2016
Slamonline.comHigh School
All-Americans

After countless high school games, AAU tournaments, all-star games and more, the best of the best in the Class of 2016 are ready to take their next steps, at the finest schools in the country. Meet the 2016 SLAM HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICANS.

Words by Franklyn Calle
Photos by Chris Razoyk
Uniforms Jordan Brand / @jumpman23
2016
Slamonline.comHigh School
All-Americans

After countless high school games, AAU tournaments, all-star games and more, the best of the best in the Class of 2016 are ready to take their next steps, at the finest schools in the country. Meet the 2016 SLAM HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICANS.

Words by Franklyn Calle
Photos by Chris Razoyk
Uniforms Jordan Brand / @jumpman23
DE’AARON FOX

DE’AARON FOX

6-3, PG, Katy (TX) Cypress Lakes, Kentucky

Headed to Lexington in the fall, De’Aaron Fox will be handed the keys to the backcourt of a program that has featured an array of outstanding guards in recent years. And if his high school numbers are any indication, he’ll do just fine. This past season, the future Wildcat averaged 32.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game for Cypress Lakes, reaching the 40-point mark on eight occasions including a 50-point performance in which he sank 10 3-pointers.

MALIK MONK

MALIK MONK

6-4, SG, Bentonville (AR) High, Kentucky

Slated to join Fox in the backcourt at Kentucky, Malik Monk is another guard that proved throughout his HS career that scoring simply comes easy to him. This past season he led Bentonville to a 21-9 record and an appearance in the Class 7A state championship game, averaging 28.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. Monk, along with Fox, was named co-MVP at the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic after posting 22 points and 5 rebounds.

HARRY GILES

HARRY GILES

6-10, PF, Kernersville (NC) Forest Trail, Duke

Despite not having played his senior year due to an ACL injury on his right knee, Harry Giles’ talent, skill-set and potential is strong enough to earn him a spot on this year’s SLAM 1st-Team squad. Last summer he hooped with USA Basketball’s U19 team at the FIBA World Championship in Greece, where he averaged a double-double of 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game on his way to all-tournament team honors. As a junior, he led Wesleyan Christian Academy (NC) to a 30-5 record and a state independent schools 3A runner-up finish after averaging 23.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.

JAYSON TATUM

JAYSON TATUM

6-8, SF, St. Louis (MO) Chaminade, Duke

Hailing from the same school that produced Washington Wizards guard Brad Beal and Dallas Mavericks forward David Lee, Duke-commit Jayson Tatum finished his prep career by winning the Gatorade National Player of the Year after leading his school to its second ever state title. When he wasn’t serving as SLAM’s HS Diarist this past season, Tatum was killing the competition on the hardwood, averaging 29.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

JOSH JACKSON

JOSH JACKSON

6-7, SF, Napa (CA) Prolific Prep, Kansas

A candidate for top player in the graduating Class of 2016, indication that Josh Jackson would be this good was evident from the start of his prep career. As a freshman at Consortium (MI) High, the Detroit native averaged 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks per game. As a sophomore, he led the school to its first state title ever after averaging 28 points, 15 rebounds and six assists per game. For his last two seasons, he relocated to the West Coast where he’s hooped for Prolific Prep. He earned co-MVP at the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game after a 19-point performance.