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'The Paper Score' : Who is the best High School team on paper?

By The Season Ticket, 12/03/19, 4:45PM EST

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Ranking high schools against one another in today's day and age is nearly impossible. Knowing that, we came up with the most objective way possible to determine which high school program is the best 'on paper' in the 2019-20 season.

The 'score' is quite simple.  Each roster receives:

  • 1 point for each 'star' (247sports)
  • 1 point for each rostered player with a DI offer
  • 1 point for a top 10 recruit (247sports)
  • 0.5 points for every player currently committed

The results were somewhat predictable at the top, as IMG Academy and Montverde Academy - the top two ranked teams in nearly every national poll ran away with the top two results.

After that, it begins to get interesting. Several staple programs are among the top 25 in the 'Paper Score', with several up-and-coming programs making their mark.

Check out the 'Paper Score' results below, as well as a look at each individual roster in the top 10.

The Paper Score

Program The Paper Score Stars Offers Top 10 Commits
IMG Academy Ascenders (FL) 54.5 39 9 2 2
Montverde Academy Eagles (FL) 56.5 42 10 2 2.5
Oak Hill Academy Warriors (VA) 42.5 31 10 0 2
Huntington Prep Irish (WV) 42.5 30 10 0 2.5
Prolific Prep Crew (CA) 41 29 9 1 2
Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (CA) 38 27 8 2 1
Sunrise Christian Buffaloes (KS) 37.5 26 11 0 0.5
Hillcrest Prep Bruins (AZ) 36 24 10 1 1
Dream City Christian Eagles (AZ) 34.5 23 10 0 1.5
Wasatch Academy Tigers (UT) 32.5 22 8 0 2.5
La Lumiere Lakers (IN) 31 22 8 0 1
Minnehaha Academ Redhawks (MN) 30 21 7 2 0
Compass Prep Dragons (AZ) 28.5 20 8 0 0.5
Norcross Blue Devils (GA) 28 20 7 0 1
Mater Dei Monarchs (CA) 28 19 7 0 2
Hamilton Heights Christian Hawks (TN) 27 17 9 0 1
The Patrick School Celtics (NJ) 26 16 9 1 0
Roselle Catholic Lions (NJ) 24 16 7 0 1
Moravian Prep Lions (NC) 23 12 10 0 1
Paul VI Panthers (VA) 22.5 16 6 0 0.5
DeMatha Catholic Stags (MD) 21.5 15 6 0 0.5
Long Island Luthera Crusaders (NY) 21 14 6 0 1
West Oaks Flame (FL) 20.5 12 8 0 0.5
Rancho Christian Eagles (CA) 21 13 5 1 2
Westtown School Moose (PA) 20 13 6 0 1
Team First Name Last Name Position Height Grad Year 247 Rank 247 Comp Stars
IMG Academy (FL) Jalen Johnson G,F 6'9 2020 8 6 5
IMG Academy (FL) Mark Williams C 7'1 2020 30 30 4
IMG Academy (FL) Jarace Walker G,F 6'6 2022 5 4 5
IMG Academy (FL) Moussa Diabaté F 6'10 2021 14 11 5
IMG Academy (FL) Jaden Springer G 6'4 2020 17 16 5
IMG Academy (FL) Matt Murrell G 6'4 2020 44 46 4
IMG Academy (FL) Brandon Huntley-Hatfield F 6'8 2022 6 9 5
IMG Academy (FL) Lynn Kidd F 6'11 2021 - - 4
IMG Academy (FL) Eric Dailey II F 6'6 2022 39 - 4
IMG Academy (FL) Zachry Edey C 7'3 2020 344 362 3
Montverde Academy (FL) Cade Cunningham G 6'7 2020 2 2 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Langston Love G 6'5 2021 17 18 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Dariq Whitehead F 6'5 2022 15 36 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Moses Moody G 6'6 2020 45 43 4
