10 prospect battled injuries most of the season but still managed to produce averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest while shooting 56 percent from the field.

Past MaxPreps Juniors of the Year
2020 — Paolo Banchero, O'Dea (Seattle)
2019 — Sharife Cooper, McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
2018 — Vernon Carey Jr., University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
2017 — Zion Williamson, Spartanburg Day (Spartanburg, S.C.)
2016 — Kevin Knox, Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Fla.)
2015 — Jayson Tatum, Chaminade (St. Louis)
2014 — Ben Simmons, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
2013 — Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
2012 — Jabari Parker, Simeon (Chicago)
2011 — Tony Parker, Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.)
2010 — Austin Rivers, Winter Park (Fla.)
2020-21 HIGHSCORE All-America Team: Chet Holmgren headlines high school basketball's best and most talented players - HIGHSCORE
2020-21 MaxPreps All-America Team: Chet Holmgren headlines high school basketball's best and most talented players
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the top high school basketball players in America. Past honorees include 2021 NBA All-Stars Bradley Beal (2011), Jaylen Brown (2015), Devin Booker (2014), Anthony Davis (2011), Kevin Durant (2008), James Harden (2007), Kyrie Irving (2010), Zach LaVine (2013), Julius Randle (2012 and 2013), Ben Simmons (2014 and 2015), Jayson Tatum (2014, 2015 and 2016) and Zion Williamson (2017 and 2018).

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 MaxPreps National Player of the Year selection Chet Holmgren of Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis), we present the 2020-21 MaxPreps All-America Team.
Graphic By: Ryan Escobar
First Team

6-foot-1 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Tennessee
Averaged 14.7 points, 5.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game, guiding the Buffaloes to the GEICO Nationals title game.

6-9 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Kentucky
MaxPreps Texas Player of the Year averaged 35.2 points, 14.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 6.2 blocks for the 19-5 Rabbits.

6-10 | Junior (2022) | Center | Uncommitted
No. 2-ranked junior prospect averaged 14.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per contest to help the Eagles win a fifth national championship since 2013.

MAXPREPS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
7-0 | Senior (2021) | Center | Uncommitted
Averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 4.5 assists while shooting 80 percent from the field. Holmgren was part of four state championship teams at Minnehaha Academy.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Uncommitted
Helped put AZ Compass Prep on the national map this season, averaging 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds per game.

Second Team

Matthew Cleveland, Pace Academy (Atlanta)
6-7 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Florida State
Five-star prospect averaged 22.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.6 assists, helping Knights to their second consecutive state title and first GEICO Nationals berth.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Alabama
Tallied 32.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 3.6 steals per game as the Tigers reached the state semifinals. Davison opened his senior campaign with a 57-point game and posted 14 double-doubles.
6-5 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Duke
Limited to just 11 games, future Blue Devil averaged 28.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 3.8 steals while recording six triple-doubles. Piled up 1,803 career points.

6-10 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Auburn
Produced 23.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.5 blocks per game to lead the Patriots to the state championship game. Finished career with just under 2,000 points.

6-7 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Loyola-Chicago
MaxPreps Nebraska Player of the Year averaged 21.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game in leading Millard North to its first state title.

Third Team

6-10 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Michigan
Versatile five-star forward led fifth-ranked Ascenders in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per outing while shooting 64 percent from the field.

6-3 | Junior (2022) | Guard | Uncommitted
Atlanta Journal Constitution Class 6A Player of the Year averaged 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Longhorns reached the state title game.

6-6 | Junior (2022) | Wing | Uncommitted
Poured in 31.1 points per game to go along with 15.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 4.7 steals while shooting 71 percent from the field for state quarterfinalists.

Hunter Sallis, Millard North
6-5 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Gonzaga
Top 10 prospect averaged 22.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.4 steals. Sallis tallied 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in Mustangs' state-title game win.

6-2 | Junior (2021) | Guard | Ohio State
Atlanta Journal Constitution 7A Player of the Year averaged 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds per contest. Led Eagles to their first state title since 2012 and the program's first GEICO Nationals appearance.

Honorable Mention

6-8 | Junior (2022) | Wing | Uncommitted
Top-ranked Class of 2022 prospect averaged 25.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a shortened 10-game season for the first-year program.

6-11 | Senior (2021) | Center | Oregon
Oregon native averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game in lone season with the No. 10 Crew.

6-6 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Michigan State
Catalyst for the Hurricanes' first state championship, averaging 33.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals.

Malaki Branham, St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
6-4 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Ohio State
Ohio Mr. Basketball averaged 21.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest. Branham put an exclamation point on his senior year with 37 points in the Fighting Irish's title victory.

