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Celebrities who played high school basketball include some of our favorite actors, singers, and other famous people who spent their high school days on the basketball court. Just like the celebrities who played high school football, all of these stars might have once wanted to go pro in hoops but definitely saw success with their other talents.

Though some might say that actors make bad basketball players, Hollywood's finest like George Clooney, Tom Selleck, Brad Pitt, and Denzel Washington all did quite well on their high school basketball teams. The same goes for actors such as Edward Norton, Jason Segel and Jim Caviezel.

Singers and rappers also got in on the prep basketball action with the likes of Master P, his son Romeo, and R. Kelly, enjoying their high school days with some basketball. Even Prince was a star on the court as a teen.

But it's not just famous male celebrities who played high school basketball. Pop singer Britney Spears and actress Renee Zellweger spent their time in high school as a member of their school's basketball team. Not bad, ladies, not bad at all.

George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball
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George Clooney played basketball for Augusta High School.

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Age: 56

Birthplace: Lexington, KY

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball
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Brad Pitt played basketball at Cherokee Middle School for the school's B team, the Rejects.

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Shawnee, OK

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#17 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

#24 on The Coolest Actors Ever

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#45 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball
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President Obama was on the varsity basketball team at his high school in Punahou, HI.

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Age: 56

Birthplace: Honolulu, HI

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#50 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#44 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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David Duchovny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball
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David Duchovny was a guard on his junior-varsity basketball team in high school.

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Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, NY

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