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Top 50 high schools with the most combined players in MLB, NBA and NFL
Due to the pandemic, sports fans were treated to meaningful professional football, basketball and baseball games all at the same time. During the first two weeks of October, the regular football season was in full swing, the Lakers and Heat were battling in the NBA finals and four MLB teams were competing for the chance to reach the World Series. Which led us to wonder which schools have produced the most NFL, MLB and NBA athletes.

A quick look at sources like Pro Football Reference, Basketball Reference and the Baseball Cube gave us the answer. Not surprisingly, Long Beach Poly (Calif.) is the overall leader. With 58 former and current NFL players, eight NBA players and 20 MLB players, the Jackrabbits have 86 total athletes in those three professional leagues.

The next two schools on the list — Fork Union Military and Hargrave Military — come with a caveat. While both schools produce four-year high school athletes, they also allow for a fifth-year senior. As a result, some of their numbers are inflated due to the presence of a fifth-year senior who completed his four years of regular schooling at another high school. Fork Union is No. 2 on the list with 74 athletes (including 70 in the NFL) and Hargrave has 49. DeMatha Catholic, a traditional four-year private school, is tied with Hargrave at No. 3 with 49 athletes.

California — particularly Southern California — is home to the majority of the schools on the list. A total of 23 schools from California make the list with 20 of them from Southern California (and San Diego). Florida is next on the list with nine schools.

Schools are listed with the overall number, a breakdown of the number of athletes per sport and some of the more notable professional athletes from the school.
Nick Bosa, St. Thomas Aquinas
File photo by Stuart Browning
Nick Bosa, St. Thomas Aquinas
Schools With Most Pro Athletes

1. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) — 86
NFL: 58
NBA: 8
MLB: 20
Notable: NFL — DeSean Jackson, Jurrell Casey, Marcedes Lewis, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Willie McGinest, Carl Weathers (aka Apollo Creed); NBA — Jordan Bell, Mack Calvin, Tyus Edney; MLB — Milton Bradley, Tony Gwynn, Chris Gwynn, Randy Moffitt, Chase Utley.

NFL: 70
NBA: 3
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Carlos Hyde, Michael Thomas, Anthony Castonzo, Vinny Testaverde, Plaxico Burress, Eddie George; NBA — Shammond Williams, Khyri Thomas.

3. Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) — 49
NFL:
32
NBA: 15
MLB: 2
Notable: NFL — Leonard Floyd, Shaq Lawson, Torry Holt; NBA — Terry Rozier, Josh Howard, Montrezl Harrell; Marreese Speights.

3. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) — 49
NFL: 28
NBA: 19
MLB: 2
Notable: NFL — Cameron Wake, Cyrus Kouandjio, Brian Westbrook; NBA — Kenny Carr, Adrian Dantley, Danny Ferry, Markelle Fultz, Sidney Lowe, Jerrod Mustaf, Victor Oladipo, Keith Boggans.

5. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — 47
NFL: 37
NBA: 0
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Geno Atkins, Joey Bosa, Nick Bosa, Lamarcus Joyner, James White, Michael Irvin; MLB — Tyler Greene.

5. Compton (Calif.) — 47
NFL: 23
NBA: 7
MLB: 17
Notable: NFL — Datone Jones, Robin Cole, Roy Jefferson, Marv Fleming; NBA — DeMar DeRozan, Woody Sauldsberry; MLB — Gary Ward, Duke Snider.

5. Fremont (Los Angeles) — 47
NFL: 19
NBA: 3
MLB: 25
Notable: NFL — David Fulcher, Ricky Bell; NBA — Curtis Rowe, Joe Caldwell; MLB — Willie Crawford, Eric Davis, Bobby Doerr, Dan Ford, George Hendrick, Chet Lemon, Bobby Tolan.

8. Dorsey (Los Angeles) — 45
NFL: 33
NBA: 2
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Keyshawn Johnson, Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Butch Johnson; MLB — Sparky Anderson, Chili Davis, Derrel Thomas.

9. Male (Louisville, Ky.) — 40
NFL: 28
NBA: 8
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Chris Redman, Michael Bush; NBA — Darrell Griffith, Ralph Beard, Winston Bennett; MLB — Dixie Howell.

10. Crenshaw (Los Angeles) — 39
NFL: 25
NBA: 9
MLB: 5
Notable: NFL — De'Anthony Thomas, Brandon Mebane, Wendell Tyler; NBA — John Williams, Kevin Ollie, Marques Johnson; MLB — Chris Brown, Darryl Strawberry, Ellis Valentine.

11. Northwestern (Miami) — 38
NFL: 35
NBA: 2
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Teddy Bridgewater, Amari Cooper, Antonio Bryant, Marvin Jones; MLB — Mickey Rivers.

12. McKinley (Canton, Ohio) — 37
NFL: 30
NBA: 6
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Percy Snow, Wayne Fontes, Marion Motley; NBA — Eric Snow, Phil Hubbard, Gary Grant.

13. Berkeley (Calif.) — 36
NFL: 18
NBA: 3
MLB: 15
Notable: NFL — Chidi Ahanotu, Je'Rod Cherry, Larry McGrew; NBA — Phil Chenier, Don Barksdale; MLB — Shooty Babitt, Glenn Burke, Chick Hafey, Billy Martin, Claudell Washington.

14. St. Augustine (New Orleans) — 35
NFL: 32
NBA: 3
MLB: 0
Notable: NFL — Leonard Fournette, Tyrann Mathieu, Trai Turner, Leroy Hoard; NBA — Avery Johnson, Kerry Kittles, Donald Royal.

15. Lane Tech (Chicago) — 33
NFL: 18
NBA: 2
MLB: 13
Notable: NFL — Laken Tomlinson, Fritz Pollard, Cyron Brown.

15. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) — 33
NFL: 0
NBA: 33
MLB: 0
Notable: NBA — Rod Strickland, Jerry Stackhouse, Rajon Rondo, Stephen Jackson, Brandon Jennings, DeSagana Diop, Carmelo Anthony.

17. Manual Arts (Los Angeles) — 32
NFL: 19
NBA: 5
MLB: 8
Notable: NFL — Steve Broussard, Jon Arnett, Tom Fears; NBA — Freeman Williams; MLB — Paul Blair, Lyman Bostock, Bob Meusel.

18. Lincoln (San Diego, Calif.) — 31
NFL: 25
NBA: 2
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Terrell Davis, Marcus Allen, Dave Grayson; NBA — Norman Powell.

18. Santa Monica (Calif.) — 31
NFL: 20
NBA: 1
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Chad Wheeler, Glyn Milburn, Dennis Smith, Dennis Thurman, R.C. Owens, Lee Grosscup; NBA — Bison Dele; MLB — Tim Leary, Rick Monday, Tyler Skaggs.

18. Pasadena (Calif.) — 31
NFL: 19
NBA: 4
MLB: 8
Notable: NFL — Chris McAlister, Jim Wilks; NBA — Michael Cooper; MLB — Dick Williams.

