Future NCAA basketball stars can pop up at any school—witness Anthony Davis, a product of Chicago’s unheralded Perspectives Charter Academy—but some high school programs have made a science of turning out prime college talent year after year. Many of those schools have been renowned for decades, while others are just coming into their own.
One program in the latter category is Nevada’s Findlay Prep. In just five years of existence, the hoops powerhouse has produced an astonishing number of top-level college players, including Anthony Bennett for nearby UNLV.
Read on for a closer look at Findlay and the rest of the 20 high schools around the country that yield the most impressive college players.
Rather than considering every player a high-school program has sent to Division I, these rankings are weighted heavily towards individual stars and players who have made key contributions for major college teams. In addition, an impressive history helps a school here, but only if it’s backed up by recent productivity.