The Preseason MaxPreps Top 25 high school basketball rankings were released last week and we now expand our look at the next 75 best in the game.
The teams in the top 100 all have excellent pedigree, a tradition of success and big-time players fueling expectations of jumping into the MaxPreps Top 25 as the season progresses. Some are returning state champions while others are top contenders to bring home a title in 2022-23.
Our expanded list is dominated by five states — California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. That quintet combined to place 37 teams on the list.
In total, 30 different states along with the District of Columbia are represented. Twenty-five of the 30 states had multiple teams selected and Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania each had four or more teams on the list.
Make sure to check back throughout the week for continued preseason high school basketball content as our list of the top tournaments and events to watch for the 2023-24 season and the best players in all 50 states are on the docket.
2022-23: 26-4, No. 8 in final rankings
Begin the season as the team to beat in high school basketball behind
and a strong supporting cast. The Explorers boast one of
the toughest schedules in the nation.
2022-23: 22-3, No. 3 in final rankings
After a second-place finish in the NIBC, the Crusaders look to build on
their success behind a loaded roster led by reigning NIBC Player of the
Year V.J. Edgecombe
2022-23: 31-4, No. 9 in final rankings
Two-time defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference regular season champions
feature an embarrassment of riches this season headlined by four-star
Duke commits Patrick Ngongba
and Darren Harris
2022-23: 33-2, No. 6 in final rankings
2022-23: 28-0, No. 1 in final rankings
Reigning national champions have the opportunity to compete for the top spot once again this season behind James Madison commit Damon Thompson
and top 40 sophomore prospect Latrell Allmond
2022-23: 26-3, No. 30 in final rankings
The Ironmen return three of their top four contributors from last season led by No. 2-ranked Class of 2024 prospect Dylan Harper
2022-23: 29-4, No. 16 in final rankings
Defending State Champions Invitational winner returns four of their top
five contributors from last season guided by Georgetown commit Caleb Williams
2022-23: 28-4, No. 21 in final rankings
2022-23: 23-7, No. 78 in final rankings
Among the favorites to capture their first state championship since 2019 behind No. 3-ranked senior prospect Airious Bailey
2022-23: 29-0, No. 25 in final rankings
Two-time defending Division IV state champions bring a 49-game win
streak into the season and are the team to beat in the Buckeye State as
they return all five starters and add top 40 sophomore prospect T.J. Crumble
2022-23: 26-11, No. 83 in final rankings
In search of their first MaxPreps Top 25 finish since finishing No. 8 in 2017, the WCAC title contender features three top 100 junior prospects as four-star center Christian Gurdak
joins top 75 guards Derek Dixon
and Nykolas Lewis
2022-23: 22-10, No. 63 in final rankings
Defending CHSAA Class AA champions return four starters from last season headlined by their dynamic
guard duo of four-star Kentucky pledge Boogie Fland
and three-star junior prospect Danny Carbuccia
2022-23: 30-1, No. 12 in final rankings
Two-time defending state champions return eight key contributors and
three starters from last season in No. 4-ranked junior prospect Koa Peat
, senior guard Barron Silsby
and junior wing D'Andre Harrison
2022-23: 24-6, No. 65 in final rankings
After reaching the Class AAAAAAA state semifinals last season, the Rams return four starters and add top 20 Georgia commit Jacob Wilkins
2022-23: 26-7, No. 39 in final rankings
Defending football national champions will be a tough out on the hardwood this season with four of their top five
contributors returning led by top 40 junior Elzie Harrington
and No. 2-ranked sophomore Brandon McCoy Jr
2022-23: 34-2, No. 44 in final rankings
Following a streak of 32 consecutive wins to close out the 2022-23
season, the Redbirds are favorites to repeat as Class 3A state champions
with the offseason addition of top 75 Iowa commit Cooper Koch
2022-23: 32-0, No. 13 in final rankings
The highest-scoring team in high school basketball last season averaged
88 points per contest en route to an unbeaten season and Class 3A state
title. The Vikings return three starters.
2022-23: 19-10, Unranked
The Pioneers feature one of the most talented starting fives in the MaxPreps Top 25 as top 30 junior Jamier Jones
joins a strong returning core.
2022-23: 29-3, No. 19 in final rankings
The Vikings return three starters from a team that reached the Class 4A state semifinals as five-star Duke commit Isaiah Evans
, senior guard Trey Maxwell
and sophomore guard Ashton Pierce
are primed for big seasons.
2022-23: 31-1, No. 48 in final rankings
Heavy favorite to repeat as Class 4A state champions returns four starters headlined by three-star Pittsburgh commit Brandin Cummings
and five-star junior Meleek Thomas
2022-23: 16-14, Unranked
A revamped roster looks to find footing early
with three newcomers entering the starting five as top 30
senior Bryson Tucker
, three-star Florida State commit A.J. Swinton
and sophomore forward Steve Huan
join the fold.
