Posted On: 05/8/21 9:02 PM

This month we introduce our updated Class of 2022 rankings!! Rankings are subjective and PrepHoops.com ranks purely upon potential and where the player will be at their basketball peak.  Production factors in only when helping prove the potential is greater or lesser.  Why did we rank these guys?  Why are they at this spot?  Take a look at three Class of 2022 prospects and learn a little about their reputation.

Peruse the complete 2022 rankings.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#151 Jackson Arnold Jackson Arnold 6'1" | PG Fairview | 2022 State TN (Fairview)

Jackson’s strength is poise with the ball and patience. Unlike most Williamson County point guards, Arnold is not a blazer.  He can move the ball from end-to-end and yet rarely dusts the defender.  Arnold is a competent shooter and reliable on the ball.  Needs to bulk up to become a more foreboding on-ball defender. Jackson finished his junior season with 7 ppg, 2 apg, 1 rpg, and 1 spg.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#152 Tyrone Hite Tyrone Hite 6'2" | SF Montgomery Central | 2022 State TN (Montgomery Central)

Tyrone Hite Tyrone Hite 6'2" | SF Montgomery Central | 2022 State TN ’s speed is his greatest asset.  Overall, his team struggles on the glass.  Hite is only a modest contributor in those rebounding wars. Though muscular, Hite struggles to finish against taller players.  This is an area he needs to improve to be a dynamic high school scorer.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#153 Mason Hanback Mason Hanback 6'11" | C Memphis East Highschool | 2022 State TN (Memphis East)

Mason Hanback Mason Hanback 6'11" | C Memphis East Highschool | 2022 State TN is truly a once-in-a-class prospect.  His height, his length, his drive.  Hanback will be, perhaps, the most intriguing prospect of the next 10 months.  There was no showcase for Mason during this past winter, as District 16 bypassed the entire boys basketball season.  Ironically, Mason and his family selected East for the opportunity to be seen.  Hanback will need to add muscle, most specifically the legs.  Big Mason must establish a stronger base to enable him to improve leverage on the blocks. 

 WATCH LIST

Dylan Bartley Dylan Bartley 6'3" | SG Sullivan East | 2022 TN (Sullivan East) 
Connor Gilkey Connor Gilkey 6'4" | SF Valor Collegiate | 2022 TN (Valor Collegiate)
Caleb Davis Caleb Davis 5'10" | PG Loretto | 2022 TN (Loretto)
Karson Gay Karson Gay 6'1" | PG Boyd-Buchanan | 2022 TN (Boyd-Buchanan)
Omari Franklin Omari Franklin 5'11" | PG Columbia Central | 2022 TN (Columbia Central)

 

Watch List players are essentially Honorable Mention.  Largely, these players are included because they are somewhat skilled and talented, but did not get enough of a full evaluation to land on the complete ranking list.  An example is Caleb Davis Caleb Davis 5'10" | PG Loretto | 2022 TN of Loretto.  Davis played really well in his junior season, but Loretto is always difficult to watch in-person and rarely plays online.  It is historically very challenging to see Loretto players outside of AAU season (Tobias Sirmones, Brendon Tipps Brendon Tipps 5'11" | PG Loretto | 2022 State TN ).  Summertown players like Gavin Burleson Gavin Burleson 6'4" | PG Summertown | 2022 TN suffer the same problem.  Gavin is absolutely skilled enough to land in the top 120 or even top 100, but so far his game has escaped our watchful eye.  Omari Franklin Omari Franklin 5'11" | PG Columbia Central | 2022 TN is a 2022 prospect with a reputation.  Actually, beyond his game Franklin is also the younger brother of a former Martin Methodist-signee Brandon Levier.

 

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