Montverde Academy (FL) Ryan Nembhard G 6'1 2021 91 76 4
Montverde Academy (FL) Day'Ron Sharpe F 6'8 2020 18 17 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Zeb Jackson G 6'3 2020 66 63 4
Montverde Academy (FL) Caleb Houstan F 6'7 2021 19 14 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Scottie Barnes F 6'9 2020 9 9 5
Montverde Academy (FL) David Bohm F 6'8 2020
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Cam Thomas G 6'4 2020 24 25 5
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Jamari Sibley F 6'8 2020 125 90 4
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Evan Johnson G 6'1 2020 288 296 3
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Darrick Jones Jr G 6'5 2020 - - 2
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Jalen Ricks G 6'6 2021 - 101 4
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Darius Maddox G 6'5 2020 93 84 4
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Delaney Heard G 6'2 2020 - - -
Oak Hill Academy (VA) KK Robinson G 6'1 2020 72 73 4
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Jalen Reed G 6'7 2022 - - -
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Emmanuel Okpomo F 6'9 2020 - - 2
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Bradley Ezewiro F 6'9 2020 212 221 3
Huntington Prep (WV) Jaemyn Brakefield F 6'8 2020 53 39 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Dudley Blackwell W 6'6 2020 128 150 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Shane Dezonie G 6'5 2021 92 81 4
Huntington Prep (WV) AJ Hoggard G 6'4 2020 105 72 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Zach Loveday C 7'1 2020 106 122 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Brayon Freeman G 6'2 2021 150 137 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Isaiah Cottrell F 6'10 2020 64 67 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Seny Ndiaye F 6'11 2020 - 2
Huntington Prep (WV) Mouhamed Lamine F 6'8 2021
Huntington Prep (WV) Christian Layne G 6'3 2021
Prolific Prep (CA) Nimari Burnett G 6'4 2020 29 24 5
Prolific Prep (CA) Jalen Green G 6'6 2020 3 3 5
Prolific Prep (CA) Jaden Jones G 6'7 2021 N/A N/A 4
Prolific Prep (CA) Jack Wetzel G 6'4 2020 -
Prolific Prep (CA) Mike Sharavjamts F 6'7 2022 -
Prolific Prep (CA) Coleman Hawkins F 6'10 2020 197 212 3
Prolific Prep (CA) Mawot Mag F 6'7 2020 2
Prolific Prep (CA) Pierre Isaac Geneste G 6'11 2023 -
Prolific Prep (CA) Fallou Cisse F 6'7 2021 -
Prolific Prep (CA) Frank Anselem F 6'10 2021 51 60 4
Prolific Prep (CA) Saba Gigiberia C 7'1 2020 86 124 4
Prolific Prep (CA) Jordan Pope G 6'1 2022 2
Sierra Canyon (CA) BJ Boston G 6'7 2020 16 13 5
Sierra Canyon (CA) Ziaire Williams F 6'8 2020 6 5 5
Sierra Canyon (CA) Bronny James G - - - - -
Sierra Canyon (CA) Terren Frank G 6'7 2020 205 110 4
Sierra Canyon (CA) Amari Bailey Jr G 6'4 2022 22 10 5
Sierra Canyon (CA) Zaire Wade G 6'3 2020 132 196 4
Sierra Canyon (CA) Shy Odom G 6'5 2022 - - 2
