The month of June is here! That means that the spring grassroots season has finished and the preparations for the 2022-2023 high school season have begun with team camps happening throughout Louisiana. It also means that it is time for…
The month of June is here! That means that the spring grassroots season has finished and the preparations for the 2022-2023 high school season have begun with team camps happening throughout Louisiana. It also means that it is time for the 2023 rankings in Louisiana to be updated. Here is an overview of the latest rankings update for the class of 2023. Once a class that was thought to be real top heavy is emerging into one with more depth than previously thought.
Class of 2023 Top 10
- (McMain / 6’8″ / LivOn Fleur-de-Lis)
- (Newman / 6’5″ / LivOn Fleur-de-Lis)
- (Zachary / 6’4″ / Louisiana Elite)
- (Southern Lab / 6’7″ / Louisiana Elite)
- (Shaun Dumas Academy / 6’7″ / Southern United)
- (Doyline / 6’2″ / O.W.E.)
- (Newman / 6’1″ / LivOn Fleur-de-Lis)
- (Walker / 6’2″ / Louisiana Elite)
- (Carver / 6’5″ / no team at present)
- (North Central / 6’3″ / Louisiana Elite)
The top player mantle in the class of 2023 now goes tofrom Eleanor McMain. He has been ascending since the summer of 2020 and has now become the top player. is now the #2 player in the class. The 2022 Division III state champion is the best combo guard in the state. Lockett is followed by 2x Class 5A state champion . Hardy may be the most dynamic guard we have and is climbing up the latter nationally. Southern Lab Kitten forward is the fourth rated player. He was the Division IV title game MOP and has the all-around game to prove it. Rounding out the top five is . The versatile forward is one of the reasons the Shaun Dumas Academy had so much success in its first season.
Positions six through ten had some shifting with players reclassifying and moving to other states.remains at the sixth spot and is regarded as the best distance shooter in the class. is seventh and is the top point guard in this class and possibly in Louisiana. , the combo scoring guard out of Walker, is the eighth rated player in the class. Wing , from the Class 4A state champion Carver Rams, is now the 9th rated player in the class. Rounding out the top 10 is another state champion in of North Central.
Stock Risers and New Additions
Player movement is very common when releasing a new set of rankings. Here are some of the stock risers and new additions to the Class of 2023 rankings.
Players who moved up in the rankings:
#11(Hamilton Christian / 6’4″ / Louisiana Elite)
#14(Richwood / 6’5″ / LivOn Fleur-de-Lis)
#15(Gibsland-Coleman / 6’4″ / O.W.E.)
#20(Ruston / 6’5″ / Team Millsaps)
#26(Dunham / 6’3″ / Showtime Elite ’23)
Players who are new additions to the rankings:
#17(Barbe / 6’6″ / Louisiana Elite)
#59(Northside / 6’5″ / Xtreme Hoops ’23)
#67(French Settlement / 6’5″ / Louisiana Fire)
#71(Broadmoor / 6’3″ / Showtime Elite ’23)
The newly released rankings are available on the Prep Hoops Louisiana website where you can see the 170-plus players ranked by the Prep Hoops staff.