High schools with the most alums in the NFL, NBA and MLB, ranked

By Joal Ryan

Maryland’s DeMatha was a launching pad for the NFL’s Chase Young. Oak Hill Academy in Virginia gave a boost to the NBA’s Carmelo Anthony. And Ken Griffey Jr. finalized his pitch (err— swing?) to MLB scouts at Ohio’s Archbishop Moeller. All three high schools are among the top in the nation for producing professional athletes. But none of them is No. 1. What school is? We’ve got an answer. We ranked the 50 U.S. high schools that have helped deliver the most pros to the NFL, NBA and MLB.

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Our rundown is based on stats first compiled and reported by MaxPreps.com’s Kevin Askeland. The numbers have been culled in part from Pro-Football-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com and The Baseball Cube.

While being drafted or signed by an organization is an accomplishment, our rundown only counts the number of athletes who made “The Show” in their respective sports. The 50 schools featured here span nine states, with the majority hailing from California (23), Florida (nine) and Texas (five). Eleven of our featured schools are private institutions -- or, to put it another way, most are public schools. Is your hometown school or alma mater on the countdown list? There’s only one way to find out.

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