21. South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas) — 30
NFL: 24
NBA: 4
MLB: 2
Notable: NFL — Rod Jones, Wayne Morris, Harvey Martin; NBA — Dennis Rodman, Tony Battie, Darrell Arthur.

21. San Diego (Calif.) — 30
NFL: 17
NBA: 2
MLB: 11
Notable: NFL — Art Powell, Charley Powell, Brick Muller, Steve Neal, Darren Comeaux; NBA — Art Williams, Jeremy Tyler; MLB — Graig Nettles, Randy Milligan.

21. Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) — 30
NFL: 15
NBA: 1
MLB: 14
Notable: NFL — Bob Crable, Steve Niehaus, Tom Waddle; NBA — Jaxson Hayes; MLB — Buddy Bell, David Bell, Mike Bell, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Larkin, Adam Hyzdu.

21. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) — 30
NFL: 11
NBA: 9
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Matt Barkley, Matt Leinart, John Huarte; NBA — Stanley Johnson, LeRon Ellis, Jamal Simpson; MLB — Sergio Santos, Bob Meacham, Ryan McMahon.

25. Evanston (Ill.) — 29
NFL: 24
NBA: 2
MLB: 3
Notable: NFL — Mike Kenn, Paddy Driscoll, Emery Moorehead.

25. Ball (Galveston, Texas) — 29
NFL: 24
NBA: 1
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Mike Evans, Kimble Anders, Charles Alexander; NBA — Damon Jones;

25. Inglewood (Calif.) — 29
NFL: 18
NBA: 7
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Benson Mayowa, Patrick Onwuasor; NBA — Reggie Theus, Paul Pierce, Harold Miner, Jay Humphries, Jason Hart; MLB — Coco Crisp, Pat Dodson.

25. George Washington Prep (Los Angeles) — 29
NFL: 14
NBA: 1
MLB: 14
Notable: NFL — James Lofton, Hugh McElhenny; MLB — Mickey Owen.

25. McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.) — 29
NFL: 8
NBA: 8
MLB: 13
Notable: NFL — Marcus Peters, Wendell Hayes, Jimmy Hines; NBA — Bill Russell, Antonio Davis, Paul Silas, Nate Williams, Joe Ellis; MLB — Curt Flood, Lee Lacy, Ernie Lombardi, Vada Pinson, Frank Robinson.

30. Miami (Fla.) — 28
NFL: 18
NBA: 3
MLB: 7
Notable: NFL — Eddie Brown, Andre Johnson; NBA — Udonis Haslem; Doug Edwards, Steve Blake.

30. Coral Gables (Fla.) — 28
NFL: 18
NBA: 1
MLB: 9
Notable: NFL — Frank Gore, Jonathan Vilma, Al Del Greco, Neal Colzie, Gerald Tinker; MLB — MIke Lowell.

30. Hillsborough (Tampa, Fla.) — 28
NFL: 16
NBA: 0
MLB: 12
Notable: NFL — Azeez Al-Shaair, Anthony Brown, Dan Footman; MLB — Elijah Dukes, Carl Everett, Dwight Gooden, Mike Heath, Gary Sheffield.

33. Glenville (Cleveland) — 27
NFL: 27
NBA: 0
MLB: 0
Notable: NFL — Frank Clark, Ted Ginn Jr., Marshon Lattimore, Cardale Jones, Donte Whitner, Benny Friedman.

33. Longview (Texas) — 27
NFL: 23
NBA: 3
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Trent Williams, Josh Scobee, Bobby Taylor; NBA — David Wesley; MLB — Chris Davis.

33. Yates (Houston) — 27
NFL: 21
NBA: 5
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Santana Dotson, Albert Fontenot, Dexter Manley; NBA — Michael Young, Damyean Dotson; MLB — Steve Henderson.

33. Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.) — 27
NFL: 17
NBA: 0
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Daylon McCutcheon, Eric Bieniemy, John Sciarra, Bishop Amat, Adrian Young; MLB — Dan Haren, J.R. Phillips.

33. Sarasota (Fla.) — 27
NFL: 10
NBA: 1
MLB: 16
Notable: NFL — Barry Redden, MLB — Scooter Gennett, Casey Kelly.

38. Central (Miami) — 26
NFL: 25
NBA: 0
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Dalvin Cook, Devonta Freeman, Willis McGahee, Bruce Armstrong, Elvis Peacock; MLB — Ronnie Belliard.

38. Raines (Jacksonville, Fla.) — 26
NFL: 23
NBA: 2
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Jabar Gaffney, Brian Dawkins, Lito Sheppard, Harold Carmichael, Ken Burrough; NBA — Truck Robinson; MLB — Vince Coleman.

38. Washington (Massillon, Ohio) — 26
NFL: 23
NBA: 0
MLB: 3
Notable: NFL — Chris Spielman, Jim Houston, Bob Vogel, Horace Gillom, Devin Smith, Gareon Conley; MLB — Bob Fothergill, Mike Hershberger.

NFL: 20
NBA: 2
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Frank Gifford, Jeff Siemon, Theo Bell, Louis Wright; NBA — Robert Swift, Tyrone Wallace; MLB — Steve Ontiveros.

38. Loyola (Los Angeles) — 26
NFL: 16
NBA: 3
MLB: 7
Notable: NFL — Anthony Barr, George Kunz, Matt Ware; NBA — Hollis Thompson, Toby Bailey.

38. Los Angeles (Calif.) — 26
NFL: 16
NBA: 0
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Larry Brown, Don Paul, Cal Peterson; MLB — Fred Snodgrass.

38. Centennial (Compton, Calif.) — 26
NFL: 14
NBA: 2
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Larry Allen, Paul Lowe; NBA — Arron Afflalo; MLB — Mitchell Page, Len Randle, Lonnie Smith, Reggie Smith, Roy White.

38. Proviso East (Maywood, Ill.) — 26
NFL: 11
NBA: 12
MLB: 3
Notable: NFL — Ray Nitschke, Ed O'Bradovich, Ray Buchanan, NBA — Doc Rivers; Michael Finley, Shannon Brown, Jim Brewer, Jevon Carter.

46. Carol City (Miami) — 25
NFL: 19
NBA: 2
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Ricky Jean-Francois, Santana Moss, Kenny Phillips; MLB — Nick Esasky, Danny Tartabull.

46. Muir (Pasadena, Calif.) — 25
NFL: 19
NBA: 3
MLB: 3
Notable: NFL — Rod Sherman, Marcus Robertson, Chad Brown; NBA — Jacque Vaughn, Ryan Hollins, Stacey Augman; MLB — Darrell Evans, Jackie Robinson.

46. Oakland Tech (Oakland, Calif.) — 25
NFL: 10
NBA: 2
MLB: 13
Notable: NFL — Marshawn Lynch, Josh Johnson, John Brodie; NBA — Leon Powe, Jim Pollard; MLB — Ricky Henderson, Cookie Lavagetto.

