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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
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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.
Map: Where MLB Draft No. 1 picks since 2000 went to high school - HIGHSCORE
Map: Where MLB Draft No. 1 picks since 2000 went to high school
Video: High schools from movies
Famed campuses as seen via Google Earth.

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
High school football: Top 10 quarterback-wide receiver tandems - HIGHSCORE
High school football: Top 10 quarterback-wide receiver tandems
Over the past five years, we've seen some big-time quarterback-wide receiver duos at the high school level. Lake Travis' (Austin, Texas) Hudson Card and Garrett Wilson, Marietta's (Ga.) Harrison Bailey and Arik Gilbert, Mater Dei's (Santa Ana, Calif.) JT Daniels and Amon-Ra St. Brown, North Shore's (Houston) Dematrius Davis and Shadrach Banks, and St. John Bosco's (Bellflower, Calif.) DJ Uiagalelei and Kris Hutston are just some of the pairs that have made a splash at the prep ranks and beyond.

The next crop of quarterback/wide receiver combos on the same trajectory of these past greats are just as exciting and will be on display in what we hope is a normal football season in the fall.

Expect to see a handful of these teams featured in our Preseason MaxPreps Top 25 high school football rankings that will be released later this summer.
Sam Horn, Collins Hill
File photo by Cecil Copeland
Sam Horn, Collins Hill
Top 10 Quarterback-Wide Receiver tandems

QB — Robert "Pops" Battle | 5-11 | 170 | Class of 2024
WR — Luther Burden III | 6-2 | 195 | Class of 2022
The pair showed how dangerous they can be after a dominant six-game spring campaign. Battle, a freshman, stepped in at quarterback when Tyler Macon enrolled early at Missouri and accounted for nearly 1,800 yards of total offense and 19 touchdowns. Burden, the top-rated wide receiver on 247Sports composite rankings and five-star Oklahoma commit, had 33 receptions for 734 yards and seven touchdowns. He also played in the fall for Cardinal Ritter College Prep (St. Louis) and was selected to the Junior All-American first team.

QB Malachi Nelson | 6-3 | 180 | Class of 2023
WR Makai Lemon | 6-0 | 180 | Class of 2023
They check in as the top-two prospects in California from the Class of 2023 and led the Griffins to a 6-0 spring season. Nelson threw for 1,513 yards and 23 touchdowns while completing over 73 percent of his passes and Lemon hauled in 43 receptions for 756 yards and nine touchdowns. The five-star athlete also had four interceptions on defense.

QB AJ Duffy | 6-2 | 205 | Class of 2022
WR Carnell Tate | 6-2 | 185 | Class of 2023
Duffy and Tate both transferred to the defending national champs and will be a big-time combo next fall. The four-star quarterback threw for over 5,500 yards and 66 touchdowns during his two years at Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Calif.). Tate is a Top 50 prospect overall in the Class of 2023 and was a midseason call-up on the Marist (Chicago) varsity team during his freshman year and had 28 receptions for 444 yards and five touchdowns.

QB Elijah Brown | 6-2 | 180 | Class of 2024
WR CJ Williams | 6-2 | 195 | Class of 2022
Brown became the fourth quarterback in Mater Dei history to start as a freshman this spring and he threw for nearly 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns while completing nearly 70 percent of his passes in six games. Williams is the ninth-rated receiver in the Class of 2022 on 247Sports composite rankings and expect a huge senior campaign for the four-star playmaker next fall.

QB — Arch Manning | 6-3 | 200 | Class of 2023
WR — AJ Johnson | 6-4 | 205 | Class of 2022
Manning is the top-rated quarterback in the Class of 2023 and third-rated prospect overall. He was named our National Freshman of the Year in 2019 and has thrown for 4,360 yards and 55 touchdowns during his first two years at Newman while leading the Greenies to an 18-3 record. Johnson recently committed to LSU and after sitting out his sophomore year showed how dynamic of a playmaker he is during his junior campaign.

