1996 High School Awards

1996 Naismith Prep Player of the Year

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 212 Philadelphia, PA Aug 23, 1978 Lower Merion High School 1996 1996 -

1996 Gatorade Player of the Year

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 212 Philadelphia, PA Aug 23, 1978 Lower Merion High School 1996 1996 -

1996 Parade Player of the Year

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 212 Philadelphia, PA Aug 23, 1978 Lower Merion High School 1996 1996 -

1996 Parade All-American First Team

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Mike Bibby G 6-2 195 Cherry Hill, NJ May 13, 1978 Shadow Mountain High School 1996 1998 Arizona
Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 212 Philadelphia, PA Aug 23, 1978 Lower Merion High School 1996 1996 -
Mateen Cleaves G 6-2 205 Flint, MI Sep 7, 1977 Flint Northern High School 1996 2000 Michigan State
Schea Cotton G 6-6 215 Inglewood, CA May 20, 1978 St. Thomas More Prep 1998 2000 Alabama
Lester Earl F 6-8 240 Baton Rouge, LA Sep 22, 1976 Glen Oaks High School 1996 2000 Kansas
Ronnie Fields SG 6-3 198 Chicago, IL Feb 28, 1977 Farragut Career Academy 1996 1998 DePaul
Jermaine O'Neal FC 6-11 235 Columbia, SC Oct 13, 1978 Eau Claire High School 1996 1996 -
Lamar Odom PF 6-10 230 Queens, NY Nov 6, 1979 St. Thomas Aquinas Prep 1997 1999 Rhode Island
Tim Thomas F 6-10 240 Paterson, NJ Feb 26, 1977 Paterson Catholic High School 1996 1997 Villanova
Winfred Walton F 6-9 240 Detroit, MI - Pershing High School 1996 1998 Fresno State

1996 Parade All-American Second Team

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Lucas Barnes - - - Oct 18, 1977 South Miami High School - 2000 -
Shane Battier F 6-8 220 Birmingham, MI Sep 9, 1978 Detroit Country Day School 1997 2001 Duke
Corey Benjamin SG 6-6 200 Compton, CA Feb 24, 1978 Fontana High School 1996 1998 Oregon State
Jason Collier F-C 7-0 260 Springfield, OH Sep 8, 1977 Catholic Central High School 1996 2000 Georgia Tech
Ed Cota G 6-0 200 Los Angeles, CA May 19, 1976 St. Thomas More Prep 1996 2000 North Carolina
Devonaire Deas G 6-5 205 Albany, NY Nov 28, 1976 Albany High School 1996 2002 Winston-Salem State
Richard Hamilton SG 6-7 193 Coatesville, PA Feb 14, 1978 Coatesville Area High School 1996 1999 Connecticut
Charles Hathaway 6-10 265 Nashville, TN Nov 13, 1976 Hillwood High School 1996 2001 Tennessee
Shaheen Holloway G 5-10 173 Queens, NY Oct 7, 1976 St. Patrick High School 1996 2000 Seton Hall
Stephen Jackson GF 6-8 220 Houston, TX Apr 5, 1978 Oak Hill Academy 1996 1997 Butler CC

1996 Parade All-American Third Team

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Jerald Brown F 6-8 225 Houston, TX Oct 6, 1976 Aldine Nimitz High School 1996 2000 Texas A&M
Mike Chappell - - - Jan 21, 1978 - 2001 -
Jaraan Cornell G 6-3 200 South Bend, IN Nov 22, 1976 Clay High School 1996 2000 Purdue
Ramel Lloyd - - - Jun 28, 1978 - 2001 -
Olujimi Mann - - - - - 2000 -
Doc Robinson - - - Nov 20, 1977 - 2000 -
Mike Robinson GF 6-6 210 Peoria, IL Dec 31, 1976 Richwoods High School 1996 2000 Purdue
Jermaine Walker F 6-6 225 Pompano Beach, FL Apr 5, 1977 Blanche Ely High School 1996 1998 Miami (FL)
Vincent Whitt - - - - - 2001 -
Loren Woods C 7-1 245 St. Louis, MO Jun 21, 1978 Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School 1996 2001 Arizona

1996 Parade All-American Fourth Team

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Malik Allen F 6-10 255 Willingboro, NJ Jun 27, 1978 Shawnee High School 1996 2000 Villanova
Mike Babul - - - Nov 25, 1977 - 2000 -
Nick Bradford F 6-7 200 Fayetteville, AR Aug 25, 1978 Fayetteville High School 1996 2000 Kansas
Ronald Curry G 6-3 210 Hampton, VA May 28, 1979 Hampton High School 1998 2003 North Carolina
Anthony Dent - - - - - 2000 -
Willie Dersch F 6-5 210 Floral Park, NY Sep 27, 1977 Holy Cross High School 1996 2000 Virginia
Vassil Evtimov FC 6-10 207 Sofia May 30, 1977 Long Island Lutheran High School 1996 2000 North Carolina
David Jackson F 6-5 215 Portland, OR Sep 21, 1978 Woodrow Wilson High School 1996 2001 Oregon
Derrick Thomas - - - - - 2000 -
Mohamed Woni - - - Nov 19, 1977 - 2000 -

