Posted On: 02/17/21 12:45 AM

While most of the country was attempting to dig themselves out of a historic winter storm, Prep Hoops Louisiana released the class of 2023 latest rankings. These rankings expanded from the watch list size of 45 to a list of 76 prospects. In this overview, we will look at the top ten players as well some newcomers and chart movers in this sophomore class.

Class of 2023 Top Ten

The class of 2023 is headed by Isidore Newman combo guard Chris Lockett Chris Lockett 6'5" | CG Isidore Newman | 2023 State #28 Nation LA .  Lockett is not only the top player in Louisiana, he is nationally ranked in the Prep Hoops top 30 as well as several other recruiting services.  John Kelly John Kelly 6'7" | SF Shaun Dumas Academy | 2023 State #175 Nation LA , who had a great summer with LivOn Fleur-de-lis, has moved up in the rankings to the second position.  Rounding out the top three is the sharpshooter from Doyline Jamaria Clark Jamaria Clark 6'2" | CG Doyline | 2023 State #177 Nation LA .  Here is a full view of the top ten:

    1.   Chris Lockett Chris Lockett 6'5" | CG Isidore Newman | 2023 State #28 Nation LA              (6’5" / Isidore Newman)                                         
    2.   Chris Lockett Chris Lockett 6'5" | CG Isidore Newman | 2023 State #28 Nation LA .  Lockett is not only the top player in Louisiana, he is nationally ranked in the Prep Hoops top 30 as well as several other recruiting services.  John Kelly John Kelly 6'7" | SF Shaun Dumas Academy | 2023 State #175 Nation LA , who had a great summer with LivOn Fleur-de-lis, has moved up in the rankings to the second position.  Rounding out the top three is the sharpshooter from Doyline Jamaria Clark Jamaria Clark 6'2" | CG Doyline | 2023 State #177 Nation LA .  Here is a full view of the top ten:   Chris Lockett Chris Lockett 6'5" | CG Isidore Newman | 2023 State #28 Nation LA              (6’5" / Isidore Newman)                                            John Kelly John Kelly 6'7" | SF Shaun Dumas Academy | 2023 State #175 Nation LA                  (6’7" / Crescent City)                                          Jamaria Clark Jamaria Clark 6'2" | CG Doyline | 2023 State #177 Nation LA               (6’1" / Doyline)                                                    Tyler Ringgold Tyler Ringgold 6'7" | SF Southern Lab | 2023 State #182 Nation LA            (6’7" / Southern Lab)   Brandon Rodgers Brandon Rodgers 6'4" | SG Zachary | 2023 State LA      (6’4" / Zachary)   Corey Chest Corey Chest 6'7" | SF McMain | 2023 State LA               (6’5" / McMain)  Warren Young Jr.  (6’1" / Walker)   Corey Skillman Corey Skillman 6'4" | SG Brother Martin | 2023 State LA            (6’3" / Brother Martin)   Kam Johnson Kam Johnson 5'9" | PG Archbishop Shaw | 2023 State LA            (5’9" / Archbishop Shaw)   Malachi Evans Malachi Evans 6'9" | C Hamilton Christian | 2023 State LA             (6’9" / Hamilton Christian) Stock Risers Because the 2023 rankings did not have many players, there was not a lot of movement by stock risers in this particular class.  With that said, there were some players who made movement up the rankings ladder.  Simsboro point/shooting guard Chilaydrian Newton Chilaydrian Newton 6'2" | PG Simsboro | 2023 State LA  ascended from the 25th position to inside the top 20 at #16.  Jaylon Hicks Jaylon Hicks 6'5" | SF Carver | 2023 State LA of Carver made the biggest jump from #31 to inside the top 20 at #19.  Trevor Daughtery Trevor Daughtery 6'2" | PG JS Clark Leadership | 2023 State LA , point guard extraordinaire, of JS Clark Leadership moved up to just outside the top 20 at the 22nd spot (from 28).  All three guards are ultra talented and are some of the top players in their respective classes.   Additions/Newcomers The newcomers to the 2023 rankings are players who have made and impact on their high school teams this season.  One of the players who have mostly notably entered the rankings was Zachary wing Brandon Rodgers Brandon Rodgers 6'4" | SG Zachary | 2023 State LA at #5.  He has helped the Broncos to a twenty win season and played well doing it.  6’6" forward Cole White Cole White 6'6" | SF Holy Cross | 2023 FL out of Holy Cross made his debut at position #13.  He is an athletic, high energy forward who gets almsot every board he pursues.  Jonathan Bradshaw Jonathan Bradshaw 6'4" | SF Ouachita | 2023 State LA is a 6’4" wing from Ouachita who has a lot of potential.  He enters the class rankings at #18. Two guards who can do just a little bit of everything when they are on the floor were entrants right outside of the top #20 with this ranking release.  Zion McCoy Zion McCoy 6'1" | SG Northside | 2023 State LA from Northside entered as the 21st ranked player in 2020-2021 class while North Caddo’s Omarion Miller Omarion Miller 6'2" | CG North Caddo | 2023 State LA (who is also a stud wide receiver) is positioned at #23.  6’3" guard Deion Ware Deion Ware 6'4" | CG Hamilton Christian | 2023 State LA fron Carver ends a list of newcomers in the top 30 as he lands at #26.  Other preps like Canin Jefferson Canin Jefferson 6'0" | PG Newman | 2023 State LA (Newman) and Huntington’s Devin Myers Devin Myers 6'3" | SG Huntington | 2023 State LA were new additions who landed in the 30s but have a big upsides.  They may rise quickly in the rankings.   The class of 2023 is another class that should bloom into one that has a lot of talent from top to bottom.  Like the 2020 and 2021 classes, 2023 should have preps who can play at the next level from Division I to JUCO.  Check out the rankings below and see if your favorite team has a representative. https://www.prephoops.com/louisiana/rankings/2023-rankings/

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