Posted On: 01/4/21 11:00 AM

Here’s a broad overview of our updated class of 2022 rankings, taking a look at some of the trends we’ve seen so far. Stay tuned for some in-depth breakdown content covering this class update throughout the week.

CHANGES IN THE TOP-10

There are multiple changes worth noting in the updated top-10. First, Favour AireFavourAire6'11" | CBishop McNamara | 2022State#52NationMD reclaims the top spot. Second, Tyrell WardTyrellWard6'6" | SFDeMatha | 2022State#98NationMD has moved up 3 places and checks back in at #8. And last, but not least, Mady TraoreMadyTraore6'10" | PFBishop Walsh | 2022StateMD makes his debut at #9. 

FIVE STOCK RISERS

#25 | Ty WilliamsTyWilliams6'1" | PGRock Creek Christian | 2022StateMD | Rock Creek Christian | Previous Rank: 44

There is a lot to like about Williams’ game. He is a sneaky athlete with good size at the point. One reason why Williams will be successful is that he plays both ends of the floor. 

#27 | Jerrell RobersonJerrellRoberson6'8" | CDeMatha | 2022StateMD | DeMatha | Previous Rank: 38

DeMatha’s man in the middle is a nice long-term prospect who is starting to realize his potential. Gaining additional experience this year will be valuable for his progression. 

#33 | Gavin WalshGavinWalsh6'6" | PFLoyola Blakefield | 2022StateMD | Loyola Blakefield | Previous Rank: 52

Walsh has transformed his body and can guard 3 or 4 different positions now. This certainly improves his outlook going forward.

#62 | Miles HicksMilesHicks6'0" | PGSt. Albans | 2022StateMD | St. Albans | Previous Rank: 93

Hicks has grown and become more athletic since the high school season ended. This might probably surprise some folks who haven’t seen him for a while. 

#68 | Malachi BriscoeMalachiBriscoe6'6" | PFSt. Mary's Ryken | 2022StateMD | St. Mary’s Ryken | Previous Rank: 80

Briscoe is an intriguing prospect who adds a vertical dimension to the court both offensively and defensively. His shot-blocking and finishing are hallmarks of his game. 

DIVISION ONE SLEEPERS

Jacory WilkesJacoryWilkes6'6" | CThomas Stone | 2022StateMD is a name to know in 2022

#17 | Shane LancasterShaneLancaster6'4" | CGSt. John's | 2022StateMD | St. John’s

Lancaster brings good size and versatility to any backcourt. He makes can score, defend, and make plays. 

#18 | Trey ThomasTreyThomas6'2" | PGWise | 2022State#200NationMD | Wise

Thomas is a pick-and-roll maestro who can score from all three levels. He also has the potential to be an outstanding on-ball defender. 

#19 | Cesar TchilomboCesarTchilombo6'8" | CJohn Carroll | 2022State#114NationMD | John Carroll

Tchilombo’s unrelenting effort is a trait that coaches love to see in a big man. That effort level alone will help get him noticed, especially when you consider his size and physical profile. 

#28 | Jacory WilkesJacoryWilkes6'6" | CThomas Stone | 2022StateMD | Thomas Stone

“Powerhouse” is the first word that comes to mind when watching Wilkes. He’s a tremendous screener and finisher who is also one of the most feared rim protectors in this region. 

#32 | Adam AngwafoAdamAngwafo6'7" | PFBullis | 2022StateMD | Bullis

Angwafo possesses unique physical tools for his size. He’s still got a ways to go, but it’s clear that he has considerable upside.

POSITIONAL BREAKDOWN

PG: 27

CG: 21

SF: 23

PF: 14 

C: 15

TOP-10 OVERVIEW

RANK PLAYER HEIGHT POS [RANK] HIGH SCHOOL CLUB TEAM COMMITMENT  
1
Favour AireFavourAire6'11" | CBishop McNamara | 2022State#52NationMD 6’11″
C1
Bishop McNamara New World    
2
Cameron WhitmoreCameronWhitmore6'6" | PFArchbishop Spalding | 2022State#97NationMD 6’6″
PF1
Archbishop Spalding Team Melo    
3
Darren Buchanan Jr.DarrenBuchanan Jr.6'5" | SFWoodrow Wilson | 2022State#41NationMD 6’5″
SF1
Woodrow Wilson Team Durant    
4
Judah MintzJudahMintz6'4" | CGGonzaga | 2022State#68NationMD 6’4″
CG1
Gonzaga Team Durant    
5
Rodney RiceRodneyRice6'3" | CGDeMatha | 2022State#49NationMD 6’3″
CG2
DeMatha Team Durant    
6
Christian WinborneChristianWinborne6'2" | PGGilman | 2022State#137NationMD 6’2″
PG1
Gilman Team Thrill    
7
Christian WatsonChristianWatson6'6" | SFSt. John's | 2022State#216NationMD 6’6″
SF2
St. John’s Team Durant    
8
Tyrell WardTyrellWard6'6" | SFDeMatha | 2022State#98NationMD 6’6″
SF3
DeMatha New World    
9
Mady TraoreMadyTraore6'10" | PFBishop Walsh | 2022StateMD 6’10″
PF2
Bishop Walsh Team Thrill    
10
Devin DinkinsDevinDinkins5'10" | PGGonzaga | 2022StateMD 5’10″
PG2
Gonzaga Team Takeover