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High school basketball rankings: Reading enters this week's HIGHSCORE Top 25 after winning Pennsylvania 6A title - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball rankings: Reading enters this week's MaxPreps Top 25 after winning Pennsylvania 6A title
A season-defining week of high school basketball awaits as GEICO Nationals takes center stage this week. The 10-team, national field begins Wednesday featuring the top four teams in the MaxPreps Top 25 along with No. 7 Milton, No. 10 Wasatch Academy, No. 12 Prolific Prep, No. 15 Pace Academy and a pair of unranked event mainstays.

Top-ranked Montverde Academy has won an event-best four GEICO Nationals titles and are slight favorites over three teams the Eagles have already knocked off this season — No. 2 AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.), No. 3 Sunrise Christian (Bel Aire, Kan.) and No. 4 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.). Sunrise Christian is the only team to hand the Eagles a loss this season, but trails the season series 2-1.

The four-day national championship event culminates April 3 at Suncoast Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, Fla. All games will be shown on the ESPN family of networks.

Looking at last week's results, No. 25 Reading (Pa.) stunned previous No. 9 Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) 58-57 in a gritty 6A state championship game. The Red Knights battled back from an early 13-2 deficit to capture their first state title since 2017.

No. 9 Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis) survived a scare over the weekend, erasing a 15-point, first-half deficit to beat Totino-Grace 73-60 in the Class 3A Section 4 title game. The Red Hawks take on Byron in Wednesday's state quarterfinals.
The Reading Red Knights react to winning the Pennsylvania 6A title game over Archbishop Wood.
Photo by Paul Burdick
The Reading Red Knights react to winning the Pennsylvania 6A title game over Archbishop Wood.
MaxPreps Top 25 basketball rankings

Record: 21-1 | Last week: 1
Eagles get Pace Academy-Oak Hill Academy winner to start GEICO Nationals.

Record: 27-1 | Last week: 2
Dragons face Wasatch Academy without without Top 50 senior DaRon Holmes, ruled ineligible for GEICO.

Record: 19-3 | Last week: 3
Prolific Prep-La Lumiere winner is first-round GEICO opponent.

Record: 20-2 | Last week: 4
Defending GEICO champions meets Milton on Thursday.

Record: 9-0 | Last week: 5
Regular season complete.

Record: 29-1 | Last week: 6
Regular season complete.

Record: 28-2 | Last week: 7
Eagles draw defending champion IMG Academy in first trip to GEICO Nationals.

Record: 13-0 | Last week: 8
Regular season complete.

Record: 17-1 | Last week: 10
Top-ranked senior Chet Holmgren went off for 24 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists to help the Red Hawks advance in postseason play.

Record: 18-6 | Last week: 11
Tigers are looking for breakout at GEICO Nationals behind senior Nolan Hickman.

Record: 3-0 | Last week: 12
The Crusaders knocked off Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains) twice last week, defeating them 47-46 on Tuesday before a 66-39 blowout victory the following night. Scheduling issues have remained an issue all season for the talented group from the Big Apple.

Record: 30-3 | Last week: 13
The Crew draw La Lumiere in a Wednesday play-in game at GEICO Nationals.

Record: 27-2 | Last week: 14
Regular season complete.

Record: 20-3 | Last week: 15
Regular season complete.

Record: 28-1 | Last week: 16
The Georgia AA champs earn first GEICO invite and face perennial powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in play-in game.

Record: 27-0 | Last week: 17
Regular season complete.

17. Combine Academy (Lincolnton, N.C.)
Record: 28-3 | Last week: 18
Regular season complete.

Record: 21-3 | Last week: 19
Regular season complete.

Record: 26-2 | Last week: 20
Regular season complete.

Record: 12-0 | Last week: 23
Northwestern pledge Julian Roper pumped in 21 points to help the Eaglets capture the District 6 title over Mott (Waterford) 76-60. The Eaglets advance to Tuesday's Regional semifinals against Clarkston.

Record: 30-2 | Last week: 21
Regular season complete.

Record: 25-3 | Last week: 22
Regular season complete.

Record: 26-2 | Last week: 24
Regular season complete.

Record: 7-4 | Last week: 25
Regular season complete.

Record: 26-2 | Last week: NR
Senior West Chester pledge Moro Osomanu led the way with 21 points and 13 rebounds in the Red Knights' upset victory over previously-ranked Archbishop Wood.
2021 NFL Draft: High school football powerhouse IMG Academy projected to have seven players selected - HIGHSCORE
2021 NFL Draft: High school football powerhouse IMG Academy projected to have seven players selected
During the 2020 NFL Draft, national high school football power IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) became the first prep program since 2014 to have four players selected. The Ascenders could potentially double that in 2021, according to Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports.


All but Newsome played together during the 2016 season when the Ascenders went 11-0 and had notable wins over Centennial (Corona, Calif.), Grayson (Loganville, Ga.), Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.), St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) and St. John's (Washington, D.C.). They finished the year ranked No. 3 in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Cisco and Newsome were part of IMG's 2017 team that went 9-0 and finished ranked No. 2 in the MaxPreps Top 25.
Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond is one of seven former IMG Academy players who could hear their name called this weekend as part of the NFL Draft.
Photo by Mike Janes
Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond is one of seven former IMG Academy players who could hear their name called this weekend as part of the NFL Draft.
No less impressive is American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), which has five players going in Wilson's mock draft. The Patriots' potential draft haul is led by Patrick Surtain II, who Wilson predicts will go No. 9 to the Denver Broncos. Joining Surtain are Tyson Campbell, Khalil Herbert, Anthony Schwartz and Marco Wilson.

Campbell, Surtain and Wilson gave the Patriots the best secondary in the country during the 2016 season and led Heritage to a 14-0 record, Class 5A state title and a spot at No. 10 in the final MaxPreps Top 25.

The following season, Campbell, Schwartz and Surtain led American Heritage to its second consecutive 5A state championship and a spot at No. 4 in the final MaxPreps Top 25 after going 14-0.

St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) has had more players selected than any other high school over the last 20 years with 23 taken and Wilson's mock draft predicts there will be four more in the 2021 draft — Trevon Grimes, Elijah Moore, Josh Palmer and Asante Samuel Jr.

All four played together during the 2016 season when Aquinas went 13-2 and finished the year ranked No. 6 after winning the 7A state title.

Episcopal (Bellaire, Texas) has three players slated to be taken led by Jaylen Waddle — slotted to go sixth overall by the Miami Dolphins. Walker Little and Marvin Wilson are expected to also hear their names called. Little and Wilson were part of the Class of 2017 while Waddle was a year behind them and they went 9-2 during the 2016 season.

NFL Pipelines: High schools with most draft picks over the last 20 years - HIGHSCORE
NFL Pipelines: High schools with most draft picks over the last 20 years
With four more projected selections into the 2021 NFL Draft, starting Thursday with defensive back Asante Samuel Jr., the pipeline between St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and professional football should continue to grow. 

The Raiders already far and away lead all high schools nationally in players being drafted since 2001 with 23.

Samuel, who attended Florida State, is projected as the No. 30 pick overall by Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports. Other St. Thomas Aquinas players expected to be drafted are Elijah Moore (No. 46, second round), Josh Palmer (No. 144, fourth) and Trevon Grimes (No. 186, sixth), all wide receivers.

Another Sunshine State school Northwestern (Miami) is tied at second for most selections with Long Beach Poly at 14. Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio) is third with 13 while DeSoto (Texas) and Norland (Miami, Fla.) are right behind with 11.

Defending MaxPreps national champion IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) is projected to claim seven former players to be drafted over the three-day event in Cleveland, topped by first-rounder Greg Newsome II, a cornerback out of Northwestern who is supposed to go No. 20 overall. Seven more selections would double IMG Academy's draftees since 2001.

