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Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award

Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award
Awarded for high school basketball's top male and female player
Country United States
First awarded 1987
Currently held by Cliff Alexander (boys')
A'ja Wilson (girls')
Official website

The Naismith Prep Player of the Year award, named for Canadian-American basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to high school basketball's top male and female player. The inaugural awards were given to Dennis Scott and Lynne Lorenzen in 1987.


* Denotes players inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has won the award

To be considered for induction by a screening committee, a player must be fully retired from play for at least five years.



Year Player High School Hometown State College choice
1987 Scott, DennisDennis Scott Flint Hill Prep Hagerstown Maryland Georgia Tech
1988 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning Indian River High School Chesapeake Virginia Georgetown
1989 Anderson, KennyKenny Anderson Archbishop Molloy High School Jamaica New York Georgia Tech
1990 Bailey, DamonDamon Bailey Bedford North Lawrence High School Bedford Indiana Indiana
1991 Webber, ChrisChris Webber Detroit Country Day School Beverly Hills Michigan Michigan
1992 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Oakland California California
1993 Livingston, RandyRandy Livingston Isidore Newman School New Orleans Louisiana LSU
1994 Ward, JerodJerod Ward Clinton High School Clinton Mississippi Michigan
1995 Mercer, RonRon Mercer Oak Hill Academy Nashville Tennessee Kentucky
1996 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant Lower Merion High School Ardmore Pennsylvania List of prep-to-pro players
1997 Battier, ShaneShane Battier Detroit Country Day School Beverly Hills Michigan Duke
1998 Harrington, AlAl Harrington St. Patrick High School Elizabeth New Jersey List of prep-to-pro players
1999 Harvey, DonnellDonnell Harvey Randolph-Clay High School Cuthbert Georgia Florida
2000 Wallace, GeraldGerald Wallace Childersburg High School Childersburg Alabama Alabama
2001 Wagner, DajuanDajuan Wagner Camden High School Camden New Jersey Memphis
2002 Felton, RaymondRaymond Felton Latta High School Latta South Carolina North Carolina
2003 James, LeBronLeBron James St. Vincent - St. Mary High School Akron Ohio List of prep-to-pro players
2004 Howard, DwightDwight Howard Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy Atlanta Georgia List of prep-to-pro players
2005 Williams, LouisLouis Williams South Gwinnett High School Snellville Georgia List of prep-to-pro players
2006 Oden, GregGreg Oden Lawrence North High School Indianapolis Indiana Ohio State
2007 Love, KevinKevin Love Lake Oswego High School Lake Oswego Oregon UCLA
2008 Jennings, BrandonBrandon Jennings Oak Hill Academy Compton California Pallacanestro Virtus Roma
2009 Favors, DerrickDerrick Favors South Atlanta High School Atlanta Georgia Georgia Tech
2010 Sullinger, JaredJared Sullinger Northland High School Columbus Ohio Ohio State
2011 Rivers, AustinAustin Rivers Winter Park High School Winter Park Florida Duke
2012 Muhammad, ShabazzShabazz Muhammad Bishop Gorman High School Summerlin Nevada UCLA
2013 Wiggins, AndrewAndrew Wiggins Huntington Prep School Thornhill Ontario, Canada Kansas
2014 Alexander, CliffCliff Alexander Curie High School Chicago Illinois Kansas


Year Player High School Hometown State College choice
1987 Lorenzen, LynneLynne Lorenzen Ventura High School Ventura Iowa Iowa State
1988 Hall, VickiVicki Hall Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Indianapolis Indiana Texas
1989 Harrison, LisaLisa Harrison Southern High School Louisville Kentucky Tennessee
1990 Leslie, LisaLisa Leslie Morningside High School Inglewood California Southern Cal
1991 Marciniak, MichelleMichelle Marciniak Central Catholic High School Allentown Pennsylvania Notre Dame/
1992 Watkins, YolandaYolanda Watkins Decatur High School Decatur Alabama Alabama
1993 Frett, La'KeshiaLa'Keshia Frett Phoebus High School Hampton Virginia Georgia
1994 Gooden, TiffanyTiffany Gooden Snider High School Fort Wayne Indiana Iowa
1995 Holdsclaw, ChamiqueChamique Holdsclaw Christ the King High School Queens New York Tennessee
1996 Brown, KieshaKiesha Brown Woodward Academy Atlanta Georgia Georgia
1997 Catchings, TamikaTamika Catchings Duncanville High School Duncanville Texas Tennessee
1998 Williams, TamikaTamika Williams Chaminade-Julienne High School Dayton Ohio Connecticut
1999 Lawson, KaraKara Lawson West Springfield High School Springfield Virginia Tennessee
2000 Taurasi, DianaDiana Taurasi Don Lugo High School Chino California Connecticut
2001 Ely, ShyraShyra Ely Ben Davis High School Indianapolis Indiana Tennessee
2002 Strother, AnnAnn Strother Highlands Ranch High School Highlands Ranch Colorado Connecticut
2003 Parker, CandaceCandace Parker Naperville Central High School Naperville Illinois Tennessee
2004 Parker, CandaceCandace Parker (2) Naperville Central High School Naperville Illinois Tennessee
2005 Paris, CourtneyCourtney Paris Millennium High School Piedmont California Oklahoma
2006 Moore, MayaMaya Moore Collins Hill High School Suwanee Georgia Connecticut
2007 Moore, MayaMaya Moore (2) Collins Hill High School Suwanee Georgia Connecticut
2008 Delle Donne, ElenaElena Delle Donne Ursuline Academy Wilmington Delaware Delaware
2009 Diggins, SkylarSkylar Diggins Washington High School South Bend Indiana Notre Dame
2010 Ogwumike, ChineyChiney Ogwumike Cy-Fair High School Cypress Texas Stanford
2011 Mosqueda-Lewis, KaleenaKaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Mater Dei High School Santa Ana California Connecticut
2012 Stewart, BreannaBreanna Stewart Cicero-North Syracuse High School Syracuse New York Connecticut
2013 DeShields, DiamondDiamond DeShields Norcross High School Norcross Georgia North Carolina
2014 Wilson, A'jaA'ja Wilson Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Hopkins South Carolina South Carolina

See also

External links

  • Official website
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