1996 USA TODAY's High School Player of the Year

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 212 Philadelphia, PA Aug 23, 1978 Lower Merion High School 1996 1996 -

1996 USA TODAY's All-USA First Team

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Mike Bibby G 6-2 195 Cherry Hill, NJ May 13, 1978 Shadow Mountain High School 1996 1998 Arizona
Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 212 Philadelphia, PA Aug 23, 1978 Lower Merion High School 1996 1996 -
Ronnie Fields SG 6-3 198 Chicago, IL Feb 28, 1977 Farragut Career Academy 1996 1998 DePaul
Jermaine O'Neal FC 6-11 235 Columbia, SC Oct 13, 1978 Eau Claire High School 1996 1996 -
Tim Thomas F 6-10 240 Paterson, NJ Feb 26, 1977 Paterson Catholic High School 1996 1997 Villanova

1996 Mr. Basketball USA

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Mike Bibby G 6-2 195 Cherry Hill, NJ May 13, 1978 Shadow Mountain High School 1996 1998 Arizona

1996 Alabama Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Isaac Spencer - - - Dec 8, 1977 - 2001 -

1996 California Mr. Basketball (Selections By CalHiSports.com)

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Corey Benjamin SG 6-6 200 Compton, CA Feb 24, 1978 Fontana High School 1996 1998 Oregon State

1996 John R. Wooden California High School POY

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Jarron Collins C 6-11 248 Northridge, CA Dec 2, 1978 Harvard-Westlake School 1997 2001 Stanford
Jason Collins C 7-0 255 Northridge, CA Dec 2, 1978 Harvard-Westlake School 1997 2001 Stanford

1996 Colorado Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Chris Crosby - - - - - 2000 -

1996 Florida Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Lucas Barnes - - - Oct 18, 1977 South Miami High School - 2000 -

1996 Georgia Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Pablo Machado FC 6-10 235 Caracas Apr 25, 1977 Tift County High School 1996 2001 Loyola Marymount

1996 Illinois Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Ronnie Fields SG 6-3 198 Chicago, IL Feb 28, 1977 Farragut Career Academy 1996 1998 DePaul

1996 Indiana Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Kevin Ault - - - Dec 1, 1977 - 2000 -

1996 Iowa Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Justin Wessel - - - Apr 28, 1978 - 2001 -

1996 Kansas Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Josh Reid - - - - - 2000 -

1996 Kentucky Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Daymeon Fishback - - - Feb 28, 1978 - 2000 -

1996 Louisiana Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Lester Earl F 6-8 240 Baton Rouge, LA Sep 22, 1976 Glen Oaks High School 1996 2000 Kansas

1996 Michigan Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Winfred Walton F 6-9 240 Detroit, MI - Pershing High School 1996 1998 Fresno State

1996 Minnesota Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Mitch Ohnstad - - - - - 2000 -

1996 Mississippi Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Quentin Smith FC 6-10 250 Vicksburg, MS Dec 1, 1977 Vicksburg High School 1997 2001 Mississippi State

1996 Missouri Mr. Show-Me Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Tate Decker FC 6-10 225 St. Louis, MO Oct 21, 1977 1996 2001 Wake Forest

1996 New York Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Willie Dersch F 6-5 210 Floral Park, NY Sep 27, 1977 Holy Cross High School 1996 2000 Virginia

1996 North Carolina Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Vincent Whitt - - - - - 2001 -

1996 North Dakota Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Kenny Younger PF 6-9 215 Minot, ND Oct 21, 1977 Minot High School 1996 2000 Houston

1996 South Carolina Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Jermaine O'Neal FC 6-11 235 Columbia, SC Oct 13, 1978 Eau Claire High School 1996 1996 -

1996 Ohio Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Jason Collier F-C 7-0 260 Springfield, OH Sep 8, 1977 Catholic Central High School 1996 2000 Georgia Tech

1996 Tennessee Mr. Basketball (Class A)

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Sam Howard G 6-3 195 Nashville, TN Nov 9, 1978 Goodpasture High School 1998 2002 Vanderbilt

1996 Tennessee Mr. Basketball (Class AA)

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Joey Tuck - - - May 5, 1978 - 2000 -

1996 Tennessee Mr. Basketball (Class AAA)

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Charles Hathaway 6-10 265 Nashville, TN Nov 13, 1976 Hillwood High School 1996 2001 Tennessee

1996 Texas Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Jerald Brown F 6-8 225 Houston, TX Oct 6, 1976 Aldine Nimitz High School 1996 2000 Texas A&M

1996 Utah Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Jeff Johnsen GF 6-4 200 Murray, UT Feb 4, 1978 1996 2002 Utah

1996 Washington Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Quincy Wilder 6-3 - - - Decatur High School 1996 2000 Evergreen State

1996 Wisconsin Mr. Basketball

Player Pos HT WT Birth City Birth Date High School HS Grad Draft Year College
Brad Clark - - - - - 2000 -