Below are all 98 high schools with five or more athletes who have been selected in the NFL Draft over the past 20 years.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 23
Leonard Myers, 2001 (200), New England Patriots
Nate Salley, 2006 (121), Carolina Pathers
Tavares Gooden, 2008 (71), Balitmore Ravens
Major Wright, 2010 (75), Chicago Bears
Geno Atkins, 2010 (120), Cincinnati Bengals
Sam Young, 2010 (179), Dallas Cowboys
Marcus Gilbert, 2011 (63), Pittsburgh Steelers
Leonard Hankerson, 2011 (79), Washington Redskins
Christian Thompson, 2012 (130), Baltimore Ravens
Andrew Datko, 2012 (241), Green Bay Packers
Giovani Bernard, 2013 (37), Cincinnati Bengals
Lamarcus Joyner, 2014 (41), St. Louis Rams
Dezmen Southward, 2014 (68), Atlanta Falcons
Brandon Linder, 2014 (93), Jacksonville Jaguars
James White, 2014 (130), New England Patriots
Phillip Dorsett, 2015 (29), Indianapolis Colts
Bobby Hart, 2015 (226), New York Giants
Rashad Greene, 2015 (139), Jacksonville Jaguars
Joey Bosa, 2016 (3), San Diego Chargers
Jake Rudock, 2016 (191), Detroit Lions
Nick Bosa, 2019 (2), San Francisco 49ers
Jordan Scarlett, 2019 (154), Carolina Panthers
Damon Arnette, 2020 (19), Las Vegas Raiders

Ken-Yon Rambo, 2001 (229), Oakland Raiders
Terry Charles, 2002 (142), San Diego Chargers
Kareem Kelly, 2003 (203), New Orleans Saints
Samie Parker, 2004 (105), Kansas City Chiefs
Marcedes Lewis, 2006 (28), Jacksonville Jaguars
Winston Justice, 2006 (39), Philadelphia Eagles
Darnell Bing, 2006 (101), Oakland Raiders
DeSean Jackson (49), Philadelphia Eagles
Terrence Austin, 2010 (219), Washington Redskins
Jurrell Casey, 2011 (77), Tennessee Titans
Kaelin Clay, 2015 (184), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
JuJu Smith-Schuster, 2017 (62), Pittsburgh Steelers
Jayon Brown, 2017 (155), Tennessee Titans
Iman Marshall, 2019 (127), Baltimore Ravens

Snoop Minnis, 2001 (77), Kansas City Chiefs
Torrie Cox, 2003 (205), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vernon Carey, 2004 (19), Miami Dolphins
Vernand Morency, 2005 (73), Houston Texans
Anthony Gaitor, 2011 (222), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Lavonte David, 2012 (58), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sean Spence, 2012 (86), Pittsburgh Steelers
Brandon Washington, 2012 (200), Philadelphia Eagles
Teddy Bridgewater, 2014 (32), Minnesota Vikings
Amari Cooper, 2015 (4), Oakland Raiders
Tray Walker, 2015 (136), Baltimore Ravens
Artie Burns, 2016 (25), Pittsburgh Steelers
Tracy Walker, 2018 (82), Detroit Lions
Deandre Baker, 2019 (30), New York Giants

Donte Whitner, 2006 (8), Buffalo Bills
Ted Ginn Jr., 2007 (9), Miami Dolphins
Troy Smith, 2007 (174), Baltimore Ravens
Antwaun Molden, 2008 (79), Houston Texans
Angelo Craig, 2008 (244), New England Patriots
Ray Fisher, 2010 (246), Indianapolis Colts
Jermale Hines, 2011 (158), St. Louis Rams
Jonathan Newsome, 2014 (166), Indianapolis Colts
C.B. Bryant, 2014 (241), St. Louis Rams
Frank Clark, 2015 (63), Seattle Seahawks
Willie Henry, 2016 (132), Baltimore Ravens
Cardale Jones, 2016 (139), Buffalo Bills
Marshon Lattimore, 2017 (11), New Orleans Saints

Marcus Tubbs, 2004 (23), Seattle Seahawks
Tatum Bell, 2004 (41), Denver Broncos
Ellis Hobbs, 2005 (84), New England Patriots
Von Miller, 2011 (2), Denver Broncos
Cyrus Gray, 2012 (182), Kansas City Chiefs
Marcus Murphy, 2015 (230), New Orleans Saints
Jalen Mills, 2016 (233), Philadelphia Eagles
Howard Wilson, 2017 (126), Cleveland Browns
Laviska Shenault, 2020 (42), Jacksonville Jaguars
James Proche, 2020 (201), Baltimore Ravens

Dwayne Bowe, 2007 (23), Kansas City Chiefs
Kareem Brown, 2007 (127), New England Patriots
Antwan Barnes, 2007 (134), Baltimore Ravens
Antonio Brown, 2010 (195), Pittsburgh Steelers
Richard Gordon, 2011 (181), Oakland Raiders
Xavier Rhodes, 2013 (25), Minnesota Vikings
Tourek Williams , 2013 (179), San Diego Chargers
Ereck Flowers, 2015 (9), New York Giants
Duke Johnson, 2015 (77), Cleveland Browns
Carlton Davis, 2018 (63), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vosean Joseph, 2019 (147), Buffalo Bills

Brian Westbrook, 2002 (91), Philadelphia Eagles
John Owens, 2002 (138), Detroit Lions
Quinn Ojinnak, 2006 (139), Atlanta Falcons
Josh Wilson, 2007 (55), Seattle Seahawks
Jacob Bender, 2007 (177), New York Jets
Cyrus Kouandjio, 2014 (44), Buffalo Bills
Arie-Manual Kouandjio, 2015 (112), Washington Redskins
Ja'Whaun Bentley, 2018 (143), New England Patriots
Chase Young, 2020 (2), Washington Redskins
Anthony McFarland Jr., 2020 (124), Pittsburgh Steelers

Kris Richard, 2002 (85), Seattle Seahawks
Robert Woods, 2013 (41), Buffalo Bills
Marqise Lee, 2014 (39), Jacksonville Jaguars
Paul Richardson, 2014 (45), Seattle Seahawks
Bene Benwikere, 2014 (148), Carolina Panthers
Adoree Jackson, 2017 (18), Tennessee Titans
Rasheem Green, 2018 (79), Seattle Seahawks
Jordan Lasley, 2018 (162), Baltimore Ravens
Caleb Wilson, 2019 (254), Arizona Cardinals
Nick Harris, 2020 (160), Cleveland Browns

Adam Archuleta, 2001 (20), St. Louis Rams
Cameron Jordan, 2011 (24), New Orleans Saints
Dion Jordan, 2013 (3), Miami Dolphins
Markus Wheaton, 2013 (79), Pittsburgh Steelers
Marc Anthony , 2013 (247), Baltimore Ravens
Brett Hundley, 2015 (147), Green Bay Packers
Paul Perkins, 2016 (149), New York Giants
N'Keal Harry, 2019 (32), New England Patriots
Dustin Woodard, 2020 (230), New England Patriots

D. J Williams, 2004 (17), Denver Broncos
Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006 (60), Jacksonville Jaguars
Demetrius Williams, 2006 (111), Baltimore Ravens
Kevin Simon, 2006 (250), Washington Redskins
Derek Landri, 2007 (166), Jacksonville Jaguars
T.J. Ward, 2010 (38), Cleveland Browns
Travis Carrie, 2014 (219), Oakland Raiders
Austin Hooper, 2016 (81), Atlanta Falcons
Devin Asiasi, 2020 (91), New England Patriots

Tim Carter, 2002 (46), New York Giants
Louis Murphy, 2009 (124), Oakland Raiders
Jonte Green, 2012 (196), Detroit Lions
Dante Fowler, 2015 (3), Jacksonville Jaguars
Shaquill Griffin, 2017 (90), Seattle Seahawks
Rodney Adams, 2017 (170), Minnesota Vikings
Isaiah Wynn, 2018 (23), New England Patriots
Shaquem Griffin, 2018 (141), Seattle Seahwaks
Marquez Vlades-Sacantling, 2018 (174), Packers

DeMario Minter, 2006 (152), Cleveland Browns
Anthony Cannon, 2006 (247), Detroit Lions
Jermaine Cunningham, 2010 (53), New England Patriots
Perry Riley, 2010 (103), Washington Redskins
Kelvin Sheppard, 2011 (68), Buffalo Bills
Preston Smith, 2015 (38), Washington Redskins
Mike Davis, 2015 (126), San Francisco 49ers
Montez Sweat, 2019 (26), Washington Redskins
D.J. Wonnum, 2020 (117), Minnesota Vikings

Cass Tech (Detroit), 8
Vernon Gholston, 2008 (6), New York Jets
Joe Barksdale, 2011 (92), Oakland Raiders
Jourdan Lewis, 2017 (92), Dallas Cowboys
Delano Hill, 2017 (95), Seattle Seahawks
Mike Weber, 2019 (218), Dallas Cowboys
Michael Onwenu, 2020 (182), New England Patriots
Donovan Peoples-Jones, 2020 (187), Cleveland Browns
William Campbell , 2013 (178), New York Jets

