60 Moments: Huntington High Dream Team

The Huntington High dream team took West Virginia and points beyond by storm in the 2006-07 season.

Led by two McDonald's All-Americans, in OJ Mayo and Patrick Patterson, the Highlanders ran rough-shot over every opponent they played in the Mountain State, winning the state championship by 42 points.

For a brief time, they were ranked as the number one team in the nation, and lost just two games that year.

Patterson went on to a stellar career at the University of Kentucky, while Mayo played one year in college and went straight to the NBA. He was picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

"Now, I get the opportunity to play in the NBA and represent Huntington, West Virginia, on another national stage. I'm just so happy," said Mayo.

The dream team is regarded by many as the best high school basketball team ever in West Virginia.

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