With kids originally hailing from locales in the Deep South and Down Under all the way to the West Coast, our 2015 All-Americans have shined all year long. Where in the world they’ll be in a few years is anyone’s guess, but we can’t wait to watch.
This Melbourne, Australia native arrived in the United States in early 2013 and quickly emerged as the top prospect in the land. He led Montverde to a 62-1 record during his tenure at the Florida school, winning the national championship all three years. Highly regarded for his ability to play every position on the floor, the point forward averaged 28 points and 11.9 rebounds this past season.
SLAM’s 2014-2015 HS Diarist Malik Newman is one of the top scoring guards in the graduating class. Slated to suite up for Mississippi State in the fall, where his father Horatio Webster once starred, he will be arriving on campus as one of the most decorated prep stars in the state’s history after leading Callaway High to four consecutive state titles. He averaged 29.7 points this past season and led Team USA to gold medals at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship and the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, both times winning tourney MVP honors.
If you haven’t heard already, Cal is expected to be very good next season, as it gets ready to welcome its most exciting and star-studded incoming freshmen class in two decades. And part of that reason is due to the looming arrival of Jaylen Brown, the top small forward in the country. He averaged 28 points, 12 rebounds and five assists this past season, leading Wheeler to the 6A state title.
Joining Brown at Cal will be Ivan Rabb, the top-ranked player in the state. It’s only fitting that his last prep game was played in the same Haas Pavilion gym that he will be calling home next season, where he led his Bishop O’Dowd squad to its first state title since 1981 after taking down state powerhouse Mater Dei in an overtime thriller. The versatile power forward averaged 27 points and 14 rebounds this past season.
A true center by definition, Diamond Stone dominated the prep scene in Wisconsin over the past four years as well as he dominates the paint. Having led Dominican High to four consecutive state titles, he averaged 24.4 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks his senior season. And with Melo Trimble returning to College Park, Stone is expected to immediately provide Maryland with the extra push needed to get to that next level.