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Map: Where MLB Draft No. 1 picks since 2000 went to high school
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California has been the undisputed epicenter of baseball when it comes to producing No. 1 draft picks since 2000.

High school players from the Golden State have accounted for nine of the 20 MLB Draft top overall picks in the 21st century. Between Stephen Strasburg in 2009 and Royce Lewis in 2017, California was home to six No. 1's in nine years.

With Tim Beckham in 2008 and Dansby Swanson in 2015, Georgia is the only other state to produce multiple top picks in the past 20 drafts.

See our geographical breakdown of No. 1 picks in the 2000s along with the full list below.
YearPlayer, Position, High School/College, Drafted By
2000 – Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Eastlake (Chula Vista, Calif.), Marlins
2001 – Joe Mauer, C, Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.), Twins
2002 – Bryan Bullington, RHP, Madison (Ind.)/Ball State, Pirates
2003 – Delmon Young, OF, Camarillo (Calif.), Rays
2004 – Matt Bush, SS/RHP, Mission Bay (San Diego, Calif.), Padres
2005 – Justin Upton, CF, Great Bridge (Chesapeake, Va.), Diamondbacks
2006 – Luke Hochevar, P, Fowler (Colo.)/Tennessee, Royals
2007 – David Price, P, Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)/Vanderbilt, Rays
2008 – Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin (Ga.), Rays
2009 – Stephen Strasburg, P, West Hills (Santee, Calif.)/San Diego State, Nationals
2010 – Bryce Harper, OF, Las Vegas (Nev.), Nationals
2011 – Gerrit Cole, RHP, Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)/UCLA, Pirates
2012 – Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico, Astros
2013 – Mark Appel, RHP, Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)/Stanford, Astros
2014 – Brady Aiken, LHP, Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.), Astros
2015 – Dansby Swanson, SS, Marietta (Ga.)/Vanderbilt, Diamondbacks
2016 – Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.), Phillies
2017 – Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), Twins
2018 – Casey Mize, RHP, Springville (Ala.)/Auburn, Tigers
2019 – Adley Rutschman, C, Sherwood (Ore.)/Oregon State, Orioles
Where every 2021 MLB Opening Day starting pitcher went to high school - HIGHSCORE
Where every 2021 MLB Opening Day starting pitcher went to high school
With Opening Day of the 2021 MLB season set for Thursday, it's always fun to look back at where all of the starting pitchers went to high school. California has bragging rights this season as seven of the 30 projected starters finished their high school career playing in the Golden State.

In fact, three came from the same school, which is more than any state outside of California.

Jack Flaherty, Lucas Giolito and Max Fried all graduated from Harvard-Westlake. Giolito and Fried were both first-round selections in the 2012 MLB Draft while Flaherty was selected in the first round two years later.

Gerrit Cole, Kyle Hendricks, Shane Bieber and Tyler Glasnow are the other four Opening Day starters from California.

Colorado, Florida and Texas were the only other states with at least two pitchers featured.

In total, 15 states are represented along with the Dominican Republic, Japan, South Korea and Venezuela.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
American League East

Baltimore Orioles — John Means, Gardner-Edgerton (Gardner, Kan.) | Class of 2011
Didn't have any Division 1 offers coming out of high school but was selected in the 46th round of the 2011 MLB draft. Means elected to go to Fort Scott Community College before transferring to West Virginia a year later. He played his junior and senior year of high school with the Kansas City Royals' Bubba Starling, who was selected fifth overall in the 2011 MLB Draft.

Boston Red Sox — Nathan Eovaldi, Alvin (Texas) | Class of 2008
After missing his junior season because of Tommy John surgery, he came back his senior year and went 12-1 with a 1.66 ERA. He added three saves and posted 72 strikeouts in 70.2 innings. Eovaldi was selected in the 11th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and helped the Red Sox to a World Series championship in 2018.

New York Yankees — Gerrit Cole, Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.) | Class of 2008
Went 8-2 during his senior year posting a 0.47 ERA to go with 121 strikeouts in 75 innings. The Yankees selected Cole with the 28th overall pick in 2008 but he elected to go to UCLA and after a three-year career with the Bruins he was taken first overall in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Tampa Bay Rays — Tyler Glasnow, Hart (Newhall, Calif.) | Class of 2011
He became the seventh player to graduate from Hart that has played in the World Series joining Bob Walk, Kevin Millar, James Shields, Mike Montgomery, Todd Zeile and Trevor Bauer. He only had one offer coming out of high school and was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Toronto Blue Jays — Hyun-jin Ryu, South Korea
A year before signing with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization in 2006 he played for his high school team in the Blue Dragon Open National Championship and did not allow a run throwing 22 consecutive scoreless innings and batted .389. After a seven-year career in the KBO, he has posted a 2.95 ERA in the Majors during his first eight seasons.

