We’re down to 16 teams and state tournament tips off on Wednesday at Rupp Arena. AAU season has already started for some players. It’s time to update the 2024 rankings as they move into their final seasons of AAU. Here’s…
We’re down to 16 teams and state tournament tips off on Wednesday at Rupp Arena. AAU season has already started for some players. It’s time to update the 2024 rankings as they move into their final seasons of AAU. Here’s a look at the top ten players in the class in our latest update.
Barring a surprise, Travis will become the leading scorer in Kentucky state history this week at Rupp. Beyond his scoring and shooting abilities, Perry is a good passer and playmaker who makes those around him better. A top 100 ranked player regardless of where you look, Perry is going to end his career as one of the most well known players in KHSAA history.
The second best prospect in the class is 6’7 Trent Noah Trent Noah 6'7″ | SG Harlan County | 2024 State #220 Nation KY . Trent is a big shooter and playmaker who could potentially see his stock with colleges take off this summer. Already holding about 10 offers, Noah is wired to score but is also among the best rebounders in the state, every season.
One of only 2 committed players in the class at this point, Decker is consistently one of the best shooters in Kentucky and has shown that he can be one of the best playmakers in the state when he’s got the talent around him. Brett is a really good athlete and one of the top three point marksmen in the state.
Speaking of top three point shooters, Kade Unseld Kade Unseld 6'5″ | SF Warren Central | 2024 State KY is on the short list of best shooters in the state. His range is perhaps the deepest of anyone in the class and fits the stereotype of “big shooter” that colleges covet. Kade is not going to overwhelm you athletically but his skill level is high and his college potential is way up there.
I’ve had multiple D1 coaches tell me that Ritter could be the best prospect in the entire 2024 class in Kentucky. One coach said Mason should be getting recruited by every Big Ten school. His development continues to impress and his best basketball is all ahead of him. As Ritter continues to raise his skill level, he’s going to be an impact player at the next level.
Evans is one of those players that can look like a future pro one night and then looks like a low D1 player the next. When his motor is running, Ayden is unstoppable in Kentucky. With a huge summer ahead, the 6’9 Evans has the opportunity to blow up and get back into the national rankings like he was a year or so ago.
House is basically impossible to keep out of the paint on offense. On top of that, Quel’ron shot just under 40% from three this season too. Had he stayed at Ballard, they may be the favorites to cut the nets at Rupp this week. Primed for a big AAU season, House could end up a mid major or better D1 point guard in college.
Drae is one of my favorite players in the class because he plays so hard and with an edge to him. His move to Trinity this season helped improve his already solid defense and showed he can play with the ball in his hands most of the time with very few turnovers. Vasser has several offers and should get more this summer.
King had an up and down Junior season and missed a decent chunk of the season with an injury. Damone has a big bag of D1 offers already and should earn more this AAU season as long as he takes care of the basketball. Damone plays with a chip on his shoulder and a bit of a swagger to his game. He’s fun to watch.
Rounding out the top ten is another player whose stock could see a big boost this AAU season. A three level scorer, Rose is one of the best vertical leapers in this 2024 class. When his jumper is falling from deep, Jay is a very tough cover for any opposing defense. Jay is a breakout candidate in the upcoming AAU season.