NBA draft: Which states produced the most picks from 2018-2020?

The 2021 NBA draft tips off tonight, and yesterday we took a high school-centric look at the players expected to be drafted.

Today we’re taking you back to the past three drafts, sorting the draftees according to the state where they played their final year of high school basketball.

Pictured above is Jaden McDaniels (photo by Geoff Vlcek), one of eight prep basketball stars from Washington drafted from 2018 to 2020.

Here’s a cumulative look at which states (plus one district) produced the most NBA draft picks from 2018 through 2020.

Washington, D.C. (1)

Saddiq Bey (2020, No. 19 overall), Sidwell Friends School

Utah (1)

Sam Merrill (2020, No. 60 overall), Bountiful High School

Oregon (1)

Payton Pritchard (2020, No. 26 overall), West Linn High School

New Hampshire (1)

Terance Mann (2019, No. 48 overall), Tilton School

Nebraska (1)

Khyri Thomas (2018, No. 38 overall), Omaha Benson High School

Missouri (1)

Landry Shamet (2018, No. 26 overall), Park Hill High School

Massachusetts (1)

Bruce Brown (2018, No. 42 overall), Wakefield Memorial High School

Delaware (1)

Donte DiVencenzo (2018, No. 17 overall), Salesianum School

Colorado (1)

Justinian Jessup (2020, No. 51 overall), Longmont High School

Alabama (1)

Kira Lewis Jr. (2020, No. 13 overall), Hazel Green High School

Oklahoma (2)

Trae Young (2018, No. 5 overall), Norman North High School

Shake Milton (2018, No. 54 overall), Owasso High School

New Jersey (2)

Nick Richards (2020, No. 42 overall), The Patrick School

Marial Shayok (2019, No. 54 overall), Blair Academy

Mississippi (2)

Robert Woodard (2020, No. 40 overall), Columbus High School

Quinndary Weatherspoon (2019, No. 49 overall), Velma Jackson High School

Kentucky (2)

Jay Scrubb (2020, No. 55 overall), Trinity High School

Ray Spalding (2018, No. 56 overall) Trinity High School

Connecticut (2)

Tremont Waters (2019, No. 51 overall), Notre Dame High School

Hamidou Diallo (2018, No. 45 overall), Putnam Science Academy

Arkansas (2)

Isaiah Joe (2020, No. 49 overall), Northside High School

Daniel Gafford (2019, No. 38 overall), El Dorado High School

Wisconsin (3)

Tyrese Haliburton (2020, No. 12 overall), Oshkosh North High School

Tyler Herro (2019, No. 13 overall), Whitnall High School

Kostas Antetokounmpo (2018, No. 60 overall), Dominican High School

Michigan (3)

Xavier Tillman (2020, No. 35 overall), Grand Rapids Christian

Cassius Winston (2020, No. 53 overall), University of Detroit Jesuit High School

Miles Bridges (2018, No. 12 overall), Flint Southwestern Academy

Maryland (3)

Jalen Smith (2020, No. 10 overall), Mount Saint Joseph High School

Immanuel Quickley (2020, No. 25 overall), The John Carroll School

Jarrell Brantley (2019, No. 50 overall), Montrose Christian

Virginia (4)

Cole Anthony (2020, No. 15 overall), Oak Hill Academy

Keldon Johnson (2019, No. 29 overall), Oak Hill Academy

Cody Martin (2019, No. 36 overall), Oak Hill Academy

Devon Hall (2018, No. 53 overall), Cape Henry Collegiate School

South Carolina (4)

Aaron Nesmith (2020, No. 14 overall), Porter-Gaud School

Zion Williamson (2019, No. 1 overall), Spartanburg Day School

Ja Morant (2019, No. 2 overall), Crestwood High School

Nicolas Claxton (2019, No. 31 overall), Legacy Charter School

Ohio (4)

Jaxson Hayes (2019, No. 8 overall), Moeller High School

Darius Bazley (2019, No. 23 overall), Princeton High School

Omari Spellman (2018, No. 30 overall), North Royalton High School

Vincent Edwards (2018, No. 52 overall), Middletown High School

Minnesota (4)

