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Ben Simmons Named Mr. Basketball USA

Montverde Academy forward named 2015 Grassroots Hoops Mr. Basketball USA, Florida’s first ever honoree. Simmons is the first consensus choice since LeBron James in 2003.

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Final 2014-15 POY Tracker

The final ballots are in and LSU-bound Ben Simmons is head and shoulders above 27 other national player of the year candidates. Tyler Dorsey, DeAndre Ayton, Ivan Rabb, Jaylen Brown, Skal Labissiere and fast-rising Cheick Diallo all receive second-place votes.

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New Mr. Basketball USA Tracker

Ben Simmons, the best player on the nation’s top-ranked team, continues to lead the pack in the Grassroots Hoops Mr. Basketball USA Tracker. The best player on the No. 2 ranked team in the FAB 50 and a few others on winning teams make inroads as the voting process produces a reduced set of viable […]

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2015 McDonald’s All-American Team Announced

The 2015 McDonald’s All-Americans were announced today, headlined by two Duke recruits and two headed to LSU. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) is the only high school program with multiple selections.

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Mr. Basketball USA: All-Time Favorites

Now in its eighth year, the Mr. Basketball USA Tracker tracks the progress of the nation’s top national player of the year candidates. We take a look back at the first seven preseason favorites and where they finished at the end of the season.

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Simmons Tops 2014-15 Preseason POY Tracker

Ben Simmons, the most versatile forward in the country and the nation’s top-ranked prospect, leads voting in preseason Grassroots Hoops Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, now in its eighth year. The Montverde Academy do-it-all dynamo is the first unanimous selection in the history of the eight-year voting process to select our national player of the year. 

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Mr. Basketball USA: Inside Look

Mr. Basketball USA is the title bestowed upon the boys basketball National Player of the Year as selected by GrassrootsHoops.net. We examine the resumes of five early favorites, five others with strong cases and list other potential candidates. The Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, which tracks the progress of the top candidates throughout the high school […]

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Final 2013-14 POY Tracker

The final ballots are in and the closing to Jahlil Okafor’s spectacular season tightens the Mr. Basketball USA race. Cliff Alexander, Stanley Johnson and Emmanuel Mudiay are the three candidates to appear on every ballot.

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POY Tracker: Closing The Gap?

Mr. Basketball USA front-runner Cliff Alexander’s high school career at Curie (Chicago) is over, but the race for national player of the year is far from done. We explain the factors that can close the gap between Alexander and the other top candidates and how it can be done.

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POY Tracker: What It Takes

With Cliff Alexander leading the 2014 Mr. Basketball USA race by a record-tying number, we decided this week was a good time to explain what it takes to be a credible national player of the year candidate. Individual talent and team success are major factors, but less obvious forces come into play.

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