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National Coaching Updates

Jerome Williams will not return as coach of Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) for the 2014-15 season. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Jerome Williams will not return as coach of Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) for the 2014-15 season. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Eddie Martin of Greater Atlanta Christian named Student Sports National Coach of the Year. Jerome Williams won’t return as coach at Findlay Prep, Kevin Boyle will begin post-graduate team at Montverde Academy and two coaches close in on 1,000 wins.

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Final, Expanded 2013-14 FAB 50 Rankings

Cliff Alexander of Curie (Chicago), Shaqquan Aaron of Rainier Beach (Seattle) and Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) play for teams that are a combined 50-0 with them in the lineup. Which team has the best shot to finish ranked No. 1 nationally?

Cliff Alexander of No. 26 Curie (Chicago), Shaqquan Aaron of No. 6 Rainier Beach (Seattle) and Stanley Johnson of No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) played a big role in how this year’s FAB 50 team rankings played out. Who should be the 2014-15 preseason No. 1?

All 50 ranked teams written up with explanations for why they were placed in these positions with comparisons to preseason positioning. These are the official National Sports News Service National Team Rankings on StudentSportsBasketball.com, which date back to the 1952 season. Montverde Academy of Florida is the 2013-14 mythical national champion.

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Final Southeast Region Top 20 Rankings

We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation in our final Student Sports Regional Rankings. We rank 100 teams and nobody across the country ranks as many teams as StudentSportsBasketball.com. Final No. 1 teams are Oak Hill Academy (East), Montverde Academy (Southeast), Indianapolis Arsenal Tech (Midwest), Galena North Shore (Southwest) and Santa Ana Mater Dei (West).

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Final FAB 50 National Rankings

D'Angelo Russell (left) of Montverde Academy and Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei are McDonald's All-Americans who led the nation's top two ranked teams. Montverde Academy edged Mater Dei for No. 1 in the final Student Sports FAB 50 rankings. Photo: Brian Spurlock-McDonalds

D’Angelo Russell (left) of Montverde Academy and Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei are McDonald’s All-Americans who led the nation’s top two ranked teams. Montverde Academy edged Mater Dei for No. 1 in the final Student Sports FAB 50 rankings. Photo: Brian Spurlock-McDonalds

Montverde Academy of Florida captures second consecutive Student Sports FAB 50 title by virtue of winning 27 of 28 games on the court against murderous schedule to edge Mater Dei of California. Montverde Academy, which does not compete for a state title, closed out its season by winning Dick’s Nationals tournament in New York while Mater Dei ties a state record by capturing fourth consecutive state title with program’s first unbeaten state championship club. Read on for explanation of Montverde-Mater Dei debate and check back later this week for expanded FAB 50 rankings with writeups of all 50 teams.

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All-Time FAB 50 No. 1s

It it weren't for Bob Hurley Sr., St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.), the 2011 FAB 50 National Champions, would not be open for any students, much less field a powerhouse basketball team. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Bob Hurley Sr.’s program at St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) has been No. 1 in the Student Sports FAB 50 or National Prep Poll four times, the most recent in 2011. Photo: Ronnie Flores

A detailed listing of the all-time No. 1 nationally-ranked high school basketball teams. Montverde Academy becomes the first repeat mythical national champion in the last 20 years. 

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No. 1 Montverde Takes Dick’s

Student Sports FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy makes its statement for a second consecutive top-ranking and mythical national title with a 71-62 victory over No. 6 Oak Hill Academy in the Dick’s Nationals title game at Madison Square Garden. The top spot in next week’s Student Sports FAB 50 comes down to the Eagles or Mater Dei of California, which did not compete in the tournament.  

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Dick’s Nationals Semifinal Analysis

Oak Hill Academy and Montverde Academy advance to the Dick’s Nationals championship game on Saturday at Madison Square Madison (12 pm ET, ESPN) with come-from-behind semifinal victories. Huntington Prep gave defending champ Montverde Academy all it could handle and Findlay Prep couldn’t overcome Oak Hill’s length and depth with seven players.  

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