December 12th, 2002. A 17 year old LeBron James as a senior led his team Vincent St.-Mary to a win over Oak Hill academy as a 17 year old High School student. At the time Oak Hill was the number 1 high school team in the country. The game was even broadcasted on ESPN and Jay Bilas interviewed LeBron after the game.
Today in sports history: December 12, 2002: 17-year old LeBron James James led St. Vincent-St. Mary To a win over Oak Hill Academy on a high school national TV game
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Oak Hill had Carmelo Antony the previous meeting between the two teams but Carmelo was now a freshmen at Syracuse. LeBron had 31 points 15 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. It was highly watched around the country and it was the emergence of The King on on the national scene.