Demetrius Byrd, 2009 (224), San Diego Chargers
Rod Issac, 2011 (147), Jacksonville Jaguars
Stanley Jean-Baptiste, 2014 (58), New Orleans Saints
Devonta Freeman, 2014 (103), Atlanta Falcons
Kevin Pamphile, 2014 (149), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
John Miller, 2015 (81), Buffalo Bills
Charles Gaines, 2015 (189), Cleveland Browns
Dalvin Cook, 2017 (41), Minnesota Vikings

Josh Booty, 2008 (172), Dallas Cowboys
Jonathan Wade, 2010 (84), St. Louis Rams
Chase Pittman, 2011 (213), Houston Texans
Keyunta Dawson, 2018 (242), St. Louis Rams
Jacob Hester, 2018 (69), Houston Texans
John David Booty, 2005 (137), Arizona Cardinals
Trent Taylor, 2009 (177), Philadelphia Eagles
Jerry Tillery, 2019 (28), San Diego Chargers

Andre Maddox, 2005 (161), New York Jets
Pat Thomas, 2005 (194), Jacksonville Jaguars
Stephen Tulloch, 2006 (116), Tennessee Titans
Kennard Cox, 2008 (251), Jacksonville Jaguars
Lamar Miller, 2012 (97), Miami Dolphins
Keith Reaser, 2014 (170), San Francisco 49ers
Sheldrick Redwine, 2019 (119), Cleveland Browns
Jaquan Johnson, 2019 (181), Buffalo Bills

Norcross (Ga.), 8
Jeff Backus, 2001 (18), Detroit Lions
Larry Grant, 2008 (214), St. Louis Rams
Brice Butler , 2013 (209), Oakland Raiders
Max Garcia, 2015 (133), Denver Broncos
Geremy Davis, 2015 (186), New York Giants
Alvin Kamara, 2017 (67), New Orleans Saints
Lorenzo Carter, 2018 (66), New York Giants
Chris Herndon, 2018 (107), New York Jets

J.D. Walton, 2010 (80), Denver Broncos
Cedric Ogbuehi, 2015 (21), Cincinnati Bengals
Jonathan Williams, 2016 (156), Buffalo Bills
Christian Sam, 2018 (178), New England Patriots
Kyler Murray, 2019 (1), Arizona Cardinals
Greg Little, 2019 (37), Carolina Panthers
Bobby Evans, 2019 (97), Los Angeles Rams

Ladell Betts, 2002 (56), Washington Redskins
Brandon Lloyd, 2003 (124), San Francisco 49ers
Donald Stephenson, 2012 (74), Kansas City Chiefs
Deiondre' Hall, 2016 (127), Chicago Bears
Elijah Lee, 2017 (232), Minnesota Vikings
Khalil Davis, 2020 (194), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carlos Davis, 2020 (232), Pittsburgh Steelers

Josh Shaw, 2002 (172), San Francisco 49ers
Tron LaFavor, 2003 (171), Chicago Bears
Chris Gamble, 2004 (28), Carolina Panthers
Matthias Askew, 2004 (114), Cincinnati Bengals
Jovan Haye, 2005 (189), Carolina Panthers
Stanley McClover, 2006 (237), Carolina Panthers
Pat Sims, 2008 (77), Cincinnati Bengals

Chris Perry, 2004 (26), Cincinnati Bengals
Kareem Jackson, 2010 (20), Houston Texans
Anthony Castonzo, 2011 (22), Indianapolis Colts
James Jackson, 2001 (65), Cleveland Browns
Ernest Wilford, 2004 (120), Jacksonville Jaguars
Russell Bodine, 2014 (111), Cincinnati Bengals
Christian Hackenberg, 2016 (51), New York Jets

Claude Harriott, 2004 (147), Chicago Bears
Santonio Holmes, 2006 (25), Pittsburgh Steelers
RayMcDonald, 2007 (97), San Francisco 49ers
Travis Benjamin, 2012 (100), Cleveland Browns
Kelvin Benjamin, 2014 (28), Carolina Panthers
Clive Walford, 2015 (68), Oakland Raiders
Jatavis Brown, 2016 (175), Los Angeles Chargers

Donte Stallworth, 2002 (13), New Orleans Saints
Onterrio Smith, 2003 (105), Minnesota Vikings
Paris Warren, 2005 (225), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Syd'Quan Thompson, 2010 (225), Denver Broncos
Shaq Thompson, 2015 (25), Carolina Panthers
James Sample, 2015 (104), Jacksonville Jaguars
Devontae Booker, 2016 (136), Denver Broncos

Maurice Clarett, 2005 (101), Denver Broncos
Prescott Burgee, 2007 (207), Baltimore Ravens
Mario Manningham, 2008 (95), New York Giants
Chris Rucker, 2011 (188), Indianapolis Colts
Dan Herron, 2012 (191), Cincinnati Bengals
James Daniels, 2018 (39), Chicago Bears
Lynn Bowden, 2020 (80), Las Vegas Raiders

Jamar Fletcher, 2001 (26), Miami Dolphins
Reggie Germany, 2001 (214), Buffalo Bills
Bryan Fletcher, 2002 (210), Chicago Bears
Scott Starks, 2005 (87), Jacksonville Jaguars
Brandon Williams, 2006 (84), San Francisco 49ers
Christian Kirksey, 2014 (71), Cleveland Browns
Walt Powell, 2014 (196), Arizona Cardinals

Bo Scarborough, 2018 (236), Dallas Cowboys
Hjalte Froholdt, 2019 (118), New England Patriots
Isaac Nauta, 2019 (224), Detroit Lions
Cesar Ruiz, 2020 (24), New Orleans Saints
Grant Delpit, 2020 (44), Cleveland Browns
KJ Hamler, 2020 (46), Denver Broncos
K.J. Osborn, 2020 (176), Minnesota Vikings

Karon Riley, 2001 (103), Chicago Bears
Ron Johnson, 2002 (123), Baltimore Ravens
Anthony Adams, 2003 (57), San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Vickerson, 2005 (216), Miami Dolphins
Nick Perry, 2012 (28), Green Bay Packers
Chris Greenwood, 2012 (148), Detroit Lions
Avonte Maddox, 2018 (125), Philadelphia Eagles

Longview (Longview, Texas) 7   
Josh Scobee, 2004 (137), Jacksonville Jaguars
Willie Andrews, 2006 (229), New England Patriots
Malcolm Kelly, 2005 (51), San Francisco 49ers
Robert Henson, 2006 (186), New Orleans Saints
Trent Williams, 2006 (4), Arizona Cardinals
Travin Howard, 2013 (231), Miami Dolphins
Broderick Washington Jr., 2013 (170), Atlanta Falcons

Andre Gurode, 2002 (37), Dallas Cowboys
Cory Redding, 2003 (66), Detroit Lions
Earl Mitchell, 2010 (81), Houston Texans
Chykie Brown, 2011 (164), Baltimore Ravens
Dorance Armstrong Jr., 2018 (116), Dallas Cowboys
Emeke Egbule, 2019 (200), Los Angeles Chargers
K'Lavon Chaisson, 2020 (20), Jacksonville Jaguars

Dan O'Leary, 2001 (195), Buffalo Bills
LeCharles Bentley, 2002 (44), New Orleans Saints
Dave Ragone, 2003 (88), Houston Texans
Jacob Bell, 2004 (138), Tennessee Titans
Anthony Gonzalez, 2007 (32), Indianapolis Colts
Jake Ryan, 2015 (129), Green Bay Packers
Dre'Mont Jones, 2019 (71), Denver Broncos

Aaron Lockett, 2002 (254), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mark Anderson, 2006 (159), Chicago Bears
Robert Meachem, 2007 (27), New Orleans Saints
Felix Jones, 2018 (22), Dallas Cowboys
Tyler Lockett, 2015 (69), Seattle Seahwaks
Justice Hill, 2019 (113), Baltimore Ravens
Jordan Brailford, 2020 (253), Washington Redskins

Westlake (Atlanta), 7
Keith Adams, 2001 (232), Tennessee Titans
Sean Jones, 2004 (59), Cleveland Browns
Keyaron Fox, 2004 (93), Kansas City Chiefs
Adam Jones, 2005 (6), Tennessee Titans
Cam Newton, 2011 (1), Carolina Panthers
Chance Warmack, 2013 (10), Tennessee Titans
AJ Terrell, 2020 (16), Atlanta Falcons

Brandon Meriweather, 2007 (24), New England Patriots
Kyle Wilber, 2012 (113), Dallas Cowboys
Jeremy Gallon, 2014 (244), New England Patriots
K.J. Dillon, 2016 (159), Houston Texans
Trey Hendrickson, 2017 (103), New Orleans Saints
Chandler Cox, 2019 (233), Miami Dolphins