46. Serra (Gardena, Calif.) — 25
NFL: 21
NBA: 2
MLB: 2
Notable: NFL — Robert Woods, Adoree' Jackson, Marqise Lee; MLB — Dominic Smith.

46. Tyler (Texas) — 25
NFL:
24
NBA: 0
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Earl Campbell, Greg Ward, Tyus Bowser.
High school baseball rankings: Former No. 1 Buford drops in HIGHSCORE Top 25 following first loss, playoff elimination - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball rankings: Former No. 1 Buford drops in MaxPreps Top 25 following first loss, playoff elimination
Pope (Marietta, Ga.) proved to be a giant killer last week, knocking off the top team in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings. The Greyhounds handled previously unbeaten Buford in three-game series during the second round of the Georgia AAAAAA baseball playoffs.

Buford won the first game, 8-1, but lost in the final inning of the other two games. Pope won 1-0 in the 10th inning of the second game, handing Buford its first loss of the season after 32 straight wins. Pope then scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning for a 5-3 win that ended Buford's season.

Winning big games is nothing new to Pope. The Greyhounds won back-to-back Class AAAAAA championships in 2017 and 2018. They enter the rankings at No. 13. Allatoona, a team that has defeated Pope twice this year, joins the rankings this week at No. 12. Buford fell to No. 14, one spot ahead of Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Buford has a win over Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.), a team that defeated Baylor in an interstate.

The loss allowed Friendswood (Texas) to move up to the No. 1 spot. The Mustangs are 26-0 and have the program's most wins since 2008 when they went 27-12.

Pope, Allatoona and Auburn (Ala.) were the only new teams this week. Pleasant Grove (Utah) dropped out after two losses to American Fork while Columbus North (Ind.) dropped out after a loss to Noblesville. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.) also fell out of the rankings for the first time this year after a loss to Hardin Valley.

Dropped out: Pleasant Grove (Utah); Columbus North (Columbus, Ind.), Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Game of the Week: Pope 5, Buford 3. One day after handing the No. 1 team in the nation its first loss of the season in a 10-inning, 1-0 win, Pope ended Buford's season with a pair of runs in the seventh for a 5-3 win. Two walks, a single and a fielder's choice loaded the bases for Riley Frost who hit a line drive to left field that scored two. Pope set down Buford in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.

Player of the Week: Malachi Lott, Gregory Portland. In picking up a playoff win over Veterans Memorial, Lott got the victory, striking out 9. He also went 4-for-4 with a triple, a home run and 5 RBI.

Recruit Watch: Max Muncy, Thousand Oaks. Muncy had a home run and a grand slam in Thousand Oaks' two wins over Westlake on Wednesday and Thursday. Muncy is batting .485 on the season with 29 RBI and 6 home runs.

Game to Watch: Barbe vs. Sam Houston. The two Lake Charles rivals meet in the Class 5A state semifinal on Thursday. The two teams split their two matchups earlier in the season with Barbe winning 8-2 and Sam Houston winning 6-4.

Milestones: Billy Jack Bowen of Silo became the nation's all-time winningest high school baseball coach, when including fall and spring seasons. Bowen, in his 35th year at Silo, passed Eddie Collins of Latta on April 19 in a doubleheader sweep of Howe. Collins, who didn't coach in the spring, had retired after the 2020 season with 2,122 career wins. Collins had taken the lead from Murl Bowen (2,115 wins), Billy Jack Bowen's uncle, mid-September of 2020. Bowen's Silo team won its regional championship, giving him 2,132 career wins and counting. Silo will play in the Oklahoma Class 2A state tournament this week.

Streaks: Webster (Wis.) upped its record to 6-0 on the season to give it 43 straight wins. Webster is one win ahead of Roff (Okla.), which finished the 2021 season undefeated (33-0) with an Oklahoma Class B state championship. Roff had won its last six games of the 2019 season and all three of the games it played in 2020 before COVID ended the season.
No. 19 Roff won the Oklahoma B state title with a 12-2 win over Red Oak.
Photo by Gray Siegel
No. 19 Roff won the Oklahoma B state title with a 12-2 win over Red Oak.
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Friendswood (Texas)
Record:
26-0 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. Nederland, 10-0, 5-0.
Stats: Jacob Rogers threw a two-hitter with seven strikeouts in the 5-0 win. Dylan Maxcey added a double with three RBI. Maxcey went 3-for-3 with a double, a grand slam and six RBI in the second game. Jaxson Burch tossed a one-hitter in the 10-0 win.
Next: Sat. vs. Fulshear

2. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
23-2 | Last week: 3
Next: Season over

3. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
37-2 | Last week: 4
Results: Def. Haughton, 4-3, 5-1.
Stats: Jack Walker upped his record to 13-0 with a 4-3 win over Haughton that included 11 strikeouts. Gavin Guidry got the win in the second game, striking out nine.
Next: Thur. vs. Sam Houston

4. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
26-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. Brandon, 7-1.
Stats: Nick Rodriguez was 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the win.
Next: Tue. vs. Jefferson.

5. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
26-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. South Panola, 26-5, 11-0.
Stats: Ross Highfill was 4-for-4 with a double and six RBI while Braden Montgomery was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in the 26-5 win. Highfill also had a home run and three RBI in the 11-0 win.
Next: Thur. vs. Starkville.

6. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
27-1 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. Brother Rice, 11-0, 12-1; def. De La Salle Collegiate, 4-1, 10-0.
Stats: Alex Mooney hit his third grand slam of the season and Ryan McKay also homered in the 11-0 win over Brother Rice. Jake Dresselhouse homered in the second game. Dresselhouse and Mooney each hit a home run in the 10-0 win over De La Salle.
Next: Tue. vs. Grand Blanc; Wed. vs. Dexter.

7. Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Record:
19-0 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Westlake, 10-8, 8-2; def. Calabasas, 11-0.
Stats: Maxwell Muncy homered in the first game while Dylan Jackson went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Muncy added a grand slam in the second game.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Calabasas.

8. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
24-2 | Last week: 9
Results: Def. Santaluces, 9-0.
Stats: Santiago Ordonez had a double and two home runs in the win while Gavin Conticello had one home run.
Next: Wed. vs. Park Vista

9. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
Record:
19-2 | Last week: 10
Results: Def. Mountain Ridge, 3-2; 7-3.
Stats: Brock Selvidge got the 7-3 win, striking out 12. He also had a double and a home run and three RBI.
Next: Tue. vs. Basha

10. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
31-2-1 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Veterans Memorial, 9-0, 11-3.
Stats: Robbie Spencer struck out 10 and also had a triple in the first game. Malachi Lott got the win in the second game, striking out nine. He also wet 4-for-4 with a triple, a home run and five RBI.
Next: Thur. vs. Sharyland

11. Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.)
Record:
26-1 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. Calvary Christian, 8-3.
Stats: Carson Byrd, Brody Donay and Hunter Laurell all hit home runs in the win.
Next: Tue. vs. Berkeley Prep

12. Allatoona (Acworth, Ga.)
Record:
29-5 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Winder-Barrow, 7-6, 12-1.
Stats: William Mosley went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the 12-1 win while Aidan Jolley had a double and a home run in the 7-6 victory.
Next: Tue. vs. Glynn Academy

13. Pope (Marietta, Ga.)
Record:
27-9 | Last week: NR
Results: Lost to Buford, 8-1, def. Buford 1-0, 5-3.
Stats: Peyton Cariaco had 10 strikeouts in nine innings pitched in a 1-0 win. Riley Frost went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the 5-3 victory.
Next: Tue. vs. Glynn Academy

14. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
32-2 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Pope 8-1, lost to Pope, 1-0, 5-3.
Stats: Jax Brockett had 13 strikeouts in 1-0 loss.
Next: Season over.

15. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
22-4 | Last week: 13
Results: Lost to Combine Academy, 8-2; def. Combine Academy, 10-0.
Stats: Jay Dill and Cooper Kinney both hit home runs in the win over Combine Academy.
Next: Postseason TBD

16. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
29-4-2 | Last week: 14
Results: Def. Vista Ridge, 10-1, 3-1.
Stats: Luke Jackson struck out 11 in the 10-1 victory. Ethan Roark struck out 11 in the second game.
Next: Fri vs. Churchill

17. Reagan (San Antonio, Texas)
Record:
31-3 | Last week: 15
Results: Def. New Braunfels 7-0, 2-1.
Stats: Cohen Feser allowed three hits and struck out nine in the 7-0 win.
Next: Fri. vs. Cedar Ridge.

18. Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.)
Record:
17-1 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Clovis, 10-5, 7-6, 12-1.
Stats: Drew Smith had four RBI in the first game, Corbin Ybarra went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI in the second game and Temo Becerra had a double in all three games.
Next: Tue./Thur./Sat. vs. Central (Fresno).

19. Roff (Okla.)
Record:
33-0 | Last week: 19
Results: Won Oklahoma Class B championship with 12-2 win over Red Oak; def. Boswell, 15-0; def. Tupelo, 6-0.
Stats: Drew Sheppard hit a home run against Boswell. Trayson Miller had a double and a triple against Red Oak.
Next: Season over, Oklahoma Class B state champion.

20. Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge, La.)
Record:
32-1 | Last week: 17
Results: Lost to E.D. White 3-2; def. E.D. White 5-2, 9-6.
Stats: Brennan Holt, Caleb Stelly and Ty Watson each hit home runs in the 9-6 win.
Next: Thur. vs. Teurlings Catholic

21. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: 21
Results: Def. Shelby County, 9-1; Oldham County 5-1; Pleasure Ridge Park, 9-8; Somerset, 10-1.
Stats: Daylen Lile hit a double, triple and home run against Shelby County. Korbyn Dickerson had a home run against PRP and Somerset.
Next: Tue. vs. Silver Creek, Wed. vs. Bardstown, Thur. vs. Christian Academy of Louisville.

22. Puyallup (Wash.)
Record:
16-0 | Last week: 23
Results: Did not play
Next: Postseason TBD

23. St. Christopher's (Richmond, Va.)
Record:
17-0-1 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Woodberry Forest, 22-0; def. Greenbrier Christian Academy, 10-4.
Stats: Griffin O'Ferrall had a grand slam against Woodberry Forest.
Next: Tue./Fri. vs. St. Anne's Belfield.

24. Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
Record:
19-2 | Last week: 25
Results: Def. Mater Dei, 1-0, 13-8, 5-1.
Stats: Justin DeCriscio went 3-for-4 in the 5-1 win. Ryan White had a home run and Max Andeel had a triple and four RBI in the 13-8 win.
Next: Tue./Wed./Sat. vs. Santa Margarita.

25. Auburn (Ala.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: NR
Results: lost to Daphne 3-2, def. Daphne 9-2, 8-0.
Next: Fri. vs. Central (Phenix City)
Top 50 high schools with the most combined players in MLB, NBA and NFL - HIGHSCORE
Top 50 high schools with the most combined players in MLB, NBA and NFL
Due to the pandemic, sports fans were treated to meaningful professional football, basketball and baseball games all at the same time. During the first two weeks of October, the regular football season was in full swing, the Lakers and Heat were battling in the NBA finals and four MLB teams were competing for the chance to reach the World Series. Which led us to wonder which schools have produced the most NFL, MLB and NBA athletes.

A quick look at sources like Pro Football Reference, Basketball Reference and the Baseball Cube gave us the answer. Not surprisingly, Long Beach Poly (Calif.) is the overall leader. With 58 former and current NFL players, eight NBA players and 20 MLB players, the Jackrabbits have 86 total athletes in those three professional leagues.

The next two schools on the list — Fork Union Military and Hargrave Military — come with a caveat. While both schools produce four-year high school athletes, they also allow for a fifth-year senior. As a result, some of their numbers are inflated due to the presence of a fifth-year senior who completed his four years of regular schooling at another high school. Fork Union is No. 2 on the list with 74 athletes (including 70 in the NFL) and Hargrave has 49. DeMatha Catholic, a traditional four-year private school, is tied with Hargrave at No. 3 with 49 athletes.

California — particularly Southern California — is home to the majority of the schools on the list. A total of 23 schools from California make the list with 20 of them from Southern California (and San Diego). Florida is next on the list with nine schools.

Schools are listed with the overall number, a breakdown of the number of athletes per sport and some of the more notable professional athletes from the school.
Nick Bosa, St. Thomas Aquinas
File photo by Stuart Browning
Nick Bosa, St. Thomas Aquinas
Schools With Most Pro Athletes

1. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) — 86
NFL: 58
NBA: 8
MLB: 20
Notable: NFL — DeSean Jackson, Jurrell Casey, Marcedes Lewis, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Willie McGinest, Carl Weathers (aka Apollo Creed); NBA — Jordan Bell, Mack Calvin, Tyus Edney; MLB — Milton Bradley, Tony Gwynn, Chris Gwynn, Randy Moffitt, Chase Utley.

NFL: 70
NBA: 3
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Carlos Hyde, Michael Thomas, Anthony Castonzo, Vinny Testaverde, Plaxico Burress, Eddie George; NBA — Shammond Williams, Khyri Thomas.

3. Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) — 49
NFL:
32
NBA: 15
MLB: 2
Notable: NFL — Leonard Floyd, Shaq Lawson, Torry Holt; NBA — Terry Rozier, Josh Howard, Montrezl Harrell; Marreese Speights.

3. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) — 49
NFL: 28
NBA: 19
MLB: 2
Notable: NFL — Cameron Wake, Cyrus Kouandjio, Brian Westbrook; NBA — Kenny Carr, Adrian Dantley, Danny Ferry, Markelle Fultz, Sidney Lowe, Jerrod Mustaf, Victor Oladipo, Keith Boggans.

5. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — 47
NFL: 37
NBA: 0
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Geno Atkins, Joey Bosa, Nick Bosa, Lamarcus Joyner, James White, Michael Irvin; MLB — Tyler Greene.

