All-Time Mr. Basketball USA Honorees

All-time National Players of the Year honorees going back to 1955 as selected by the editors of HighSchoolHardwood.com. Only two never played a minute in the NBA.

Some of the HighSchoolHardwood.com all-time POY picks were tough choices. A few were no-brainers. All the previous winners enjoyed success at the higher levels of the game. Can you pick out the only two previous Mr. Basketball USA winners that did not log minutes in the NBA?

ALL-TIME NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Year Name High School (City, State)
HT
Pos
College Runner-up(s)
2013 Andrew Wiggins Huntington Prep (Huntington, W. Va.)
6-7
SF
Undecided Jabari Parker, Aaron Gordon
2012 ShabazzMuhammad Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
6-6
SF
UCLA Jabari Parker, Kyle Anderson
2011 Mike Gilchrist St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.)
6-7
SF
Kentucky Austin Rivers, Brad Beal
2010 Harrison Barnes Ames (Ames, Iowa)
6-7
SF
North Carolina Jared Sullinger
2009 Derrick Favors South Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)
6-9
PF
Georgia Tech DeMarcus Cousins, Avery Bradley Jr.
2008 Brandon Jennings Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
6-1
PG
None Samardo Samuels
2007 O.J. Mayo Huntington (Huntington, W.Va.)
6-5
G
Southern Cal Kevin Love, Derrick Rose
2006 Greg Oden Lawrence North (Indinapolis, Ind.)
7-0
C
Ohio State Kevin Durant
2005 Monta Ellis Lanier (Jackson, Miss.)
6-3
SG
None Greg Oden
2004 Sebastian Telfair Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
6-0
PG
None Dwight Howard
2003 LeBron James St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
6-8
G
None consensus
2002 LeBron James St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
6-7
G
N/A Carmelo Anthony
2001 Dajuan Wagner Camden (Camden, N.J.)
6-2
CG
Memphis Tyson Chandler, Eddie Curry
2000 Darius Miles East St. Louis (East St. Louis, Ill.)
6-9
F
None Zach Randolph, Gerald Wallace
1999 Jonathan Bender Picayune (Picayune, Miss.)
6-11
F
None Donnell Harvey
1998 Rashard Lewis Elsik (Houston)
6-10
F
None Ron Curry, JaRon Rush
1997 Tracy McGrady Mount Zion (Durham, N.C.)
6-7
SF
None Lamar Odom
1996 Mike Bibby Shadow Mountain (Pheonix, Ariz.)
6-0
PG
Arizona Kobe Bryant, Tim Thomas
1995 Kevin Garnett Farragut (Chicago)
6-10
C
None Ron Mercer, Stephon Marbury
1994 Felipe Lopez Rice (New York)
6-5
SG
St. John’s consensus
1993 Rasheed Wallace Simon Gratz (Philadelphia)
6-11
F
North Carolina Jerry Stackhouse, Randy Livingston
1992 Jason Kidd St. Joseph (Alameda, Calif.)
6-4
PG
California Roderick Rhodes
1991 Chris Webber Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.)
6-10
C
Michigan Glenn Robinson
1990 Damon Bailey North Lawrence (Bedford, Ind.)
6-3
G
Indiana Ed O’ Bannon
1989 Kenny Anderson Archbishop Molloy (Queens, N.Y.)
6-1
PG
Georgia Tech consensus
1988 Alonzo Mourning Indian River (Chesapeake, Va.)
6-10
C
Georgetown Shawn Kemp, Billy Owens
1987 Larry Johnson Skyline (Dallas)
6-7
F
UNLV Marcus Liberty
1986 J.R. Reid Kempsville (Virginia Beach, Va.)
6-10
C
North Carolina Rex Chapman, Terry Mills
1985 Danny Ferry DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
6-10
F
Duke Jeff Lebo
1984 John Williams Crenshaw (Los Angeles)
6-9
SF
LSU Danny Manning, Delray Brooks
1983 Reggie Williams Dunbar (Baltimore, Md.)
6-7
SF
Georgetown Dwayne “Pearl” Washington