Sierra Canyon (CA) Yu Jia-Hao C 7'2 2021 - - 2
Sunrise Christian (KS) Jayden Stone G 6'3 2020 168 100 4
Sunrise Christian (KS) Ty Berry G 6'3 2020 136 145 4
Sunrise Christian (KS) Willie Lightfoot G 5'11 2022
Sunrise Christian (KS) TJ Caldwell G 6'4 2022
Sunrise Christian (KS) Kendall Brown G 6'4 2021 36 21 5
Sunrise Christian (KS) Dillon Jones G 6'6 2020 - 380 3
Sunrise Christian (KS) Zach Clemence F 6'11 2021 53 47 4
Sunrise Christian (KS) Kenny Pohto C 6'10 2021 - 227 3
Sunrise Christian (KS) Isaac Ondekane F 6'8 2020 - - -
Sunrise Christian (KS) Jaylon McDaniel F 6'6 2021 - 241 3
Sunrise Christian (KS) David Oyona C 6'10 2023 - -
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Dalen Terry G 6'7 2020 28 33 4
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Sadraque Nganga F 6'10 2022 16 19 4
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Mike Foster Jr F 6'10 2021 8 6 5
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Puff Johnson F 6'8 2020 40 49 4
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Keon Edwards F 6'8 2021 44 23 4
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Devontes Cobbs G 6'3 2022 88 - 3
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Issac Hymes F 6'7 2023
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Matur Diallo F 6'11 2023
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Dimitrios Stragalinos G 6'4 2021
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Dorell Thomas G 6'5 2022
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Tyler Olden G 6'1 2022
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Jadon Gilphen G 6'5 2020
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Mike Mosses G 6'1
Dream City Christian (AZ) Unisa Turay PG 5'10 2020
Dream City Christian (AZ) MarJon Beauchamp W 6'6 2020 28 33 4
Dream City Christian (AZ) Arthur Kaluma F 6'8 2021 46 46 4
Dream City Christian (AZ) Alex Tchikou F 6'11 2021 24 31 4
Dream City Christian (AZ) Ky Green G 2023 - - -
Dream City Christian (AZ) Jhaylon Martinez C 6'11 2020 204 215 3
Dream City Christian (AZ) Ra’shjon Martinez G 6'2 2020
Dream City Christian (AZ) Trent Hudgens G
Dream City Christian (AZ) Jalin Anderson G 6'4 2020 221 226 3
Dream City Christian (AZ) Brandyn Talbot G 6'4 2020 - - 2
Dream City Christian (AZ) Maj Dusanic F 6'7 2020 248 - 3
Wasatch Academy (UT) Richard Isaacs G 6'1 2022 15 16 5
Wasatch Academy (UT) Mady Sissoko F 6'10 2020 36 38 4
Wasatch Academy (UT) Mike Saunders Jr G 5'10 2020 161 187 3
Wasatch Academy (UT) Caleb Lohner F 6'6 2020 146 94 4
Wasatch Academy (UT) Richie Saunders G 6'5 2020 149 183 3
Wasatch Academy (UT) Fousseyni Traoré F 6'7 2021
Wasatch Academy (UT) Leo Colimerio F 6'7 2020 294 341 3
La Lumiere (IN) Kamari Lands F 6'6 2022 - 55 4
La Lumiere (IN) Jaden Ivey G 6'3 2020 81 74 4
La Lumiere (IN) Denham Wojcik G 2021 - - -
La Lumiere (IN) Treyton Thompson F 6'11 2021 76 80 4
La Lumiere (IN) Jeremy Sochan F 6'8 2021 61 - 4
La Lumiere (IN) Wendell Green Jr G 5'10 2020 239 239 3
La Lumiere (IN) Desmond Polk G 6'4 2020 244 271 3
La Lumiere (IN) Miloš Merrick G 6'4 2020 - - -

