Posted On: 01/11/21 2:00 PM

Here’s a broad overview of our updated rankings for the class of 2023, taking a look at some of the trends we’ve seen so far. This refresh includes an increase from 50 to 65 players. Stay tuned for more in-depth breakdown content covering this class throughout the upcoming week.

STABILITY AT THE TOP

9 of the top-10 remain the same, including the top-five. The newcomer, St. Andrew’s big man Marcel GardnerMarcelGardner6'9" | CSt. Andrew's | 2023StateMD, checks in at #10.

FIVE STOCK RISERS

#10 | Marcel GardnerMarcelGardner6'9" | CSt. Andrew's | 2023StateMD | St. Andrew’s | Previous Rank: #21

Gardner has rapidly improved since his freshman season and is still just scratching the surface. One thing he’s doing now that he wasn’t doing then is shooting the three-ball. At 6-foot-9, Gardner’s defense around the rim is his main selling point but his expanding offensive repertoire is something to monitor. 

#13 | Chris RussellChrisRussell6'7" | CSidwell Friends | 2023StateMD | Sidwell Friends | Previous Rank: #24

Russell gained valuable experience during his freshman year and should be ready to take the next step whenever play does resume in the MAC. He’s a workhorse who plays a physical brand of basketball. Russell still has a ways to go offensively but at this point, he can get easy buckets because he always runs the floor with purpose. 

#23 | Ka’ron ElstonKa’ronElston6'4" | SFBethesda-Chevy Chase | 2023StateMD | Bethesda-Chevy Chase | Previous Rank: #42

Elston was probably B-CC’s best player as a freshman and it doesn’t take long to realize why. He’s got the body of upperclassmen and does a bit of everything well. Elston is a potent scorer from multiple spots on the floor and a competent, versatile defendender. 

#26 | Tieron VickTieronVick6'5" | PFFairmont Heights | 2023StateMD | Fairmont Heights | Previous Rank: #45

Vick is a dynamic frontcourt presence who plays above the rim on both ends. His current productivity level is impressive given the fact that he’s still improving every day. 

#29 | Justin BoggsJustinBoggs6'3" | CGSt. Andrew's | 2023StateMD | St. Andrew’s | Previous Rank: #40

Boggs is a big, athletic guard who competes defensively. He can guard a few different positions and is strong at the point of attack. We saw Boggs have some big games this summer because of his attention to detail on defense. 

POSITIONAL BREAKDOWN

PG: 18

CG: 20

SF: 12

PF: 6

C: 9

TOP-10 OVERVIEW

RANK PLAYER HEIGHT POS [RANK] HIGH SCHOOL CLUB TEAM COMMITMENT  
1
Kwame EvansKwameEvans6'9" | SFBaltimore Poly | 2023State#17NationMD 6’9″
SF1
Baltimore Poly Team Durant    
2
Jacoi HutchinsonJacoiHutchinson6'2" | CGDeMatha | 2023State#124NationMD 6’2″
PG1
DeMatha Team Takeover    
3
Amani HansberryAmaniHansberry6'8" | CSt. John's | 2023State#16NationMD 6’8″
C1
St. John’s Team Durant    
4
Jahnathan LamotheJahnathanLamothe6'3" | CGSt. Frances | 2023StateMD 6’3″
CG1
St. Frances Team Thrill    
5
Malik BowmanMalikBowman6'8" | PFBishop Walsh | 2023StateMD 6’8″
PF1
Bishop Walsh Prospect U    
6
Mike WilliamsMikeWilliams6'3" | CGCalvert Hall | 2023State#76NationMD 6’3″
CG2
Calvert Hall Team Thrill    
7
Cam GillusCamGillus6'0" | PGSidwell Friends | 2023State#134NationMD 6’0″
PG2
Sidwell Friends Team Durant    
8
Malik MackMalikMack6'0" | PGSt. John’s | 2023StateMD 6’0″
PG3
St. John’s Team Takeover    
9
Zane AdnanZaneAdnan6'3" | CGBullis | 2023StateMD 6’3″
CG3
Bullis New World    
10
Marcel GardnerMarcelGardner6'9" | CSt. Andrew's | 2023StateMD 6’9″
C2
St. Andrew’s New World