1982 Waymon Tisdale Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
6-9
F
Oklahoma Billy Thompson
1981 Patrick Ewing Rindge & Latin (Cambridge, Mass.)
7-0
C
Georgetown consensus
1980 Doc Rivers Proviso East (Maywood, Ill.)
6-4
G
Marquette Patrick Ewing, Earl Jones
1979 Clark Kellogg St. Joseph (Cleveland, Ohio)
6-7
F
Ohio State Isiah Thomas, Ralph Sampson
1978 Mark Aguirre Westinghouse (Chicago)
6-6
F
DePaul Dwight Anderson
1977 Albert King Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
6-6
F
Maryland Magic Johnson, Gene Banks
1976 Darrell Griffith Male (Louisville, Ky.)
6-4
G
Louisville Albert King
1975 Bill Cartwright Elk Grove (Elk Grove, Calif.)
7-1
C
San Francisco David Greenwood, Darryl Dawkins
1974 Moses Malone Petersburg (Petersburg, Va.)
6-11
C
None Allen “Skip” Wise
1973 Adrian Dantley DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
6-6
F
Notre Dame Kent Benson, Tom LaGarde
1972 Quinn Buckner Thornridge (Dolton, Ill.)
6-3
G
Indiana Alvin Adams, Phil Sellers
1971 Maurice Lucas Schenley (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
6-9
F
Marquette Raymond Lewis, Roscoe Pondexter
1970 Tom McMillan Mansfield (Mansfield, Pa.)
6-11
C
Maryland Bill Walton, Dwight Jones
1969 George McGinnis Washington (Indianapolis)
6-8
F
Indiana Kevin Joyce
1968 Paul Westphal Aviation (Redondo Beach, Calif.)
6-4
G
Southern Cal Ralph Simpson
1967 Spencer Haywood Pershing (Detroit)
6-9
F
Detroit Ken Durrett, Jim McDaniels
1966 Calvin Murphy Norwalk (Norwalk, Ct.)
5-9
G
Niagara consensus
1965 Lew Alcindor Power Memorial (New York)
7-1
C
UCLA consensus
1964 Lew Alcindor Power Memorial (New York)
7-0
C
N/A Westley “Wes” Unseld
1963 Edgar Lacey Jefferson (Los Angeles)
6-6
F
UCLA Lew Alcindor
1962 Cazzie Russell Carver (Chicago)
6-5
F
Michigan John Austin, Larry Conley
1961 Bill Bradley Crystal City (Crystal City, Mo.)
6-5
F
Princeton Reggie Harding, Billy Cunningham
1960 Connie Hawkins Boys (Brooklyn)
6-9
C
Iowa consensus
1959 Bill Raftery St. Cecilia’s (Englewood, N.J.)
6-5
F
La Salle Arthur Heyman
1958 Jerry Lucas Middletown (Middletown, Ohio)
6-8
F
Ohio State Bill McGill, Wayne Hightower
1957 Jerry Lucas Middletown (Middletown, Ohio)
6-8
F
N/A Tony Jackson
1956 Oscar Robertson Crispus Attucks (Indianapolis)
6-5
G
Cincinnati Kelly Coleman, Jerry West
1955 Wilt Chamberlin Overbrook (Philadelphia)
7-0
C
Kansas Oscar Robertson

— In Runner(s)-up column indicates years in which the voting procedure and results yielded a consensus winner with no runner(s)-up named.

— In College column indicates player either returned to high school or went directly to professional basketball in the subsequent year.

Note: ESPN selections 2010-2012; EA SPORTS selections 2003-2009; Student Sports selections 1996-2002; Selections retroactive from 1996 back based on research by HighSchoolHardwood.com Rankings Editor Doug Huff, a McDonald’s All-American selection committee member since the game’s inception, Senior Editor Mark Tennis and Editor Ronnie Flores; Selections are based on high school accomplishment, not future college/pro potential, and are reflective of those that lead their teams to state championships. HighSchoolHardwood.com does not knowingly select fifth-year players, and those ineligible due to age or academics, Mr. Basketball USA or to its various All-American teams.

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