Omar Jacobs, 2006 (164), Pittsburgh Steelers
David Clowney, 2008 (157), Green Bay Packers
Brandon Flowers, 2008 (35), Kansas City Chiefs
Orlando Franklin, 2011 (46), Denver Broncos
Jayron Hosley, 2012 (94), New York Giants
Dadi Lhomme Nicolas, 2016 (203), Kansas City Chiefs

Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.), 6
Char-ron Dorsey, 2001 (242), Dallas Cowboys
Jason Spitz, 2006 (75), Green Bay Packers
Shaun Chapas, 2011 (220), Dallas Cowboys
Jawan Jamison , 2013 (228), Washington Redskins
John Theus, 2016 (145), San Francisco 49ers
Hayden Hurst, 2018 (25), Baltimore Ravens

Sinorice Moss, 2006 (44), New York Giants
Kenny Phillips, 2008 (31), New York Giants
Ricky Jean-Francois, 2009 (244), San Francisco 49ers
Robert Sands, 2011 (134), Cincinnati Bengals
Simeon Thomas, 2018 (188), Cleveland Browns
Rashad Fenton, 2019 (201), Kansas City Chiefs

Jimmy Smith, 2011 (27), Baltimore Ravens
Shareece Wright, 2011 (89), San Diego Chargers
Allen Bradford, 2011 (187), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brad Sorensen , 2013 (221), San Diego Chargers
Nat Berhe, 2014 (152), New York Giants
Tyler Ervin, 2016 (119), Houston Texans

Brandon Mebane, 2018 (85), Cleveland Browns
Dante Hughes, 2019 (95), Kansas City Chiefs
Brian Price, 2007 (35), Seattle Seahawks
Marcus Martin, 2007 (70), Indianapolis Colts
De'Anthony Thomas, 2010 (124), Kansas City Chiefs
Hayes Pullard, 2015 (219), Cleveland Browns

Mike Teel, 2009 (178), Seattle Seahawks
Corey Wootton, 2010 (109), Chicago Bears
Leonte Carroo, 2016 (86), Miami Dolphins
Tommy Sweeney, 2019 (228), Buffalo Bills
Matt Hennessy, 2020 (78), Atlanta Falcons
Al-Quadin Muhammad, 2017 (196), New Orleans Saints

Chris Owens, 2009 (90), Atlanta Falcons
David Gettis, 2010 (198), Carolina Panthers
Rahim Moore, 2011 (45), Denver Broncos
Johnathan Franklin, 2013 (125), Green Bay Packers
Jeremy Harris, 2013 (208), Jacksonville Jaguars
Robert Herron, 2014 (185), Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Adam Jennings, 2006 (184), Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Sartz, 2007 (143), Washington redskins
Sammie Stroughter, 2009 (233), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Devon Wylie, 2012 (107), Kansas City Chiefs
Miles Burris, 2012 (129), Oakland Raiders
Cameron Smith, 2019 (162), Minnesota Vikings

Jeff Grau, 2002 (230), Washington Redskins
Scott Tercero, 2003 (184), St. Louis Rams
Matt Ware, 2004 (89), Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Conte, 2011 (93), Chicago Bears
Anthony Barr, 2014 (9), Minnesota Vikings
David Long, 2019 (79), Los Angeles Rams

Lufkin (Texas), 6
Terrence Kiel, 2003 (62), San Diego Chargers
Rex Hadnot, 2004 (174), Miami Dolphins
Reggis McNeal, 2006 (193), Cincinnati Bengals
Dez Bryant, 2010 (24), Dallas Cowboys
Keke Coutee, 2018 (103), Houston Texans
Erik McCoy, 2019 (48), New Orleans Saints

Jimmy Clausen, 2010 (48), Carolina Panthers
Casey Matthews, 2011 (116), Philadelphia Eagles
Cassius Marsh, 2014 (108), Seattle Seahawks
Jordan Payton, 2016 (154), Cleveland Browns
Michael Pittman Jr., 2020 (34), Indianapolis Colts
Colby Parkinson, 2020 (133), Seattle Seahawks

Pahokee (Fla.), 6
Anquan Boldin, 2003 (54), Arizona Cardinals
Eric Moore, 2005 (186), New York Giants
Alphonso Smith, 2009 (37), Denver Broncos
Pernell McPhee, 2011 (165), Baltimore Ravens
Janoris Jenkins, 2012 (39), St. Louis Rams
Dwight Bentley, 2012 (85), Detroit Lions

Dylan Gandy, 2005 (129), Indianapolis Colts
Michael Johnson, 2007 (224), New York Giants
Zaviar Gooden, 2013 (97), Tennessee Titans
Alex Okafor, 2013 (103), Arizona Cardinals
IK Enemkpali, 2014 (210), New York Jets
Tyrus Thompson, 2015 (185), Minnesota Vikings

Larry Ned, 2002 (197), Oakland Raiders
Tyron Smith, 2011 (9), Dallas Cowboys
D'Aundre Reed, 2011 (215), Minnesota Vikings
Ronald Powell, 2014 (169), New Orleans Saints
Quincy Enunwa, 2014 (209), New York Jets
Blair Brown, 2017 (148), Jacksonville Jaguars

DeShaun Foster, 2002 (34), Carolina Panthers
Matt McCoy, 2005 (63), Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Chester, 2006 (56), Baltimore Ravens
Frostee Rucker, 2006 (91), Cincinnati Bengals
Sam baker, 2008 (21), Atlanta Falcons
Beau Bell, 2008 (104), Cleveland Browns

Will Allen, 2004 (111), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Larry Turner, 2004 (238), St. Louis Rams
Marcus Freeman, 2009 (154), Chicago Bears
Mike Mickens, 2009 (227), Dallas Cowboys
Jerel Worthy, 2012 (51), Green Bay Packers
Braxton Miller, 2016 (85), Houston Texans

Shawntae Spencer, 2004 (58), SF 49ers
Steve Breaston, 2007 (142), Arizona Cardinals
Ryan Mundy, 2008 (194), Pittsburgh Steelers
Quinton Jefferson, 2016 (147), Seattle Seahawks
Ejuan Price, 2017 (234), Rams
Miles Sanders, 2019 (53), Philadelphia Eagles

Martellus Bennett, 2008 (61), Dallas Cowboys
Fendi Onobun, 2010 (170), St. Louis Rams
Cheta Ozougwu, 2011 (254), Houston Texans
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, 2018 (160), St. Louis Rams
Duke Ejiofor, 2018 (177), Houston Texans

Mike Pearson, 2002 (40), Jacksonville Jaguars
Matt Jones, 2015 (95), Washington Redskins
Leon McQuay III, 2017 (218), Kansas City Chiefs
Byron Cowart, 2019 (159), New England Patriots
Sterling Hofrichter, 2020 (228), Atlanta Falcons

Osi Umenyiora, 2003 (56), New York Giants
Demarcus Ware, 2005 (11), Dallas Cowboys
Cody Core, 2016 (199), Cincinnati Bengals
Reuben Foster, 2017 (31), San Francisco 49ers
Rashaan Evans, 2018 (22), Tennessee Titans

Scott Mruczkowski, 2005 (242), San Diego Chargers
Najee Goode, 2012 (140), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Michael Roberts, 2017 (127), Detroit Lions
Jerome Baker, 2018 (73), Miami Dolphins
Justin Layne, 2019 (83), Pittsburgh Steelers

LeRon McCoy, 2009 (226), Washington Redskins
LeSean McCoy, 2010 (53), Washington Redskins
Jaimie Thomas, 2018 (236), Los Angeles Rams
Noah Spence, 2020 (39), Baltimore Ravens
Bryce Hall, 220 (158), New York Jets

Jerametrius Butler, 2006 (145), Pittsburgh Steelers
Daryl Jones, 2002 (226), New York Giants
Jonathan Scott, 2006 (141), Detroit Lions
Michael Crabtree, 2009 (10), San Francisco 49ers
DeMarcus Love, 2011 (168), Minnesota Vikings

Brian Allen, 2001 (83), St. Louis Rams
Kendyll Pope, 2004 (107), Indianapolis Colts
Jerome Carter, 2005 (117), St. Louis Rams
Timmy Jernigan, 2014 (48), Baltimore Ravens
Laremy Tunsil, 2016 (13), Miami Dolphins