American League Central

Chicago White Sox — Lucas Giolito, Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.) | Class of 2012
The first of three Harvard-Westlake graduates featured who will be starting on Opening Day. He finished his high school career with a 12-2 record and 1.51 ERA and suffered an elbow injury during his senior year that resulted in Tommy John surgery. He struck out 106 batters in 97.2 innings. Giolito was selected 16th overall by the Washington Nationals in the 2012 MLB Draft.

Cleveland Indians — Shane Bieber, Laguna Hills (Calif.) | Class of 2013
The reigning American League Cy Young award winner went 8-4 during his senior year posting a 1.40 ERA. After a three-year career at UC Santa Barbara, he was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 draft by Cleveland.

Detroit Tigers — Matthew Boyd, Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.) | Class of 2009
Went 7-2 during his senior year striking out 91 batters in 58 innings while posting a 0.84 ERA. The season before he was 7-0 with a 0.71 ERA to go with 58 strikeouts in 39.2 innings.

Kansas City Royals — Brad Keller, Flowery Branch (Ga.) | Class of 2013
Entered his senior year of high school with no offers or any interest from the Majors but in a regular season matchup against Clint Frazier and Loganville (Ga.) everything changed. He struck out Frazier during his first two at-bats and the interest picked up after that game from MLB scouts. Keller was selected in the eighth round of the 2013 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Minnesota Twins — Kenta Maeda, Japan
Maeda was selected by the Hiroshima Toyo Carp's in the 2006 Nippon Professional Baseball league draft out of PL Gakuen Senior High School. He pitched in the NPB from 2008 until 2015 before signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has gone 53-36 with a 3.75 ERA during his first five years in the Majors.

American League West

Houston Astros Zack Greinke, Apopka (Fla.) | Class of 2002
Named the 2002 Gatorade Player of the Year after going 9-2 during his senior year, posting a 0.55 earned run average to go with 118 strikeouts in 63 innings. The 2009 American League Cy Young winner finished his high school career with 31 home runs.

Los Angeles Angels Dylan Bundy, Owasso (Okla.) | Class of 2011
The only Opening Day starter to be named the Gatorade Athlete of the Year. He took home the award in 2011 and the only other two baseball players to claim this honor since 2003 are MacKenzie Gore (2017) and Bobby Witt Jr. (2019). During his senior year, he went 11-0 and had a 0.25 ERA to go with 158 strikeouts in 71 innings. Bundy was named the Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year in each of his final three years of high school and was selected fourth overall in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

Oakland Athletics Chris Bassitt, Genoa Area (Genoa, Ohio) | Class of 2007
Bassitt posted a 1.56 ERA during his senior year and struck out 65 batters in 56 innings. He was also a standout basketball player and was named to the all-league team in both sports.

Seattle Mariners Marco Gonzales, Rocky Mountain (Fort Collins, Colo.) | Class of 2010
Gonzales won a state title every year during his high school career. He went 11-0 during his senior season and posted a 2.20 ERA to go with 87 strikeouts in 54 innings. Named the Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year that season and also batted .486 to go with seven home runs and 36 RBI. 

Texas Rangers Kyle Gibson, Greenfield-Central (Greenfield, Ind.) | Class of 2006
Went 15-8 during his two years pitching for the Cougars while posting a 1.19 ERA to go with 251 strikeouts. He was selected in the 36th round of the 2006 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies but elected to go to the University of Missouri instead.

National League East

Atlanta Braves Max Fried, Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.) | Class of 2012
Only played his senior year at Harvard-Westlake after transferring from Montclair Prep (Van Nuys) after it shut down the baseball program. Fried went 8-2 with a 2.02 ERA to go with 105 strikeouts in 66 innings during his senior season and was selected seventh overall by the San Diego Padres in the 2012 MLB Draft.

Miami Marlins Sandy Alcantara, Dominican Republic
Pitched professionally in the Dominican Republic and was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013 as an international free agent.

