Posted On: 02/9/21 11:36 PM

Last week the latest version of the class of 2021 rankings were released. As the days have passed, this class has gotten deeper and deeper with talent. In this Prep Hoops Louisiana installment, we will review the rankings and take a look at some of the old and the new within this 160 member senior class.

The Top Ten

The top 10 in Louisiana had some slight changes to the order with Stephen F. Austin commit Derrick Tezeno Derrick Tezeno 6'5" | SF North Central | 2021 State LA holding the top spot.  Keon Coleman Keon Coleman 6'4" | SG Opelousas Catholic | 2021 State LA , who will play football and basketball for the Michigan State Spartans, lands at the two spot.  Santa Clara signee Carlos Stewart Carlos Stewart 6'1" | CG Dunham | 2021 State LA Jr. rounds out the top three.  These players have put together individual performances and seasons that have been astounding.  The final rankings may see a change in this order again because it is like splitting hairs with these three.  

  1. Derrick Tezeno Derrick Tezeno 6'5" | SF North Central | 2021 State LA (6’5″ / North Central)
  2. Keon Coleman Keon Coleman 6'4" | SG Opelousas Catholic | 2021 State LA (6’4″ / Opelousas Catholic)
  3. Carlos Stewart Carlos Stewart 6'1" | CG Dunham | 2021 State LA  (6’1″ / Dunham)
  4. Daniel Ortiz Daniel Ortiz 6'1" | CG Calvary Baptist | 2021 State LA (6’1″ / Calvary Baptist)
  5. Claudell Harris Claudell Harris 6'3" | CG Hahnville | 2021 State LA (6’3″ / Hahnville)
  6. Will Allen Will Allen 6'7" | PF Bonnabel | 2021 State LA (6’7″ / Bonnabel)
  7. Emareyon McDonald Emareyon McDonald 6'1" | PG Scotlandville | 2021 State LA (6’1″ / Scotlandville)
  8. JonQuarius McGhee JonQuarius McGhee 6'3" | CG Opelousas | 2021 State LA (6’3″ / Opelousas)
  9. Jamond Vincent Jamond Vincent 6'2" | SG Landry-Walker | 2021 State LA (6’2″ / L.B. Landry)
  10. Carter Domingue Carter Domingue 6'3" | PG St. Thomas More | 2021 State LA (6’3″ / St. Thomas More)

Ranking Newcomers

Prep Hoops has over 160 players from the 2021, senior class ranked in this latest edition of the ranking.  In the midst of those players, there were some newcomers to the list.  Most notably is Northwestern State commit Shaun Riley Shaun Riley 6'7" | PF Anacoco | 2021 State LA from Anacoco who is ranked just outside the top ten at #12.  The lefty from Illinois moved to Anacoco and has helped make them a legitimate class B title contender.  Tawasky Johnson Tawasky Johnson 6'0" | PG Port Allen | 2021 State LA from the 2A defending champions at Port Allen enters the 2021 rankings right outside the top 20 at number 22.  Peabody receiver and point guard Zytarious Mortle Zytarious Mortle 6'3" | PG Peabody | 2021 State LA entered the rankings at #64 and Southside senior Kameryn Robertson Kameryn Robertson 6'2" | SG Southside | 2021 State LA debuted at #75.  Rounding out the notable newcomers is class B, state champion Jamarian Cato Jamarian Cato 6'4" | SF Simsboro | 2021 State LA at #84.  

Players rising in the ranks

There were a few players that saw subtle jumps in the rankings while others made some major moves due to the season they are having.  Zaheem Jackson Zaheem Jackson 6'3" | CG Scotlandville | 2021 State LA from Scotlandville enters the top 30 at #27.  Senior off-guard Gavin Harris Gavin Harris 6'2" | CG Walker | 2021 State LA  has been a difference maker after sitting out last season.  He enters the top 30 at number 29.  All world guard D’Marcus Fugett D’Marcus Fugett 6'5" | SG JS Clark Leadership | 2021 State LA from JS Clark Leadership moves from the mid-50’s to being 37 ranked.    Eric McKnight Eric McKnight 6'4" | SG Southwood | 2021 State LA (#79 to #52) and Keagan Moncrief Keagan Moncrief 6'5" | SF West Monroe | 2021 State LA (ranked 72 to rank #57) round out the number of players who made big jumps in the 2021 rankings.  

The newest rankings showcase some of the best talent in Louisiana.  View the latest rankings below:

Louisiana 2021 Rankings

 

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