Kendall Brown, Sunrise Christian Academy
6-8 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Baylor
Five-star prospect averaged a team-high 16 points per game and shot 62 percent from the field to help third-ranked Buffaloes to their second consecutive top five finish in the national rankings.

6-6 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Michigan State
Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals to guide the Mustangs to a 15-0 record. Christie became the all-time leading scorer in Mid-Suburban League history, finishing with over 2,000 career points.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Connecticut
MaxPreps Pennsylvania Player of the Year helped the Vikings reach state championship game, averaging 18.6 points, 6.5 assists and 3.5 steals per contest. He became the program's all-time leading scorer in the process with over 1,400 points.

6-10 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Purdue
MaxPreps Indiana Player of the Year averaged 21.5 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 blocks to lead the Braves to their second consecutive state title. Furst finished an impressive four-year run as the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,087 career points.

6-5 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Connecticut
MaxPreps Maryland Player of the Year averaged 18.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.9 blocked shots per contest as the Stags finished No. 4 in final MaxPreps Top 25.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Kentucky
MaxPreps Utah Player of the Year averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game to help the Tigers finish No. 12 in final MaxPreps Top 25.

DaRon Holmes, AZ Compass Prep
6-8 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Dayton
Top 50 prospect transferred after the New Year and provided a strong second option for the Dragons, averaging 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks per contest.

6-7 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Kentucky
MaxPreps Illinois Player of the Year averaged 24.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and three assists per game to lead the Friars to the Catholic League Blue championship.

Caleb Houstan, Montverde Academy
6-8 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Michigan
Top 10 prospect averaged 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per outing while shooting 53 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range.

6-7 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Stanford
Five-star prospect averaged 23.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per outing in an abbreviated 7-2 season.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | North Carolina State
MaxPreps North Carolina Player of the Year averaged 25.6 points per game to lead the Jaguars to their third straight state championship, posting a 76-2 record during their dominant three-year run. Smith pumped in 33 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and five steals in the state title game.
2020-21 HIGHSCORE All-America Team: Chet Holmgren headlines high school basketball's best and most talented players - HIGHSCORE
2020-21 MaxPreps All-America Team: Chet Holmgren headlines high school basketball's best and most talented players
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the top high school basketball players in America. Past honorees include 2021 NBA All-Stars Bradley Beal (2011), Jaylen Brown (2015), Devin Booker (2014), Anthony Davis (2011), Kevin Durant (2008), James Harden (2007), Kyrie Irving (2010), Zach LaVine (2013), Julius Randle (2012 and 2013), Ben Simmons (2014 and 2015), Jayson Tatum (2014, 2015 and 2016) and Zion Williamson (2017 and 2018).

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 MaxPreps National Player of the Year selection Chet Holmgren of Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis), we present the 2020-21 MaxPreps All-America Team.
Graphic By: Ryan Escobar
First Team

6-foot-1 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Tennessee
Averaged 14.7 points, 5.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game, guiding the Buffaloes to the GEICO Nationals title game.

6-9 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Kentucky
MaxPreps Texas Player of the Year averaged 35.2 points, 14.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 6.2 blocks for the 19-5 Rabbits.

6-10 | Junior (2022) | Center | Uncommitted
No. 2-ranked junior prospect averaged 14.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per contest to help the Eagles win a fifth national championship since 2013.

MAXPREPS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
7-0 | Senior (2021) | Center | Uncommitted
Averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 4.5 assists while shooting 80 percent from the field. Holmgren was part of four state championship teams at Minnehaha Academy.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Uncommitted
Helped put AZ Compass Prep on the national map this season, averaging 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds per game.

Second Team

Matthew Cleveland, Pace Academy (Atlanta)
6-7 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Florida State
Five-star prospect averaged 22.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.6 assists, helping Knights to their second consecutive state title and first GEICO Nationals berth.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Alabama
Tallied 32.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 3.6 steals per game as the Tigers reached the state semifinals. Davison opened his senior campaign with a 57-point game and posted 14 double-doubles.
6-5 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Duke
Limited to just 11 games, future Blue Devil averaged 28.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 3.8 steals while recording six triple-doubles. Piled up 1,803 career points.

6-10 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Auburn
Produced 23.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.5 blocks per game to lead the Patriots to the state championship game. Finished career with just under 2,000 points.

6-7 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Loyola-Chicago
MaxPreps Nebraska Player of the Year averaged 21.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game in leading Millard North to its first state title.

Third Team

6-10 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Michigan
Versatile five-star forward led fifth-ranked Ascenders in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per outing while shooting 64 percent from the field.