5. Compton (Calif.) — 47
NFL: 23
NBA: 7
MLB: 17
Notable: NFL — Datone Jones, Robin Cole, Roy Jefferson, Marv Fleming; NBA — DeMar DeRozan, Woody Sauldsberry; MLB — Gary Ward, Duke Snider.

5. Fremont (Los Angeles) — 47
NFL: 19
NBA: 3
MLB: 25
Notable: NFL — David Fulcher, Ricky Bell; NBA — Curtis Rowe, Joe Caldwell; MLB — Willie Crawford, Eric Davis, Bobby Doerr, Dan Ford, George Hendrick, Chet Lemon, Bobby Tolan.

8. Dorsey (Los Angeles) — 45
NFL: 33
NBA: 2
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Keyshawn Johnson, Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Butch Johnson; MLB — Sparky Anderson, Chili Davis, Derrel Thomas.

9. Male (Louisville, Ky.) — 40
NFL: 28
NBA: 8
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Chris Redman, Michael Bush; NBA — Darrell Griffith, Ralph Beard, Winston Bennett; MLB — Dixie Howell.

10. Crenshaw (Los Angeles) — 39
NFL: 25
NBA: 9
MLB: 5
Notable: NFL — De'Anthony Thomas, Brandon Mebane, Wendell Tyler; NBA — John Williams, Kevin Ollie, Marques Johnson; MLB — Chris Brown, Darryl Strawberry, Ellis Valentine.

11. Northwestern (Miami) — 38
NFL: 35
NBA: 2
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Teddy Bridgewater, Amari Cooper, Antonio Bryant, Marvin Jones; MLB — Mickey Rivers.

12. McKinley (Canton, Ohio) — 37
NFL: 30
NBA: 6
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Percy Snow, Wayne Fontes, Marion Motley; NBA — Eric Snow, Phil Hubbard, Gary Grant.

13. Berkeley (Calif.) — 36
NFL: 18
NBA: 3
MLB: 15
Notable: NFL — Chidi Ahanotu, Je'Rod Cherry, Larry McGrew; NBA — Phil Chenier, Don Barksdale; MLB — Shooty Babitt, Glenn Burke, Chick Hafey, Billy Martin, Claudell Washington.

14. St. Augustine (New Orleans) — 35
NFL: 32
NBA: 3
MLB: 0
Notable: NFL — Leonard Fournette, Tyrann Mathieu, Trai Turner, Leroy Hoard; NBA — Avery Johnson, Kerry Kittles, Donald Royal.

15. Lane Tech (Chicago) — 33
NFL: 18
NBA: 2
MLB: 13
Notable: NFL — Laken Tomlinson, Fritz Pollard, Cyron Brown.

15. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) — 33
NFL: 0
NBA: 33
MLB: 0
Notable: NBA — Rod Strickland, Jerry Stackhouse, Rajon Rondo, Stephen Jackson, Brandon Jennings, DeSagana Diop, Carmelo Anthony.

17. Manual Arts (Los Angeles) — 32
NFL: 19
NBA: 5
MLB: 8
Notable: NFL — Steve Broussard, Jon Arnett, Tom Fears; NBA — Freeman Williams; MLB — Paul Blair, Lyman Bostock, Bob Meusel.

18. Lincoln (San Diego, Calif.) — 31
NFL: 25
NBA: 2
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Terrell Davis, Marcus Allen, Dave Grayson; NBA — Norman Powell.

18. Santa Monica (Calif.) — 31
NFL: 20
NBA: 1
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Chad Wheeler, Glyn Milburn, Dennis Smith, Dennis Thurman, R.C. Owens, Lee Grosscup; NBA — Bison Dele; MLB — Tim Leary, Rick Monday, Tyler Skaggs.

18. Pasadena (Calif.) — 31
NFL: 19
NBA: 4
MLB: 8
Notable: NFL — Chris McAlister, Jim Wilks; NBA — Michael Cooper; MLB — Dick Williams.

21. South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas) — 30
NFL: 24
NBA: 4
MLB: 2
Notable: NFL — Rod Jones, Wayne Morris, Harvey Martin; NBA — Dennis Rodman, Tony Battie, Darrell Arthur.

21. San Diego (Calif.) — 30
NFL: 17
NBA: 2
MLB: 11
Notable: NFL — Art Powell, Charley Powell, Brick Muller, Steve Neal, Darren Comeaux; NBA — Art Williams, Jeremy Tyler; MLB — Graig Nettles, Randy Milligan.

21. Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) — 30
NFL: 15
NBA: 1
MLB: 14
Notable: NFL — Bob Crable, Steve Niehaus, Tom Waddle; NBA — Jaxson Hayes; MLB — Buddy Bell, David Bell, Mike Bell, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Larkin, Adam Hyzdu.

21. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) — 30
NFL: 11
NBA: 9
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Matt Barkley, Matt Leinart, John Huarte; NBA — Stanley Johnson, LeRon Ellis, Jamal Simpson; MLB — Sergio Santos, Bob Meacham, Ryan McMahon.

25. Evanston (Ill.) — 29
NFL: 24
NBA: 2
MLB: 3
Notable: NFL — Mike Kenn, Paddy Driscoll, Emery Moorehead.

25. Ball (Galveston, Texas) — 29
NFL: 24
NBA: 1
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Mike Evans, Kimble Anders, Charles Alexander; NBA — Damon Jones;

25. Inglewood (Calif.) — 29
NFL: 18
NBA: 7
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Benson Mayowa, Patrick Onwuasor; NBA — Reggie Theus, Paul Pierce, Harold Miner, Jay Humphries, Jason Hart; MLB — Coco Crisp, Pat Dodson.

25. George Washington Prep (Los Angeles) — 29
NFL: 14
NBA: 1
MLB: 14
Notable: NFL — James Lofton, Hugh McElhenny; MLB — Mickey Owen.

25. McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.) — 29
NFL: 8
NBA: 8
MLB: 13
Notable: NFL — Marcus Peters, Wendell Hayes, Jimmy Hines; NBA — Bill Russell, Antonio Davis, Paul Silas, Nate Williams, Joe Ellis; MLB — Curt Flood, Lee Lacy, Ernie Lombardi, Vada Pinson, Frank Robinson.

30. Miami (Fla.) — 28
NFL: 18
NBA: 3
MLB: 7
Notable: NFL — Eddie Brown, Andre Johnson; NBA — Udonis Haslem; Doug Edwards, Steve Blake.

30. Coral Gables (Fla.) — 28
NFL: 18
NBA: 1
MLB: 9
Notable: NFL — Frank Gore, Jonathan Vilma, Al Del Greco, Neal Colzie, Gerald Tinker; MLB — MIke Lowell.

30. Hillsborough (Tampa, Fla.) — 28
NFL: 16
NBA: 0
MLB: 12
Notable: NFL — Azeez Al-Shaair, Anthony Brown, Dan Footman; MLB — Elijah Dukes, Carl Everett, Dwight Gooden, Mike Heath, Gary Sheffield.

