The class of 2023 in the state of Washington is a deep one. There were many players in the class who could have been ranked, or ranked higher on the list than they were. I am taking a deeper look…
The class of 2023 in the state of Washington is a deep one. There were many players in the class who could have been ranked, or ranked higher on the list than they were. I am taking a deeper look into the class rankings to see which players on the watch list who could be on the rise to the top 100 when the season gets underway.
DeVari plays the game very fast and dynamic. He attacks the rim well, with his first step being something that sets him apart. He creates for his teammates extremely good, finding his open big men down low or his shooters outside. He plays alongside 2025 guard Michael Johnson and they compliment each others games very well. With 2024 guard, who’s a phenomenal shooter from deep, Davis will be able to help facilitate the offense well.
Bennett is a player I’m extremely excited to watch this season. He has the ability to rise on this list as I think the Nooksack Valley HS team will surprise quite a bit of people. With most of their core returning, DeLange will be joined by 2025 big man, 2023 wing Ayden Roper, 2025 guard Caden Heutink, and others. Being surrounded by so many solid role players helps Bennett facilitate the offense with ease. He attacks the bucket nicely and has a very smooth and solid lefty shot.
Jake plays the game with confidence, so much so it looks like he plays laid back. In doing so, he lets the game come to him. He moves well off the ball, being able to find open spots for catch and shoot three pointers. He finishes at the rim athletically, being able to adjust mid-air well. He finds his teammates well too, knowing when his teammates down low are open. His game is growing every time I see a new highlight of his. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was able to sneak his way into the top 100 as well.
Brock is listed at 6’3″ on the PrepHoopsWA site, but I believe he has grown a little bit since then. Boyer runs the court well, being able to find his teammates or finish the lat-up himself. He knows which lane to fill in the moment too, which is extremely important. He attacks the bucket effectively, being able to rise above defenders to finish the contested lay-up. His stroke from 3 point range is solid, especially off a catch and shoot. The senior could rise into the top 100 whenever the update occurs.
Andre is new to the rankings this year but the BFL Prep senior could sneak his way into the top 100. He’s surrounded by a plethora of talent that is on the team, but he will play his role extremely well. He hits the mid-range shot well and can attack the rim nicely. He creates his own shot well, scoring at will when needed. He’s an absolute menace on defense as well, not being afraid to get into the offensive players face.