Posted On: 09/29/20 2:20 PM

Another Tuesday in Louisiana and another ranking release from Prep Hoops Louisiana. This time, it is the class of 2023. Due to Covid-19 and the lack of exposure to freshmen across the state, the list is short compared to others. However, these rankings have some of the rising sophomores who will impact the prep scene this year.

The top ten is a solid list of up and coming players in the state.  Most of these super sophomores are major contributors to their high school and grassroots teams.

Heading the list is one of the best players in the country, Chris LockettChrisLockett6'5" | SFIsidore Newman | 2023State#28NationLA (6’5″/Isidore Newman).  He is a highly skilled guard who already has offers from Power 5 schools on his resume.  

Here is the top 10

  1. Chris LockettChrisLockett6'5" | SFIsidore Newman | 2023State#28NationLA (already stated)
  2. Tyler RinggoldTylerRinggold6'7" | SFSouthern Lab | 2023State#53NationLA (6’7″ / Southern Lab)
  3. John KellyJohnKelly6'7" | PFCrescent City | 2023StateLA (6’7″ / Crescent City)
  4. Corey ChestCoreyChest6'5" | SFMcMain | 2023StateLA (6’5″ / McMain)
  5. Corey SkillmanCoreySkillman6'3" | SGBrother Martin | 2023StateLA (6’3″ / Brother Martin)
  6. Jamaria ClarkJamariaClark6'1" | CGDoyline | 2023StateLA (6’1″ / Doyline)
  7. Jaheim JohnsonJaheimJohnson6'0" | CGLoranger | 2023StateLA (6’0″ / Loranger)
  8. Malachi EvansMalachiEvans6'9" | CHamilton Christian | 2023StateLA (6’9″ / Hamilton Christian)
  9. Lakavin ThomasLakavinThomas6'0" | CGBossier | 2023StateLA (6’0″ / Bossier)
  10. Kameron EvansKameronEvans6'2" | CGHuntington | 2023StateLA (6’2″ / Huntington)

One obvious omission is another nationally ranked player in Fred PayneFredPayne6'1" | PGSunrise | 2023#125NationLA (6’2″).  He left Lincoln Prep after a state runner-up campaign to attend Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas.  

This class already has state champions, all-state players, and all-district performers just in the top 20 with others on the list receiving varsity playing time.  Look out for this group as they move into their second high school season.  

The Class of 2023 rankings

Louisiana 2023 Rankings