Posted On: 11/30/21 11:00 PM

This discussion about the top 10 is out of the way.

Now, let’s focus on three newcomers in the 2024 rankings.

Christian Gilliland, Northpoint Christian: The 6-foot-2 combo guard debuted at No. 24. For the most part, Gilliland has carried the crown for being the most athletic guard in the 2024 class. In transition, the sophomore can finish at the rim with either hand. Gilliland knows how to take advantage of a mismatch. He can quickly sense when a defender can’t stay in front of him. A great 2021 campaign will have Gilliland in position to jump a lot of his peers by the next update.

Christian Alston, Bartlett: Alston debuted at No. 29. The 6-5 wing has a chance to be a solid 3-and-D guy for the Panthers during the remainder of his high school basketball career. Alston shoots the ball well enough. He’s always aware of where he needs to be on the court. Alston doesn’t force a lot of shots. He’s the type of player that gets his shots within the offense. As long as Alston keeps working, he could turn into a solid player.

Jack Shackelford, Bartlett: The 6-7 wing can be that perfect wing for

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