QB — Conner Harrell | 6-1 | 190 | Class of 2022
WR — Ryan Peppins | 5-9 | 170 | Class of 2022
This duo led the Warriors to a second consecutive 7A state championship and finished No. 6 in the final MaxPreps Top 25 rankings. Harrell, in his first year as the starting quarterback, threw for over 3,500 yards and 42 touchdowns while Peppins hauled in 74 receptions for nearly 1,200 yards and a team-high 14 touchdowns.

QB — Noah Fifita | 5-10 | 170 | Class of 2022
WR — Tetairoa McMillan | 6-3 | 185 | Class of 2022
The second Trinity League duo on the list has been making big plays for the last two years playing against some of the best competition in the country. Fifita committed to Arizona and McMillan checks in as the second-rated player in California and fourth-rated wide receiver from the Class of 2022, according to 247Sports.

QB — Cade Klubnik | 6-2 | 185 | Class of 2022
WR — Jaden Greathouse | 6-2 | 205 | Class of 2023
Klubnik took over as the full-time starter before last fall and helped lead the Chaps to their second consecutive state title and a spot at No. 3 in the final MaxPreps Top 25 rankings. The four-star Clemson commit was selected to the Junior All-America first team after throwing for 3,495 yards and 35 touchdowns while adding nearly 600 yards rushing and 15 more scores. Greathouse was named to our Sophomore All-America first team after hauling in 69 receptions for 1,145 yards and 13 touchdowns. He became the first freshman to start in Westlake history in 2019.

QB — Quinn Ewers | 6-3 | 205 | Class of 2022
WR — Landon Samson | 6-1 | 180 | Class of 2022
Ewers is the top-rated prospect overall in the Class of the 2022 and the five-star Ohio State commit helped the Dragons to a runner-up finish in Texas' largest classification last fall. He threw for 2,442 yards and 28 touchdowns in eight games while adding 133 yards rushing and three more scores. Samson finished his junior season with 74 receptions for 1,293 yards and 15 touchdowns. They both recently committed to play in the 2022 All-American Bowl.

QB — Sam Horn | 6-4 | 190 | Class of 2022
WR — Travis Hunter | 6-1 | 170 | Class of 2022
Hunter had one of the best single-seasons in Georgia high school football history and was named our National Junior Player of the Year. The five-star Florida State commit had 137 receptions for 1,746 yards and 24 touchdowns while racking up 51 tackles and eight interceptions on defense for the AAAAAAA runner-up. Horn threw for over 3,900 yards and 41 touchdowns and checks in as the No. 7 pro style quarterback in the Class of 2022. The four-star gunslinger committed to Missouri in late February.
Travis Hunter, Collins Hill
File photo by Cecil Copeland
Travis Hunter, Collins Hill

Kamorea Arnold named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Wisconsin High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Kamorea Arnold named 2020-21 MaxPreps Wisconsin High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Kamorea Arnold of Germantown is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Wisconsin High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 5-foot-9 sophomore guard led the Warhawks to a 29-1 record and the Division 1 state championship.

Arnold averaged 22.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.8 steals a game. She scored 31 points on 12 of 18 shooting in a 63-48 win over Hudson in the Division 1 title game and also had seven assists.

Arnold is regarded as the No. 5 prospect in the Class of 2023 according to ESPN Hoopgurlz Class of 2023.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.
HIGHSCORE High School Basketball Player of the Year from each state - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps High School Basketball Player of the Year from each state
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school athletics. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020 basketball season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Forty-five states have completed their 2020-21 high school basketball seasons and MaxPreps has honored those athletes over the past four weeks. Now, we've gathered them together in one place. Links to each player's story are included after their bio and list of accomplishments.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April 13.
Colorado Player of the Year Baye Fall of Lutheran (Parker).
Photo by Paul DeSalvo
Colorado Player of the Year Baye Fall of Lutheran (Parker).
MaxPreps Player of the Year in each state