33. Glenville (Cleveland) — 27
NFL: 27
NBA: 0
MLB: 0
Notable: NFL — Frank Clark, Ted Ginn Jr., Marshon Lattimore, Cardale Jones, Donte Whitner, Benny Friedman.

33. Longview (Texas) — 27
NFL: 23
NBA: 3
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Trent Williams, Josh Scobee, Bobby Taylor; NBA — David Wesley; MLB — Chris Davis.

33. Yates (Houston) — 27
NFL: 21
NBA: 5
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Santana Dotson, Albert Fontenot, Dexter Manley; NBA — Michael Young, Damyean Dotson; MLB — Steve Henderson.

33. Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.) — 27
NFL: 17
NBA: 0
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Daylon McCutcheon, Eric Bieniemy, John Sciarra, Bishop Amat, Adrian Young; MLB — Dan Haren, J.R. Phillips.

33. Sarasota (Fla.) — 27
NFL: 10
NBA: 1
MLB: 16
Notable: NFL — Barry Redden, MLB — Scooter Gennett, Casey Kelly.

38. Central (Miami) — 26
NFL: 25
NBA: 0
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Dalvin Cook, Devonta Freeman, Willis McGahee, Bruce Armstrong, Elvis Peacock; MLB — Ronnie Belliard.

38. Raines (Jacksonville, Fla.) — 26
NFL: 23
NBA: 2
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Jabar Gaffney, Brian Dawkins, Lito Sheppard, Harold Carmichael, Ken Burrough; NBA — Truck Robinson; MLB — Vince Coleman.

38. Washington (Massillon, Ohio) — 26
NFL: 23
NBA: 0
MLB: 3
Notable: NFL — Chris Spielman, Jim Houston, Bob Vogel, Horace Gillom, Devin Smith, Gareon Conley; MLB — Bob Fothergill, Mike Hershberger.

NFL: 20
NBA: 2
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Frank Gifford, Jeff Siemon, Theo Bell, Louis Wright; NBA — Robert Swift, Tyrone Wallace; MLB — Steve Ontiveros.

38. Loyola (Los Angeles) — 26
NFL: 16
NBA: 3
MLB: 7
Notable: NFL — Anthony Barr, George Kunz, Matt Ware; NBA — Hollis Thompson, Toby Bailey.

38. Los Angeles (Calif.) — 26
NFL: 16
NBA: 0
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Larry Brown, Don Paul, Cal Peterson; MLB — Fred Snodgrass.

38. Centennial (Compton, Calif.) — 26
NFL: 14
NBA: 2
MLB: 10
Notable: NFL — Larry Allen, Paul Lowe; NBA — Arron Afflalo; MLB — Mitchell Page, Len Randle, Lonnie Smith, Reggie Smith, Roy White.

38. Proviso East (Maywood, Ill.) — 26
NFL: 11
NBA: 12
MLB: 3
Notable: NFL — Ray Nitschke, Ed O'Bradovich, Ray Buchanan, NBA — Doc Rivers; Michael Finley, Shannon Brown, Jim Brewer, Jevon Carter.

46. Carol City (Miami) — 25
NFL: 19
NBA: 2
MLB: 4
Notable: NFL — Ricky Jean-Francois, Santana Moss, Kenny Phillips; MLB — Nick Esasky, Danny Tartabull.

46. Muir (Pasadena, Calif.) — 25
NFL: 19
NBA: 3
MLB: 3
Notable: NFL — Rod Sherman, Marcus Robertson, Chad Brown; NBA — Jacque Vaughn, Ryan Hollins, Stacey Augman; MLB — Darrell Evans, Jackie Robinson.

46. Oakland Tech (Oakland, Calif.) — 25
NFL: 10
NBA: 2
MLB: 13
Notable: NFL — Marshawn Lynch, Josh Johnson, John Brodie; NBA — Leon Powe, Jim Pollard; MLB — Ricky Henderson, Cookie Lavagetto.

46. Serra (Gardena, Calif.) — 25
NFL: 21
NBA: 2
MLB: 2
Notable: NFL — Robert Woods, Adoree' Jackson, Marqise Lee; MLB — Dominic Smith.

46. Tyler (Texas) — 25
NFL:
24
NBA: 0
MLB: 1
Notable: NFL — Earl Campbell, Greg Ward, Tyus Bowser.
High school basketball rankings: Montverde Academy holds at No. 1 in Way-Too-Early 2021-22 HIGHSCORE Top 25 - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball rankings: Montverde Academy holds at No. 1 in Way-Too-Early 2021-22 MaxPreps Top 25
Looking into the crystal ball toward the next high school basketball season, two teams clearly sit above the rest: Montverde Academy and IMG Academy. The two-time defending national champion Eagles and 2018-19 national champion Asceenders each return elite talent to their rosters that should separate them from the pack to start the year.

Since Kevin Boyle's arrival prior to the 2011-12 season, Montverde has a 93.9 win percentage and produced NBA players R.J. Barrett, D'Angelo Russell and Ben Simmons as well as projected lottery picks Scottie Barnes of Florida State, Cade Cunningham of Oklahoma State and Moses Moody of Arkansas.

Montverde has won MaxPreps National Championships in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2020, and the Eagles' dominance should continue past this season where they outscored opponents by an averaged of 25.8 points and finished 11-1 against MaxPreps Top 25 teams. The program has won 49 of its past 50 games has Top 10 finishes each year for the past decade.

The Eagles return MaxPreps National Junior of the Year Jalen Duren along with top 100 Class of 2022 prospects Jalen Hood-Schifino, Malik Reneau, Dariq Whitehead and Justice Williams. The formidable Eagles rotation is also certain to be bolstered with key additions in the offseason.

The second-ranked Ascenders are expected to return top 50 Class of 2022 prospects Jaden Bradley, Eric Dailey, Jett Howard and Jarace Walker, all MaxPreps Junior-All-Americans.

The elite high school basketball landscape is always tough to define as the offseason transfer season can dramatically shift fortunes quickly. Today, we take a look ahead anyway to get people thinking about what will, hopefully, be a return to a "normal" schedule across the country.

While plenty is certain to change over the summer, here's an early look at what the Way-Too-Early 2021-22 MaxPreps Top 25 high school basketball rankings.
Montverde Academy looks to start the 2021-22 season where it ended the recently finished year - at No. 1 in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school basketball rankings.
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Montverde Academy looks to start the 2021-22 season where it ended the recently finished year - at No. 1 in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school basketball rankings.
1. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
Coach: Kevin Boyle
2020-21 resume: (25-0) No. 1 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Jalen Duren (6-10, Sr., C), Jalen Hood-Schifino (6-4, Sr., G), Malik Reneau (6-8, Sr., F), Dariq Whitehead (6-5, Sr., W/G), Justice Williams (6-3, Sr., G)
Outlook: Captured their second consecutive national championship and third in the past four seasons in 2020-21. The Eagles will again be strong contenders next season behind MaxPreps National Junior of the Year Duren and All-American Whitehead.