Joaquin Gonzalez, 2002 (227),
Pat Lee, 2008 (60), Green Bay Packers
Deon Bush, 2016 (124), Chicago Bears
CJ Henderson, 2020 (9), Jacksonville Jaguars
Josh Uche, 2020 (60), New England Patriots

Jonathan Vilma, 2004 (12), New York Jets
Frank Gore, 2005 (65), San Francisco 49ers
Darryl Sharpton, 2010 (102), Houston Texans
Greg Romeus, 2011 (226), New Orleans Saints
Denzel Perryman, 2015 (48), San Diego Chargers

Chris Weinke, 2001 (106), Carolina Panthers
Ryan Harris, 2007 (70), Denver Broncos
Michael Floyd, 2012 (13), Arizona Cardinals
Seantrel Henderson, 2014 (237), Buffalo Bills
Jashon Cornell, 2020 (235), Detroit Lions

Chris Crocker, 2003 (84), Cleveland Browns
DeAngelo Hall, 2004 (8), Atlanta Falcons
Darryl Tapp, 2006 (63), Seattle Seahawks
James Anderson, 2006 (88), Carolina Panthers
Ras-I Dowling, 2011 (33), New England Patriots

Deerfield Beach (Fla.), 5
Jason-Pierre Paul, 2010 (15), New York Giants
Denard Robinson, 2013 (135), Jacksonville Jaguars
Riley Ridley, 2019 (126), Chicago Bears
Jerry Jeudy, 2020 (15), Denver Broncos
Jason Strowbridge, 2020 (154), Miami Dolphins

Ed Reed, 2006 (24), Baltimore Ravens
Mike Scifres, 2006 (149), Cincinnati Bengals
Jeremy Parquet, 2008 (238), Atlanta Falcons
Darryl Richard, 2008 (234), Cleveland Browns 
Justin Jefferson, 2020 (22), Minnesota Vikings

Eric Reid, 2013 (18), San Francisco 49ers
Eddie Lacy, 2013 (61), Green Bay Packers
Landon Collins, 2015 (33), New York Giants
Justin Reid, 2018 (68), Houston Texans
Lloyd Cushenberry, 2020 (83), Broncos

Montique Sharpe, 2003 (230), Kansas City Chiefs
Vontae Davis, 2006 (25), Miami Dolphins
Vernon Davis, 2009 (6), San Francisco 49ers
Arrelious Benn, 2010 (39), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nate Bussey, 2011 (243), New Orleans Saints

Rashad Butler, 2006 (89), Carolina Panthers
Matt Elam, 2013 (32), Baltimore Ravens
Nick O'Leary, 2015 (194), Buffalo Bills
Gerald Christian, 2015 (256), Arizona Cardinals
Jacoby Brissett, 2017 (91), New England Patriots

Dj Hayden, 2013 (12), Oakland Raiders
Jake Matthews, 2014 (6), Atlanta Falcons
J'Mon Moore, 2018 (133), Green Bay Packers
Kenneth Murray, 2020 (23), Los Angeles Chargers
Ross Blacklock, 2020 (40), Houston Texans

Chris Roberson, 2005 (237), Jacksonville Jaguars
Drew Stanton, 2007 (43), Detroit Lions
Devin Funchess, 2015 (41), Carolina Panthers
Michael Ojemudia, 2020 (77), Denver Broncos
Khalid Kareem, 2020 (147), Bengals

Alex Smith, 2005 (1), SF 49ers
Reggie Bush, 2006 (2), New Orleans Saints
Todd Watkins, 2006 (218), Arizona Cardinals
Jamar Taylor, 2013 (54), Miami Dolphins
Levine Toilolo, 2013 (133), Atlanta Falcons

Dre Moore, 2086 (115), Buccaneers
Hakeem Nicks, 2009 (29), Giants
Mohamed Massaquoi, 2009 (50), Browns
D.J. Smith, 2009 (186), Packers
Jack Tocho, 2017 (245), Vikings

Rocky Calmus, 2002 (77), Titans
Sean Mahan, 2003 (168), Buccaneers
Garrett Mills, 2006 (106), Patriots
Phillip Dillard, 2010 (115), Giants
Darwin Thompson, 2019 (214), Chiefs

Joe McKnight, 2010 (112), New York Jets
Duke Riley, 2017 (75), Atlanta Falcons
Malachi Dupre, 2017 (247), Green Bay Packers
Jonathan Wells, 2002 (99), Houston Texans
Kenny Young, 2018 (122), Baltimore Ravens

Toniu Fonoti, 2002 (39), Chargers
Chris Kemoeatu, 2005 (204), Steelers
Al Afalava, 2009 (190), Bears
Hau'oli Kikaha, 2015 (44), Saints
Bradlee Anae, 2020 (179), Cowboys

Eric Heitmann, 2002 (239), San Francisco 49ers
Ryan Mouton, 2009 (94), Tennessee Titans
Andy Dalton, 2011 (35), Cincinnati Bengals
Terrence Frederick, 2012 (246), Pittsburgh Steerlers
Rodney Anderson, 2019 (211), Cincinnati Bengals

Maurkice Pouncey, 2010 (18), Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Pouncey, 2011 (15), Miami Dolphins
Ahmad Black, 2011 (151), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Rainey, 2012 (159), Pittsburgh Steelers
Daryl Roberts, 2015 (247), New England Patriots

Joseph Toledo, 2006 (114), Miami Dolphins
Kevin O'Connell, 2008 (94), New England Patriots
Kenny Stills , 2011 (144), Cincinnati Bengals
David Quessenberry , 2012 (176), Pittsburgh Steelers
Scott Quessenberry, 2019 (155), Cincinnati Bengals


Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.), 5  
Keenan Howry, 2003 (221), Minnesota Vikings
Mike Patterson, 2005 (31), Eagles
Antoine Cason, 2008 (27), San Diego Chargers
Orlando Scandrick, 2008 (143), Dallas Cowboys
Shaquille Richardson, 2011 (157), Steelers

Matt Leinart, 2006 (10), Arizona Cardinals
Colt Brennan, 2008 (186), Washington Redskins
Matt Barkley, 2013 (98), Eagles
Khaled Holmes, 2013 (121), Colts
Thomas Duarte, 2016 (231), Miami Dolphins

Gerald McRath, 2008 (130), Titans
Rory Anderson, 2015 (254), SF 49ers
Kofi Amichia, 2017 (212), Green Bay Packers
Chuma Edoga, 2019 (92), Jets
Tremayne Anchrum, 2020 (250), Rams

Andre Lott, 2002 (159), Redskins
Dewayne Robertson, 2003 (4), Jets
Kindal Moorehead, 2011 (145), Panthers
Jacob Ford, 2007 (204), Titans
Tony Pollard, 2019 (128), Cowboys

Brandon Manumaleuna, 2001 (129), Rams
Nnamdi Asomugha, 2003 (31), Raiders
Dashon Goldson, 2007 (126), 49ers
Uchenna Nwosu, 2018 (48), Chargers
Keishawn Bierria, 2018 (217), Broncos

Max Jean-Gilles, 2006 (99), Eagles
Louis Delmas, 2009 (33), Lions
E.J. Biggers, 2009 (217), Buccaneers
John Cyprien, 2013 (33), Jaguars
Kemal Ishmael , 2013 (243), Falcons

Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) 5   
Derek Ross, 2002 (75), Cowboys
Ben Watson, 2004 (32), Patriots
Jonathan Joseph, 2006 (24), Bengals
Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013 (29), Vikings
Mason Rudolph, 2018 (76), Steelers

Justin Fargas, 2003 (96), Raiders
Travis Johnson, 2005 (16), Texans
Nick Folk, 2007 (178), Cowboys
Cary Harris, 2009 (183), Bills
Khalfani Muhammad, 2017 (241), Titans

Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.), 5
Scotty McGee, 2010 (203), Jacksonville Jaguars
Justin Hunter, 2013 (34), Tennessee Titans
Shamarko Thomas, 2013 (111), Pittsburgh Steelers
Eli Harold, 2015 (79), San Francisco 49ers
Derrick Nnadi, 2018 (75), Kansas City Chiefs

Jelani Jenkins, 2013 (104), Miami Dolphins
Stefon Diggs, 2015 (146), Minnesota Vikings
Kendall Fuller, 2016 (84), Washington Redskins
Blake Countess, 2016 (196), Philadelphia Eagles
Dorian O'Daniel, 2018 (100), Kansas City Chiefs

James Lewis, 2002 (183), Colts
Malcolm Jenkins, 2009 (14), Saints
Anthony Davis, 2010 (11), 49ers
Kyle Wilson, 2010 (29), Jets
Dwayne Gratz, 2013 (64), Jaguars