In high school, one of the best pitchers currently in baseball was barely noticed. He attended a school that had roughly 400 students from kindergarten to 12th grade and went undrafted during the 2007 draft. Shortstop was his primary position and he might of been an even better basketball player in high school. Played third base and shortstop during his first two years of college at Stetson University before pitching in 17 games during his junior season. The Mets selected deGrom in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola, Catholic (Baton Rouge, La.) | Class of 2011
Finished his high school career 21-2 and had 214 strikeouts in 152 innings. Nola posted a sub-1.85 ERA in each of his final three years and was named the Class 5A State Player of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association in 2011. He helped lead the Bears to a 5A state title during his junior season.

Washington Nationals Max Scherzer, Parkway Central (Chesterfield, Mo.) | Class of 2003
The three-time Cy Young award winner played baseball and basketball all four years of high school and started at quarterback as a freshman for the football team. During his final game as a high school pitcher he threw a five-inning no-hitter while striking out 13 batters. Scherzer was selected in the 43rd round of the 2003 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals but elected to go to the University of Missouri. After a three-year career with the Tigers, he was selected 11th overall in the 2006 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

National League Central

Went 8-2 during his senior year and posted a 0.93 ERA while striking out 65 batters in 75 innings. The Angels selected Hendricks in the 39th round in 2008 but he elected to go Dartmouth and was taken by the Texas Rangers in the eighth round three years later.

Cincinnati Reds — Luis Castillo, Dominican Republic
Pitched professionally in the Dominican Republic and was signed by the San Francisco Giants in 2011 as an international free agent.

Milwaukee Brewers — Brandon Woodruff, Wheeler (Miss.) | Class of 2011
Led the Eagles with a .618 average and three home runs during his senior season and posted a 1.62 ERA en route to being an all-state selection. As a junior, he went 5-3 with a 2.98 ERA while striking out 100 batters in 49.1 innings to go with a .534 average and five home runs. As a sophomore, he had 46 strikeouts in 18 innings and posted a 1.20 ERA to go with a .565 batting average, nine home runs and 31 RBI.

Pittsburgh Pirates — Chad Kuhl, Middletown (Del.) | Class of 2010
He comes from the same high school as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Chris Godwin and was named the state's Player of the Year in 2010 by the Delaware Baseball Coaches Association after going 9-2 while posting a 1.47 ERA. He was also an all-state selection as a first baseman after batting .433 with eight home runs.

St. Louis Cardinals — Jack Flaherty, Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.) | Class of 2014
The year after Giolito and Fried graduated, Flaherty, then a junior, led the Wolverines to a CIF Southern Section Division 1 title. He pitched a complete-game shutout and drove in the lone run in a 1-0 win against Marina (Huntington Beach) at Dodger Stadium. Flaherty went 23-0 during his final two years of high school and posted a 0.63 ERA to go with 237 strikeouts in 167 innings. He was named the California Gatorade Player of the Year in 2014.

National League West

Arizona Diamondbacks — Madison Bumgarner, South Caldwell (Hudson, N.C.) | Class of 2007
The 2014 World Series MVP went 11-2 during his senior year and had a 1.05 ERA to go with 143 strikeouts in 86 innings. He hit .424 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI while leading the Spartans to a 4A state championship. Bumgarner was named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year and was selected 10th overall in 2007 by the San Francisco Giants.

Colorado Rockies — German Marquez, Venezuela
Pitched professionally in Venezuela before signing an international deal with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. 

Los Angeles Dodgers — Clayton Kershaw, Highland Park (Dallas) | Class of 2006
The three-time National League Cy Young award winner went 13-0 and posted a 0.77 ERA during his senior season. He added 139 strikeouts in 64 innings and was selected seventh overall in the 2006 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2006.

San Diego Padres — Yu Darvish, Japan
Darvish was 7-3 in his final year for Tohoku High School and despite being heavily scouted, chose to play professionally in Japan for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. After a seven-year career in Japan, he signed with the Texas Rangers in 2012 and has a career 3.47 ERA in nine seasons.

San Francisco Giants — Kevin Gausman, Grandview (Aurora, Colo.) | Class of 2010
Went 5-3 with a 4.41 ERA and had 76 strikeouts in 52.1 innings and batted .371 during his senior season to go with three home runs and 27 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers selected him in the sixth round of the 2010 MLB Draft but elected to go to LSU and was taken fourth overall two years later by the Baltimore Orioles after going 12-2 with a 2.77 ERA during his sophomore season for the Tigers.
How Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco became high school football's hottest rivalry - HIGHSCORE
How Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco became high school football's hottest rivalry
Since 2014, there's been no better high school football rivalry than St. John Bosco (Bellflower) and Mater Dei (Santa Ana.). Not in the region. Not in California. And perhaps, not in the country.

