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Florida high schools lead with most 2023 NBA Draft picks
The No. 8 overall pick of the 2023 NBA Draft, Jarace Walker, played high school basketball in Florida at IMG Academy. (Credit: © Landon Bost/Naples Daily News/USA TODAY Network-Florida / USA TODAY NETWORK)

Florida high schools lead with most 2023 NBA Draft picks

BRADENTON, Fla. (BVM) – Check out which states the 2023 NBA Draft picks played high school basketball in.

Eleven of the 58 picks from the 2023 NBA Draft graduated from a high school in Florida. In other words, about 19% of the draftees are products of Florida high schools. 

Note that this list accounts for where the athlete played his senior year of high school basketball. Post-graduate years aren’t accounted for. 

2023 NBA Draft picks from Florida high schools (11): 

Amen Thompson (No. 4 by Rockets) – Pine Crest High School 

Ausar Thompson (No. 5 by Pistons) – Pine Crest High School  

Jarace Walker (No. 8 by Wizards, traded to Pacers) – IMG Academy 

Taylor Hendricks (No. 9 by Jazz) – Calvary Christian Academy  

Jett Howard (No. 11 by Magic) – IMG Academy 

Keyonte George (No. 16 by Jazz) – IMG Academy 

Jalen Hood-Schifino (No. 17 by Lakers) – Montverde Academy 

Dariq Whitehead (No. 22 by Nets) – Montverde Academy 

Brice Sensabaugh (No. 28 by Jazz) – Orlando Lake Highland Prep  

Leonard Miller (No. 33 by Spurs, traded to Timberwolves) – Victory Rock Prep 

Toumani Camara (No. 52 by Suns) – Chaminade-Madonna Prep 

Continue to see where the rest of the 2023 NBA Draft picks went to high school. 

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