H.B. Blades, 2007 (179), Redskins
Jeff Owens, 2010 (243), Eagles
Josh Robinson, 2012 (66), Vikings
Brandon McGee , 2013 (149), Rams
Ryan Shazier, 2014 (15), Steelers

Gerald Alexander, 2007 (61), Lions
Terrell Thomas, 2008 (63), Giants
Pat Chung, 2009 (34), Patriots
Vincent Brown, 2011 (82), Chargers
Randall Telfer, 2015 (198), Browns

Chris Hope, 2002 (94), Steelers
Ko Simpson, 2006 (105), Bills
Phillip Adams, 2010 (224), 49ers
Jonathan Meeks , 2013 (143), Bills
Jaleel Scott, 2018 (132), Ravens

Ryan Kalil, 2007 (59), Panthers
Matt Slater, 2008 (153), Patriots
Matt Kalil, 2012 (4), Vikings
Troy Niklas, 2014 (52), Cardinals
Equanimeous St Brown, 2018 (207), Packers

Selvish Capers, 2010 (231), Washington Redskins
Tyrann Mathieu, 2013 (69), Arizona Cardinals
Trai Turner, 2014 (92), Carolina Panthers
Lorenzo Doss, 2015 (164), Denver Broncos
Leonard Fournette, 2017 (4), Jacksonville Jaguars

Dominic Raiola, 2001 (50), Detroit Lions
Tyson Alualu, 2010 (10), Jacksonville Jaguars
Marcus Mariota, 2015 (2), Tennessee Titans
Kamalei Correa, 2016 (42), Baltimore Ravens
Tua Tagovailoa, 2020 (5), Miami Dolphins

Guss Scott, 2004 (95), New England Patriots
Jamie Harper, 2011 (130), Tennessee Titans
Isaiah Ford, 2017 (237), Miami Dolphins
Kendrick Norton, 2018 (242), Carolina Panthers
Andre Smith, 2018 (234), Carolina Panthers

Thomas Brown, 2008 (172), Falcons
Asher Allen, 2009 (86), Vikings
Dwayne Harris, 2011 (176), Cowboys
Jamoris Slaughter , 2013 (175), Browns
Duke Shelley, 2019 (205), Bears

Varina (Richmond, Va.), 5
Michael Robinson, 2006 (100), 49ers
Jonathan Lewis, 2006 (177), Cardinals
Andre Branch, 2012 (38), Jaguars
Maurice Canady, 2016 (209), Ravens
Tim Harris, 2019 (198), 49ers

Vigor (Prichard, Ala.), 5
Sen'Derrick Marks, 2009 (62), Titans
Ellis Lankster, 2009 (220), Bills
Jalston Fowlers, 2015 (108), Titams
Darius Philon, 2019 (192), Chargers
Deshaun Davis, 2019 (210), Bengals

Bradie James, 2003 (103), Cowboys
Andrew Whitworth, 2006 (55), Bengals
Barkevious Mingo, 2013 (6), Browns
Xavier Woods, 2017 (191), Cowboys
Cam Robinson, 2017 (34), Jaguars

Drew Brees, 2001 (32), San Diego Chargers
Seth McKinney, 2002 (90), Miami Dolphins
Nick Foles, 2012 (88), Philadelphia Eagles
Ryan Swope , 2013 (174), Arizona Cardinals
Bryce Hager, 2015 (224), St. Louis Rams
High school baseball: Every player with 20 or more home runs in a single season - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball: Every player with 20 or more home runs in a single season
Jordon Adell of Ballard (Louisville, Ky.) hit 25 home runs in 2017 and earned the MaxPreps National Player of the Year honor. And while his total ranks 16th all-time in the history of high school baseball, it may have been the greatest home-run hitting season ever.

Akin to Babe Ruth's 54-home run season of 1920, Adell's home run total is a complete outlier from the seasons that occurred prior to and after his big season. In the four years prior to 2017, no high school player hit more than 20 home runs (two hit exactly 20). While two of the high school seasons since Adell graduated have been affected by COVID, no player in the nation has hit 20 or more home runs since.

Yet Adell is not close to being the national single season home run record holder. Perhaps the reason is that he was born at the wrong time and perhaps the wrong place.

MaxPreps has compiled a list of every high school hitter who has bashed at least 20 home runs in a season, starting with Tracy Holt of Asher (Okla.), who is believed to be the first 20-home run hitter in 1979. One trend that becomes immediately apparent is that 20-home run seasons have been a bit of a roller coaster over the past 40 years with highs around the year 2000 and the year 2010. And there's a good reason for that.

In 2001, the National Federation of High Schools passed a rule that ordered all bats used in high school play to mirror the new NCAA ball exit speed rule (BESR).
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
"We need to stay vigilant to ways in which technology is having an impact," said NFHS President Dick Durost in January 2000. "The new rule will make the physical dimensions of non-wood bats more closely mirror those of wood bats."

The new bat rule had an immediate affect on the total number of 20-home run hitters. After a total of 12 players hit 20 or more home runs in 1998, 13 in 1999 and 11 in 2000 (including national records of 30 by Wade Miller of Alabama in 2000 and Josh Gray in 1999), the totals plummeted to five in 2002, three in 2003 and two in 2004.

But then the home run totals started to rise again. This was due to the creation of composite bats. According to cheapbats.com in 2013, composite bats worked the opposite of aluminum bats. While aluminum bats provided plenty of offensive pop while new, they deadened after extensive use. Composite bats were the opposite and actually became "hotter" after more use.

Thus by 2010, an all-time high of 15 players had hit 20 or more homers and in 2011 there were 13. The NFHS then instituted another rule for the 2012 season, specifying that all bats needed to match the Ball Batted Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard rather than the BESR standard.

Again 20-home run hitters nosedived to the point that only four accomplished the feat in 2012 and only four have done it in the nine years since, topped by Adell's 25 in 2017, which now becomes much more impressive in hindsight. Home run totals at the NCAA level also mirrors this high school phenomenon with peaks in 2000 and 2010.

For some unexplained reason, playing in Oklahoma is also conducive to hitting lots of home runs. Of the 152 players who have hit 20 or more home runs in a single season, 46 (30 percent) are from the Sooner State. Alabama is second on the list with 15. Baseball powerhouse states Florida, California and Texas have 14 combined.

One reason that Oklahoma has so many on the list is that teams play a high number of games (as many as 50) in a season. However, so does Alabama, which has a third of the number of players on the list as Oklahoma.

Another reason might be that many of those players come from the smallest schools in the state and those players compete in the fall and the spring. Playing as many as 70-80 games in a school year allows those players to hone their skills through practice and repetition.

Additionally, those small schools regularly play much larger schools during the spring season. Case in point, Roff, one of the top small school teams in the state, has an enrollment of 90 and the town has a population of 700. Yet, Roff defeated Deer Creek (Edmond), enrollment 1,600. This year Red Oak, enrollment 81, defeated Union (Tulsa), enrollment 3,500, and Broken Arrow, 3,800. Tougher competition may sharpen the hitting skills of those small school players and better prepare them for the competition at their own level.

Whatever the reason, Oklahoma has a strong presence on MaxPreps single season home runs list. In fact, an Oklahoma player has held the national record 31 of the past 42 seasons.

Holt set the record in 1979, but Dave Clark of Shannon (Miss.) broke the record the following year with 23. Anthony Whitson of Unicoi County (Tenn.) upped the record to 24 in 1987 and Ricky Vanderburg of Bokchito (Okla.) raised it to 26 in 1989. Shon Walker of Harrison County (Ky.) put the record at 29 in 1992 and Chris Aguilla of McQueen (Reno, Nev.) tied the mark in 1997. Gray hit the current national record of 30 in the fall of 1999 and Miller tied the mark in the spring of 2000.

Gray, by the way, holds the record for most home runs in a calendar school year, hitting 26 in the spring of 1999 and 30 in the fall of 1999 for a total of 56 in the two seasons combined.

Notable professional players on the list include Bo Jackson of McAdory (Ala.) with 20 in 1980, Joey Gallo of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) with 25 in 2011, Mike Moustakas of Chatsworth (Calif.) with 24 in 2007 and Preston Wilson of Bamberg-Ehrhardt (S.C.) with 22 in 1992.

Sources for the list include the NFHS record book, state association record books, coaches association record books, Georgia Dugout Preview, Cal-Hi Sports Record Book by Mark and Nelson Tennis, MaxPreps leaderboards, and various newspapers accessed through newspapers.com.

