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Friday / July 12.
  • USA Today Names Preseason All-American Boys High School Team

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    Briscoe Peach Jam actionJim Halley of USA Today named the All-USA preseason boys basketball team. Here it is:

    Dwayne Bacon, 6-6, Oak Hill Academy (VA) (FLORIDA STATE)

    Scored 41 points in first game at Oak Hill

    Isaiah Briscoe, 6-3, Roselle (N.J.) Catholic (KENTUCKY)

    21.2 ppg, 4.0 apg, 3.9 rpg

    Jaylen Brown, 6-7, Marietta (GA) (UNDECLARED)

    24.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.0 spg, 1.4 bpg

    Jalen Brunson, 6-1, Lincolnshire (IL) (VILLANOVA)

    26.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.7 apg, 2.9 spg

    Cheick Diallo, 6-9, Our Savior New American (Centerreach, N.Y.) (UNDECLARED)

    18.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 4.0 bpg

    Henry Ellenson, 6-10, Rice Lake (WI) (MARQUETTE)

    27.2 ppg, 13.1 rpg, 2.7 bpg, 1.7 apg

    Harry Giles, 6-9, Wesleyan Christian (N.C.) (JUNIOR – UNDECLARED)

    10.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg

    Josh Jackson, 6-6, Napa (CA) Prolific Prep (JUNIOR – UNDECLARED)

    28.0 ppg, 15.0 rpg, 6.0 apg

    Chase Jeter, 6-10, Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman (DUKE)

    15.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg

    Luke Kennard, 6-5, Franklin (OH) (DUKE)

    40.0 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.0 spg

    Skal Labissieire, 6-10, Lausanne Collegiate (Memphis) (KENTUCKY)

    Malik Newman, 6-3, Jackson (MS) Calloway (UNDECLARED)

    29.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg

    Ivan Rabb, 6-10, Oakland (CA) Bishop O’Dowd (UNDECLARED)

    27.0 ppg, 14.0 rpg

    Ben Simmons, 6-10, Montverde (FL) Academy (LSU)

    18.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.7 apg

    Dennis Smith, Jr., 6-1, Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian (JUNIOR – UNDECLARED)

    17.6 ppg, 9.3 apg, 6.9 rpg

    Diamond Stone, 6-10, Whitefish Bay (WI) Dominician (UNDECLARED)

    16.9 ppg, 11.6 rpg

    Caleb Swanigan, 6-8, Fort Wayne (IN) Homestead (UNDECLARED)

    20.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg

    Jayson Tatum, 6-7, St. Louis (MO) Chaminade College Prep (JUNIOR – UNDECLARED)

    26.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 5.0 apg

    Derryck Thornton, 6-1, Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep (JUNIOR – UNDECLARED)

    11.6 ppg, 7.7 apg

    Allonzo Trier, 6-4, Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep (ARIZONA)

    24.9 ppg

    Stephen Zimmerman, 7-0, Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman (UNDECLARED)

    15.0 ppg, 10 rpg

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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