Rankings Update

12 Aug

Is Meechie Johnson the top 2021 prospect in Ohio?

With the July Evaluation Period squarely behind us, for the last time as we currently know it due to changes in NCAA recruiting calendar rules, it’s time to look at the prospects who made the biggest strides this summer in our eyes.

Every August we at Triple Double Prospects do our best to update our prospect rankings for rising seniors, juniors and sophomores, as we try and judge performance, production, long-term potential, physical gifts and intangibles in creating a list of the players we believe are at the top of their respective class’ in the state of Ohio.

For the class of 2019, we haven’t seen much movement at the top, as the players already identified as top targets did nothing to lose their star status; however, as is common in the summer before a prospect’s senior season, we did see a lot of movement towards the bottom of the rankings, with some late-blooming players making their way onto the list. Many of these players are being targeted by school at the NCAA D2 level, as the class of 2019 has proved to have more top-to-bottom depth of future college prospects then we thought it had a year ago. With 10 players committed to NCAA D1’s and another 7 committed to NCAA D2’s, look for the list of commitments to at least double by the end of September.

Like 2019, there weren’t a ton of big shakeups in 2020, with Mentor Lake Catholic’s Luke Frazier making probably the biggest jump up the list of any one player. Again, the top talent from the spring for the most part had a productive summer in games we viewed, but there were several new additions to the rankings, with Chillicothe’s Jayvon Maughmer being one player whom we are very excited to track.

The biggest change in the rankings came in the 2021 class, as TDP released our first positional breakdown of players. While it is still early in this class’ development, we’d have to say that, as of August 2018, Convoy Crestview forward Kalen Etzler and Cleveland Garfield Heights guard Meechie Johnson look like the players to keep the closest eye on. Like 2020, this class is full of talented point guards, but we’ve also been intrigued by some of the bigger wings and forwards, with kids like Enavell Lighty, EJ Farmer, Chance Groce and Malaki Branham, who all will have a chance to contend for the number one spot in due time.

Our latest 2019, 2020 and 2021 rankings can be viewed below, or in the site header….


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