The two national powers have met 10 times in that span and it's been either to decide a Trinity League, Southern Section or Southern California regional title.

The game also carries national ranking implications. They have each won national crowns — Mater Dei in 2017 and St. John Bosco in 2019. Each are regulars among top five teams in the country. 

But coaches Bruce Rollinson (Mater Dei) and Jason Negro (St. John Bosco) will tell you that their teams could be playing for an In-N-Out burger or a Chick-fil-A strip and they would engage in an intense battle to the finish.

In their last 10 contests, each has won five times. The cumulative score in those games: St. John Bosco 295, Mater Dei 287.

Heading into Saturday's 7 p.m. game at Santa Ana Stadium, here are capsule looks at their 10 meetings, with photos from our network of photographers and links to our overall coverage.

Oct. 10, 2014 at St. John Bosco | Final score: St. John Bosco 28, Mater Dei 25
Though future NFL quarterback Josh Rosen threw for 201 yards and accounted for two touchdowns and top running back Sean McGrew added 119 yards rushing and another score, it was a 69-yard fumble return by Traveon Beck that proved decisive for the Braves. The Monarchs, who lost three fumbles and missed a 22-yard field goal, got big chunk plays from QB Jack Lowary (21-of-30, 343 yards) but no passes went for touchdowns. Mater Dei mustered only 36 rushing yards on 24 attempts. From there, Bosco (12-2) lost in the section's Pac-5 Division finals to Centennial (Corona), 48-41. Mater Dei (9-3) was eliminated one week earlier by the Huskies.
Matthew Katnik (55), St. John Bosco
File photo by Nicholas Koza
Matthew Katnik (55), St. John Bosco

