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USA TODAY High School Sports Unveils 2014 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Basketball Team

Jahlil Okafor of Whitney Young (Chicago) Named Player of the Year; Sharman White of Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) Named Coach of the Year

MCLEAN, Va., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY High School Sports today unveiled the 2014 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Basketball Team, highlighting the best high school players from across the country during the 2013-2014 season.

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Jahlil Okafor, a Duke signee and 6-11 senior center of Whitney Young (Chicago), returns to the ALL-USA team as the national player of the year. Averaging 27.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, Okafor led his team to the 4A state title this season.      

Sharman White of Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.), who coached his team to a state-record sixth consecutive title, is national Coach of the Year. White, who is also the athletic director at Miller Grove, helped his team to recover, rally and persevere after the preseason death of freshman Terrell "Too Tall" Coleman, who collapsed during an all-star game.

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 Okafor on the ALL-USA first team is 6-9 senior power forward Cliff Alexander of Curie Metropolitan High School (Chicago). Alexander, a Kansas signee, who averaged 25 points and 16 rebounds a game, led his team to a 26-1 record and a city title this season.

Kelly Oubre, 6-7 senior forward of Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV), is another addition to the ALL-USA first team. Oubre, who is also Kansas-bound, led his team to a 31-5 record, averaging 22.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.5 assists per game.

Emmanuel Mudiay, from Prime Prep in Dallas, also made the ALL-USA first team. Mudiay, a Southern Methodist signee, led his team to a 30-6 record and a Texas Christian Athletic League prep division state title, averaging 16 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists a game.    

Stanley Johnson, an Arizona-bound, 6-6 senior forward from Santa Ana, Calif., joins the ALL-USA first team as well, averaging 25.1 points and 8.1 rebounds a game. Johnson, who helped Mater Dei High School go 35-0 this season, also led his team to win four state titles.

Following is the complete listing of this year's American Family Insurance ALL-USA High School Boys 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.

2014 USA TODAY ALL-USA Boys Basketball Team

Coach of the Year: Sharman White, Miller Grove High School, Georgia

ALL-USA First Team

 

Player


School


Position


Ht/Wt

Year

College Selection

Jahlil Okafor


Whitney Young, Chicago


C


6-11/ 270

Senior

Duke

Cliff Alexander


Curie, Chicago


PF


6-9/ 240

Senior

Kansas

Kelly Oubre


Findlay Prep, Henderson, Nev.


F


6-7/ 190

Senior

Kansas

Emmanuel Mudiay


Prime Prep, Dallas


G


6-5/ 190

Senior

Southern Methodist

Stanley Johnson


Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif.


F


6-6/ 225

Senior

Arizona

 

ALL-USA Second Team

Player


School


Position


Ht/Wt

Year

College Selection

D'Angelo Russell


Montverde (Fla.) Academy


SG


6-4/ 180

Senior

Ohio State

Justin Jackson


HCYA (Houston)


SF


6-8/ 189

Senior

North Carolina

Tyus Jones


Apple Valley, Minn.


PG


6-2/ 180

Senior

Duke

Trey Lyles


Arsenal Tech, Indianapolis


PF


6-9/ 245

Senior

Kentucky

Karl Towns Jr.,


St. Joseph's, Metuchen, N.J.


C


7-1/ 248

Senior

Kentucky

 

ALL-USA Third Team

Player


School


Position


Ht/Wt

Year

College Selection

Devin Booker


Moss Point, Miss.


SG


6-6/ 194

Senior

Kentucky

Malik Newman


Callaway, Jackson, Miss.


SG


6-3/ 174

Junior

Undecided

Theo Pinson


Wesleyan Christian, High Point, N.C.


SF


6-5/ 180

Senior

North Carolina

Ben Simmons


Montverde (Fla.) Academy


PF


6-8/ 190

Junior

LSU

Tyler Ulis


Marian Catholic, Chicago Heights, Ill.


PG


5-8/ 142

Senior

Kentucky

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