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Posted On: 01/16/17 12:30 PM

We have increased our coverage of the class of 2018—the junior class at the present time—from the top 160 players to the top 180. To do that, we essentially went through every high school roster in the state to identify top producers among the juniors whom we did not yet have in our rankings. Much to our surprise, we only found 33 girls that met that description—again, that are top producers for their high school team, are juniors and were not already in our rankings. We also had 13 girls who have moved out of the state or quit playing basketball, etc., whom we therefore have dropped. The net was +20 in the number of girls in this quarterly ranking.

Ranking the junior class is sometimes the most challenging age group. Rankings of any age group consist of course of a mix of potential and production. Among younger girls it’s mostly potential. By the time they’re seniors it’s most production. But the junior year, well, it’s like Saturday, the so-called “moving day,” in a golf tournament. It’s where we start to take actual production a lot more seriously, and for most players cut back on the importance of potential. We’re

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