Myck Kabongo – Guard
6-2, Senior, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), College: Texas
Kabongo is one of the best playmakers in the class and combines speed with dynamic athletic ability. His mid-range game allows him to keep the defense off balance, and his vision on the court is unparalleled. Kabongo averaged 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds per game for Findlay this season, which was ranked in the Top 10 in the nation all year.
Shabazz Muhammad – Guard
6-6, Junior, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.), College: Undecided
Muhammad is smooth, efficient and probably the best pure scorer in his class. His jump shot is accurate, and he uses his strength to absorb contact and finish in the paint. Muhammad picked up right where he left off in AAU last summer, leading Bishop Gorman with 25 points and eight rebounds per game this season. Muhammad was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Nevada.
James McAdoo – Forward
6-8, Senior, Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, Va.), College: North Carolina
McAdoo is a workhorse in the paint, lean enough to out-quick slower post defenders, but still has enough bulk to overpower them in the paint if need be. Add that to a motor that won’t be denied, and it’s easy to see why he was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia. In addition to winning a second-straight VISAA Division II state title, McAdoo averaged 23 points, nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks per game this season.
Perry Ellis – Forward
6-8, Junior, Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.), College: Undecided
This marks Ellis’ third straight year being named Gatorade Player of the Year in Kansas. He led the Falcons to a 25-0 record and a third consecutive Class 6A state championship, averaging 22 points, eight rebounds and two assists a game this season. Ellis’ effectiveness is his versatility. He’s strong and physical in the paint with a plethora of post moves, but also runs the floor and can consistently knock down shots from the perimeter.
Tony Parker – Forward
6-9, Junior, Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.), College: Undecided
Parker has the toughness of Charles Barkley, the low-post moves of Elton Brand and the rebounding ability of Dennis Rodman, making him one of the most dominant big men in the country, regardless of class. Parker averaged 18 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks per game this season en route to leading Miller Grove to its third straight state title in Class AAAA.
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