Posted On: 11/28/18 11:54 AM

Prep Girls Hoops Maryland/DC and Prep Girls Hoops Virginia invites you to view the initial player rankings on both sites.  The rankings will update and expand periodically during the year with the first update scheduled late mid December.  Prep Girls Hoops prospect rankings have been compiled by our staff with input from high school, club and college coaches from across the state.  Players are ranked on their status as a college prospect.  The rankings are the just the opinion of our staff based on information compiled.  If you have a question or comment for us, send us an email or contact us via Twitter.


Maryland  Rankings Preview:


2019 Class

There was very little question that Jakia Brown-Turner would start off as the top player in the 2019 class.  She was the consensus choice of every coach spoken to.  The 2019 class is loaded and there are several players gunning for the NC State commits spot around the region and even one on her high school team  that’s very close behind.


2020 Class

Looking at the top 5 of the 2020 class, the rankings could be interchangeable.  Angel Reese’s body of work over the last year, however, has put her in a league of her own.  She will be leaned on a lot more this season after the graduation of the senior class.  How well she handles her new role will determine how long she stays at the top.


2021 Class

The 2021 class has Azzi Fudd and everyone else.  There was no question on whether Azzi would be #1 in the class in Maryland/DC the debate is she #1 overall regardless of class nationally.


2022 Class

The freshmen need to get a few games under their belts to lock in their spots for the mid December rankings.  Right now KiKi Rice and Yonta Vaughn are making a strong case for the spot.  Stay tuned to see how things pan out.


Virginia Rankings Preview:


2019 Class

The rankings are set to be released next week but, a spoiler alert the top player is Samantha Brunelle.  This one was really close and will be a hot debate as the season goes on.


2020/2021 Class

We will keep this one under wraps until next week as well as the 2021 as there has been some interesting reshuffling over the last few days.


DMV High School Power Rankings

The Gospel According to the IH


James Nichols

The IH (Intelligent Hoodlum) is the alter ego of James Nichols.  James has been involved with girls grassroots basketball for over 20 years as the director of Team Unique and The Real Basketball Report.  James has also been a contributor with Next Sport Phenom and it’s message board as the IH ranking DMV HS Basketball for the past 10 years.  James has a “unique” style that should provide information and entertainment. 




Here we go sports fans, the IH’s DMV top-twenty high-school teams:


1. St. John’s College (DC)

2. Bishop McNamara (MD)

3. Princess Anne (VA)

4. Riverdale Baptist School (MD)

5. St. Frances Academy (MD)

6. Roland Park Country Day (MD)

7. New Hope Academy (MD)

8. National Christian Academy (MD)

9. Paul VI (VA)

10. Capital Christian Academy (MD)

11. Bishop Ireton (VA)

12. William Monroe (VA)

13. Lake Taylor (VA)

14. McDonogh School (MD)

15. Appomattox Regional Governor’s School (VA)

16. Institute of Notre Dame (MD)

17. Sidwell Friends (DC)

18. Elizabeth Seton (MD)

19. Highland School (VA)

20. Georgetown Visitation (DC)


Coming by end of the week sports fans, the IH’s DMV top twenty-five high-school teams. Get ready, get set, you ain’t seen nothing yet, all day, all night, the DMV is the stuff! (Chaka Khan)