Bee staff writer Joe Davidson looks at 10 players to participate in the CIF state championships before embarking on an NBA career:
Tracy Murray, Glendora, 1989 - Murray had unlimited shooting range, scoring a state-title game record 64 points in the D-II finals. He played 11 NBA seasons.
Jason Kidd, St. Joseph-Alameda, 1992 - Seemingly NBA ready by his junior season, Kidd tore teams apart with passes and drives in winning two state D-I championships. In his 18th NBA season, Kidd plays for the Knicks.
Jaron and Jason Collins, Harvard Westlake-L.A., 1997 - Skilled and defensive minded as twin 7-footers, Brothers Collins powered their team to back-to-back D-III titles. They have been in the NBA since 2001.
Baron Davis, Crossroads-Santa Monica, 1997 - Unstoppable in the open floor with range and the ability to power inside, Baron keyed a D-IV title victory over Encina. He logged 13 NBA seasons.
Tayshaun Prince, Dominguez-Compton, 1997 - Long and active, Prince was a pest on defense and a dominating scorer for the national power and state champs. In the NBA since 2002, Prince plays for Memphis.
Tyson Chandler, Dominguez-Compton, 2001 - A 7-foot shot-blocker, Chandler was a three-time state champion. He is one of the NBA's top shot blockers now with the Knicks.
Chuck Hayes, Modesto Christian, 2001 - Burly inside with good skills and a penchant to lead, Hayes powered the Crusaders to the D-I title game, falling to Mater Dei. He now plays for the Kings.
Jeremy Lin, Palo Alto, 2006 - The pre-Linsanity era included a senior racing down the floor to lead the public school over nationally renowned private school Mater Dei in D-I. Lin now plays for the Rockets.
James Harden, Artesia-Lakewood, 2006 - Well before he grew facial hair, Harden was a prolific scorer leading his team to the D-II title. He's now with the Rockets.
Klay Thompson, Santa Margarita, 2008 - The son of Mychal Thompson, a former No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, the young Thompson torched Sacramento High in the D-III finals, making a tournament record seven three-pointers for 37 points.