Updated 2024 Rankings: Top Five Point Guards
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The updated positional rankings for the Class of 2024 are beginning as we prepare for the 2023-24 high school girls basketball season in New Jersey. We’ll be doing this with both the updated 2024 and 2026 rankings that have been…
The updated positional rankings for the Class of 2024 are beginning as we prepare for the 2023-24 high school girls basketball season in New Jersey. We’ll be doing this with both the updated 2024 and 2026 rankings that have been released within the last month or so. To start out, let’s head over to the point guard position and the top five senior point guards in the Garden State.
No. 1:– Life Center Academy (No. 2 overall)
McMiller is once again a top-3 player among Class of 2024 players in New Jersey, a spot she’s remained in upon her transfer to Life Center Academy before her junior season. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see her play, she’s a college-ready guard with incredible ball-handling skills, a poised demeanor running the point and just a gamer. There really isn’t a better way to describe her because only a select few players can be considered game-changers, players who can flip momentum on a dime, and she’s easily one of them.
No. 2:– Ewing (No. 6 overall)
Stokes has been a top-10 mainstay for us on this list and she comes in just outside the top five on this latest rankings update. She’s been the engine up top behind the juggernaut that is Ewing, playing as part of a trio of seniors, all set to play college basketball next fall. Stokes can score with the best of them, but she might be the best passing guard in the state, having done a fantastic job over the years of finding open teammates and trying to create scoring opportunities outside of herself.
No. 3:– Manasquan (No. 11 overall)
The future Bucknell talent has come into her own leading Manasquan over her high school career, retaining the torch as the go-to piece for the program while doing well at evolving into a well-rounded guard. Last season was her best to date, an impressive overall display of basketball that showcased more aggression in the lane than many other guards in the state. We really like her ability to crash the boards as well, something that can go unnoticed during a game. Truly an exciting talent that we can’t wait to watch this season.
No. 4:– Scotch Plains-Fanwood (No. 19 overall)
Baylock turned her junior season into a scoring frenzy, a departure from what she accomplished as a junior, but a season that really solidified her as one of the best pure scorers in the state. Anyone who averages more than 20 points a game in any high school season is a dominant force, and she was just that in all three phases offensively. We saw growth in her aggression toward driving into the lane and her fearlessness to shoot the three more allowed for more versatility in her overall game.
No. 5:– Woodbury (No. 20 overall)
Braxton-Young has flown up the rankings after making her Class of 2024 debut in January. Now sitting as a top-20 prospect in the senior class, she’s definitely earned that ranking as a big piece to a Woodbury team hungry for more success on the floor this season. Despite just 21 games played, Braxton-Young was dishing off nearly four assists a game, racking up more than five steals a game and found consistent success offensively as a scorer. We’re intrigued to see where her senior year will take her come the winter.