HS Basketball: Montverde Academy Ranked #1 Team by USA Today, MaxPreps

HS Basketball: Montverde Academy Ranked #1 Team by USA Today, MaxPreps

Montverde Academy forward Ben Simmons dunking against Oak Hill Academy at Madison Square Garden in the Dick's Sporting Goods Tournament in 2014. (Courtesy of Steven Ryan)
Montverde Academy forward Ben Simmons dunking against Oak Hill Academy at Madison Square Garden in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament in 2014. (Courtesy of Steven Ryan)

 

(NNPA) – Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla. is the No. 1 high school basketball team in the United States, according to USA Today and MaxPreps.

USA Today released their Super 25 High School Basketball rankings over the past two weeks. On October 30, they released the Nos. 11-25 rankings and then Nos. 6-10 rankings on Oct. 31. They then began to release the top five every day this week.

The remaining top five teams are:

2. Wesleyan Christian (High Point, NC)
3. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)
4. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)
5. Plano West (Plano, TX)

The Eagles won the DICK’S Sporting Goods National Tournament, finished the season as the No. 1 team in the Super 25 rankings and show no sign of slowing down.

Begin with the No. 1 player in the country in power forward Ben Simmons, an LSU commit who was one of only two juniors on the ALL-USA team last season. Even at 6-9, Simmons is practically average height on this squad. Florida commit Noah Dickerson is 6-8, Wake Forest commit Doral Moore is 7-1 and Florida State commit Jean Marc Koumadje is 7-4. Freshman E.J. Montgomery is a 6-10 wing, and already drawing a lot of Division I interest. [USA Today]

MaxPreps also ranks Montverde Academy as the top team in the country. However, their top five is slightly different with Oak Hill as No. 2, Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) as No. 3, La Lumiere (Laporte, IN) as No. 4 and Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA) at No. 5.

To view the entire USA Today article and the remaining Super 25 national rankings, click here.

To view the remaining MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 high school boys basketball rankings, click here