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LeBron James shares a laugh with St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball coach Dru Joyce in July, 2022 at a ceremony naming the STVM basketball court after Joyce. LeBron James will become the first men's basketball player to carry the United States flag at an Olympic opening ceremony on July 26, 2024 in Paris.
Ohio

LeBron James to be USA flag-bearer at 2024 Paris Olympics: 'It's an incredible honor for a kid from Akron'

Ryan Isley, SBLive Sports
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LeBron James shares a laugh with St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball coach Dru Joyce in July, 2022 at a ceremony naming the STVM basketball court after Joyce. LeBron James will become the first men's basketball player to carry the United States flag at an Olympic opening ceremony on July 26, 2024 in Paris.
Ohio

LeBron James to be USA flag-bearer at 2024 Paris Olympics: 'It's an incredible honor for a kid from Akron'

Former St. Vincent-St. Mary star and three-time Ohio Mr. Basketball Award winner LeBron James will be the first male basketball player to carry the flag of the United States of America at the opening ceremonies of an Olympics

Ryan Isley, SBLive Sports
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SBLive's Junior All-American high school girls basketball teams

Monterey guard Aaliyah Chavez scored wherever she wanted - whenever she wanted - with 37.8 points per game is grabbing national player of the year honors for her class

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SBLive's Sophomore All-American high school girls basketball teams

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Trey McNutt on a visit to Oregon
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Prediction: Oregon Ducks poised for imminent 5-star football commitment

After a near-miss of Zephyrhills (Florida) consensus five-star defensive back D.J. Pickett earlier this week, the Oregon Ducks appear poised to quickly right th

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5-star offensive tackle Jackson Cantwell on a visit to Georgia
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Jackson Cantwell, nation's No. 1 offensive tackle, cuts down list

Few prospects in the country are being as heavily recruited as Nixa (Missouri) five-star offensive tackle Jackson Cantwell. The son of two Olympic throwers, the

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Mater Dei running back Jordon Davison on his visit to Oregon
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Jordon Davison on Oregon Ducks recruiting: 'We got some hot ones coming'

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Jones' 2025 wide receiver Vernell Brown III will announce his college commitment on July 21st
Florida

Vernell Brown III announces commitment date; Florida, FSU, Miami, Ohio State in final 4

The Jones 5-star 2025 wide receiver hauled in 70 passes for 1,363 yards and 10 touchdowns last season

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Walsh Jesuit players celebrate a win over St. Vincent-St. mary on October 21, 2022. The two teams will both join the Ohio Catholic Athletic Conference for football in 2026.
Ohio

Several Ohio high schools join newly formed Ohio Catholic Athletic Conference

A number of catholic high school football teams from across Ohio will participate in the Ohio Catholic Athletic Conference beginning in 2026

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LA Lakers rookie Bronny James flexes during a 2022-23 preseason photo shoot at Sierra Canyon Basketball Media Day.
National

Bronny James improved every year in high school; can he mimic that arc in NBA?

The LA Lakers rookie went from 4.1 to 8.8 to 14.1 points per game playing high school basketball for Sierra Canyon (California)

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Adley Rutschman starred at Sherwood High School in Oregon before becoming an MLB All-Star.
National

2024 MLB All-Star rosters show high school recruits' divergent paths to major league success

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Sydnie Watts of Austintown-Fitch delivers a pitch during the 2023 OHSAA state tournament
Ohio

2024 Ohio all-state softball teams: Sydnie Watts is SBLive's Player of the Year

Watts, a Georgia Tech commit, led Austintown-Fitch to its second straight Division I state title by going 22-1 in the pitching circle with a 0.53 ERA

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Jayvan Boggs of Cocoa makes an incredible catch despite the defense of Dunnellon   s Damien Hemmings in the FHSAA football playoffs Friday, November 17, 2023. Craig Bailey/FLORIDA TODAY via USA TODAY NETWORK
Florida

Jayvan Boggs commits to Missouri; Cocoa wide receiver picks Tigers over Georgia, USC, UCF

Boggs chose the Tigers after being previously committed to Ohio State

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Dakorien Moore has set a July 4th commitment
Recruiting

Dakorien Moore sets Thursday commitment; Nation's No. 1 wide receiver ready to make decision

Duncanville (Texas) five-star wide receiver Dakorien Moore is among the nation's most celebrated prospects. He'll announce his commitment Thursday.