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Alabama
Regarded as the No. 9 prospect in the Class of 2021 overall, the 6-foot-3 guard averaged 32.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 4.6 steals to lead the Tigers to the Class 2A state semifinals. Davison opened his senior campaign with a career-high 57 points. Read More: Alabama Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Montana State
Two-time Class 4A Player of the Year averaged 27 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks per game while shooting 57 percent from the field to help Colony advance to the state semifinals. McMahon finished his career with over 1,700 points. Read More: Alaska Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Uncommitted
Quickly rising Class of 2021 prospect averaged 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds to lead the Dragons to the No. 2 spot in this week's MaxPreps Top 25 and the program's first GEICO Nationals invitation. Read More: Arizona Player of the Year

Class: Junior (2022) | Status: Uncommitted
Top 30 Class of 2022 prospect averaged 25 points, five rebounds and three assists while shooting 60 percent from the field. The talented combo guard pumped in a season-high 44 points in an 82-72 victory Feb. 2 over Jacksonville and earned all-state honors for the third consecutive season. Read More: Arkansas Player of the Year

Class: Junior (2022) | Status: Uncommitted
Top 50 Class of 2020 prospect helped the Rams go 15-0 en route to the program's first Central Connecticut Conference championship since 2003. Clingan averaged 36 points and 26.3 rebounds in three CCC tournament games and averaged 27.3 points, 17.2 rebounds, 5.8 blocks and 3.1 assists on the season. Read More: Connecticut Player of the Year

Class: Sophomore (2023) | Status: Uncommitted
Regarded as the No. 9 prospect in the Class of 2023, the 6-11 center averaged 22.1 rebounds, 10.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots to lead the Lion to the program's fourth state title. Read More: Colorado Player of the Year

Delaware — Nnanna Njoku, Sanford (Hockessin)
Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Villanova
The 6-9 center averaged 20.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while shooting 71 percent from the field this season. The top 100 prospect tallied 24 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks while connecting on 8-of-9 attempts from the field and 8-of-10 free throws in Sanford's state title game victory. Read More: Delaware Player of the Year

Class: Junior (2022) | Status: Uncommitted
In 13 games of National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (NIBC) play this season, Duren averaged 15.5 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per contest while shooting an efficient 63 percent from the field. The 6-10 post helped the top-ranked Eagles to a 21-1 record. Read More: Florida Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Auburn
Regarded as the No. 5 prospect in the Class of 2021, the 6-10 forward averaged 23.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.5 blocks while shooting 56 percent from the field to help the Patriots to the Class AAA state title game. Smith tallied over 1,900 career points. Read More: Georgia Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Uncommitted
The 6-10 center helped the Warriors go 20-1 en route to the program's first state title in 29 years. Rowbury led the highest scoring offense in Class 5A in points (17.0), rebounds (8.9) and field goal percentage (60.4). Read More: Idaho Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Kentucky
Top 30 senior prospect averaged 25 points and 13 rebounds and was named Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. He helped the Friars go 13-3 overall and 11-1 in Chicago Catholic League play. Read More: Illinois Player of the Year
Illinois Player of the Year Bryce Hopkins of Fenwick (Oak Park)
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Illinois Player of the Year Bryce Hopkins of Fenwick (Oak Park)
Indiana — Caleb Furst, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian (Fort Wayne)
Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Purdue
The 6-10 forward averaged 21.5 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 blocks per contest to guide the Braves to their second consecutive state title. Furst finished his four-year run as the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,087 career points. Read More: Indiana Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Committed to Drake
Averaged 18.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.9 steals while shooting 53 percent from the field to lead Waukee to the program's first championship. DeVries is regarded as a top 100 prospect in the Class of 2021. Read More: Iowa Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Tennessee
In 13 games of National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (NIBC) play this season, the five-star guard averaged 14.8 points, 6.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 steals while shooting 57 percent from the field, 50 percent from beyond the arc and 94 percent from the free throw line. Read More: Kansas Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Northern Kentucky
Named state tournament MVP after averaging 23.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game in four KHSAA Sweet 16 games. He tallied 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in a 79-60 state title game triumph over Elizabethtown. Read More: Kentucky Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Santa Clara
The under-the-radar guard averaged 33 points, five rebounds and four assists per game while shooting 55 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range to guide the Tigers to their second consecutive state crown. Read More: Louisiana Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Attending Kimball Union Academy (Prep School)
The 6-1 guard averaged 26 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals per contest to help the Black Bears go 15-0 en route to the Class A/B championship game of the central Maine tournament. Read More: Maine Player of the Year

