Posted On: 02/13/21 12:05 PM

Monday, February 8th saw the release of the latest edition of the 2022 rankings in Louisiana. The top end of this class is considered to be a special group in reference to talent and potential. While that may be the case, this class has a lot of talent from top to bottom. We will take a look at this class and review the changes and additions that make this class of 2022 one to watch.

The Top Ten

While the players in the top 10 remained the mostly same outside of one addition, their order did not.  Assuming the top spot in the 2022 class is the uber-talented wing from Carver Solomon Washington Solomon Washington 6'7" | SF Carver | 2022 State #147 Nation LA .  His above the rim capabilities and defense have helped him ascend to number one.  Labree Williams Labree Williams 6'6" | SF Calvary Baptist | 2022 State #158 Nation LA , the Calvary Baptist wing who plays post, remains at the number two position.  Percy Daniels Percy Daniels 6'8" | PF Madison Prep | 2022 State LA of 3A’s top-rated team, Madison Prep, rounds out the top three.  This top ten class rivals many in the country with its talent and athleticism.  

  1.   Solomon Washington Solomon Washington 6'7" | SF Carver | 2022 State #147 Nation LA    (6’7" / Carver)
  2.   Labree Williams Labree Williams 6'6" | SF Calvary Baptist | 2022 State #158 Nation LA             (6’6" / Calvary Baptist)
  3.   Solomon Washington Solomon Washington 6'7" | SF Carver | 2022 State #147 Nation LA .  His above the rim capabilities and defense have helped him ascend to number one.  Labree Williams Labree Williams 6'6" | SF Calvary Baptist | 2022 State #158 Nation LA , the Calvary Baptist wing who plays post, remains at the number two position.  Percy Daniels Percy Daniels 6'8" | PF Madison Prep | 2022 State LA of 3A’s top-rated team, Madison Prep, rounds out the top three.  This top ten class rivals many in the country with its talent and athleticism.     Solomon Washington Solomon Washington 6'7" | SF Carver | 2022 State #147 Nation LA    (6’7" / Carver)   Labree Williams Labree Williams 6'6" | SF Calvary Baptist | 2022 State #158 Nation LA             (6’6" / Calvary Baptist)   Percy Daniels Percy Daniels 6'8" | PF Madison Prep | 2022 State LA                 (6’8" / Madison Prep)   Kyran Ratliff Kyran Ratliff 6'8" | PF Washington | 2022 #190 Nation LA                   (6’8" / KIPP BTW)   Dorian Finister Dorian Finister 6'5" | SF Carver | 2022 State #244 Nation LA               (6’5" / Carver)   John-Paul Ricks John-Paul Ricks 6'0" | PG Jehovah-Jireh | 2022 State LA             (6’0" / Jehovah-Jireh)   Alexzaye Johnson Alexzaye Johnson 6'3" | PG Helen Cox | 2022 State LA         (6’3" / Helen Cox)   Dionjahe Thomas Dionjahe Thomas 6'8" | PF Ellender | 2022 State LA           (6’8" / Ellender)   Joseph Manning Joseph Manning 6'3" | CG Bossier | 2022 State LA            (6’3" / Bossier)   Rayshun McCullar Rayshun McCullar 6'1" | PG Huntington | 2022 State LA         (6’1" / Huntington) Biggest Movers/High Risers Rankings are always full of players who ascend in the ranks due to their development and game performances.  Four players in this 2022 class come to mind when that criteria is considered.  Pat Williams Pat Williams 6'6" | SF Wossman | 2022 State LA II, son of former NFL defensive lineman Pat Williams Pat Williams 6'6" | SF Wossman | 2022 State LA , moves into the top 20 (#17) after being right inside the top 30.  He is a 6’5" forward with a tremendous upside.  Marquarius Johnson Marquarius Johnson 6'1" | CG Southwood | 2022 State LA , Southwood sharpshooter/scorer moves into the top 25 (#24) after being a top 50 player during his sophomore campaign.  Jamari Markray Jamari Markray 6'2" | SG Doyline | 2022 State LA has taken the momentum from scoring the winning bucket in the class B championship and come out playing at another level on both ends of the floor.  He is averaging 20-plus points a game while averaging more rebounds and steals for the defending state champs.  He moved from 49th to 31st in the latest rankings.  Rounding out the big movers is wing Titus Thomas Titus Thomas 6'2" | SG Beau Chene | 2022 State LA of Beau Chene.  He has improved his all-around play and has moved up from the 90s into the top 50.   New Additions Several players made an entrance into the rankings this week.  The top 20 definitely saw this with new players comprising the last three slots.  Bossier forward Sedric Applewhite Sedric Applewhite 6'6" | PF Bossier | 2022 State LA entered the rankings at #18, Jordan DeCuir Jordan DeCuir 6'2" | CG Zachary High | 2022 State LA of Zachary fell behind him at #19, and scoring point guard Adam Mercier Adam Mercier 6'0" | PG Family Christian | 2022 State LA from Family Christian was ranked at #20.  St. Paul’s do-everything guard Zach Fenn Zach Fenn 6'2" | CG St. Paul | 2022 State LA was also a new entrant at #43.  Red River combo guard D’evin McDonald D’evin McDonald 6'3" | CG Red River | 2022 State LA  entered the rankings at #48 while BTW (Shreveport) forward Calvin Collins Calvin Collins 6'4" | SF BTW (Shreveport) | 2022 State LA rounds out the top 50 newcomers at #50.   The rest of the rankings can be viewed by clicking the link below.  Louisiana has a deep and talented class of 2022 and it will be interesting to see who stands out as we close this pandemic-ladened, basketball season.   https://www.prephoops.com/louisiana/rankings/2022-rankings/  

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