Category Archives: national player of the year

The Legend of LeBron

LeBron James is playing in is fourth consecutive NBA Finals and gunning for his third consecutive NBA title. He’s being called by some the greatest small forward ever and he hasn’t yet reached his 30th birthday. We take a look back at the growing legend in his first national cover story in the November 2001 edition of Student Sports Magazine when James was entering his junior season at St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio).    

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Pangos A-A Camp: All-Time Dandy Dozen

Harrison Barnes celebrated his 17th birthday by going out and earning MOP honors at the 2009 Pangos All-American Camp in Long Beach, Calif. Barnes now plays with the Golden State Warriors. Photo: Scott Kurtz

Harrison Barnes celebrated his 17th birthday by going out and earning MOP honors at the 2009 Pangos All-American Camp in Long Beach, Calif. Barnes now plays with the Golden State Warriors. Photo: Scott Kurtz

With the Pangos All-American Camp entering its 12th year, we decided to take a look at the national camp’s top dozen performers over the years. Many are now household NBA names, while others never seem to shine brighter than they did during this annual three-day basketball showcase.  

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Student Sports Underclass All-Americans

Dedric Lawson (pictured) and his older brother K.J. Lawson both made the 2013-14 Student Sports Underclass All-American team. The brothers will play next season at Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.). Photo: Ronnie Flores

Dedric Lawson (pictured) and his older brother K.J. Lawson both made the 2013-14 Student Sports Underclass All-American team. The brothers will play next season at Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.). Photo: Ronnie Flores

Class players of the year Ben Simmons (Juniors), Josh Jackson (Sophomores) and Jalek Felton (Freshmen) headline the 2013-14 Student Sports Underclass All-American team.

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Ballislife All-American Game May 3

Kevon Looney (right) is one of six McDonald's All-Americans set to play in the 2014 Ballislife All-American Game on May 3 in Long Beach, Calif. Photo: adidas

Kevon Looney (right) is one of six McDonald’s All-Americans set to play in the 2014 Ballislife All-American Game on May 3 in Long Beach, Calif. Photo: adidas

Many of the nation’s best boys high school basketball stars will participate in the 4th Annual Ballislife All-American Game set for May 3 at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Basketball USA Cliff Alexander of Chicago and Maxpreps National Player of the Year and Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Basketball Stanley Johnson headline participants.

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Student Sports All-American First Team

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones join Stanley Johnson as two-time Student Sports First Team All-Americans. Photo: Scott Kurtz

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones join Stanley Johnson as two-time Student Sports First Team All-Americans. Photo: Scott Kurtz

Mr. Basketball USA Cliff Alexander, Jahlil Okafor, Stanley Johnson and Emmanuel Mudiay highlight 20th annual Student Sports All-American team. Elite honor squad includes 20-man first team and 30-man second team.

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Underclass Players Of The Year

Sophomore-to-be Josh Jackson is one of the nation's best players regardless of class. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Josh Jackson is one of the nation’s best players regardless of class and potentially Michigan’s top prospect since 1991 Mr. Basketball USA Chris Webber. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Underclass Players of the Year Ben Simmons, Josh Jackson and Jalek Felton made a tremendous impact this season and are selected the nation’s top players among juniors, sophomores and freshmen, respectively. The next end-of-season honors squad published with be the 20th Annual Student Sports All-American team. 

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All-Time Underclass Players of the Year

Brandon Knight was the 2009 Student Sports National Junior of the Year and a two-time Gatorade National Player of the Year. Today he's a guard with the Milwaukee Bucs. Photo: Scott Kurtz

Brandon Knight was the 2009 Student Sports National Junior of the Year and a two-time Gatorade National Player of the Year. Today he’s a guard with the Milwaukee Bucs. Photo: Scott Kurtz

All-time Student Sports Underclass Player of the Year honorees among juniors, sophomores and freshmen going back to 1970 as selected by the editors of StudentSportsBasketball.com.

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