What do the University of Alabama, Boston College and the University of Oklahoma have in common? They all are in Power 5 Conferences, yet each of them has produced fewer NBA players than a tiny boarding school on the Virginia-North Carolina border.
Oak Hill Academy has an enrollment of just 132 students, and high school basketball players from across the country know that there is no better place to prepare you for the next level. Carmelo Anthony moved from Baltimore to attend Oak Hill. Rajon Rondo came from Louisville. Brandon Jennings moved from Compton, and Steve Blake relocated from Miami, just to name a few.
The school even recruits international prospects, including DeSagana Diop, who came from Senegal.
Oak Hill has been named the national high school champion nine times under coach Steve Smith, who also has produced 28 McDonald’s All-Americans.
Seven Oak Hill graduates currently are in the NBA with more on the way. The school had three of the top four ranked players in the state of Virginia for the class of 2018.
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