2012 Five-Star Summer All-American Teams
Five-Star and a cadre of scouts and coaches vote on the summer's top 15 performers
Competitive tournaments and elite-level skill camps gave players plenty of chances to prove themselves over the course of the summer. In the end, there were 15 players who separated themselves from the rest, showing they are worthy of the heaps of praise that scouts have been pouring on them.
G Kasey Hill, Florida Elite Hill electrified the AAU circuit this summer. The 6-1 guard scored at will, including a recent 46-point outburst at Adidas Invitational. The future Florida Gator put defenders on their heels with a silky-smooth handle. Hill was instrumental in Florida Elite’s success this season.
G James Young, The Family Young burst onto the National scene early in the AAU season. Once a relatively unknown recruit, the 6-4 slasher is now considered a top-five recruit, with interest coming from the nation’s finest programs including Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State. Young was The Family’s go-to-guy on the EYBL Circuit.
F Andrew Wiggins, CIA Bounce The 2014 recruit is considered one of the top talents in the country, regardless of class. While playing on the 17U team, Wiggins dominated on the floor, displaying an uncanny skill-set with extraordinary athleticism. Wiggins played at a high level the entire summer, including the Nike Global Challenge and EYBL Finals at Peach Jam.
F Julius Randle, Texas Titans Randle was a force to be reckoned with this summer. The 6-9, 225-lb forward scored in various fashions throughout the entire EYBL Circuit. The lefty was able to take players off the dribble while finishing with authority above the rim.
C Jahlil Okafor, Mac Irvin Fire Okafor gave stellar performance the USA 17U National Team at the World Championship in Lithuania in July. In addition, the 6-10 big man played with the 17U on the EYBL Circuit, demonstrating his ability to dominate the low-post and finish around the rim with ease.
G Tyus Jones, Howard Pulley All-Stars The 2014 guard finished up a fantastic Summer with jaw-dropping performances at the EYBL Finals at Peach Jam. Jones joined Okafor on the gold medal winning USA U17 National Team as well.
G Andrew Harrison, Houston Defenders Harrison is considered one of the premier scorers in the nation, and the Houston, Texas native demonstrated why throughout the summer. An AAU season that included a 42-point performance, 35 points in the second half alone, Harrison was at the top of his game.
F Noah Vonleh, Mass Rivals Vonleh is one of the nation’s prized recruits in the class of 2014. The 6-8 forward displayed his versatility throughout the summer, scoring in various fashions with the ball and guarding multiple positions on the defense end of the floor.
F Chris Walker, Florida Elite The ultra-athletic forward toured the nation with Kasey Hill this summer. Walker was the inside-presence of the dynamic-duo, punishing defenders around the rim. Walker will join Hill in Gainesville, Florida in 2013.
C Isaiah Hicks, Garner Road Bulldogs Hicks was leader of a talented Garner Road Elite team. The future North Carolina big man controlled the paint on both ends of the floor. The Oxford, North Carolina native gave Tar Heel fans a preview of what’s to come.
G Aaron Harrison, Houston Defenders Andrew’s twin brother, Aaron, was incredibly impressive this summer. High-major programs such as Kentucky, Baylor and Maryland have each extended offers to the 6-5 combo-guard.
G Keith Frazier, Houston Hoops Frazier joins Andrew Harrison as an elite-level scorer. At 6-5, the scoring machine has the ability to connect from beyond the arc as well as attack the basket and finish above the rim.
F Theo Pinson, CP3 All-Stars The 2014 standout played in the 17U division throughout the summer, proving the ability to compete on the highest level. Pinson’s athleticism was on full display throughout the EYBL Circuit.
F Justice Winslow, Houston Hoops Winslow, a teammate of Frazier’s with Houston Hoops, had a phenomenal summer. The 2014 prospect joined Okafor and Jones on the USA U17 National Team in Lithuania, while performing well on the EYBL Circuit in addition.
F Chris McCullough, Team SCAN McCullough was the main player during Team SCAN’s rise to supremacy on the 16U rankings. The 6-9 forward, a 2014 prospect, proved to be a versatile player, handling the ball with ease while often finishing plays above the rim.
Also receiving votes:
- Emmanuel Mudiay
- Xavier Rathan-Mayes
- Leron Black
Kasey Hill, Florida Elite, James Young, The Family, Andrew Wiggins, CIA Bounce, Julius Randle, Texas Titans, Jahlil Okafor, Mac Irvin Fire, Tyus Jones, Howard Pulley All-Stars, Andrew Harrison, Houston Defenders, Noah Vonleh, Mass Rivals, Chris Walker, Isaiah Hicks, Garner Road Bulldogs, Aaron Harrison, Keith Frazier, Houston Hoops, Theo Pinson, CP3 All-Stars, Justice Winslow, Chris McCullough, Team SCAN, Emmanuel Mudiay, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Leron Black