Meet SLAM’s 2022 High School Boys All Americans

The way forward for school basketball has arrived. SLAM’s 2022 Excessive College Boys All People are an elite group of licensed bucket-getters who’re already making critical waves on the courtroom.

From Amari Bailey to Naismith Participant of the Yr Dariq Whitehead, right here’s who we’ve chosen to our SLAM All American roster:

Amari Bailey

6-5, SG

Sierra Canyon Excessive College (Chatsworth, CA)


His time is now. Shifting from Chicago to the brilliant lights of Sierra Canyon in Los Angeles, Amari Bailey has been a staple for the Trailblazers in his 4 years with this system. A state champion, gold medalist, McDonald’s All American—there’s not a lot else for Bailey to attain. That’s, till he goes throughout city to UCLA’s campus, the place he’ll look to raise the excellence of Mick Cronin’s program within the hills.

Kyle Filipowski

6-10, C

Wilbraham & Monson (MA) Academy


Modern-day basketball loves Kyle Filipowski. Whether or not you want a bucket, a dime from the highest of the important thing or a defensive cease, the massive man can do the entire above and extra. Son of former Parade All American and Lengthy Seashore State heart Rebecca (Hagerdon) Filipowski, Kyle was born into basketball, like his brother Matt, who will play for Harvard within the fall. Kyle will head to Durham to type a daunting frontcourt duo with Dereck Vigorous.

Keyonte George

6-4, SG

IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)


He’s one in all one. Keyonte George is a artful guard who can rating on all three ranges at will. Simply ask those that he gave buckets to on the 2021 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup event en path to a gold medal. He’ll be heading to Baylor this fall to affix Scott Drew’s squad with the hopes of elevating a distinct kind of gold subsequent spring.

Dereck Vigorous

7-1, C

Westtown College (West Chester, PA)


Seven-footers shouldn’t transfer like this. Then once more, basketball runs by means of Dereck Vigorous’s blood. His mom, Kathy Drysdale, was a 1,000-point scorer at Penn State College. His hooper genes helped him go from a 7-year-old hesitant to play basketball to one of many prime prospects in his class. After an impressive highschool profession, he’ll be the anchor down low for a brand new period of Duke basketball post-Coach Okay. Housing a winner’s coronary heart, Vigorous is certain to make some noise with the Blue Devils.

Nick Smith Jr

6-4, SG

North Little Rock (AR) Excessive College


Hometown legends stay endlessly. Nick Smith Jr will probably be no exception to this rule, because the Arkansas born-and-raised hooper will be a part of Eric Musselman’s squad on the College of Arkansas within the fall. Smith Jr has had a prolific senior 12 months, capturing the 6A Arkansas State Championship, being named a McDonald’s All American and successful the 2022 Jordan Model Basic MVP, together with many others. Merely put, this child will give opposing groups nightmares for years to come back.

Dariq Whitehead

6-6, SF

Montverde (FL) Academy


Watch your head. Newark’s Dariq Whitehead is an uber-athletic wing destined to interrupt his household’s soccer traditions. All of his older siblings performed soccer, and his brother Tahir has performed 10 years within the NFL. Nevertheless, at 13 years outdated, Dariq made the tough determination to attend Montverde Academy and decide to basketball full-time. Since then, he’s received two nationwide championships and was named the 2022 Naismith HS Participant of the Yr and the 2022 McDonald’s All American Recreation MVP. Whitehead will look to proceed his successful methods at Duke this fall.

Learn right here to search out out who was chosen to our SLAM 2022 Women All American roster.