Zeke Nnaji (2020, No. 22 overall), Hopkins High School

Tyrell Terry (2020, No. 31 overall), DeLaSalle High School

Daniel Oturu (2020, No. 33 overall), Cretin-Derham Hall High School

Tre Jones (2020, No. 41 overall), Apple Valley High School

Louisiana (4)

Robert Williams III (2018, No. 27 overall), North Caddo High School

Jacob Evans (2018, No. 28 overall), St. Michael the Archangel

Melvin Frazier (2018, No. 35 overall), L.W. Higgins High School

Mitchell Robinson (2018, No. 36 overall), Chalmette High School

Tennessee (5)

James Wiseman (2020, No. 2 overall), Memphis East High School

Darius Garland (2019, No. 5 overall), Brentwood Academy

Nickeil Alexander-Walker (2019, No. 17 overall), Hamilton Heights Christian Academy

Jordan Bone (2019, No. 57 overall), The Ensworth School

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2018, No. 11 overall), Hamilton Heights Christian Academy

North Carolina (5)

Patrick Williams (2020, No. 4 overall), West Charlotte High School

Coby White, (2019, No. 7 overall), Greenfield School

Grant Williams (2019, No. 22 overall), Providence Day School

Jerome Robinson (2018, No. 13 overall), Broughton High School

Devonte Graham (2018, No. 34 overall), Broughton High School

Arizona (5)

Josh Green (2020, No. 18 overall), Mountain Ridge High School

Saben Lee (2020, No. 38 overall), Corona del Sol High School

Nico Mannion (2020, No. 48 overall), Pinnacle High School

Brandon Clarke (2019, No. 21 overall), Desert Vista High School

Deandre Ayton (2018, No. 1 overall), Hillcrest Prep

Nevada (6)

Tyler Bey (2020, No. 36 overall), Las Vegas High School

Skylar Mays (2020, No. 50 overall), Findlay Prep

PJ Washington (2019, No. 12 overall), Findlay Prep

Bol Bol (2019, No. 44 overall), Findlay Prep

Troy Brown Jr. (2018, No. 15 overall), Centennial High School

Justin Jackson (2018, No. 43 overall), Findlay Prep

Illinois (6)

Admiral Schofield (2019, No. 42 overall), Zion-Benton High School

Isaiah Roby (2019, No. 45 overall), Dixon High School

Talen Horton-Tucker (2019, No. 46 overall), Simeon High School

Jevon Carter (2018, No. 32 overall), Proviso East High School

Jalen Brunson (2018, No. 33 overall), Stevenson High School

Keita Bates-Diop (2018, No. 48 overall), University High School

New York (7)

Obi Toppin (2020, No. 8 overall), Ossining High School

Elijah Hughes (2020, No. 39 overall), Kennedy Catholic

Jordan Nwora (2020, No. 45 overall), The Park School of Buffalo

Ty Jerome (2019, No. 24 overall), Iona Prep

Eric Paschall (2019, No. 41 overall), Dobbs Ferry High School

Justin Wright-Foreman (2019, No. 53 overall), High School for Construction

Kevin Huerter (2018, No. 19 overall), Shenendehowah High School

Michael Porter Jr. of Nathan Hale High School in Seattle now stars for the Denver Nuggets.

Washington (8)

Jaden McDaniels (2020, No. 28 overall), Federal Way High School

Malachi Flynn (2020, No. 29 overall), Bellarmine Prep

CJ Elleby (2020, No. 46 overall), Cleveland High School

Matisse Thybulle (2019, No. 20 overall), Eastside Catholic High School

Kevin Porter Jr. (2019, No. 30 overall), Rainier Beach High School

Jaylen Nowell (2019, No. 43 overall), Garfield High School

Jalen McDaniels (2019, No. 52 overall), Federal Way High School

Michael Porter Jr. (2018, No. 14 overall), Nathan Hale High School

Pennsylvania (8)

De’Andre Hunter (2019, No. 4 overall), Friends’ Central School

Cam Reddish (2019, No. 10 overall), Westtown School

Cameron Johnson (2019, No. 11 overall), Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Mohamed Bamba (2018, No. 6 overall), Westtown School

