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 WashingtonSolomonWashington6'7" | SFCarver | 2022StateLA.  His above the rim capabilities and defense have helped him ascend to number one.  Labree WilliamsLabreeWilliams6'6" | SFCalvary Baptist | 2022State#172NationLA, the Calvary Baptist wing who plays post, remains at the number two position.  Percy DanielsPercyDaniels6'8" | PFMadison Prep | 2022StateLA 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 WashingtonSolomonWashington6'7" | SFCarver | 2022StateLA   (6’7" / Carver)
  2.  Labree WilliamsLabreeWilliams6'6" | SFCalvary Baptist | 2022State#172NationLA            (6’6" / Calvary Baptist)
  3.  Solomon WashingtonSolomonWashington6'7" | SFCarver | 2022StateLA.  His above the rim capabilities and defense have helped him ascend to number one.  Labree WilliamsLabreeWilliams6'6" | SFCalvary Baptist | 2022State#172NationLA, the Calvary Baptist wing who plays post, remains at the number two position.  Percy DanielsPercyDaniels6'8" | PFMadison Prep | 2022StateLA 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 WashingtonSolomonWashington6'7" | SFCarver | 2022StateLA   (6’7" / Carver)  Labree WilliamsLabreeWilliams6'6" | SFCalvary Baptist | 2022State#172NationLA            (6’6" / Calvary Baptist)  Percy DanielsPercyDaniels6'8" | PFMadison Prep | 2022StateLA                (6’8" / Madison Prep)  Kyran RatliffKyranRatliff6'8" | PFWashington | 2022State#175NationLA                  (6’8" / KIPP BTW)  Dorian FinisterDorianFinister6'5" | SFCarver | 2022StateLA              (6’5" / Carver)  John-Paul RicksJohn-PaulRicks6'0" | PGJehovah-Jireh | 2022StateLA            (6’0" / Jehovah-Jireh)  Alexzaye JohnsonAlexzayeJohnson6'3" | PGHelen Cox | 2022StateLA        (6’3" / Helen Cox)  Dionjahe ThomasDionjaheThomas6'8" | PFEllender | 2022StateLA          (6’8" / Ellender)  Joseph ManningJosephManning6'3" | CGBossier | 2022StateLA           (6’3" / Bossier)  Rayshun McCullarRayshunMcCullar6'2" | PGHuntington | 2022StateLA        (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 WilliamsPatWilliams6'5" | SFWossman | 2022StateLA II, son of former NFL defensive lineman Pat WilliamsPatWilliams6'5" | SFWossman | 2022StateLA, moves into the top 20 (#17) after being right inside the top 30.  He is a 6’5" forward with a tremendous upside.  Marquarius JohnsonMarquariusJohnson6'1" | CGSouthwood | 2022StateLA, Southwood sharpshooter/scorer moves into the top 25 (#24) after being a top 50 player during his sophomore campaign.  Jamari MarkrayJamariMarkray6'2" | SGDoyline | 2022StateLA 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 ThomasTitusThomas6'2" | SGBeau Chene | 2022StateLA 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 ApplewhiteSedricApplewhite6'6" | PFBossier | 2022StateLA entered the rankings at #18, Jordan DeCuirJordanDeCuir6'1" | CGZachary | 2022StateLA of Zachary fell behind him at #19, and scoring point guard Adam MercierAdamMercier6'0" | PGFamily Christian | 2022StateLA from Family Christian was ranked at #20.  St. Paul’s do-everything guard Zach FennZachFenn6'2" | CGSt. Paul | 2022StateLA was also a new entrant at #43.  Red River combo guard D’evin McDonaldD’evinMcDonald6'3" | CGRed River | 2022StateLA entered the rankings at #48 while BTW (Shreveport) forward Calvin CollinsCalvinCollins6'4" | SFBTW (Shreveport) | 2022StateLA 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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