Massachusetts —  Ademide Badmus, Lynn English (Lynn)
Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Uncommitted
Over the course of his four year career, the 6-7 forward amassed 1,000 points to go along with 984 rebounds. Badmus averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds per game this season. Read More: Massachusetts Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Connecticut
Top 50 Class of 2021 prospect averaged 18.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.9 blocked shots to lead the Stags to the No. 5 spot in this week's MaxPreps Top 25. Read More: Maryland Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Michigan State
Top 75 prospect averaged 33.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals per outing as a senior, finishing his prep career with 1,973 points and leading the Hurricanes to their first state title. Read More: Michigan Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Uncommitted
MaxPreps National Player of the Year averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 4.5 assists per game, connecting on 80 percent of his attempts from the field to guide the Redhawks to their fourth consecutive state championship. Read More: Minnesota Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Mississippi
The 5-9 guard averaged 33.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 steals per contest to lead the Chargers to the state quarterfinals. Ruffin tallied 2,337 career points over his four-year career, carrying a career average of 25.4 points per contest. Read More: Mississippi Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Committed to Georgetown
The five-star guard averaged 23.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting 52 percent from the field. Mohammed spent his final three seasons at Greenwood, setting the all-time Springfield area record with 2,709 career points. Read More: Missouri Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Montana State
The 6-7 guard averaged 24.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest, helping the Spartans to the state semifinals. Germer eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career in an 88-62 victory over Big Sky (Missoula), finishing a special night with 51 points and breaking the Class AA record with 13 3-pointers. Read More: Montana Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Uncommitted
The under-the-radar prospect averaged 21.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per contest while shooting 57 percent from the field and 45 percent from three. Thomas helped guide the Mustangs go 27-2 en route to the program's first state championship. Read More: Nebraska Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Uncommitted
Scored 1,056 points in his career and was named the state's Mr. Basketball by the New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Organization. He put up a season-high 33 in a January game against Oyster River. Read More: New Hampshire Player of the Year

New Jersey — D.J. Wagner, Camden
Class: Sophomore (2023) | Status: Uncommitted
Top ranked Class of 2023 prospect averaged 22.0 points, 3.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. He scored 20 or more points in 11 of 13 games and was the catalyst for the No. 8 ranked team in this week's MaxPreps Top 25. Read More: New Jersey Player of the Year

Class: Junior (2022) | Status: Uncommitted
Averaged 27.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game while shooting 50 percent from the field and 87 percent from the free throw line, helping the Bulldawgs reach the Class 5A state title game. Read More: New Mexico Player of the Year

Class: Junior (2022) | Status: Uncommitted
Three-star prospect 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. The 6-3 guard helped the Falcons go 21-11 en route to the Grind Session tournament quarterfinals. Read More: New York Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with North Carolina State
Top 100 senior prospect averaged nearly 30 points per game this season, including a career-high 50 against Trinity Academy in early February. Farmville Central went 76-2 during his final three seasons with three consecutive state titles. Read More: North Carolina Player of the Year

