LeBron James was the most coveted draft prospect in NBA history, thanks in large part to his dominant high school run at Akron’s St. Vincent’s/St. Mary’s, which included crushing a bunch of future NBA’ers in head-to-head matchups.
In a 2003 game against Trevor Ariza’s L.A. based Westchester High School, James lit up the Monarchs for a then career-high 52-points, equaling the 52-point total for Ariza’s entire squad in the 16-point win. LeBron was 21-34 from the field and at one point scored 18-points in a row for St. V.
Considering Ariza has had a nice career in the league, it just shows how far above everyone else LeBron was as a prospect.