Duke’s Dariq Whitehead, Kansas ‘Gradey Dick, Arkansas’ Nick Smith Highlights SI All-American Basketball Team

Last year’s SI All-American Boys Basketball Team gave everything from Final Four stars to dominant pro careers in their first year after high school.

This year’s group of All-Americans will keep that standard and could potentially raise the bar.

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After a careful evaluation process, we reached 15 of the best high school basketball players in the country divided into three teams.

Montverde (Fla.) Academy shooting guard Dariq Whitehead was named SI All-American Player of the Year after averaging 16.5 points, five rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals a game.

From nationally televised matches to marquee tournaments, Whitehead, a Duke signeer, consistently dominated other SI All-Americans throughout the season, and despite playing alongside several SI99 stars, he was the best player on the best team in the country.


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