One of the greatest things about our country is the diversity we live among. Not only do we serve as a melting pot for humans of all races, religion and cultures, but we also have a very diverse sports population.
High school basketball stars come for all over our great nation. No matter if it's a rural shrimping town deep in the bayou of Louisiana, a coal mining town tucked away in the valleys of West Virginia or a thriving metropolis sitting comfortably along the shores of one of our wallowing oceans, our country's best basketball players can be found in any one of our proud 50 states.
However, much like the people who inhabit them, all states are not created equally. States like Wyoming and Idaho rarely produce a talent capable of becoming a professional basketball player. California, on the other hand, produces athletes of this caliber on a yearly basis.
In particular, there are 15 states that have consistently produced prep basketball talent capable of entertaining our roundball fans from their days as high school stars, all the way to the prime of their glamorous careers as NBA athletes.
Most of these states vary in size, population, culture and climate, but they all have one important thing in common...their reputation as high school basketball factories. Here is a look at the states who have been churning out the most talent over the past decade or so.