Corrections or additions? E-mail Kevin Askeland at [email protected]
Jordon Adell, Ballard
File photo by Alyson Boyer Rode
Jordon Adell, Ballard
Single-season home run leaders

30 — Wade Miller, Long (Skipperville, Ala.), 2000
30 — Josh Gray, Rock Creek (Bokchito, Okla.), 1999
29 — Shon Walker, Harrison County (Cynthiana, Ky.), 1992
29 — Chris Aguilla, McQueen (Reno, Nev.), 1997
28 — James Peterson, Winterset (Iowa), 2000
28 — Jacob Realmuto, Carl Albert (Midwest City, Okla.), 2010
28 — Taylor Hawkins, Carl Albert (Midwest City, Okla.), 2012
27 — Brad Nelson, Bishop Garrigan (Algona, Iowa), 1999
27 — Trey Wingo, Rock Creek (Bokchito, Okla.), 2005
27 — Ethan Bennett, Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.), 2010

27 — Kevin Cron, Mountain Pointe (Phoenix), 2011
26 — Ricky Vanderburg, Bokchito (Okla.), 1989
26 — Brendan McCurry, Roff (Roff, Okla.), 2010
26 — Christian Stewart, Providence Christian Academy (Lilburn, Ga.), 2012
26 — Hommy Rosado, Barbe (Lake Charles, La.), 2010
25 — Clayton Sander, Camanche (Iowa), 1988
25 — Will Hunt, Asher (Okla.), 1989
25 — Joe Little, Butner (Cromwell, Okla.), 1996
25 — Jason Stokes, Coppell (Texas), 2000
25 — Josh Peaslee, Carney (Okla.), 2000

25 — Micah Owings, Gainesville (Ga.), 2002
25 — Rich Witten, Danville (Ky.), 2006
25 — Brodie Pullen, Calhoun (Ga.), 2007
25 — Jose Trevino, John Paul II (Corpus Christi, Texas), 2011
25 — Joey Gallo, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 2011
25 — Jordon Adell, Ballard (Louisville, Ky.), 2017
24 — Anthony Whitson, Unicoi County (Erwin, Tenn.) 1987
24 — Kyle Wingfield, Rock Creek (Bokchito, Okla.), 1998
24 — Josh Gray, Rock Creek (Bokchito, Okla.), 2000
24 — Dearth Parker, Roff (Okla.), 2005

24 — Colby Rasmus, Russell County (Seale, Ala.), 2005
24 — Mike Moustakas, Chatsworth (Calif.), 2007
24 — BJ Hermsen, West Delaware (Manchester, Iowa), 2008
24 — Zach Fish, Gull Lake (Richland, Mich.), 2011
24 — Clint Frazier, Loganville (Ga.), 2012
23 — Dave Clark, Shannon (Miss.), 1980
23 — Paul Morse, Danville (Ky.), 1992
23 — Joe Crede, Fatima (Westphalia, Mo.), 1996
23 — Drew Henson, Brighton (Mich.), 1997
23 — Jim Willison, Morley Stanwood (Morley, Mich.), 1998

23 — Kyle Wingfield, Rock Creek (Bokchito, Okla.), 1998
23 — Scott Riley, Pittsfield (Ill.), 1999
23 — K.W. Sexton, East Carter (Grayson, Ky.), 1999
23 — Cody Ehlers, Stillwater (Okla.), 2000
23 — Brian Barnett, McQueen (Reno, Nev.), 2007
23 — Kevin O'Leary, Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), 2010
22 — Marvin Moore, Roff (Okla.), 1984
22 — Patrick Ollis, Unicoi County (Erwin, Tenn.), 1986
22 — Mike McQuain, Depew (Okla.), 1986
22 — Mike Miller, Centerville (Iowa), 1988

22 — Preston Wilson, Bamberg-Ehrhardt (Bamberg, S.C.), 1992
22 — Jesse Eyre, Climax-Scotts (Climax, Mich.), 1998
22 — Drew Henson, Brighton (Mich.), 1998
22 — Corey Patterson, Harrison (Kennesaw, Ga.), 1998
22 — Jeremy Reed, Lookout Valley (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 1998
22 — Matt Ames, Stanhope Elmore (Millbrook, Ala.), 1999
22 — Alex Cadena, Alexander (Laredo, Texas), 1999
22 — Kyle Moyer, Mohawk (Sycamore, Ohio), 1999
22 — Matt Cooper, Ripley (Okla.), 2000
22 — Kevin Bookout, Stroud (Okla.), 2001

22 — Brandon Lowe, Vidalia (Ga.), 2003
22 — Jarrett Warren, Henry County (McDonough, Ga.), 2003
22 — Mitchell Trimmer, Roff (Okla.), 2004
22 — Del Howell, Tuscaloosa County (Northport, Ala.), 2006
22 — Adam Coe, Russell County (Seale, Ala.), 2006
22 — Jordan Swagerty, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas), 2007
22 — Henry Castaigne, Lakehill Prep (Dallas), 2007
22 — Kris Bryant, Bonanza (Las Vegas), 2010
22 — Aaron Cornell, Roff (Okla.), 2010
22 — Kevin Cron, Mountain Pointe (Phoenix), 2010

22 — Ben Moore, Cullman (Cullman, Ala.), 2011
22 — Matthew Goodson, Oxford (Ala.), 2011
22 — Javier Baez, Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.), 2011
22 — Ben Moore, Cullman (Ala.), 2011
22 — Kyle Carter, Columbus (Ga.), 2011
21 — David King, Asher (Okla.), 1983
21 — Brad Wilson, Towns County (Hiawassee, Ga.), 1988
21 — David Laffoon, Odin (Ill.), 1990
21 — Josh Gregson, Dale (Okla.), 1992
21 — Dion Newby, Harrison County (Cynthiana, Ky.), 1992

21 — Brad Allison, Harrison County (Cynthiana, Ky.), 1992
21 — Mike Wilson, Central (Marlow, Okla.), 1994
21 — Mike Wilson, Central (Marlow, Okla.), 1996
21 — Robby Williams, Doss (Louisville, Ky.), 1997
21 — Tommy Pearce, Marion (Ind.), 1998
21 — Corey Hart, Greenwood (Bowling Green, Ky.), 1999
21 — Billy Austin, Salina (Okla.), 1999
21 — Jeff Clement, Marshalltown (Iowa), 1999
21 — Justin Bowen, Rock Creek (Bokchito, Okla.), 2000
21 — Jeff Clement, Marshalltown (Iowa), 2000

21 — Joe Hooft, Galena (Reno, Nev.), 2001
21 — Justin Colbert, Allen (Okla.), 2001
21 — Bobby Glover, Caney (Okla.), 2001
21 — Chris Walston, El Capitan (Lakeside, Calif.), 2002
21 — Steven Lerud, Galena (Reno, Nev.), 2003
21 — Will Gaff, Streator (Ill.), 2005
21 — Brendan McCurry, Tupelo (Okla.), 2008
21 — Matt Hobgood, Norco (Calif.), 2009
21 — Randal Grichuk, Lamar Consolidated (Rosenberg, Texas), 2009
21 — Lance Jarreld, Goodpasture Christian (Madison, Tenn.), 2010

21 — Casey Kicklighter, Wayne County (Jesup, Ga.), 2010
21 — Aaron Chalk, Caney (Okla.), 2010
21 — Ajay Snow, Leroy (Ala.), 2011
21 — Joey Curletta, Mountain Pointe (Phoenix), 2011
21 — Joey Gallo, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 2012
20 — Tracy Holt, Asher (Okla.), 1979
20 — Bo Jackson, McAdory (McCalla, Ala.), 1982
20 — Will Edwards, Unicoi County (Erwin, Tenn.), 1985
20 — Butch Harris, Broken Bow (Okla.), 1986
20 — Clifton McKenzie, Depew (Okla.), 1986

20 — Paul Brannon, Kings Mountain (N.C.), 1989
20 — Rod Walker, Morristown-Hamblen West (Morristown, Tenn.), 1989
20 — Heath Graham, Stringer (Miss.), 1993
20 — Russ Gload, East Hampton (N.Y.), 1994
20 — Ben Fjelland, North Polk (Alleman, Iowa), 1996
20 — Andy Baxter, Unicoi County (Erwin, Tenn.), 1997
20 — Jonathan Johnson, Unicoi County (Erwin, Tenn.), 1998
20 — Chris Martinez, Chaminade (West Hills, Calif.), 1998
20 — Kevin Bills, Reno (Nev.), 1998
20 — Brant Huff, Oktaha (Okla.), 1998
20 — Travis Loudermilk, Coalgate (Okla.), 1998