Oct. 16, 2015 at Santa Ana Stadium | St. John Bosco 42, Mater Dei 21
The three-touchdown margin was misleading as Bosco raced to a 42-0 lead late in the third quarter before freshman quarterback JT Daniels threw three late TD passes to make it reasonable. McGrew, a future Washington Husky, rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns, Cross Poyer added two more rushing scores. From there, Bosco breezed to seven more wins to improve to 13-0 before losing 62-52 to Centennial (Corona) in the Southern Section D1 finals. Mater Dei (10-3) was eliminated one week earlier by Centennial.
Sean McGrew, St. John Bosco
File photo by Glenn Kross
Sean McGrew, St. John Bosco
Oct. 21, 2016 at Cerritos College | Mater Dei 26, Bosco 21
Before 9,000 fans, the Monarchs broke a six-game losing streak to Bosco, keyed by a 75-yard punt return for touchdown by Amon-Ra St. Brown, an interception by Jalen Cole and a go-ahead TD run by Shakobe Harper. Mater Dei scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to break the streak. Demetrious Flowers rushed for two TDs and Re-al Mitchell accounted for 250 yards and another score for Bosco. Rollinson said the team's line play on both sides keyed the win.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, Mater Dei
File photo by Jeff Brocca
Amon-Ra St. Brown, Mater Dei
Dec. 3, 2016 at Cerritos College | St. John Bosco 42, Mater Dei 28
More than 13,000 jammed into Cerritos College to watch the Braves get revenge in the Southern Section Division I final. Line play again decided this one, but only this time Bosco's OL paved the way for 405 rushing yards, including 100-yard games from Terrence Beasley (22 carries, 145 yards, 1 TD), Mitchell (20, 131, 2) and Flowers (20, 120, 2). Harper rushed for two more scores and sophomore Daniels threw for 290 yards and two scores, but he also was intercepted by Jaiden Woodbey, Stephan Blaylock and Tyrel Thomas. The Braves went on to beat De La Salle the following week 56-33 for their second state Open bowl title in four years.
Demetrious Flowers, St. John Bosco
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Demetrious Flowers, St. John Bosco
Oct. 13, 2017 | El Camino College | Mater Dei 31, St. John Bosco 21
It was the Daniels (18-of-24, 326 yards) to St. Brown show as the two connected eight times for 206 yards and two touchdowns as the Monarchs never trailed. Daniels, the top-rated junior QB in the country, also showed off his much improved speed, rushing for 97 yards. St. John Bosco introduced 6-foot-5, 240-pound sophomore DJ Uiagalelei as its first-time starting QB and he didn't disappoint, throwing for 243 yards and two long touchdowns. He was sacked seven times.
JT Daniels, Mater Dei quarterback
File photo by Louis Lopez
JT Daniels, Mater Dei quarterback
Dec. 2, 2017 at Cerritos College | Mater Dei 49, St. John Bosco 24
Daniels and the Monarchs were unbeatable on this night and every game throughout their magical season, piling up nearly 500 yards in another wire-to-wire win. Daniels threw for 300 yards and five touchdowns, three to Bru McCoy and Harper continued his big-game prowess with 107 yards rushing and two scores. It offset a 20-of-21 performance by Uiagalelei but Mater Dei was in control from the start and put it away with three TDs in the fourth quarter. They'd go on the next week to beat De La Salle 52-21 for the Open Division title Mater Dei outscored opponents 724-229 on the year and never trail once en route to a MaxPreps National Championship.
Bru McCoy, Mater Dei
File photo by Anthony Guillean
Bru McCoy, Mater Dei
Oct. 13, 2018 at Santa Ana Bowl | St. John Bosco 41, Mater Dei 18
In the eighth-ever meeting between the nation's top two ranked teams, the Braves got a huge game from Uiagalelei, who passed for four of his five touchdowns in the first half and finished with 278 yards passing. With Daniels reclassifying after his junior season and moving on to USC, this was the start of a fantastic QB rivalry between Uiagalelei and Bryce Young, who threw for 311 yards and a couple of scores. But three TD passes to Jake Bailey, plus a 75-yard touchdown run to start the second half from George Holani solidified the Braves' spot at No. 1 in the country.
DJ Uiagalelei (5), St. John Bosco
File photo by Louis Lopez
DJ Uiagalelei (5), St. John Bosco
Nov. 23, 2018 at Cerritos College | Mater Dei 17, St. John Bosco 13
After 13 straight wins to start the year, including a decisive win over the Monarchs, St. John Bosco was stunned in the Southern Section Division 1 title game as Mater Dei held the Braves' high octane offense to 202 yards and two touchdowns. The secondary held Uiagalelei to seven completions, 105 yards and intercepted him twice, including one by All-American Elias Ricks. Mater Dei held the ball 31 minutes, 34 seconds to 16:26 for Bosco and got touchdowns by McCoy and Harper to advance to the state Open bowl game, where it defeated De La Salle 35-21.
Every Mater Dei-Bosco games features big hits, but especially so in the second 2018 contest.
File photo by Jeff Brocca
Every Mater Dei-Bosco games features big hits, but especially so in the second 2018 contest.
Oct. 25, 2019 at Panish Family Stadium | Mater Dei 38, St. John Bosco 24
In another meeting of the nation's top two teams, Alabama commit Young stole the show, accounting for 329 yards and five touchdowns leading No. 1 Mater Dei to the wire-to-wire win. Kody Epps was on the receiving end of 11 of Young's passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns as the Monarchs held a two TD lead early and never gave it up despite 320 yards passing from Uiagalelei. 
Bryce Young, Mater Dei
File photo by Louis Lopez
Bryce Young, Mater Dei
Nov. 30, 2019 at Cerritos College | St. John Bosco 39, Mater Dei 34
In a complete reversal of 2018, the Braves turned the tables on the Monarchs, winning one of the most exciting and memorable Southern Section title games in memory. St. John Bosco fought back from a 28-5 deficit, scoring 34 unanswered as Uiagalelei simply wouldn't let his team lose. He threw for 446 yards and five touchdowns, outdueling by a nudge his good friend Young, who threw 405 yards and five TDs. But Young was intercepted three times and Uiagalelei none. The Clemson-bound Uiagalelei completed the 34-point swing with two touchdown passes to Logan Loya (10 catches, 164 yards) to make it 39-28 with 8:52 left. Young responded with a 23-yard TD pass to Kyron Ware-Hudson three minutes later. Eventually, the game came down to a Hail Mary heave by Young from midfield. Eight players had a shot at the pass in the end zone, but Bosco's Kris Hutson came down with the interception to seal it. Two weeks later, Uiagalelei cemented his prep legacy by accounting for 477 yards and five scores in a 49-28 win over De La Salle for Bosco's third state bowl title and first MaxPreps National Championship. The following month, Young and Uiagelelei were selected 2019 national MaxPreps co-Players of the Year.
DJ Uiagelelei accounted for 446 yards and five touchdowns in his Southern Section finale.
File photo by Louis Lopez
DJ Uiagelelei accounted for 446 yards and five touchdowns in his Southern Section finale.
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Feb. 22-28

