The Scorebook Live All-Underclassmen team is selected by a panel of high school coaches and analysts to highlight the extraordinary achievements of the best high school basketball players in the country.
NOTE: Selections are based on overall individual performance, as well as team performance. Eligible players are chosen only from teams using Scorebook Live.
School: Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA)
College Prospects: Wherever he wants
Game of the Year: 42 points vs. Bishop Gorman (Feb. 4)
Frank Says: The left-hander is the kind of player which defenses can only hope to slow down. No one on the high school level can shut this guy down.
School: La Lumiere (La Porte, IN)
Position: Point Guard
College Prospects: Offers from Illinois, Alabama, Michigan State, New Mexico, Ole Miss, Purdue, SMU, and others
Game of the Year: 26 points vs. Michigan City (Dec. 3)
Frank Says: The third La Lumiere All-American (joining seniors Brian Bowen and Jaren Jackson) might be the best true point guard in the national class of 2019. And his 60s-style throwback fro is also the best afro in the nation.
School: Chino Hills (Chino Hills, CA)
College Prospects: Committed to UCLA
Game of the Year: 92 points vs. Los Osos (Feb. 8)
Frank Says: His most spectacular effort – a 92-point performance in a win over Los Osos in February, broke the internet. But his most impressive performance came in a loss three nights earlier in February, when he scored 36 points while Oak Hill was snapping the Huskies’ 60 game win streak.
School: Nathan Hale (Seattle, WA)
College Prospects: Decommitted from Washington
Game of the Year: 12 points vs. Oak Hill (Jan. 16)
Frank Says: Jontay joined his older brother Michael to help Nathan Hale dominate everyone in their path en route to a 29-0 season, by way of his nifty balance of inside power and explosiveness and perimeter skill, including a much improved jump shot.
School: Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, VA)
College Prospects: Offers from Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Georgetown, South Carolina, Xavier, Florida State, Baylor, and others
Game of the Year: 11 points vs. Chino Hills (Feb. 4)
Frank Says: McCormack is on track to evolve into one of the best big guys Steve Smith has ever turned out at Oak Hill Academy. He made a big jump in his conditioning to become a force for the Warriors this season.
School: Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
College Prospects: Offers from Kansas, Villanova, Syracuse, Virginia, Maryland, Notre Dame
Game of the Year: 27 points vs. Mt. St. Joseph (March 11)
Frank Says: Don’t feel too bad for Gonzaga Coach Steve Turner and his program for losing Chris Lykes to graduation. That’s because in Hubb, Turner has one of the best juniors in the country and a potential Top 10 player in the Class of 2018 next season.
School: Chino Hills (Chino Hills, CA)
College Prospects: Offers from UCLA, USC
Game of the Year: 29 points vs. Long Beach Poly (Feb. 21)
Frank Says: As impressive as Okongwu has been for a Huskies’ program that has won 65 of 68 games, he’s just scratching the surface of his ridiculous potential. Other than Marvin Bagley III, there may not be a better underclassman in California than Okongwu.
School: Mountain Brook (Mountain Brook, AL)
College Prospects: Offers from Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, UCF
Game of the Year: 26 points vs. Auburn (Mar. 4)
Frank Says: The 6-8 forward was the driving force behind his team’s 31-5 run that culminated with its 63-43 win over Auburn for the Alabama 7A championship. Watford, who averaged 23.0 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, is arguably one of the 10 or so best prospects in the national class of 2019.
School: St. Augustine (San Diego, CA)
College Prospects: Offers from Arizona, Kansas, Cal, San Diego State, USC, Washington, Texas A&M, Florida State, and others
Game of the Year: 27 points vs. Sierra Canyon (Mar. 11)
Frank Says: It was a heck of a junior season for the power forward, who led the Saints to a San Diego Open Division championship and a stunning road win over Sierra Canyon in the first round of the State Southern Open Regional playoffs. He might just end up being the most heavily recruited Southern California product in the class of 2018.
School: Windward (Los Angeles, CA)
College Prospects: Offers from Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, USC, Utah, San Diego State, Arizona State, Alabama, and others
Game of the Year: 45 points vs. Campbell Hall (Jan. 31)
Frank Says: The left-hander will be one of the nation’s most heavily recruited players from the class of 2018. Bernard is also a standout for the Compton Magic program that also features Scorebook Live All-Americans Jaylen Hands and Onyeka Okongwu.