2022-23: 30-0, No. 26 in final rankings
Following their first state title run since 1934, expectations remain high for the Redbirds with three returning
starters including Northern Iowa commit Will Hornseth
and Wisconsin commit John Kinziger
2022-23: 25-3, No. 33 in final rankings
A strong mixture of returning talent and key additions give this group
the ability to outplay their preseason ranking behind reigning MaxPreps
Utah Player of the Year Brody Kozlowski
2022-23: 26-2, No. 42 in final rankings
Defending Class 6A state champions look to become the fourth team from
the Sooner State to finish the season ranked in the MaxPreps Top 25
behind their catalyst Wyoming commit Dylan Warlick
2022-23: 32-3, No. 28 in final rankings
Two-time defending Class 4A state champions begin the year as the top team from the Lone Star State powered by three-star Colorado
commit Doryan Onwuchekwa
2022-23: 29-1, No. 2 in final rankings
The Class 6A field is wide open this season and the Panthers are among
the teams to beat despite heavy turnover due to graduation. Four-star
juniors B.J. Davis-Ray
and Kayden Edwards
lead a revamped unit.
2022-23: 24-5, No. 79 in final rankings
After reaching the state title game last season, the Wildkats are among the favorites to capture the Class 4A state crown behind five-star Kansas pledge Flory Bidunga
2022-23: 30-3, No. 5 in final rankings
Top 30 Connecticut commit Ahmad Nowell
looks to guide a talented but inexperienced group in search of their third consecutive MaxPreps Top 25 finish.
2022-23: 32-8, Unranked
Return four starters headlined by top 75 junior guard Kingston Flemings
and promising sophomore wing Isaiah Ward
after reaching the Class 6A state semifinals last year.
Return four starters led by five-star Miami commit Jalil Bethea
from a group that reached the Class 6A state semifinals last season.
2022-23: 28-4, Unranked
Class 5A state champions return each of their top seven scorers from
last season on a senior-laden roster guided by guard Clayton Jackson
and forward Nashawn Davis
2022-23: 17-11, Unranked
reaching the Class 5A state semifinals last season, the Raiders
are contenders for the Philadelphia Catholic League crown and state
title behind a talented returning core led by top 60 Georgetown commit Thomas Sorber
2022-23: 28-6, Unranked
junior Malachi Moreno
is the centerpiece for a group that returns all
five starters and will be among the favorites to capture the KHSAA Sweet
16 state title.
2022-23: 31-4, No. 64 in final rankings
Defending Class 7A state champions return three starters from last season
led by a pair of all-state selections in junior guard Salim London
and junior center DeWayne Brown
2022-23: 28-2, No. 36 in final rankings
Defending Class AAAAAA state champions are favorites to repeat, returning three starters from last season led by three-star USF commit C.J. Brown
One of the top-ranked teams from the DMV area, the Bulldogs feature a talented roster led by Holy Cross commit Tyler Boston
, Old Dominion commit Caden Diggs
and top 150 junior Eric Reibe
2022-23: 27-7, Unranked
Top 25 sophomore J.J. Andrews
and three-star Louisiana Tech commit Landren Blocker
return to lead the defending Class 4A state champions.
2022-23: 27-7, Unranked
Defending Class 6A state champions return four starters from last season headlined by No. 3-ranked sophomore Caleb Holt
2022-23: 21-13, Unranked
The Stags look to return to national prominence this season and begin the campaign as the fourth team ranked out of the loaded WCAC led by three-star Villanova commit Malcolm Thomas
2022-23: 23-2, No. 4 in final rankings
Although the Panthers lost the majority of their production last season due to graduation, top 25 senior Billy Richmond
will look to keep the Garden State powerhouse formidable again this season.
2022-23: 36-3, No. 15 in final rankings
Following a runner-up finish in the Class 6A state tournament last season, the Timberwolves return a respectable core despite losing each of their top two scorers to graduation.
2022-23: 24-5, Unranked
The Purple Roses return nearly all production from last season headlined by four-star Villanova commit Matthew Hodge
of the top contenders to capture the Class 6A state championship
this season, the Panthers return four first team all-district selections
including reigning District 3-6A MVP K.D. Davis
2022-23: 23-11, No. 70 in final rankings
Although the Trailblazers come into the year under-the-radar compared to recent seasons, they have the pieces to compete for an Open Division state tournament berth behind top 50 Arkansas commit Isaiah Elohim
2022-23: 28-3, No. 56 in final rankings
Defending Class 4A state champions graduated just two seniors and return
the vast majority of their production from last season centered around
Southern Mississippi commit Christian Reid
2022-23: 15-11, Unranked
After reaching the Division I state semifinals last season, the Eaglets return all major production from last season led by top 20 junior Trey McKenney
Following a season that was plagued by injury, top 25 Auburn signee Tahaad Pettiford
guides a strong returning core positioned to contend for a NJSIAA Non-Public A state title.