Coach: Sean McAloon
2020-21 resume: (21-3) No. 5 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Noah Batchelor (6-6, Sr., W), Jaden Bradley (6-2, Sr., G), Eric Dailey (6-7, Sr., F), Anthony Gilkes (6-6, So., G), Jett Howard (6-4, Sr., G), Jarace Walker (6-8, Sr., W), Gus Yalden (6-8, Jr., F/C).
Outlook: The Ascenders have all the pieces on paper to compete for their second national title in the past four years next season behind a strong returning core that includes Junior MaxPreps All-Americans Bradley, Dailey, Howard and Walker.

3. Milton (Ga.)
Coach: Allen Whitehart
2020-21 resume: (29-3) No. 7 in final Top 25
Notable losses: Broc Bidwell
Notable returners: Kendall Campbell (6-7, Sr., W/F), Kanaan Carlyle (6-2, Jr., G), Lebbeus Overton (6-5, Jr., F), Bruce Thornton (6-2, Sr., G), Cam Walker (6-3, Sr., W)
Outlook: After capturing their first state championship since 2012 and earning a first GEICO Nationals berth, the Eagles return virtually all significant pieces from 2020-21 headlined by Campbell, Carlyle and Ohio State commit Thornton.

Coach: Mike Jones
2020-21 resume: (9-0) No. 4 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Jacoi Hutchinson (6-2, Jr., G), Jason Moore (6-6, Jr., W), Rodney Rice Jr. (6-4, Sr., G), Jerrell Roberson (6-8, Sr., W/F) AJ Swinton (6-6, So., W/F), Tyrell Ward (6-5, Sr., W), Ben Woodward (6-3, Jr., G)
Outlook: The Stags secured their fourth consecutive Top 10 finish in the final MaxPreps Top 25 after completing an abbreviated season unbeaten. Although DeMatha loses MaxPreps Maryland Player of the Year Hawkins to graduation, second team MaxPreps Junior All-American Ward headlines a strong returning cast.

Coach: Mark Phelps
2020-21 Resume: (31-4) No. 10 in final Top 25
Notable losses: Nathan Bittle, Fallou Cisse
Notable returners: Adem Bona (6-10, F/C), Mouhamed Gueye (7-0, Sr., F/C), Kamari Lands (6-8, Sr., W), Stefan Todorovic (6-7, Sr., G), Milos Uzan (6-3, Sr., G)
Outlook: Coming off back-to-back top 10 finishes, the Crew are expected to return the majority of their rotation.

Coach: Rick Brunson
2020-21 resume: (13-0) No. 9 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Aaron Bradshaw (7-0, Jr., C), Rasheer Fleming (6-8, Sr., F), Desear Haskins (6-5, Jr. F/C), Cian Medley (5-10, Jr., G), Cornelius Robinson (6-1, Jr., G), D.J. Wagner (6-3, Jr., G)
Outlook: The Panthers have gone 42-1 over their past two seasons with consecutive Top 25 finishes. They havne't had an opportunity to cap their season with a Tournament of Champions title as postseason play has been canceled in each of the last two years. Next year, the public school will be favorites to win their first crown since 2000 behind top-ranked Class of 2023 prospect Wagner.

Coach: Steve Smith
2020-21 Resume: (20-9) No. 24 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Tybo Bailey (6-2, So., G), Xavier Brown (6-1, Sr., G), Caleb Foster (6-4, So., G), Justin McBride (6-7, So., W), Luke McEldon (6-9, So., F), Jalen Reed (6-8, Sr., F), M.J. Rice (6-5, Sr., W/G)
Outlook: Despite suffering the program's most losses since the 1978-79 season, the Warriors snuck into the final Top 25 with a play-in victory at GEICO Nationals. A strong returning core is expected to be led by MaxPreps Junior All-American selection Rice and Sophomore All-American Foster.

Coach: Kevin Lawson
2020-21 resume: (26-2) No. 20 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Rylan Griffen (6-5, Sr., G), Tre Howell (6-0, Sr., G), Cason Wallace (6-3, Sr., G)
Outlook: Following the program's first state semifinals appearance since 1987, the Eagles are early favorites to capture their first state title next season behind Co-District 7-6A MVP's Wallace and Griffen.

Coach: Patrick Holmes
2020-21 resume: (7-10) GEICO Nationals participant
Notable returners: Hunter Duncan (6-1, Jr., G), Jeremy Fears Jr. (6-1, Jr., G), Vincent Iwuchukwu (7-0, Sr., C), Kebba Njie (6-9, Sr., F), J.J. Starling (6-2, Sr., G), Chisom Okpara (6-7, Sr., W)
Outlook: A disappointing 2020-21 season saw the Lakers finish with a sub-.500 record, but a strong returning cast is expected to return this program to national prominence. Top returners include Top 60 Class of 2022 prospects Starling and Iwuchukwu along with MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Fears.

Coach: Andre Chevalier
2020-21 resume: Spring season in progress
Notable losses: Ryan Grande
Notable returners: Amari Bailey (6-4. Sr., G), Bronny James (6-3, Jr., G), Ramel Lloyd Jr. (6-6, Sr., G), Shy Odom (6-6, Sr., W/F) , Chance Westry (6-6, Sr., G)
Outlook: It is hard to predict how the Trailblazers current spring season will play out, but the high school basketball calendar should return to normal next season in the Golden State. Top 5 Class of 2022 prospect Bailey is expected to be the catalyst, while plenty of intrigue will surround James' return to the court after a knee injury.

Coach: Luke Barnwell
2020-21 resume: (21-4) No. 3 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Gradey Dick (6-7, Sr., W/F), Willie Lightfoot (6-0, Sr., G)
Outlook: Expect the Buffaloes to reload in the offseason after graduating four starters. The Sunflower State powerhouse has been a constant on the national prep scene in recent seasons and made their first GEICO Nationals title game appearance last season.

Coach: David Peavy
2020-21 resume: (29-1) No. 6 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Cameron Barnes (6-11, Jr., C), Aric Demings (6-0, Jr., G), C.J. Ford (6-1, Sr., G), Ronald Holland (6-8, Jr., F), Davion Sykes (6-5, Sr., G/W)
Outlook: The Panthers lose three of their top four scorers from last season, but MaxPreps 2020-21 National Coach of the Year Peavy has proven his ability to overcome those losses as the program has graduated its top scorer each of the previous two seasons.

Coach: Paul Peterson
2020-21 resume: (18-7) No. 12 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Roddy Gayle (6-5, Sr., G/W), Richard Isaacs (6-3, Sr., G), Keba Keita (6-9, Sr. C)
Outlook: The Tigers have some major holes to fill with the loss of three starters headlined by MaxPreps Utah Player of the Year Hickman. Top 50 Class of 2022 prospects Gayle and Isaacs are the cornerstones for Wasatch to retool its roster.

