We updated our 2023 rankings on the website last week and there were some significant changes with our list. Not only did we add lots of new players, but also some players leapt up in the rankings. In this article we’ll look at some wings who moved up in our rankings.
Aljancic was one of a few players on All Ohio Select who impressed this spring and summer. Aljancic was out for a majority of June due to a sickness but came back strong at the end of July. Union is the only school to offer Aljancic so far but I’d imagine more will come soon. With Aljancic’s size and scoring ability, scholarship programs will be interested. After a really impressive Junior season, Aljancic and the Leopards are moving up to Division I and looking to compete.
Crowe is a two sport stud with offers in both football and basketball. Concord recently was the first school to offer Crowe in basketball, something that took longer than I expected. Crowe had some signature scoring performances this spring and summer with his most notable being against the Wildcats Select at The Battle. Crowe is an athletic wing who has improved his burst and explosiveness, leading to some highlight dunks. Crowe is also an impressive shot-maker from the wing position as well. To me, Crowe is a no-brainer for Division II programs and will continue to pick up recruiting steam during his senior season.
Rose has made a steady climb up the rankings, after a big end to his Junior season with Gilmour making a state title game appearance, Rose made a leap. Now after a strong summer for TNBA-Select, Rose makes another leap where he’s well in the range of other scholarship prospects. Rose is an underrated shooter and a very impressive athlete. I like Rose toughness and production and think it’s only a matter of time before he adds his first offer.
One of the few 2023 prospects already committed to non Division I programs, Mitchell is headed to Taylor University. Mitchell was a constant top performer on the Prep Hoops Circuit and eventually got the offer he was well deserving of. Mitchell is a late blooming shot-maker who has really turned it on this spring. After playing bench minutes for Lakota East as a Junior, Mitchell is going to be a key piece on one of the best teams in Cincinnati. Mitchell has been profiled plenty throughout this spring and summer, his jump in the rankings is not surprising to anybody who watched him.
Another committed prospect who stood out on the Prep Hoops Circuit, Collins was a standout for Mid Ohio Pumas Sliemers. Collins is a solid athlete who has some impressive self-creation and passing skills. After a big weekend in July, Collins got his first offer and took it shortly after. A small school standout, Collins will be one of the top players in the Licking County League in 2022-23.