The Paper Score

Program The Paper Score Stars Offers Top 10 Commits
IMG Academy Ascenders (FL) 54.5 39 9 2 2
Montverde Academy Eagles (FL) 56.5 42 10 2 2.5
Oak Hill Academy Warriors (VA) 42.5 31 10 0 2
Huntington Prep Irish (WV) 42.5 30 10 0 2.5
Prolific Prep Crew (CA) 41 29 9 1 2
Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (CA) 38 27 8 2 1
Sunrise Christian Buffaloes (KS) 37.5 26 11 0 0.5
Hillcrest Prep Bruins (AZ) 36 24 10 1 1
Dream City Christian Eagles (AZ) 34.5 23 10 0 1.5
Wasatch Academy Tigers (UT) 32.5 22 8 0 2.5
La Lumiere Lakers (IN) 31 22 8 0 1
Minnehaha Academ Redhawks (MN) 30 21 7 2 0
Compass Prep Dragons (AZ) 28.5 20 8 0 0.5
Norcross Blue Devils (GA) 28 20 7 0 1
Mater Dei Monarchs (CA) 28 19 7 0 2
Hamilton Heights Christian Hawks (TN) 27 17 9 0 1
The Patrick School Celtics (NJ) 26 16 9 1 0
Roselle Catholic Lions (NJ) 24 16 7 0 1
Moravian Prep Lions (NC) 23 12 10 0 1
Paul VI Panthers (VA) 22.5 16 6 0 0.5
DeMatha Catholic Stags (MD) 21.5 15 6 0 0.5
Long Island Luthera Crusaders (NY) 21 14 6 0 1
West Oaks Flame (FL) 20.5 12 8 0 0.5
Rancho Christian Eagles (CA) 21 13 5 1 2
Westtown School Moose (PA) 20 13 6 0 1
Team First Name Last Name Position Height Grad Year 247 Rank 247 Comp Stars
IMG Academy (FL) Jalen Johnson G,F 6'9 2020 8 6 5
IMG Academy (FL) Mark Williams C 7'1 2020 30 30 4
IMG Academy (FL) Jarace Walker G,F 6'6 2022 5 4 5
IMG Academy (FL) Moussa Diabaté F 6'10 2021 14 11 5
IMG Academy (FL) Jaden Springer G 6'4 2020 17 16 5
IMG Academy (FL) Matt Murrell G 6'4 2020 44 46 4
IMG Academy (FL) Brandon Huntley-Hatfield F 6'8 2022 6 9 5
IMG Academy (FL) Lynn Kidd F 6'11 2021 - - 4
IMG Academy (FL) Eric Dailey II F 6'6 2022 39 - 4
IMG Academy (FL) Zachry Edey C 7'3 2020 344 362 3
Montverde Academy (FL) Cade Cunningham G 6'7 2020 2 2 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Langston Love G 6'5 2021 17 18 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Dariq Whitehead F 6'5 2022 15 36 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Moses Moody G 6'6 2020 45 43 4
Montverde Academy (FL) Ryan Nembhard G 6'1 2021 91 76 4
Montverde Academy (FL) Day'Ron Sharpe F 6'8 2020 18 17 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Zeb Jackson G 6'3 2020 66 63 4
Montverde Academy (FL) Caleb Houstan F 6'7 2021 19 14 5
Montverde Academy (FL) Scottie Barnes F 6'9 2020 9 9 5
Montverde Academy (FL) David Bohm F 6'8 2020
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Cam Thomas G 6'4 2020 24 25 5
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Jamari Sibley F 6'8 2020 125 90 4
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Evan Johnson G 6'1 2020 288 296 3
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Darrick Jones Jr G 6'5 2020 - - 2
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Jalen Ricks G 6'6 2021 - 101 4
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Darius Maddox G 6'5 2020 93 84 4
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Delaney Heard G 6'2 2020 - - -
Oak Hill Academy (VA) KK Robinson G 6'1 2020 72 73 4
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Jalen Reed G 6'7 2022 - - -
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Emmanuel Okpomo F 6'9 2020 - - 2
Oak Hill Academy (VA) Bradley Ezewiro F 6'9 2020 212 221 3
Huntington Prep (WV) Jaemyn Brakefield F 6'8 2020 53 39 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Dudley Blackwell W 6'6 2020 128 150 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Shane Dezonie G 6'5 2021 92 81 4
Huntington Prep (WV) AJ Hoggard G 6'4 2020 105 72 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Zach Loveday C 7'1 2020 106 122 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Brayon Freeman G 6'2 2021 150 137 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Isaiah Cottrell F 6'10 2020 64 67 4
Huntington Prep (WV) Seny Ndiaye F 6'11 2020 - 2
Huntington Prep (WV) Mouhamed Lamine F 6'8 2021
Huntington Prep (WV) Christian Layne G 6'3 2021