North Dakota — Joe Hurlburt, Enderlin
Class: Junior (2022) | Status: Uncommitted
Top 100 junior prospect averaged 22.6 points, 14.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest while shooting 57 percent from the field. Playing alongside brother Gus on the varsity team since seventh grade, Hurlburt has amassed 1,609 points and 1,134 rebounds in 97 career games. Read More: North Dakota Player of the Year

Class: Junior (2022) | Status: Uncommitted
The No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2022, Livingston 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 Buchtel to the program's second district championship in the past three seasons. Read More: Ohio Player of the Year

Oklahoma — Bijan Cortes, Kingfisher
Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Oklahoma
Scored 23 of his team's points in a 48-40 win over Heritage Hall in the state championship game. Cortes poured in 13 in the second half after Kingfisher fell behind by eight points in the third quarter en route to its 20th straight win. The Yellowjackets went 107-4 during his time with the program. Read More: Oklahoma Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Committed to Connecticut
Top 50 prospect averaged 18.6 points, 6.5 assists and 3.5 steals per contest, becoming the program's all-time leading scorer in the process with over 1,400 points. Diggins helped the Vikings go 19-1 en route to the Class 6A state title game. Read More: Pennsylvania Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Uncommitted
Recorded a double-double in every game during his two years at Pilgrim, averaging 20.4 points, 17.4 rebounds and five blocked shots per outing this season en route to the state semifinals. He surpassed the 1,000-point milestone in the final game of the season. Read More: Rhode Island Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Nebraska
The five-star guard averaged 21.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest this season and was the leading scorer at the St. James NIBC Invitational, posting 20.9 points per contest in seven appearances at the loaded event. McGowens finished his four-year high school career with more than 2,300 points. Read More: South Carolina Player of the Year

South Dakota — Matthew Mors, Yankton
Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Wisconsin
Three-star forward averaged 25 points, eight rebounds and three assists per contest while leading Yankton to its first 20-win season since 1975-76. Playing on the varsity team since seventh grade, Mors finished third on the state's all-time scoring list with over 2,700 career points. Read More: South Dakota Player of the Year

Class: Junior (2022) | Status: Uncommitted
The 6-foot-3 guard helped the Fighting Irish go 21-4 with a state semifinals appearance. He averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists per contest and was the first Knoxville Catholic player to be named TSSAA Mr. Basketball in Division II-AA. Read More: Tennessee Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Kentucky
Regarded as the No. 11 prospect in the Class of 2021, the 6-9 forward averaged 35.2 points, 14.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 6.2 blocks per game to help the Rabbits go 19-5. Read More: Texas Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Kentucky
After spending his first three years of high school at Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.), Hickman averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game during his lone season at Wasatch Academy. He helped No. 11 ranked Wasatch Academy finish the regular season 18-6 en route to a bid to GEICO Nationals. Read More: Utah Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Uncommitted
The 5-10 guard averaged 30.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest to help the Green Knights go 10-0 en route to their second straight Division 1 state title. Ndayishimiye is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as Mr. Basketball in the Green Mountain State. Read More: Vermont Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Uncommitted
In a shortened season, Keels averaged 28.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 3.8 steals per contest while recording six triple-doubles. He finished his prep career with 1,803 points. Read More: Virginia Player of the Year

West Virginia — Isaac McKneely, Poca
Back-to-back Gazette-Mail All-Kanawha Valley co-Player of the Year averaged 22.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game while shooting 49 percent from the field, 41.7 percent from three-point range and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line in 15 regular season games. Read More: West Virginia Player of the Year

Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Iowa State
Top 50 senior prospect led the team in scoring and assists averaging 18.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game on the season for the Division 3 state champions. Hunter was a four-year starter for St. Catherine's, compiling 1,589 points while leading the program to a record of 91-12. Read More: Wisconsin Player of the Year

Wyoming — Sam Lecholat, Sheridan
Class: Senior (2021) | Status: Signed with Montana State
The 6-6 wing averaged 17.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 52 percent from the field to guide the Broncs to the Class 4A state semifinals. Read More: Wyoming Player of the Year