Coming into the 22-23 seasonreminds at the top of the Prep Hoops rankings coming in at #1 one more time before heading off to play at Iowa State for her college career. The top rated center is the key piece to her Bishop Garrigan High School team, which is coming off of a state championship. Crooks does it all. She has a great IQ for the game while punishing her opponents physically in the post. She has a lot of experiencing passing the ball out of the post because of how many double teams she has sent her way on a regular basis. After coming off of another great AAU season with CY Select, she will aim to be the superior force she is used to being one more time in hopes of bringing home one more state championship to Bishop Garrigan.
Taking over the #2 spot in our rankings going into the season isof Waterloo West High School. Williams returns as maybe the most diverse player in the state for her senior year, after having a memorable junior season and leading her team to the state championship game. The University Of Oklahoma women’s basketball commit is a once and a life time type of player for a high school coach as she is long, athletic, quick, physical, and a very skilled player on top of it all. She can dribble with either hand, can post up on the low block or in the mid-post, she can read her opponent so she knows what will work to score, and she can play fundamental defense. Moving her up in this spot makes a lot of sense and many would agree as her ceiling maybe the highest in the state going forward.
has a nasty step back jumper to go along with her savvy court sense helping her claim the #3 spot in this rankings update. Jackson, the Iowa State commit, is defined as “a bucket”. She can handle and spot up off the ball. She is a true shooting guard by her play style and it fairs well for her, as she often does a good job beating her opponents to the hoop on a back door cut of some kind when they are not paying attention. The most impressive thing that she displays is how well she moves off the ball. She has a good feel to know when to cut back door for a pass and finish, she can finish with either hand on both sides of the hoop, or she can catch and spot up for a mid range jumper. This season she will look to lead her Des Moines-Roosevelt High School team to a conference championship while picking up from where she left off last year, taking that momentum into the playoffs and into college.
takes our #4 spot coming into the 22′-23′ season after transferring to West Liberty High School for her senior year. Joens is coming off of a solid high school season and an even better AAU season with All Iowa Attack EYBL, being a knock down shooter who can really let it fly. Don’t let it surprise you though, she can score on all three levels with the best of them but has an act to seek out the three point shot when given the choice. Joens will be moving from a 5A school down to a 2A school for her senior year and it may result in the single best Iowa high school women’s season we have ever seen. Coming from a much bigger field of competition and still averaging over 20+ a game while making it to state will seem like an easy task compared to what she will see this upcoming season. She is a dynamic play maker who is a lights out shooter and can heat up quick. She has a fast release and doesn’t bring the ball down off the catch, helping her to shoot over a closing-out opponent. It will be a fun year to see what Joens does against smaller competition as she will have the ball in her hands every possession.
Rounding out the top 5 on this rankings update is. A shooting guard from Pleasant Valley High School, Vice returns for her senior season looking to impact the game in more ways then just shooting the ball. Even though shooting maybe one of her best skill as a player, she can do more than that. With being a good size at 6’1 and having balanced shooting form, it’s hard for opponents to read what she is going to do off of the dribble. If she ends up creating decent space it’s usually going to end in a made shot. She can attack going either way and loves to run in transition for easy buckets, playing smarter than harder. During the summer she competed with a stacked All Iowa Attack EYBL team on their Nike circuit and made a huge impact. The Marquette women’s basketball commit will look to lead her Spartans team to another state playoff like a year ago but this time ending in a championship.