Posted On: 06/23/22 11:46 AM

The Centers in the class of ’23 are a small but talented group that will all be moving on to the next level.  There are only 7 players listed in this Position Group, but I was able to find an 8th.  Unfortunately, I found her after we finished compiling the list, but you can still read about her at the bottom of this article.  

Xaviara Smalley Xaviara Smalley 6'3" | C Bethlehem | 2023 State KY - 6’3"  John Hardin

Smalley has surfaced at a new school that will now rival several other for one of the best frontcourts in the Commonwealth.  (Spoiler alert on our upcoming ’24 rankings.)  She has continued to pick up D1 offers since last she played.  

There is nothing you need from a Big that Smalley cannot do.  She can handle the ball, flow through all the Options of the Screen game, score in a variety of ways, protect the rim, and tends to stay out of foul trouble.  She is very athletic with a high basketball IQ.  Watching her play it is easy to see why so many programs have shown interest. 

Emma Filiatreu - 6’2"  Bethlehem  Team Firstep  

Filliatreu is a very strong young woman with a great

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