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How HS basketball works

Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 5:32 pm
by lebron3-14-3
Hello guys, I don't know anything about HS basketball, I mean, I know who the best players are, I see there are tournaments, I saw some games and highlights, I know what the best teams are etc. But I don't know how HS basketball works, are there age categories? Cause for example I see liangelo (98) and lamelo (2001) playing on the same team. And especially I don't know if is there a High school champion, I mean is there a team that wins it all or is it based on states or is it about the most important tournaments? I mean does it work like the NCAA? And how teams choose tournaments, do they got a fixed schedule or not? How can you follow HS basketball?

As you see I'm almost totally ignorant, I'd be grateful if someone would introduce me to HS Basketball :D

Re: How HS basketball works

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:38 am
by bondom34
lebron3-14-3 wrote:Hello guys, I don't know anything about HS basketball, I mean, I know who the best players are, I see there are tournaments, I saw some games and highlights, I know what the best teams are etc. But I don't know how HS basketball works, are there age categories? Cause for example I see liangelo (98) and lamelo (2001) playing on the same team. And especially I don't know if is there a High school champion, I mean is there a team that wins it all or is it based on states or is it about the most important tournaments? I mean does it work like the NCAA? And how teams choose tournaments, do they got a fixed schedule or not? How can you follow HS basketball?

As you see I'm almost totally ignorant, I'd be grateful if someone would introduce me to HS Basketball :D

I couldn't answer everything, as it differs by state, but HS is from grades 9-12 in the US, so generally ages 14-18. Each state has its own championship and schools are categorized by size in each state. I'm not totally sure how scheduling works for prep schools as I don't know much on them at all, but for local schools you play within your district and maybe some invitationals if your team wants to.

Re: How HS basketball works

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:03 pm
by lebron3-14-3
bondom34 wrote:
lebron3-14-3 wrote:Hello guys, I don't know anything about HS basketball, I mean, I know who the best players are, I see there are tournaments, I saw some games and highlights, I know what the best teams are etc. But I don't know how HS basketball works, are there age categories? Cause for example I see liangelo (98) and lamelo (2001) playing on the same team. And especially I don't know if is there a High school champion, I mean is there a team that wins it all or is it based on states or is it about the most important tournaments? I mean does it work like the NCAA? And how teams choose tournaments, do they got a fixed schedule or not? How can you follow HS basketball?

As you see I'm almost totally ignorant, I'd be grateful if someone would introduce me to HS Basketball :D

I couldn't answer everything, as it differs by state, but HS is from grades 9-12 in the US, so generally ages 14-18. Each state has its own championship and schools are categorized by size in each state. I'm not totally sure how scheduling works for prep schools as I don't know much on them at all, but for local schools you play within your district and maybe some invitationals if your team wants to.


Thank you

Re: How HS basketball works

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:17 am
by mikestar
Also, if junior high and high school are part of the same actual school (as is the case in my small town) then 7th and 8th graders are eligible.