6-3 | Junior (2022) | Guard | Uncommitted
Atlanta Journal Constitution Class 6A Player of the Year averaged 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Longhorns reached the state title game.

6-6 | Junior (2022) | Wing | Uncommitted
Poured in 31.1 points per game to go along with 15.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 4.7 steals while shooting 71 percent from the field for state quarterfinalists.

Hunter Sallis, Millard North
6-5 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Gonzaga
Top 10 prospect averaged 22.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.4 steals. Sallis tallied 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in Mustangs' state-title game win.

6-2 | Junior (2021) | Guard | Ohio State
Atlanta Journal Constitution 7A Player of the Year averaged 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds per contest. Led Eagles to their first state title since 2012 and the program's first GEICO Nationals appearance.

Honorable Mention

6-8 | Junior (2022) | Wing | Uncommitted
Top-ranked Class of 2022 prospect averaged 25.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a shortened 10-game season for the first-year program.

6-11 | Senior (2021) | Center | Oregon
Oregon native averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game in lone season with the No. 10 Crew.

6-6 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Michigan State
Catalyst for the Hurricanes' first state championship, averaging 33.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals.

Malaki Branham, St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
6-4 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Ohio State
Ohio Mr. Basketball averaged 21.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest. Branham put an exclamation point on his senior year with 37 points in the Fighting Irish's title victory.

Kendall Brown, Sunrise Christian Academy
6-8 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Baylor
Five-star prospect averaged a team-high 16 points per game and shot 62 percent from the field to help third-ranked Buffaloes to their second consecutive top five finish in the national rankings.

6-6 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Michigan State
Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals to guide the Mustangs to a 15-0 record. Christie became the all-time leading scorer in Mid-Suburban League history, finishing with over 2,000 career points.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Connecticut
MaxPreps Pennsylvania Player of the Year helped the Vikings reach state championship game, averaging 18.6 points, 6.5 assists and 3.5 steals per contest. He became the program's all-time leading scorer in the process with over 1,400 points.

6-10 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Purdue
MaxPreps Indiana Player of the Year averaged 21.5 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 blocks to lead the Braves to their second consecutive state title. Furst finished an impressive four-year run as the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,087 career points.

6-5 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Connecticut
MaxPreps Maryland Player of the Year averaged 18.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.9 blocked shots per contest as the Stags finished No. 4 in final MaxPreps Top 25.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Kentucky
MaxPreps Utah Player of the Year averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game to help the Tigers finish No. 12 in final MaxPreps Top 25.

DaRon Holmes, AZ Compass Prep
6-8 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Dayton
Top 50 prospect transferred after the New Year and provided a strong second option for the Dragons, averaging 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks per contest.

6-7 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Kentucky
MaxPreps Illinois Player of the Year averaged 24.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and three assists per game to lead the Friars to the Catholic League Blue championship.

Caleb Houstan, Montverde Academy
6-8 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Michigan
Top 10 prospect averaged 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per outing while shooting 53 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range.

6-7 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Stanford
Five-star prospect averaged 23.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per outing in an abbreviated 7-2 season.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | North Carolina State
MaxPreps North Carolina Player of the Year averaged 25.6 points per game to lead the Jaguars to their third straight state championship, posting a 76-2 record during their dominant three-year run. Smith pumped in 33 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and five steals in the state title game.
2020-21 HIGHSCORE Junior All-America Team: Jalen Duren headlines high school basketball's best from the Class of 2022 - HIGHSCORE
2020-21 MaxPreps Junior All-America Team: Jalen Duren headlines high school basketball's best from the Class of 2022
Our look at high school basketball's best from the 2020-21 season continues with the MaxPreps Junior All-America Team, highlighted by National Junior of the Year Jalen Duren of Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.).

Duren, a 6-foot-10 post regarded as the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports, averaged 14.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game for the MaxPreps National Champions. The Eagles are 49-1 in his two seasons with the program.

The Pennsylvania native joins a list of past winners that includes 2021 NBA All-Stars Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson. See the full list of past MaxPreps Juniors of the Year below.

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.
First Team

6-foot-8 | Wing | Uncommitted
Top-ranked prospect averaged 25.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a shortened 10-game season for first-year program.

MAXPREPS NATIONAL JUNIOR OF THE YEAR
6-10 | Center | Uncommitted
Helped Montverde capture fifth national title since 2013, becoming second player from the program to earn MaxPreps JOY honors after Ben Simmons in 2014.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 6A Player of the Year averaged 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists to guide the Longhorns to the state title game.

6-6 | Wing | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Ohio Player of the Year averaged 31.1 points, 15.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 4.7 steals and 4.0 steals per game while shooting 71 percent from the field to guide the Griffins to the state quarterfinals.

