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Which USA high school has won the most national high school basketball championships? I think it is Oak Hill Academy, but would appreciate knowing how many they have won and who are the next best high schools in order. Many thanks.

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There is no national championship for high school basketball. These are done at the state level and these are even done by school sizes at the state level.

The tournament you may be referring to is in no way a national championship... It is called High School Nationals because teams on a national level are invited. There is no mechanism to invite the "top 10" teams for the tournament as being a top 10 team in high school basketball would be very arbitrary. They invite who ever they want and most likely the big name high schools - and they invite many of the same teams every year.

Think about this in college basketball they invite ~64 (yes know its more) teams out of about ~350 D1 programs. Most of these programs play each other on a one level off (each team probably plays a team that plays a team in the 350). Even these rankings within this range are highly subjective so they invite 65 teams.

In high school there are over 18k teams. Eight were invited. One of the teams invited was IMG Florida, which is a paid training facility for international students, does not abide by any state high school rules and is not even eligible to win the Florida state championship.

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GEICO High School Nationals Tournament (formerly called the National High School Invitational and then the Dick's Sporting Goods High School Nationals) began in 2009.

In the boys tournament, Montverde Academy (FL) has won four times, in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018.

Oak Hill Academy (VA) has only won the title once, in 2016.

For the girls, two schools have won the title twice: Riverdale Baptist (MD) in 2012 and 2014, and Miami Country Day (FL) in 2015 and 2017.

Source: GEICO Nationals history

  • An invitational tournament is not a national championship. It is an arbitrarily made up tournament that some teams will back out of that may have been better and may include some teams that aren't as good that have a superstar player people will want to see. My son played in this and his team won a couple games and was not even the best team in the state. – Coach-D Sep 5 at 6:23
  • @Coach-D True, but I believe this is the tournament that the OP is asking about, as there is no true national championship. You could argue that the NCAA football championship game is also an invitational. :) – Ben Miller Sep 5 at 11:16
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    That is a terrible analogy. In the NCAA there is an established practice of ranking and rules set up for the national championship. If they get the rankings wrong then maybe the 3rd or 4th best team doesn't get invited and the 5th and 6th best teams do. In high school basketball the very best 10 teams using computer rankings might not be invited and it could be #11, #15, #105, #150 and so on. Seriously? The question isn't who won this tournament. So your answer is wrong. (and they invite the same teams to this almost yearly) – Coach-D Sep 5 at 12:31
  • @Coach-D Sorry, my analogy was tongue-in-cheek, hence the smiley face. :) I look forward to reading your answer to this question. – Ben Miller Sep 5 at 12:35

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