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USA TODAY High School Sports Unveils 2013 American Family Insurance All-USA Boys Basketball Team

April 18, 2013

Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep (Huntington, W. Va.) Named Player of the Year; Kevin Boyle of Montverde Academy (Fla.) Named Coach of the Year

MCLEAN, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — USA TODAY High School Sports today unveiled the 2013 All-USA boys basketball team, highlighting the best high school players from across the country during the 2012-2013 season.

Andrew Wiggins, an undecided 6-8 senior guard/forward from Huntington Prep (Huntington, W. Va.), has been selected as the national Player of the Year. Wiggins averaged 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.5 assists per game, leading his team to a 30-3 finish and a No. 7 ranking in the USA TODAY Super 25 rankings.

Kevin Boyle, who guided Florida’s Montverde Academy to a 25-2 record and the number one spot in the USA TODAY Super 25 rankings, is the national Coach of the Year. Boyle, previously named Coach of the Year in 2007, also led his team to a National High School Invitational title this season.

The full All-USA teams (first, second and third teams) appear in today’s print edition of USA TODAY and are also available online at usatodayhss.com. The All-USA Team and its year-end player and coach awards have been given out annually since 1983 and are considered the highest such honors in high school basketball. Past player of the year honorees include several NBA stalwarts, including Kevin Garnett (Farragut Academy of Chicago in 1995), Kobe Bryant (Lower Merion, Pa. in 1996) and LeBron James (twice, in 2002 and 2003, at St. Vincent-St. Mary of Akron, Ohio).

Joining Wiggins on the All-USA first team is 6-8 Duke-bound forward Jabari Parker of Simeon (Chicago), who is the only returning player from last season’s All-USA team. Parker averaged 18.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists this season while leading Simeon to its fourth consecutive 4A state title.

Two Kentucky-bound stars have been named to this season’s All-USA team: 6-9 forward Julius Randle of Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas), who missed much of the season with a broken foot but returned to help the team to its second consecutive Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 5A title; and 6-5 guard Aaron Harrison of Travis (Richmond, Texas), who averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2 blocks to help his team repeat as 5A state champion.

They are joined by this season’s lone junior–center Jahlil Okafor of Whitney Young (Chicago)–who averaged 20.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game to lead Whitney Young to a city title.

Following is the complete listing of this year’s American Family Insurance All-USA High School Basketball first, second and third teams, as determined by USA TODAY High School Sports. For more information on the American Family Insurance All-USA Team, visit usatodayhss.com.

2013 USA TODAY All-USA Boys Basketball Team

Coach of the Year: Kevin Boyle, Montverde Academy (Fla.)

All-USA First Team

                   School                               Position     Ht/Wt           Year   College Selection

    Player

    Andrew Wiggins Huntington (W.Va.) Prep                       G-F        6-8/ 205 Senior Undecided

    Julius Randle  Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)           F         6-9/ 245 Senior Kentucky

    Aaron Harrison Travis (Richmond, Texas)                       G         6-5/ 215 Senior Kentucky

    Jahlil Okafor  Whitney Young (Chicago)                        C        6-10/ 270 Junior Undecided

    Jabari Parker  Simeon (Chicago)                               F         6-8/ 240 Senior Duke

All-USA Second Team

    Player       School                         Position   Ht/Wt           Year   College Selection

    Aaron Gordon Archbishop Mitty (San Jose)             F        6-8/ 210 Senior Arizona

    Andrew
     Harrison    Travis (Richmond, Texas)                G        6-5/ 210 Senior Kentucky

    Dakari
     Johnson     Montverde (Fla.) Academy                C       6-10/ 250 Senior Kentucky

    Kasey Hill   Montverde (Fla.) Academy                G        6-0/ 170 Senior Florida

    Nigel
     Williams-
     Goss        Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)          G        6-3/ 180 Senior Washington

All-USA Third Team

    Player  School                        Position   Ht/Wt          Year   College Selection

    Joel
     Embiid The Rock (Gainesville, Fla.)           C       7-0/ 230 Senior Kansas

    Bobby
     Portis
     Jr     Hall (Little Rock)                     F       6-9/ 225 Senior Arkansas

    Marcus
     Lee    Deer Valley (Antioch, Calif.)          F       6-9/ 200 Senior Kentucky

    Tyler
     Ennis  St. Benedict's Prep (Newark)           G       6-2/ 180 Senior Syracuse

    James
     Young  Rochester, Mich.                       G       6-6/ 210 Senior Kentucky

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