Prolific Prep (CA) Nimari Burnett G 6'4 2020 29 24 5
Prolific Prep (CA) Jalen Green G 6'6 2020 3 3 5
Prolific Prep (CA) Jaden Jones G 6'7 2021 N/A N/A 4
Prolific Prep (CA) Jack Wetzel G 6'4 2020 -
Prolific Prep (CA) Mike Sharavjamts F 6'7 2022 -
Prolific Prep (CA) Coleman Hawkins F 6'10 2020 197 212 3
Prolific Prep (CA) Mawot Mag F 6'7 2020 2
Prolific Prep (CA) Pierre Isaac Geneste G 6'11 2023 -
Prolific Prep (CA) Fallou Cisse F 6'7 2021 -
Prolific Prep (CA) Frank Anselem F 6'10 2021 51 60 4
Prolific Prep (CA) Saba Gigiberia C 7'1 2020 86 124 4
Prolific Prep (CA) Jordan Pope G 6'1 2022 2
Sierra Canyon (CA) BJ Boston G 6'7 2020 16 13 5
Sierra Canyon (CA) Ziaire Williams F 6'8 2020 6 5 5
Sierra Canyon (CA) Bronny James G - - - - -
Sierra Canyon (CA) Terren Frank G 6'7 2020 205 110 4
Sierra Canyon (CA) Amari Bailey Jr G 6'4 2022 22 10 5
Sierra Canyon (CA) Zaire Wade G 6'3 2020 132 196 4
Sierra Canyon (CA) Shy Odom G 6'5 2022 - - 2
Sierra Canyon (CA) Yu Jia-Hao C 7'2 2021 - - 2
Sunrise Christian (KS) Jayden Stone G 6'3 2020 168 100 4
Sunrise Christian (KS) Ty Berry G 6'3 2020 136 145 4
Sunrise Christian (KS) Willie Lightfoot G 5'11 2022
Sunrise Christian (KS) TJ Caldwell G 6'4 2022
Sunrise Christian (KS) Kendall Brown G 6'4 2021 36 21 5
Sunrise Christian (KS) Dillon Jones G 6'6 2020 - 380 3
Sunrise Christian (KS) Zach Clemence F 6'11 2021 53 47 4
Sunrise Christian (KS) Kenny Pohto C 6'10 2021 - 227 3
Sunrise Christian (KS) Isaac Ondekane F 6'8 2020 - - -
Sunrise Christian (KS) Jaylon McDaniel F 6'6 2021 - 241 3
Sunrise Christian (KS) David Oyona C 6'10 2023 - -
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Dalen Terry G 6'7 2020 28 33 4
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Sadraque Nganga F 6'10 2022 16 19 4
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Mike Foster Jr F 6'10 2021 8 6 5
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Puff Johnson F 6'8 2020 40 49 4
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Keon Edwards F 6'8 2021 44 23 4
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Devontes Cobbs G 6'3 2022 88 - 3
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Issac Hymes F 6'7 2023
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Matur Diallo F 6'11 2023
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Dimitrios Stragalinos G 6'4 2021
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Dorell Thomas G 6'5 2022
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Tyler Olden G 6'1 2022
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Jadon Gilphen G 6'5 2020
Hillcrest Prep (AZ) Mike Mosses G 6'1
Dream City Christian (AZ) Unisa Turay PG 5'10 2020
Dream City Christian (AZ) MarJon Beauchamp W 6'6 2020 28 33 4
Dream City Christian (AZ) Arthur Kaluma F 6'8 2021 46 46 4
Dream City Christian (AZ) Alex Tchikou F 6'11 2021 24 31 4
Dream City Christian (AZ) Ky Green G 2023 - - -
Dream City Christian (AZ) Jhaylon Martinez C 6'11 2020 204 215 3
Dream City Christian (AZ) Ra’shjon Martinez G 6'2 2020
Dream City Christian (AZ) Trent Hudgens G
Dream City Christian (AZ) Jalin Anderson G 6'4 2020 221 226 3
Dream City Christian (AZ) Brandyn Talbot G 6'4 2020 - - 2
Dream City Christian (AZ) Maj Dusanic F 6'7 2020 248 - 3
Wasatch Academy (UT) Richard Isaacs G 6'1 2022 15 16 5
Wasatch Academy (UT) Mady Sissoko F 6'10 2020 36 38 4
Wasatch Academy (UT) Mike Saunders Jr G 5'10 2020 161 187 3
Wasatch Academy (UT) Caleb Lohner F 6'6 2020 146 94 4
Wasatch Academy (UT) Richie Saunders G 6'5 2020 149 183 3
Wasatch Academy (UT) Fousseyni Traoré F 6'7 2021
Wasatch Academy (UT) Leo Colimerio F 6'7 2020 294 341 3
La Lumiere (IN) Kamari Lands F 6'6 2022 - 55 4
La Lumiere (IN) Jaden Ivey G 6'3 2020 81 74 4
La Lumiere (IN) Denham Wojcik G 2021 - - -
La Lumiere (IN) Treyton Thompson F 6'11 2021 76 80 4
La Lumiere (IN) Jeremy Sochan F 6'8 2021 61 - 4
La Lumiere (IN) Wendell Green Jr G 5'10 2020 239 239 3
La Lumiere (IN) Desmond Polk G 6'4 2020 244 271 3
La Lumiere (IN) Miloš Merrick G 6'4 2020 - - -