Freshman | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 25
Kills/Game: 4.17
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.67
Receptions: 11
Rcpt/Game: 1.83
Aces: 5
Blocks: 9

5'8" | Senior | S
7 Sets Played

Assists: 82
Assists/Game: 11.71
Team Hitting%: 0.168
Digs: 21
Digs/Game: 3
Aces: 3
Blocks: 5

About the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program:
The MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program is a partnership between the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and CBS MaxPreps, Inc. Each week MaxPreps and the AVCA recognize deserving student-athletes at the high school level who have demonstrated outstanding play on the court throughout the week of competition. Coaches must submit statistics to MaxPreps in order for their athletes to be considered for the program. To obtain your free access code to call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on the AVCA, check out the AVCA website at
High school basketball: Teams with most championships - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: Teams with most championships
DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) leads our list of high school basketball programs with the most championships, although the Stags don't exactly play for a title at the state level. DeMatha is one of 13 West Catholic Athletic Conference members, traditionally one of the toughest leagues in the country. Despite playing against some of the top teams on the East Coast, DeMatha has managed to claim 41 WCAC championships and that type of success can't be overlooked.

The Stags have dominated WCAC play, winning 41 of the 60 conference championships including a string of 22 of 25 titles between 1961 and 1985 under legendary coach Morgan Wootten.

DeMatha leads Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.), which had 33 state championships over the course of two different eras. Playing in the segregation era, Booker T. Washington won 17 state championships in the Oklahoma Interscholastic Athletic Association. After integration, the Hornets won another 16 state titles in the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association.

Tied for third are William Penn Charter (Philadelphia) and Madison-Ridgeland (Madison, Miss.). Like DeMatha, Penn Charter and MRA do not play for championships in the state association postseason tournaments. Penn Charter is a member of the Inter-Academic Conference in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. Started in 1887, the Inter-AC is one of the oldest continuing conferences in the nation, but it does not play in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Association.

Likewise, Madison-Ridgeland is not a member of the Mississippi High Schools Activities Association, but instead plays in the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), which was formed in 1968. The Patriots have won 32 class championships in the MAIS and 13 overall titles. The overall championship is determined by a tournament involving all of the class tournament finalists. Longtime coach Richard Duease, the winningest coach in Mississippi history, has led the Patriots to all their state titles.

The No. 5 team on the list is St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.), which won 27 state championships, 26 of them under longtime coach Bob Hurley.

The following list includes a Top 25 along with a listing of all other teams known to have won at least 10 championships. Aside from state associations, independent school associations are also included. Champions lists for all independent schools association were not available. Any additions or corrects, contact Kevin Askeland at [email protected] Sources for the list include the NFHS record book, state association record books.
DeMatha has won the most boys basketball titles, grabbing 41 WCAC crowns. The 2015-16 team was one squad that helped that total.
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DeMatha has won the most boys basketball titles, grabbing 41 WCAC crowns. The 2015-16 team was one squad that helped that total.
Programs with 10-plus championships

1.   41 — DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
2.   33 — Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
2.   33 — Wheeling Central Catholic (Wheeling, W. Va.)*
4.   32 — William Penn Charter (Philadelphia)
4.   32 — Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Madison, Miss.)
6.   30 — Benedictine (Richmond, Va.)*
7.   27 — St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
8.   26 — Central (Cheyenne, Wyo.)
9.   24 — Hillhouse (New Haven, Conn.)
9.   24 — Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.)
11.   22 — Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
12. 21 — Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.)
12. 21 — Portsmouth (N.H.)
12. 21 — Burlington (Vt.)
15. 20 — Wyandotte (Kansas City, Kan.)
16. 19 — Manchester Central (Manchester, N.H.)
16. 19 — Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.)
18. 18 — Clinton (N.Y.)
18. 18 — Scott County Central (Sikeston, Mo.)
18. 18 — Miami (Fla.)
18. 18 — Proctor (Vt.)
18. 18 — Minot (N.D.)
23. 17 — Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.)
23. 17 — Lanier (Jackson, Miss.)
23. 17 — Provo (Utah)
23. 17 — Hobbs (N.M.)
23. 17 — Virginia City (Nev.)
23. 17 — Central (Little Rock, Ark.)
23. 17 — Wheatley (Houston)

