Posted On: 12/13/19 1:37 PM
The 2023 PrepHoops Texas Rankings Preview
Battle for the Number 1 Spot
The Class of 2023 prospect rankings for the state of Texas was the hardest class to rank, mainly because these Freshman are still growing physically and developing in skill and feel and although some prospects may be a little bit better than their peers at this moment, that can all change down the road. There are two prospects in particular who have stood out in the summer and have contributed early on for their respective varsity high school basketball teams and that’s Skilled wing Tyler Smith of Fort Bend Bush and the tough athletic forward Ronald Holland of Duncanville High School. Both of them will be at the top of our rankings but stay tuned to see who will be crowned the number one prospect for their class.
Cameron Barnes could be Ranked to Low.
The class of 2023 6ft.9 power forward Cameron Barnes of Duncanville High School, will be ranked in the top 10 when the rankings release. However he may be too low at the spot we currently have him at and in a couple of months he could very well find his name in the discussion for number one with continued development and consistency. Barnes is a tall lanky power forward who runs the floor well for his size and uses his length to impact the game offensively and defensively, but needs to develop more strength and be more physical on the inside, which I’m sure he’ll develop in those attributes down the road. Bottom line is that Cameron has a ton of upside and a tremendously high ceiling to go along with his God-given height and length, so don’t be surprised when you start seeing multiple college coaches and several national recruiting services start showing him love.
As stated earlier, this class was really hard to rank and there are multiple prospects who are ranked and some who are not ranked that our staff considers sleepers. Some of the biggest sleepers in this class are Sasche point guard R.J Chatman, San Marcos wing Malik Pressley, Frisco Memorial skilled shooter Drew Steffe and San Antonio big man Kendrick Deluna. All of these young men could see their names ascend in the next updated rankings if they continue to produce and develop.