Posted On: 10/2/21 5:14 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 five Class of 2022 prospects and learn a little about their reputation.

Peruse the complete 2022 rankings.

 

Gioppino Basketball clip art#1 Brandon Miller Brandon Miller 6'8" | SF Cane Ridge | 2022 State #21 Nation TN (Cane Ridge)

State Champion. HM football prospect.  Elite outside shooter for both EAB 16u and M.B.A.  Despite his wonderful quickness and body control Reed’s greatest skill on the basketball court might simply be his three-point shooting.  Multiple times in the last 1.5 years Marcel earned his way into a Flamethrower story.  Those stories feature the best shooters during a single day of basketball.  

Gioppino Basketball clip art#2 Chandler Jackson Chandler Jackson 6'5" | SG Christian Brothers | 2022 State #71 Nation TN

Like Brandon Miller Brandon Miller 6'8" | SF Cane Ridge | 2022 State #21 Nation TN , Chandler Jackson Chandler Jackson 6'5" | SG Christian Brothers | 2022 State #71 Nation TN is uncommitted.  Unlike Brandon Miller Brandon Miller 6'8" | SF Cane Ridge | 2022 State #21 Nation TN , Jackson is still wide open and considering many college options.  Tennessee and Texas are both strong, with Tennessee Assistant Coach Roderick Clark evaluating him the final week of September before hosting Chandler the first weekend of October.  Chandler scheduled a visit to Texas the following weekend.  Kentucky is the dream school.  They have not offered.  On the court, Chandler is a known quantity. Unselfish but capable of getting to the basket.  Decent outside shooter.  Plus-physical strength.  High character. His AAU team did not have the year they hoped, competing on the NIKE EYBL circuit for the first time.  That struggle was more the result of Jackson’s teammates underperforming and a virus sweeping through the locker room.  Still, it would be nice to see a dominant guard like Chandler rack up some AAU victories.  Will compete for a starting spot Day One at the high major level.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#3 Felix Okpara Felix Okpara 6'11" | C Hamilton Heights | 2022 #87 Nation MO

Few local fans realize that Trimmed Tower Okpara can bury three-pointers consistently.  While Brandon Miller Brandon Miller 6'8" | SF Cane Ridge | 2022 State #21 Nation TN certaknly looks the part of a future pro, Okpara’s ceiling is an NBA starter.  The floor is lower than Miller and perhaps Chandler Jackson Chandler Jackson 6'5" | SG Christian Brothers | 2022 State #71 Nation TN and Brian Edwards Jr Brian Edwards Jr 6'3" | PG Knoxville Catholic | 2022 State #85 Nation TN . will score more in college.  What makes Felix so enticing, as a prospect, is obviously his height, but also his feet, kindness, coachability, shot-blocking, and shooting touch.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#4 Brian Edwards Jr Brian Edwards Jr 6'3" | PG Knoxville Catholic | 2022 State #85 Nation TN .

Edwards Jr. entered high school a steady, refined scorer and his steadiness continues to this day. With incremental, predictable improvements Brian continues to compete for the top of his class.  Like James Wiseman, Kennedy Chandler, and few others Edwards Jr. will inhabit our Top 5 wire-to-wire, from freshman year until his eventual graduation.  Already BJ is good at every offensive aspect.  Highly efficient, the scorer could even be more assertive in the halfcourt.  Tremendous catch-and-shoot option.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#5 Braeden Moore Braeden Moore 6'8" | PF Christ Presbyterian Academy | 2022 State #206 Nation TN

For Moore to sign with Rutgers speaks to his steady, impressive physical development. Long proven as a shooter, Braeden committed in the weight room to expanding his game through lower body strength. Now Moore is an elite shooter with the ability to rebound outside his area, defend the paint, and even craft some effective slashes.  Moore improved so much from his freshman year of high school and though he will always be a step slower than the top tier wings, he projects as a fringe NBA hooper because of his size and shooting skill.

 

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