Coach: Nicholas Myles
2020-21 resume: (15-1) Baltimore Catholic League finalist
Notable returners: Daquan Davis (6-1, So., G), Cortez Johnson (6-5, Sr., G), Jahnathan Lamothe (6-4, Jr., G), Derik Queen (6-7, So., F)
Outlook: Finished their 2020-21 campaign almost unbeatean, losing their perfect mark in the Baltimore Catholic League tournament championship game. MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year Queen headlines a talented returning core that includes Top 50 Class of 2023 prospect Lamothe.

Coach: Cilk McSweeney
2020-21 resume: (17-7) FHSAA Class 3A state champions
Notable losses: Dylan Canoville
Notable returners: Marvel Allen (6-5, Jr. G), Carl Cherenfant (6-5, Jr., G), Gregg Glenn (6-8, Sr., W/F), Taylor Hendricks (6-10, Sr., F/C), Tyler Hendricks (6-5, Sr., G/W)
Outlook: Reigning state champions return each of their top four scorers highlighted by MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Allen and talented post presences Glenn and Hendricks.

Coach: Jeff McInnis
2020-21 resume: (28-3) No. 15 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Robert Dillingham (6-1, Jr., G), Mekhi Grant (6-8, Jr., F), Antonio Hamlin (6-2, Sr., G), A.J Smith (6-3, Sr., G)
Outlook: The Goats look to build on their first national Top 25 finish behind top 10 Class of 2023 prospect Dillingham. Former NBA journeyman Jeff McInnis looks to continue to ascension of the Combine Academy basketball program.

Coach: David Green
2020-21 resume: (31-0) UIL Class 5A state champions
Notable losses: Kendris Henry
Notable returners: Terrance Arceneaux (6-7, So., W), Kayde Dotson (6-1, So., G), Clarence Payia (6-4, So., G/W), Trealyn Porchia (6-5, Jr., W), Wesley Yates III (6-4, Jr., G)
Outlook: This group loses one role player off its unbeaten state championship run. Leading scorer Arceneaux hit buzzer beaters at the end of regulation and overtime to help bring home the school's first high school basketball state championship last season.

 Coach: Tyrone Slaughter
2020-21 resume: (15-1)
Notable losses: Grant Newell, Jaehshon Thomas
Notable returners: Xavier Amos (6-8, Sr., F), A.J. Casey (6-8, Sr., F), Dalen Davis (5-11, Jr., G), Marcus Overstreet (6-7, Sr., F), Marcus Pigram (6-3, Sr., G), Jordan Streeter (6-5, Sr., W)
Outlook: The Dolphins have all the pieces to return to the national rankings for the first time since their 2013-14 campaign next season behind five-star Class of 2022 prospect Casey.

Coach: John Buck
2020-21 resume: (3-0)
Notable returners: Jaxon Koroll (6-11,Jr., C), Jayden Pierre (6-2, Sr., G), Jayden Reid (5-9, Sr., G)
Outlook: The Crusaders had one of the most abbreviated seasons playing three games, including two games against the same opponent. Looking ahead to next season, the Big Apple power looks to build around talented returning guards Pierre and Reid.

Coach: Glenn Farello
2020-21 resume: (7-4) No. 21 in final Top 25
Notable returners: Ben Hammond (5-11, So., G), Darren Harris (6-5, So., G/W), DeShawn Harris-Smith (6-4, Jr., G) Knasir McDaniel (6-0, Sr., G), Kris Mickens (6-5, Sr., G/W)
Outlook: Despite losing MaxPreps Virginia Player of the Year Keels to graduation, the Panthers return a strong group highlighted by top 100 Class of 2022 prospect McDaniel and top 50 Class of 2023 prospect Harris-Smith.

Coach: Rick Zych
2020-21 resume: (22-1) KSHSAA Class 4A state champions
Notable losses: Harrison Braudis
Notable returners: Christian Bowen-Webb (6-2, Sr., G), Xavier Hall (6-0, Sr., G), Taj Manning (6-6, Sr., F), Mark Mitchell (6-8, Sr., W/F), Aiden Wing (6-4, Jr., G)
Outlook: First team all-state performers Manning and Mitchell lead the heavy favorites to capture their fifth state title since 2015-16 next season.

Coach: Greg Phillips
2020-21 resume: (25-6) GHSA Class 7A state finalist
Notable losses: Ja'Ron Ford, Dara Olonade
Notable returnes: Malique Ewin (6-10, Sr., F/C), Jermahri Hill (6-4, Sr., G), Destin Logan (6-4, Sr., G), Jameel Rideout (6-2, Sr., G)
Outlook: After advancing to the state championship game last season, the Patriots are expected to be strong contenders to contend for their first state crown since 2001 next season behind a talented incoming senior classification.

Coach: Ed Gipson
2020-21 resume: (28-2) No. 2 in final Top 25
Notable returners: A.J. Storr (6-5, Sr., G), Sadraque Nganga (6-9, Sr., F)
Outlook: This program made a major statement last season, ascending to No. 2 in the national rankings and presenting national champion Montverde Academy with its stiffest test at GEICO Nationals. Despite losing the bulk of its production, AZ Compass Prep remains a budding prep powerhouse on the rise.

Coach: Corey Tucker
2020-21 resume: (9-3)
Notable losses: None
Notable returners: Marlon Barnes Jr. (6-6, Jr., G/W), Emoni Bates (6-9, Sr., W/F), Javaughn Hannah (6-4, Sr., G), Dillon Hunter (6-5, Sr., G), Shawn Phillips (6-10, Sr., C)
Outlook: Top-ranked Class of 2022 prospect Bates looks to lead a talented group of prospects into the national rankings next season after the Ball Boys struggled to field a significant schedule in 2020-21.

Coach: Mike Thomas
2020-21 resume: (14-2) Division I state champions
Notable returners: Amonte Allen-Johnson (6-1, Jr., G), Tae Boyd (6-3, Jr., G), Ty Rodgers (6-7, Sr., W), R.J. Taylor (6-0, Jr., G)
Outlook: The Bobcats made the most of their first state championship game appearance since 1952, capturing the school's first title with a 45-36 victory over previously unbeaten Huron. The return the majority of their rotation including four-star Class of 2022 prospect Rodgers and rising point guard prospect Taylor.
Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns - HIGHSCORE
Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns
Video: High school football in the spring?
Steve Montoya discusses possibility on CBS Sports HQ.

Iowa is the only state currently playing high school sports as its summer baseball and softball seasons are in progress and two weeks away from the postseason.

An ESPN report from Elizabeth Merrill over the weekend indicated that ongoing action in the Hawkeye State hasn't been untouched by coronavirus, however.

Merrill reports that 25 of 338 baseball teams and 20 softball teams have encountered some type of exposure to COVID-19.

The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday that the state's top-ranked Class 4A baseball team, Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines), has ended its season after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19.

The school's softball team is also ending its season.

MaxPreps was on hand June 15 as the season got underway a month later than originally scheduled. Those initial baseball and softball contests in Iowa were the first high school sports events since the pandemic shut things down in March.
A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.
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A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.