Posted On: 03/5/21 11:20 AM
The updated 2021 rankings are finally here! Almost 350 are part of the new update as over 50 players were added to the rankings. The top five experienced no change as the year was filled with the unexpected.
retained his spot at the top of the rankings even with his departure to Villanova. The 6’8 wing is adept at getting to the basket and knows how to draw contact. Patterson can also knock down jumpers from deep and has the ability to defend multiple positions.
is another member of the top five who maintains his status despite him leaving for the Illawarra Hawks in the NBL. The 6’11 big man runs the floor well and has a nice touch around the basket. Gak has a nice release on his free throws and shows the ability to step outside to knock down jumpers.
and have both been vying for position within the top three, but in different ways. The former has played very few games against outside competition with Blair having its own bubble for intra-squad scrimmages. Blakes has shown his command for the offense in those games and the ability to make plays once he gets into the lane.
Johnson has starred for the Patrick School this season as the Celtics have played a tough schedule in the Garden State. The UConn commit is a lanky stretch four who has a strong face-up game and a good release on his jumper. He uses his length to altar shots around the basket and moves his feet well on the defensive end.
Camden Catholic’srounds out the top five as he has been consistent for the Irish all season long. The Temple commit is a smooth scorer on the offensive end as he is a threat to score at all three levels. Hicks can defend multiple positions on the floor and is an underrated rebounder.
Providence commitchecks in at number six, but he was unfortunately unable to play in a game this season. The 6’10 combo forward was set to dominate the state with his combination of size, length, talent and athleticism. Castro had the potential to make a run at the All-State team, but that was not the case unfortunately.
Olympus Prep guardexperienced the biggest jump in the rankings as he rose nearly 200 spots. The 6’7 wing has a good handle and the ability to finish through traffic around the basket. Moore also possesses a nice release on his jumper and has the potential to defend multiple positions at the next level.
The point guard position is the most represented in the rankings with 93 players, followed by shooting guards with 89. Blakes andlead those groups respectively. Power forwards and small forwards have the most representation in the top 10 with three apiece as Patterson and Johnson sit on top.
The updated 2021 rankings are finally here as it corresponds with the end of the 2021 season.