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WE'VE GROWN accustomed to one-and-done teenagers dominating in college basketball's biggest arenas and then heading off to the pros. But it's easy to forget how recently they were outmuscling and outhustling overmatched opponents in cramped high school gyms before handfuls of fans. As the stars of the class of 2019 finish out their senior seasons, SI sent photographers to high school courts across the country to capture early looks at the top four boys' recruits (according to and the No. 1--ranked girl.