Posted On: 11/25/20 4:28 PM
We updated the 2023 rankings on our website ahead of the OHSAA basketball season. To check out the latest rankings please click on the rankings tab on our website or click here to go directly to the 2023 rankings. Rayvon GriffithRayvonGriffith6'6" | SFTaft | 2023State#18NationOH is the headliner in the rankings, as the wing from Taft looks every bit like the top prospect in the state. Right on his heels are Lawrent RiceLawrentRice6'3" | PGWayne | 2023State#61NationOH, Darius StratfordDariusStratford6'9" | CSTVM | 2023State#121NationOH, Dailyn SwainDailynSwain6'5" | SFAfricentric | 2023StateOH and Tyler WilliamsTylerWilliams6'8" | CBrush | 2023State#147NationOH. Each of these prospects showed their high major potential this past year and are expected to make leaps this season. The biggest name gone from the list is Marlon BarnesMarlonBarnes6'5" | SGBrush | 2023OH, who transferred from Brush to Ypsi Prep so he will no longer appear in the Ohio rankings.
The biggest risers in the top 10 were Devin RoyalDevinRoyal6'6" | SFPickerington Central | 2023StateOH and Austin ParksAustinParks6'8" | CSt. Mary's Memorial | 2023StateOH. Both players excelled at the NEO Top 20 combine for 2022-2023 prospects. To read my detailed recap of why I’m so high on each of these players click here for that article.
Remember, these kids are entering their Sophomore years of high school and a lot will change between now and when they are seniors. This is a long process for recruiting and if you kid is not ranked, or simply on the watch list, it might be because nobody on our staff has seen him play very much yet. Without a normal summer for AAU basketball it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on 15 U games happening, so please bear with our staff as we are doing our best to see as many kids around the state as possible. If you believe your kid should be ranked please reach out to @mikerothou on twitter and I’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP about any potential questions you may have about the rankings or just the high school basketball season this year.