6-2 | Guard | Ohio State
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 7A Player of the Year averaged 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds per contest to guide the Eagles to their first state title since 2012 and the program's first ever GEICO Nationals appearance.

Second Team

6-10 | Forward | Uncommitted
Quickly-developing international prospect averaged 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots per game in his first season in the United States.
Catalyst for IMG tallied 10.1 points, 6.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 55 percent from beyond the arc.

7-1 | Center | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Connecticut Player of the Year averaged 27.3 points, 17.2 rebounds, 5.8 blocks and 3.1 assists per contest to help the Rams go 15-0 en route to the program's first Central Connecticut Conference championship since 2003.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
District 7-6A Co-MVP averaged 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game to guide Richardson to the Class 6A state semifinals.

6-5 | Wing | Uncommitted
Breakout year for the No. 4-ranked Stags, averaging 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per contest while shooting 46 percent from 3-point range.

Third Team

Eric Dailey, IMG Academy
6-7 | Forward | Uncommitted
Versatile forward prospect was IMG's second-leading scorer, averaging 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest while shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
Scoring guard averaged 23.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals per contest to guide the Cougars to a 17-11 record against a challenging national schedule.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
Dallas Morning News Player of the Year averaged 23.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.2 blocks per outing to lead the Knights to the Class 5A state title game.

6-5 | Wing | Uncommitted
Led Oak Hill Academy in scoring at 19.6 points per game to go along with 5.6 rebounds.

Dariq Whitehead, Montverde Academy
6-5 | Guard/Wing | Uncommitted
Key contributor on back-to-back national championship teams, averaged 10.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest.

Honorable Mention

6-7 | Wing | Kansas
Produced 10.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for GEICO Nationals finalists.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Tennessee Player of the Year averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists per contest while becoming the first Knoxville Catholic player to be named Mr. Basketball in Division II-AA.

Corey Floyd Jr., Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.)
6-4 | Guard | Connecticut
NJ.com All-State first team selection averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists to help the Lions finish 12-3.

6-2 | Guard | Uncommitted
District 24-5A MVP averaged 22.6 points, 5.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds to help the Hurricanes finish 17-3.

Jett Howard, IMG Academy
6-6 | Guard | Uncommitted
Son of Juwan Howard helped IMG reach GEICO Nationals semifinals, averaging 10.5 points and 2.5 assists per contest while shooting 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range.

6-10 | Center | Colorado
MaxPreps North Dakota Player of the Year averaged 22.6 points, 14.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest while shooting 57 percent from the field. Hurlburt has piled up 1,609 points and 1,134 rebounds in 97 career games.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
Helped the Tigers finish No. 12 in final MaxPreps Top 25, averaging 14.1 points and 2.4 assists per contest while shooting 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range.

6-4 | Guard | Purdue
Younger brother of Michigan State guard Foster Loyer averaged 24.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 53 percent from the field, 45 percent from the 3-point range and 90 percent from the free throw line.

6-1 | Guard | Uncommitted
Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division II first team selection averaged 28.2 points, 5.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals per contest.

6-7 | Wing | Uncommitted
Main Street Preps All-Midstate Player of the Year averaged 23.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.6 blocks per game to guide the Ravens to the Division I Class AAA state title game.

6-8 | Wing | Uncommitted
Five-star prospect averaged 18.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest to lead the Stags to a state title.

6-2 | Guard | Uncommitted
NJ.com All-State first team selection averaged 18.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game to guide the Crusaders to a 7-2 record.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
MaxPreps New York Player of the Year averaged 19 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals per contest while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range and 44 percent from the field overall.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Arkansas Player of the Year averaged 25 points, five rebounds and three assists per game while shooting 60 percent from the field. The talented combo guard pumped in a season-high 44 points in an 82-72 victory over Jacksonville on Feb. 2

Jarace Walker, IMG Academy
6-7 | Wing | Uncommitted
Top 10 prospect battled injuries most of the season but still managed to produce averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest while shooting 56 percent from the field.

Past MaxPreps Juniors of the Year
2020 — Paolo Banchero, O'Dea (Seattle)
2019 — Sharife Cooper, McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
2018 — Vernon Carey Jr., University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
2017 — Zion Williamson, Spartanburg Day (Spartanburg, S.C.)
2016 — Kevin Knox, Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Fla.)
2015 — Jayson Tatum, Chaminade (St. Louis)
2014 — Ben Simmons, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
2013 — Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
2012 — Jabari Parker, Simeon (Chicago)
2011 — Tony Parker, Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.)
2010 — Austin Rivers, Winter Park (Fla.)