Looking back at the high school careers of Lonzo Ball, Malik Monk, Jayson Tatum and more.

What a run it’s been for native Californians in the NBA Draft.

Over the past decade, the Golden State has produced 29 first round draft picks. Included in that bunch are current NBA stars James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Paul George, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard and Damian Lillard.

Thursday night in Brooklyn should be another big night for California as natives Ike Anigbogu, Jordan Bell, Lonzo Ball, Tyler Dorsey, T.J. Leaf, Ivan Rabb and D.J. Wilson have all been mentioned as first-round possibilities.

Eight other states averaged at least one first round pick per draft over the 10-year span we studied from 2007 to 2016.

Come to find out, Texas and Georgia aren’t just football states and the demise of hoops in the Hoosier State has been greatly exaggerated.

Don’t look for Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota or Vermont on this list. Those 12 states haven’t produced a first round pick in the last decade.

See a complete state-by-state breakdown of first round draft picks from 2007 through 2016 below.

One quick note, transfer situations are tricky. Instead of erroneously crediting New Hampshire with players that stopped off at Brewster Academy before college or Virginia for Oak Hill Academy products, we made an effort to track back to prior stops and true home states.

NBA DRAFT PICKS BY STATE 2007-16

CALIFORNIA – 29
Player, Year Drafted (Pick No.), High School
Nick Young, 2007 (16), Cleveland (Reseda)
Jared Dudley, 2007 (22), Horizon Christian Academy (San Diego)
Arron Afflalo, 2007 (27), Centennial (Compton)
Russell Westbrook, 2008 (4), Leuzinger (Lawndale)
Brook Lopez, 2008 (10), San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno)
Robin Lopez, 2008 (15), San Joaquin Memorial
Ryan Anderson, 2008 (21), Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills)
James Harden, 2009 (3), Artesia (Lakewood)
DeMar DeRozan, 2009 (9), Compton
Brandon Jennings, 2009 (10), Dominguez/Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Austin Daye, 2009 (15), Woodbridge (Irvine)
Jrue Holiday, 2009 (17), Campbell Hall (North Hollywood)
Darren Collison, 2009 (21), Etiwanda
Paul George, 2010 (10), Knight (Palmdale)
Craig Brackins, 2010 (21), Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.)
Quincy Pondexter, 2010 (26), San Joaquin Memorial
Derrick Williams, 2011 (2), La Mirada
Klay Thompson, 2011 (11), Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita)
Kawhi Leonard, 2011 (15), King (Riverside)
Jordan Hamilton, 2011 (26), Dorsey (Los Angeles)/Dominguez
Damian Lillard, 2012 (6), Oakland
Jared Cunningham, 2012 (24), San Leandro
Festus Ezeli, 2012 (30), Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.)
Tony Snell, 2013 (20), King/Westwind Prep Academy (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Solomon Hill, 2013 (23), Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Aaron Gordon, 2014 (4), Archbishop Mitty (San Jose)
Stanley Johnson, 2015 (8), Mater Dei (Santa Ana)
Delon Wright, 2015 (20), Leuzinger
Marquese Chriss, 2016 (8), Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove)

TEXAS – 17
Acie Law, 2007 (11), Kimball (Dallas)
Sean Williams, 2007 (17), Mansfield
Anthony Randolph, 2008 (14), Wilson (Dallas)
Darrell Arthur, 2008 (27), South Oak Cliff (Dallas)
Hasheem Thabeet, 2009 (2), Cypress Christian (Houston)
Wesley Johnson, 2010 (4), Corsicana
Damion James, 2010 (24), Nacogdoches
Jimmy Butler, 2011 (30), Tomball
Perry Jones III, 2012 (28), Duncanville
Andre Roberson, 2013 (26), Wagner (San Antonio)
Marcus Smart, 2014 (6), Marcus (Flower Mound)
Julius Randle, 2014 (7), Prestonwood Christian (Plano)
Emmanuel Mudiay, 2015 (7), Prime Prep (Dallas)
Justise Winslow, 2015 (10), St. John’s (Houston)
Myles Turner, 2015 (11), Trinity (Euless)
Kelly Oubre Jr., 2015 (15), Fort Bend Bush (Richmond)/Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
Taurean Prince, 2016 (12), Warren (San Antonio)

GEORGIA – 15
Al Thornton, 2007 (14), Perry
Javaris Crittenton, 2007 (19), Southwest Atlanta Christian (Atlanta)
Morris Almond, 2007 (25), McEachern (Powder Springs)
J.J. Hickson, 2008 (19), Wheeler (Marietta)
Jordan Hill, 2009 (8), North Springs (Atlanta)
Toney Douglas, 2009 (29), Jonesboro
Derrick Favors, 2010 (3), South Atlanta (Atlanta)
Al-Farouq Aminu, 2010 (8), Norcross
Chris Singleton, 2011 (18), Dunwoody
MarShon Brooks, 2011 (25), Tucker
Jeremy Lamb, 2012 (12), Norcross
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 2013 (8), Greenville
Jordan Adams, 2014 (22), Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville)/Oak Hill Academy
Jaylen Brown, 2016 (3), Wheeler
Malik Beasley, 2016 (19), St. Francis (Alpharetta)

INDIANA – 15
Greg Oden, 2007 (1), Lawrence North (Indianapolis)
Mike Conley, 2007 (4), Lawrence North
Eric Gordon, 2008 (7), North Central (Indianapolis)
Courtney Lee, 2008 (22), Pike (Indianapolis)
George Hill, 2008 (26), Broad Ripple (Indianapolis)
Jeff Teague, 2009 (19), Pike
Gordon Hayward, 2010 (9), Brownsburg
JaJuan Johnson, 2011 (27), Franklin Central (Indianapolis)
Tyler Zeller, 2012 (17), Washington
Marquis Teague, 2012 (29), Pike
Cody Zeller, 2013 (4), Washington
Gary Harris, 2014 (19), Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers)
Mitch McGary, 2014 (21), Chesterton/Brewster Academy
Trey Lyles, 2015 (12), Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis)
R.J. Hunter, 2015 (28), Pike

NEW JERSEY – 13
Jason Thompson, 2008 (12), Lenape (Medford)
Earl Clark, 2009 (14), Rahway
Kyrie Irving, 2011 (1), Patrick School (Hillside)
Tristan Thompson, 2011 (4), St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark)/Findlay Prep
Kenneth Faried, 2011 (22), Newark Tech (Newark)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, 2012 (2), Patrick School
Dion Waiters, 2012 (4), Life Center Academy (Burlington)
Tyler Ennis, 2014 (18), St. Benedict’s Prep
Kyle Anderson, 2014 (30), St. Anthony (Jersey City)
Karl-Anthony Towns, 2015 (1), St. Joseph (Metuchen)
Wade Baldwin IV, 2016 (17), St. Joseph
DeAndre’ Bembry, 2016 (21), Patrick School
Malachi Richardson, 2016 (22), Trenton Catholic Academy (Trenton)

Source: Max Preps

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