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Justin Hill poses in a bathtub with his recruiting mail
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Justin Hill commits to Alabama; Crimson Tide land elite edge-rusher

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Manny Lebron of Padua makes a sliding defensive play during the 2024 OHSAA Division II state semifinals against Badin as pitcher Nathan Krayzel looks on.
Ohio

Padua's Manny Lebron wins vote for top play at the 2024 Ohio (OHSAA) baseball state tournament

Manny Lebron of Padua's sliding defensive play in the Division II state semifinals was voted as the top play from the 2024 OHSAA baseball state tournament

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Tabithah Taylor of Bryan drops down a bunt in the 2024 Division II state semifinals against Logan Elm to bring in the game-winning run.
Ohio

Bryan's Tabithah Taylor wins vote for top play at the 2024 Ohio (OHSAA) softball state tournament

Tabithah Taylor's RBI bunt in the Division II state semifinals for Bryan voted as the top play in the 2024 OHSAA softball state tournament

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IMG Academy linebacker Gavin Nix committed to the Miami Hurricanes on Monday evening.
Florida

Gavin Nix commits to Miami (FL); Hurricanes get coveted 4-star linebacker

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Maxwell Roy on his official visit to Ohio State
Recruiting

Maxwell Roy commits to Ohio State Buckeyes over Michigan, Rutgers

Entering the week, the Ohio State Buckeyes boasted the nation's No. 1 recruiting class. And that group just got bigger.

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Ohio State commitment photo
Recruiting

Prediction: Ohio State Buckeyes poised for big Monday football commitment

The Ohio State Buckeyes have the nation's No. 1 recruiting class currently and don't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

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Mason catcher Mark Rutherford (21) swings the bat during the Comets' 9-5 win over Elder in the OHSAA DI regional semifinal at Hayden Park at Miami University Thursday, May 30, 2024.
Ohio

Mason's Mark Rutherford voted top performer at 2024 Ohio (OHSAA) baseball state tournament

Mason's Mark Rutherford received nearly 60% of the vote to be named top performer at 2024 Ohio (OHSAA) baseball state tournament

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Caylee Ortiz of Canfield connects on a three-run double in the 2024 OHSAA Division II state championship game against Bryan on June 1, 2024.
Ohio

Caylee Ortiz of Canfield voted top performer at 2024 Ohio (OHSAA) softball state tournament

Canfield's Caylee Ortiz received more than 85% of the votes to be named top performer at 2024 Ohio (OHSAA) softball state tournament

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Port Charlotte 2025 defensive tackle Myron Charles decided on Florida State Friday afternoon
Florida

Myron Charles commits to Florida State; Seminoles keep Port Charlotte star in state

Mike Norvell and the Seminoles added a key defensive piece as the 4-star defensive stalwart committed to Florida State over Georgia, Miami (FL) and Texas

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Caleb Downs played offense, defense and special teams for Mill Creek High School (Georgia). He might play both sides of the ball for Ohio State.
National

Highlights of Caleb Downs playing offense, returning kicks for Mill Creek High School (Georgia)

Ohio State football coach Ryan Day has said the safety transfer from Alabama could play both sides of the ball for the Buckeyes

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Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Max Clark works out during spring training at TigerTown in Lakeland, Florida, in February 2024.
National

MLB Draft 2023: Where are the high school first-round picks now in 2024?

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Zion Grady poses during his official visit to Ohio State
Recruiting

Zion Grady commits to Ohio State; Buckeyes land coveted edge-rusher

For some time, Enterprise (Alabama) four-star edge-rusher Zion Grady has been among the nation's most difficult prospects to project. But not as an on-field talent.

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