20 — Allen Clay, Rattan (Okla.), 1998
20 — Albert Concepcion, El Segundo (Calif.), 1999
20 — Russ Reyes, Assumption (Davenport, Iowa), 1999
20 — Justin Bowen, Rock Creek (Bokchito, Okla.), 1999
20 — Kyle Wingfield, Rock Creek (Bokchito, Okla.), 1999
20 — Jim Duffy, Airport (Carleton, Mich.), 2000
20 — Kyle Wingfield, Rock Creek (Bokchito, Okla.), 2000
20 — Jake Goodwin, Parkers Chapel (El Dorado, Ark.), 2001
20 — Timmy Sullivan, Leedey (Okla.), 2002
20 — Chance Douglass, Randall (Amarillo, Texas), 2002

20 — Reece Creswell, Perryton (Texas), 2004
20 — Ryan Pease, Hydro-Eakly (Hydro, Okla.), 2005
20 — Jake Smith, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.), 2005
20 — Jake Smith, Hueytown (Ala.), 2006
20 — Kyle Burke, Ooltewah (Tenn.), 2006
20 — David Kindred, American Christian Academy (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), 2006
20 — Derek Trent, Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, Tenn.), 2007
20 — Nathan Ramier, Western Dubuque (Epworth, Iowa), 2007
20 — Luke Bole, Hartselle (Ala.), 2009
20 — Brendan McCurry, Roff (Okla.), 2009

20 — Trevor Begley, Tushka (Atoka, Okla.), 2009
20 — Blake Logan, Roff (Okla.), 2009
20 — Dayne Parker, Roff (Okla.), 2010
20 — Kyle Gibson, Henderson County (Henderson, Ky.), 2010
20 — Matt Beaty, Dresden (Tenn.), 2010
20 — Hunter Renfroe, Copiah Academy (Gallman, Miss.), 2010
20 — Brad Warren, Donelson Christian Academy (Nashville, Tenn.), 2010
20 — Nick Masonia, Brooks (Killen, Ala.), 2011
20 — Evan Anderson, Dale (Okla.), 2011
20 — Gavin Lavalley, Carl Albert (Midwest City, Okla.), 2013

20 — Jacob Harrison, Grace Christian (Alexandria, La.), 2014
20 — Cody Muncy, Red Oak (Okla.), 2017

2020-21 HIGHSCORE Sophomore All-America Team: D.J. Wagner headlines high school basketball's best from the Class of 2023 - HIGHSCORE
2020-21 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America Team: D.J. Wagner headlines high school basketball's best from the Class of 2023
Our look at high school basketball's best from the 2020-21 season continues with the MaxPreps Sophomore All-America Team, highlighted by National Sophomore of the Year D.J. Wagner of Camden (N.J.).

Wagner, a 6-foot-3 guard regarded as the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2023 by 247Sports, averaged 22.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game this season for Camden, which finished No. 9 in the MaxPreps Top 25. The Panthers have amassed a record of 42-1 in his two years with the program.

The son and grandson of former NBA players, Wagner joins a list of past winners that includes R.J. Barrett, Jayson Tatum and Andrew Wiggins. See the full list of past MaxPreps Juniors of the Year below.

Selections are based on team success, individual production and local, regional and state honors from the recently completed season. Potential at the college or professional level is not a primary consideration. Players in post-graduate or non-scholastic programs are not eligible for inclusion.
First Team

6-9 | Forward | Uncommitted
First team SIAA selection averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks per contest to help the Flame to the Grind Session quarterfinals.

6-2 | Guard | Uncommitted
Scored 32 points in the Phenom Hoops Hoopstate championship game victory over Liberty Heights.

6-11 | Center | Uncommitted
MaxPreps Colorado Player of the Year averaged 22.1 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots per game while shooting better than 65 percent from the field to help the Lions win their fourth state championship.

6-8 | Wing | Uncommitted
Chicago Sun-Times All-Area selection averaged 28.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.5 steals per outing to lead Broncos to 12-2 record.

MAXPREPS NATIONAL SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR
6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
A MaxPreps Freshman All-American a year ago, Garden State star scored 20 points or more points in 11 of 13 games in abbreviated season and is already closing in on 1,000 career points.

Second Team

6-0 | Guard | Uncommitted
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 6A honorable mention selection averaged 14 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals per contest to help lead the Wildcats to their second consecutive state title.

6-0 | Guard | Uncommitted
Tallied 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game as the Eagles won their first state title since 2012 and earned first GEICO Nationals berth.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
Division III Southwest District Player of the Year averaged 23.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting 54 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range.

6-8 | Forward | Uncommitted
A key cog in the sixth-ranked Panthers' second straight state championship run, averaged 13.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

6-5 | Guard | Uncommitted
TABC All-Region selection and District 5-6A MVP averaged 19.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists to help the Lions to a 25-3 finish.

Third Team

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
District 1-5A Player of the Year averaged 24.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 4.0 assists as the Huskies reached the regional semifinals.

6-5 | Guard | Uncommitted
Class 2A first team selection averaged 18.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game, guiding the Greenies to their first state title game appearance since 1993.

6-6 | Guard | Uncommitted
Sent the Scorpions to the Class 1A state semifinals, averaging 20.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

6-9 | Forward | Uncommitted
Elite post presence averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 82 percent from the free throw line.

Mikey Williams, Lake Norman Christian (Davidson, N.C.)
6-2 | Guard | Uncommitted
California native had a strong first season in the Tar Heel State, averaging around 20 points, four rebounds and three assists per contest.

Honorable Mention

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
Four-star guard sparked the Eagles' Class 3A championship run, averaging 13.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

7-0 | Center | Uncommitted
Rapidly-developing South Sudan native averaged 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in his second year of organized basketball.

Ryan Bewley, West Oaks Academy
6-9 | Forward | Uncommitted
Five-star prospect and twin brother of first teamer Matt Bewley regularly produced double-doubles against a challenging national schedule.

6-8 | Forward | Uncommitted
Top 10 prospect averaged 10.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 blocks while shooting 64.3 percent from the field to help the Warriors go 16-2 en route to the program's first state championship.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
Helped the Rams reach the 7A state quarterfinals, averaging 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 steals per contest while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range.

6-3 | Guard | Uncommitted
Five-star prospect averaged 12.6 points per contest, helping the Eagles advance to the section 4-AAA title game.

Julius Clark, Mountain Brook (Birmingham, Ala.)
6-5 | Wing | Uncommitted
Versatile wing prospect was a key cog in the Spartans' Class 6A championship run, producing 14 points and 8 rebounds in the title game.

Jeremy Fears Jr. , La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.)
6-1 | Guard | Uncommitted
Top 25 prospect averaged 8.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest while handling primary ball-handling duties for the Lakers.

6-2 | Guard | Uncommitted
Averaged 13.6 points, 5.0 assists and 3.2 rebounds per contest while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 46.9 percent from beyond the arc.

6-6 | Wing | Uncommitted
Sidelined for nearly a month midway through the season due to COVID-19 protocols, but still averaged 20.5 points and 12.6 rebounds per game for the 8-3 Bulldogs.

6-1 | Guard | Uncommitted
Holloway was a bright spot for the 8-11 Lions, averaging 21.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals.

6-7 | Wing | Uncommitted
Four-star prospect averaged 11.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest to help Attucks go 18-7.

6-8 | Forward | Uncommitted
Top 20 prospect averaged 17.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest to earn All-United Division first team honors.

6-1 | Guard | Uncommitted
Led the Cougars to their first state championship, averaging 16.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.9 steals and 3.4 assists per outing while shooting 55.9 percent from the field.

6-4 | Guard | Uncommitted
Top 10 prospect took a significant step in his second year with the Lions, averaging 12.4 points, six assists and four rebounds per contest.

Past MaxPreps Sophomores of the Year
2020 — Emoni Bates, Lincoln (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
2019 — Jonathan Kuminga, Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.)
2018 — Jalen Green, San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno, Calif.)
2017 — R.J. Barrett, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
2016 — Romeo Langford, New Albany (Ind.)
2015 — M.J. Walker, Jonesboro (Ga.)
2014 — Joshua Jackson, Consortium College Prep (Detroit); Jayson Tatum, Chaminade (St. Louis)
2013 — Malik Newman, Callaway (Jackson, Miss.)
2012 — Andrew Wiggins, Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.)
2011 — Aquille Carr, Patterson (Baltimore)
2010 — DaJuan Coleman, Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.)