Iowa’s Top Players – Regardless Of Class: #6-10
Throughout the month of October, the state of Iowa received a much needed Player Rankings Update. There was a total of over 60+ players added to the database throughout the four high school classes and those lists are only going…
Throughout the month of October, the state of Iowa received a much needed Player Rankings Update. There was a total of over 60+ players added to the database throughout the four high school classes and those lists are only going to continue to grow. In the article below I wanted to switch it up and try out something new within the Rankings. I am going to list the top #6-10 players in the state, regardless of their grade level. Each one of these players is a college level prospect/commit, that has stood out on multiple stages over their career thus far.
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#10 – Macy Comito – 2026 – PG – Carlisle High School
An up and coming Point Guard, that has put her name on the map this past 6 months is Macy Comito of Carlisle High School. Comito going to be in her Sophomore year this season and she is already fielding a handful of Power 5 offers to compete at the collegiate level. The reason that Comito falls into this spot is not ONLY because she is very skilled but because she makes everyone else better around her. This is an intangible that can’t be taught. It has to come from self experience, growing up and playing this game consistently. Over the next few years, I expect the offers to continue to flow in and for everyone in the state to realize how high Comito’s ceiling actually is. She could be a very production player on a P5 team before you know it.
#9 – Elise Jaeger – 2024 – F – Valley High School
University of Northern Iowa Commit, Elise Jaeger, is ready for a Senior season to remember at Valley High School. Jaeger, a 6’1 Forward, is going to be a menace on the college court for UNI but before that she is going to try and string together one last run with her Valley Tigers High School team. Jaeger is skilled in several ways on the floor. She has strength and coordination, while also having a great touch on the ball and some elite footwork. At the high school level, I wouldn’t take too many players over Jaeger in a 1V1 situations, especially near the basket. She has a high motor and that just adds to the advantage she has against most others. Valley is a going to be a big question mark for me going into this season but Jaeger won’t be. You know what you are going to get out of her, steady production and that’s all you can ask for.
#8 – Ava Zediker – 2025 – PG – Dowling Catholic High School
When looking at all the players from throughout the state, I think that Ava Zediker could put together one of the best overall collegiate careers when it is all said and done. Zediker is a Creighton commit and a hell of a Point Guard. There isn’t a time throughout a contest when she seems to be out of control or not in her element. If you watch her compete for just a few minutes, you can tell that she is a born leader, a steady communicator, a skilled player, and a great teammate. I think that her game translates to the next level in several ways and that’s going to be noticed sooner rather then later. As for this winter, Zediker will have a team with a lot of talent in the Maroon’s. They were solid last season and I expect more of the same this around but we will just have to wait and see. This team is well-off on paper but they will only go as far as Zediker can take them.
#7 – Journey Houston – 2025 – CG/SF – Davenport North High School
Recently committing to the University of Iowa to continue out her basketball career, Journey Houston comes in at #7 in our Top 10 list. Houston is a 5’11 PF/CG, that beats her opponents with her mixture of skill and smarts. Honestly, Houston keeps it simple and that’s why I like her game. She doesn’t waste any dribbles or action and is always moving with intent, wethers it’s off of the ball or when she has it in her hands. Most of the time, she scored against some elite competition because she does her work early on in possessions and she works more efficiently than the opponent across from her. It’s going to be interesting where Houston fits when she gets to the Hawkeyes but if she is put in the correct position to show off her best abilities, she should produce for a few years to come.
#6 – Amani Jenkins – 2025 – F/C – Johnston High School
Amani Jenkins falls into our #6 spot of our Top 10 Rankings Regardless Of Class. Jenkins is a Marquette commit, who will be finishing out her high school years with the Johnston Dragons. Jenkins is the real deal. A player that should make a positive impact in more than a few ways this season for the Dragons, and even more-so for the Golden Eagles once she graduates. Jenkins has great size, she has physicality, and she has knowledge of the game. When you combined all that, you get a producer on the floor. No matter the level. I’m excited to see what the Dragons can put together this season. With the players they are bringing in/bringing back, it should be a good season to be on the Johnston roster. That’s for sure.