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 LockettChrisLockett6'5" | CGIsidore Newman | 2023State#28NationLA.  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 KellyJohnKelly6'7" | PFCrescent City | 2023StateLA, 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 ClarkJamariaClark6'1" | CGDoyline | 2023StateLA.  Here is a full view of the top ten:

    1.  Chris LockettChrisLockett6'5" | CGIsidore Newman | 2023State#28NationLA              (6’5" / Isidore Newman)                                         
    2.  Chris LockettChrisLockett6'5" | CGIsidore Newman | 2023State#28NationLA.  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 KellyJohnKelly6'7" | PFCrescent City | 2023StateLA, 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 ClarkJamariaClark6'1" | CGDoyline | 2023StateLA.  Here is a full view of the top ten:  Chris LockettChrisLockett6'5" | CGIsidore Newman | 2023State#28NationLA              (6’5" / Isidore Newman)                                           John KellyJohnKelly6'7" | PFCrescent City | 2023StateLA                 (6’7" / Crescent City)                                         Jamaria ClarkJamariaClark6'1" | CGDoyline | 2023StateLA              (6’1" / Doyline)                                                   Tyler RinggoldTylerRinggold6'7" | SFSouthern Lab | 2023State#53NationLA            (6’7" / Southern Lab)  Brandon RodgersBrandonRodgers6'4" | SGZachary | 2023StateLA     (6’4" / Zachary)  Corey ChestCoreyChest6'5" | SFMcMain | 2023StateLA              (6’5" / McMain)  Warren Young Jr.  (6’1" / Walker)  Corey SkillmanCoreySkillman6'3" | SGBrother Martin | 2023StateLA           (6’3" / Brother Martin)  Kam JohnsonKamJohnson5'9" | PGArchbishop Shaw | 2023StateLA           (5’9" / Archbishop Shaw)  Malachi EvansMalachiEvans6'9" | CHamilton Christian | 2023StateLA            (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 NewtonChilaydrianNewton6'1" | PGSimsboro | 2023StateLA ascended from the 25th position to inside the top 20 at #16.  Jaylon HicksJaylonHicks6'3" | SFG.W. Carver | 2023StateLA of Carver made the biggest jump from #31 to inside the top 20 at #19.  Trevor DaughertyTrevorDaugherty6'1" | PGJS Clark Leadership | 2023StateLA, 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 RodgersBrandonRodgers6'4" | SGZachary | 2023StateLA at #5.  He has helped the Broncos to a twenty win season and played well doing it.  6’6" forward Cole WhiteColeWhite6'6" | SFHoly Cross | 2023StateLA 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 BradshawJonathanBradshaw6'4" | SFOuachita | 2023StateLA 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 McCoyZionMcCoy6'1" | SGNorthside | 2023StateLA from Northside entered as the 21st ranked player in 2020-2021 class while North Caddo’s Omarion MillerOmarionMiller6'2" | CGNorth Caddo | 2023StateLA (who is also a stud wide receiver) is positioned at #23.  6’3" guard Deion WareDeionWare6'4" | CGCarver | 2023StateLA fron Carver ends a list of newcomers in the top 30 as he lands at #26.  Other preps like Canin JeffersonCaninJefferson6'0" | PGNewman | 2023StateLA (Newman) and Huntington’s Devin MyersDevinMyers6'3" | SGHuntington | 2023StateLA 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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