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.