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The High School Basketball Players Who Could Be The Next LeBron James

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Julian Sonny

High school basketball is as competitive as it’s ever been. When you have kids training like it’s their job since middle school, you’re bound to get some remarkable athletes and, recently, this has been more evident than ever.

The funny thing about kids these days though: they aren’t calling out Jordan’s name whenever they hit a big shot. Instead they say “LeBron.” He is, after all, our generation’s MJ. This is a new era of the game we live in, as grit has been surpassed by pure athleticism, and the true measure of a player is how many highlight dunks he can throw down instead of how many championship rings he can win. Joking.

These AAU products are shaking up the league, and the overall talent pool in the NBA has undoubtedly received a significant boost in recent years because of this. So which kid is the next big thing? We all remember LeBron in high school. They used to call him the “Chosen One.” Since then he’s gone on to accomplish some pretty great things in the NBA. So who’s next?

Sure he is a freak of nature and a talent like him only comes around once every decade, but who’s to say the next LeBron isn’t working his way up in the high school ranks today? Is there another superstar hiding just around the corner to eventually usher James into retirement? We think so. These are the high school basketball players who could be the next LBJ.

10. VJ King, 16 years old, small forward

Hometown: Akron, Ohio

High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary High School

Class of 2016: Just completed freshman year

Height: 6’7″  Weight: 179


9. Kwe Parker, 15 years old, shooting guard

Hometown: Fayetville, North Carolina

High School: Trinity Christian High School

Class of 2016: Just completed freshman year

Height: 6’2″  Weight: 165

Twitter: @iJump_tooMuch


8. Ivan Rabb, 16 years old, power forward

Hometown: Oakland, California

High School: Bishop O’Dowd High School

Class of 2015: Just completed sophomore year

Height: 6’9″  Weight: 205

Twitter: @YoungIvee


7. Aaron Gordon, 17 years old, power forward

Hometown: San Jose, California

High School: Archbishop Mitty High School

Class of 2013: Just completed senior year

Height: 6’8″  Weight: 210

Twitter: @_AG_32


6. Jabari Parker, 18 years old, small forward

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

High School: Simeon Career Academy

Class of 2013: Just completed senior year

Height: 6’8″  Weight: 220

Twitter: @JabariParker22


5. Cliff Alexander, 17 years old, shooting guard

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

High School: Curie High School

Class of 2015: Just completed junior year

Height: 6’8″  Weight: 25

Twitter: @humblekid11


4. Julius Randle, 18 years old, power forward

Hometown: McKinney, Texas

High School: Prestonwood Christian Academy

Class of 2013: Just completed senior season

Height: 6’9″  Weight: 225

Twitter: @J30_RANDLE


3. Harry Giles, 14 years old, power forward

Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

High School: Wesleyan Christian Academy

Class of 2016: Just completed freshman year

Height: 6’9″  Weight: 225

Twitter: @TheReal_HG3


2. Andrew Wiggins, 18 years old, small forward

Hometown: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

High School: Huntington Prep

Class of 2016: Just completed senior year

Height: 6’7″  Weight: 205

Twitter: @22wiggins


1. Seventh Woods, 14 years old, shooting guard

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

High School: Hammond School

Class of 2016: Just completed freshman year

Height: 6’2″  Weight: 175

Twitter: @SeventhWoods

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Julian Sonny

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