16 championships
Campbell County (Gillette, Wyo.)
Dunbar (Baltimore)
East Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska)
Hope Christian (Albuquerque)
Lanier (Sugar Hill, Ga.)
Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.)
Mitchell (S.D.)
Phoenix Union (Ariz.)
Rice Memorial (South Burlington, Vt.)
Westbury Christian (Houston)
Woodrow Wilson (Beckley, W. Va.)

15 championships
Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, Pa.)
Garfield (Seattle)
Lincoln High (Neb.)
Martinsville (Va.)
Millwood (Oklahoma City)
Southern Lab (Baton Rouge, La.)
Zwolle (La.)

14 championships
Allegany (Cumberland, Md.)
Boys & Girls (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Douglass (Oklahoma City)
Malone (Fla.)
Mesa (Ariz.)
Natrona County (Casper, Wyo.)
New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.)
Pahranagat Valley (Alamo, Nev.)
Patrick School (Hillside, N.J.)
River Rouge (Mich.)
Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.)
Virgin Valley (Mesquite, Nev.)
Westerly (R.I.)
Wilbur Cross (New Haven, Conn.)

13 championships
Bangor (Maine)
Bismarck (N.D.)
Borah (Boise, Idaho)
Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.)
Durham (N.C.)
Huntington (W. Va.)
Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
McPherson (Kan.)
Newton (Kan.)
Parkview (Little Rock, Ark.)
Pine Bluff (Ark.)
Reno (Nev.)
Rock Springs (Wyo.)
Central (Tulsa, Okla.)
West Rutland (Vt.)

12 championships
Albuquerque (N.M.)
Boulder City (Nev.)
Central (Providence, R.I.)
Cliff (N.M.)
Conant (Jaffrey, N.H.)
DeLaSalle (Minneapolis)
Groveton (N.H.)
Las Vegas (Nev.)
Lehi (Utah)
Lincoln Northeast (Lincoln, Neb.)
Manual (Denver, Colo.)
Spaulding (Barre, Vt.)
Star Valley (Afton, Wyo.)
Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.)
Harding (Bridgeport, Conn.)
Winooski (Vt.)
Wyoming Indian (Ethete, Wyo.)

11 championships
Abraham Clark (Roselle, N.J.)
Burlington (Wyo.)
Camden (N.J.)
Charleston (Mo.)
Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.)
Denver East (Denver)
Sacred Heart (Falls City, Neb.)
Fort Thomas (Ariz.)
Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, N.C.)
Huron (S.D.)
Idaho Falls (Idaho)
Jonesboro (Ark.)
Juneau-Douglas (Juneau, Alaska)
Kinston (N.C.)
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Moscow (Idaho)
Nashua South (Nashua, N.H.)
Punahou (Honolulu)
Savannah (Ga.)
South Portland (Maine)
South Sevier (Monroe, Utah)
St. Joseph (Trumbull, Conn.)
St. Michael's (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Sunnyside Christian (Sunnyside, Wash.)
Wahoo (Neb.)

10 championships
Beaverhead County (Dillon, Mont.)
Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
Buffalo (Wyo.)
Butte (Mont.)
Great Falls (Mont.)
Great Falls (S.C.)
Gwynn Park (Brandywine, Md.)
Hall (Little Rock, Ark.)
Helena (Mont.)
Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
'Iolani (Honolulu)
Jonesport-Beals (Jonesport, Maine)
Lapwai (Idaho)
Lowry (Winnemucca, Nev.)
Lynden (Wash.)
Newport News (Va.)
Northfork (W. Va.)
Omaha Central (Omaha, Neb.)
Pocatello (Idaho)
Portland (Maine)
Poultney (Vt.)
Preston (Idaho)
Randolph (Wis.)
Hatch (Uniontown, Ala.)
Redemptorist (Baton Rouge, La.)
Rigby (Idaho)
Sanford (Hockessin, Del.)
St. Jude Educational Institute (Montgomery, Ala.)
Pima (Ariz.)
Thatcher (Ariz.)
Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
South (Wichita, Kan.)
Yankton (S.D.)