Updated Class of 2024 Top 5 Combo Guards
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The hits keep coming from Prep Girls Hoops New Jersey as the 2023-24 high school girls basketball season approaches, an exciting time for everyone involved and most assuredly for the players. PGH NJ dropped its updated Class of 2024 rankings…
The hits keep coming from Prep Girls Hoops New Jersey as the 2023-24 high school girls basketball season approaches, an exciting time for everyone involved and most assuredly for the players. PGH NJ dropped its updated Class of 2024 rankings within the last month or so, so why not continue the coverage below. Here are the top five combo guards in our latest rankings update.
No. 1:– Rutgers Prep (No. 17 overall)
Escanillas has had the progression and success that any high school program will be eager to find, and it’s come with hard work in the offseason, in AAU ball, and during the high school season. She’s coming off her most complete season as a guard: 7.2/1.9/1.7 in 29 games with career-highs in steals per game and three-pointers, both total and per game. She’s developed her outside game well to the point of her being one of the best shooters for Rutgers Prep entering the season, an impressive improvement for her.
No. 2:– Wildwood Catholic (No. 30 overall)
Mikulski is the ending behind Wildwood Catholic and has been so for the past two years especially, developing into a monster piece, one of the best overall prospect in South Jersey and along the Jersey Shore. Her success comes down to shooting, and when it comes to shooters, it’s tough to find someone better than her. Proof is in the pudding, and 135 threes over 51 games played since her sophomore year isn’t too bad of a mark at all. Really excited to see her finish out her senior season and even more excited for her college career.
No. 3:– Paul VI (No. 32 overall)
There’s some new sheriffs in town at Paul VI…well they’ve been there for some time, but have been in the shadow of one of the best freshmen currently in college basketball. Hannah Hidalgo is gone, which means new players have to step up, and who better to do so than the future North Carolina A&T Aggie. Make no mistakes, Andrews is a baller in her own right and has been a great contributor to the Eagles for the past two seasons, but everyone will finally get to see just how good this guard is in her senior campaign.
No. 4:– Franklin (No. 42 overall)
Cotten has been such an intriguing prospect to watch for Franklin, a player that’s seemingly developed her game in chapters, those chapters being seasons. Every step of the way, there’s a piece to her game that she’s really worked on more than the rest, and that has stood out in game action. Overall, she’s a fantastic scorer, someone able to patrol the middle and man up on the post, and she’s been an unsung leader for Franklin as her game has improved.
No. 5:– Lodi Immaculate (No. 50 overall)
Consistency is where it’s at, and while people will look at Lewis and say her production offensively took a dip last season, they’re not watching the entire film. We know that she’s an excellent scorer at all levels offensively, but it’s things like her defense, her passing, her knowledge of the game, feel for what’s around her, that have stood out. With maturity comes a better understanding of how to play the game, and Lewis is at that point now where she’s stepped up handedly into that leadership, that team captain role.