Mikal Bridges (2018, No. 10 overall), Great Valley High School

Lonnie Walker IV (2018, No. 18 overall), Reading Senior High School

Alize Johnson (2018, No. 50 overall), St. John Neumann

Tony Carr (2018, No. 51 overall), Roman Catholic High School

Indiana (8)

Isaiah Stewart (2020, No. 16 overall), La Lumiere School

Desmond Bane (2020, No. 30 overall), Seton Catholic

Romeo Langford (2019, No. 14 overall), New Albany High School

Dylan Windler (2019, No. 26 overall), Perry Meridian High School

Mfiondu Kabengele (2019, No. 27 overall), Bosco Institute

Jordan Poole (2019, No. 28 overall), La Lumiere School

Kyle Guy (2019, No. 55 overall), Lawrence Central High School

Jaren Jackson Jr. (2018, No. 4 overall), La Lumiere School

Georgia (8)

Anthony Edwards (2020, No. 1 overall), Holy Spirit Prep

Isaac Okoro (2020, No. 5 overall), McEachern High School

Devin Vassell (2020, No. 11 overall), Peachtree Ridge High School

Reggie Perry (2020, No. 57 overall), Thomasville High School

Chuma Okeke (2019, No. 16 overall), Westlake High School

Wendell Carter Jr. (2018, No. 7 overall), Pace Academy

Collin Sexton (2018, No. 8 overall), Pebblebrook High School

Josh Okogie (2018, No. 20 overall), Shiloh High School

Texas (10)

Tyrese Maxey (2020, No. 21 overall), South Garland High School

RJ Hampton (2020, No. 24 overall), Little Elm High School

Jahmi’us Ramsey (2020, No. 43 overall), Duncanville High School

Jalen Harris (2020, No. 59 overall), Duncanville High School

Jarrett Culver (2019, No. 6 overall), Coronado High School

Carsen Edwards (2019, No. 33 overall), Atascocita High School

Zhaire Smith (2018, No. 16 overall), Lakeview Centennial High School

Jarred Vanderbilt (2018, No. 41 overall), Victory Prep Academy

Kevin Hervey (2018, No. 57 overall), Bowie High School

George King (2018, No. 59 overall), Brennan High School

Florida (13)

Precious Achiuwa (2020, No. 20 overall), Montverde Academy

Udoka Azubuike (2020, No. 27 overall), Potter’s House Christian Academy

Vernon Carey Jr. (2020, No. 32 overall), University School

Grant Riller (2020, No. 56 overall), Ocoee High School

Paul Reed (2020, No. 58 overall), Wekiva High School

RJ Barrett (2019, No. 3 overall), Montverde Academy

Nassir Little (2019, No. 25 overall), Orlando Christian Prep

Bruno Fernando (2019, No. 34 overall), Montverde Academy

Justin James (2019, No. 40 overall), Oldsmar Christian

Dewan Hernandez (2019, No. 59 overall), Miami Norland High School

Kevin Knox (2018, No. 9 overall), Tampa Catholic

Grayson Allen (2018, No. 21 overall), Providence School

Anfernee Simons (2018, No. 24 overall), Edgewater High School

Former Chino Hills High School star Onyeka Okongwu recently finished his rookie season with the Atlanta Hawks.

California (14)

LaMelo Ball (2020, No. 3 overall), Chino Hills High School

Onyeka Okongwu (2020, No. 6 overall), Chino Hills High School

Kenyon Martin Jr. (2020, No. 52 overall), Sierra Canyon

Cassius Stanley (2020, No. 54 overall), Sierra Canyon

KZ Okpala (2019, No. 32 overal), Esperanza High School

Jaylen Hands (2019, No. 56 overall), Foothills Christian

Miye Oni (2019, No. 58 overall), Viewpoint School

Marvin Bagley III (2019, No. 2 overall), Sierra Canyon

Chandler Hutchison (2018, No. 22 overall), Mission Viejo High School

Aaron Holiday (2018, No. 23 overall), Campbell Hall

Gary Trent Jr. (2018, No. 37 overall), Prolific Prep

De’Anthony Melton (2018, No. 46 overall), Crespi High School

Chimezie Metu (2018, No. 49 overall), Lawndale High School

Thomas Welsh (2018, No. 58 overall), Loyola High School

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