Posted On: 02/15/22 9:32 AM

Prep Hoops Dakotas updated the 2022 SD Prospect Rankings today. Take a look below to see who is in the Top 10! In the coming day’s lookout for New Names and Stock Riser articles in the coming days.

TOP 10 Prospects

#1 Kalen Garry Kalen Garry 6'3" | SG De Smet | 2022 State SD |6-3 SG| De Smet

#2 Caden Hinker Caden Hinker 6'7" | PF Mitchell | 2022 State SD |6-7 PF| Mitchell

#3 Tash Lunday Tash Lunday 6'5" | PF Flandreau | 2022 State SD |6-5 F| Flandreau

#4 Angok Akot Angok Akot 6'7" | SF Sioux Falls Washington | 2022 State SD |6-7 F| Sioux Falls Washington

#5 David Alpers David Alpers 6'5" | PF O Gorman | 2022 State SD |6-5 PF| O’Gorman

#6 Nathan Koole Nathan Koole 6'8" | C SF Christian | 2022 State SD |6-8 C| Sioux Falls Christian

#7 Cael Lundin Cael Lundin 6'3" | SG Tea | 2022 State SD |6-3 SG| Tea Area

#8 Sam Rohlfs Sam Rohlfs 6'3" | SG Aberdeen Central | 2022 State SD |6-3 SG| Aberdeen Christian

#9 Mikele Kambalo Mikele Kambalo 5'8" | PG SF Washington | 2022 State SD |5-8 PG| Sioux Falls Washington

#10 Micah Johnson Micah Johnson 6'0" | SG Sioux Falls Roosevelt | 2022 State SD |5-11 G| Sioux Falls Roosevelt

Full 2022 SD Prospect Rankings


How do you guys decide where a player gets ranked? Let me tell you.

North Dakota’s Prep Hoops prospect rankings are compiled by our writers with input from high school, AAU, and college coaches who watch a ton of North Dakota basketball. We put a lot of time and energy into it — probably too much! — and we are as diligent as we can possibly be to get it right. We never intentionally set out to bury a kid or leave them off the list. We try not to be biased — other than favoring kids with talent, grit, and a desire to get better. We work hard at being fair. But at the end of the day, not everyone will be happy, and that’s OK. Rankings are updated three times a year, in October, February, and June. Here are some other important things you should know.

 College coaches have a lot of influence. If there is no clear consensus on the top players in each class, we give them the last word.

– AAU matters. In the winter update, we are obviously adding players who are having great high school seasons. This is the primary opportunity for athletes who don’t play AAU ball to make their mark. It is a reality, however, that players who do not play AAU are greatly diminishing their opportunity to make the prospect rankings. They are also limiting their opportunities to play college basketball since being seen by 10 coaches is statistically less likely to yield the desired result than being seen by 100.

– Most importantly, this list is about college potential, not current performance. Let me repeat that. THIS LIST IS ABOUT COLLEGE POTENTIAL, NOT CURRENT PERFORMANCE. This is the big one, the factor that causes the most consternation, the most misunderstanding, especially among keenly interested parents.