Posted On: 04/1/21 5:00 PM

The latest update to the 2023 Prep Hoops Nebraska rankings has arrived, with several new faces, and a handful of meaningful changes. Let's discuss the players who experienced the biggest jump in the rankings after their successful sophomore seasons.

River Johnston River Johnston 6'0" | SF North Platte | 2023 State NE
Current: 6  Previous: 10

A big increase in three-point volume opened up River’s game in his second high school year. He turned himself into a confident, rangy shooter, most evident in his transition pull-up three-pointers which became a common occurrence. His catch and shoot game is most impressive though, always sliding into the passer’s eyesight and into space. 

TK Barnett TK Barnett 5'9" | PG Bellevue East | 2023 State NE
Current: 8  Previous: 13

Despite the small stature, Barnett provided physical and aggressive play for Bellevue East in his sophomore season. He will mute some of his opponent’s size by driving hard into the chest and contorting in mid-air. He is an agile player who proved difficult to contain. Defensively he overcame his size, too, by getting into the jersey of his man, whether he had the ball or not. He did a great job denying his man the ball, and when he found himself in

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