Ellis and Western Kansas Elite 2023 Emily Eck reverses direction against Tulsa JYD back court pressure at a July 11, 2020, MAYB tournament. Photo by Robert Kelly.

Posted On: 11/23/20 11:30 AM

Today’s release of the November rankings refresh for the class of 2023 was the most challenging to assess so far.  A very strong, deep class, the 95 included in the August release has blossomed to 113 players.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to view the majority of the players over the abbreviated summer in person or via live streamed and highlight videos.  I want to thank the club coaches, parents, other players, high school coaches and other scouts for providing information and opinions.  Their comments and recommendations had a substantial impact on the refresh, including with the addition of 18 newly ranked players. Expect a series of follow-up articles exploring major movers and the new additions.

For the class of 2024, we are leaning towards transforming the watch list into an initial ranking.  Several dozen players are candidates to appear in the initial ranked list.  Have recommendations?  Respond to this post and/or direct message me on Twitter, @RobertPGHKansas.