32-6, No. 95 in final rankings
Two-time defending Division III state champions are the team to beat from the Bayou State led by three-star senior Todd Jones
, promising sophomore guard Randy Livingston Jr
. and top 60 junior Christopher Cenac
2022-23: 27-3, No. 77 in final rankings
defending Division 2 state champions bring back four of their top
five scorers from last season including three-star Nebraska signee Nick Janowski
2022-23: 19-9, Unranked
Following a run to the Class 6A state title game last season, the Cavemen bring back key contributors Blake Rawson
and Tiger Cuff
to power the charge.
2022-23: 27-5, Unranked
All five starters return from a group that reached the Class 5A state title game last season including No. 12-ranked sophomore Cameron Holmes
2022-23: 29-7, Unranked
school basketball's active winningest coach Gary McKnight enters the
season with a career record of 1,243-134. He returns four of fives
starters from last year's Southern Section Division 1 champions.
2022-23: 34-0, No. 10 in final rankings
Despite suffering heavy turnover due to graduation, three-star Northwestern commit K.J. Windham
returns to help this group compete for back-to-back Class 4A state titles.
2022-23: 27-7, No. 17 in final rankings
Defending Class AAAAAAA state champions return two starters from last season in Arkansas State signee Josh Hill
and Kennesaw State pledge Ricky McKenzie
. The Wildcats begin the season ranked No. 4 in the Peach State.
2022-23: 29-0, No. 14 in final rankings
Defending Class A state champions bring back a strong core from last season centered around South Dakota State commit Jaden Jackson
2022-23: 30-4, No. 11 in final rankings
Although the Huskies graduate four starters from last season, the key offseason addition of top 25 Arizona commit Carter Bryant
will keep this group in contention for a berth in the CIF Open Division state tournament.
2022-23: 31-4, No. 31 in final rankings
Defending Class 4A state champions return three starters and add junior forward Zymicah Wilkins
who was named to the MaxPreps Sophomore All-America honorable mention team last season.
2022-23: 23-5, No. 72 in final rankings
Third team in the rankings from the Empire State returns three starters from last season with three-star senior Qin Pang
, three-star Iowa State signee Dwayne Pierce
and junior guard Markell Alston
back to lead the charge.
Defending Class AAA state champions are favorites to repeat as they return all five starters including reigning Class AAA Player of the Year Micah Smith
, who is a three-star prospect committed to James Madison.
2022-23: 19-8, Unranked
The Wildcats are favorites to capture their first Division I state title since 2001 behind Air Force signee Sam Springer
, Cleveland State signee Reece Robinson
and three-star junior Damon Friery
2022-23: 18-8, Unranked
One of the top contenders for the Class 4A state title, senior guard Kobi Bowles
and three-star junior guard Azavier Robinson
are the top returning contributors for the Wildcats.
2022-23: 23-7, Unranked
Led by No. 12-ranked junior Brayden Burries
, the Mustangs are primed to compete for a coveted spot in the Open Division state tournament this season.
2022-23: 22-2, Unranked
The Warriors look to bounce back from last season's district title game loss and capture their first state title since 1974 bolstered by the offseason addition of five-star sophomore Elijah Williams
the Broncos graduated each of their top two scorers from last season, a
talented roster includes a trio of three-star seniors in Calvin Robins Jr
., DePaul commit Chris Riddle
and Arizona State commit Jaden Smith
2022-23: 27-4, No. 76 in final rankings
Defending Class AAAA state champions lose a lot of key production to graduation but return top 40 Creighton signee Jackson McAndrew
to lead the way for a group searching for their third state title in four seasons.
2022-23: 32-2, Unranked
Each of their top two contributors from last season return as four-star Villanova commit Josiah Moseley
and junior guard Uzziah Buntyn
look to bring Stony Point its first state title in program history.
2022-23: 26-9, Unranked
Top contenders to represent Northern California in the Open Division state title game, the Pride return the majority of their production from last season led by Hawaii pledge Aaron Claytor
and senior guard Amani Johnson
2022-23: 26-5, Unranked
After reaching the Open Division state semifinals last season, a youthful group looks to get over the hump behind promising sophomore guards Kaden
and Kalek House
2022-23: 21-8, Unranked
2022-23: 27-11, No. 61 in final rankings
Although the defending Division I state champions graduate their top two scorers from last season, four-star Houston pledge Mercy Miller
headlines a roster that is strengthen by transfers like three-star junior Bryce James
2022-23: 27-5, No. 69 in final rankings
Return each of their two leading scorers in Stetson commit Jamie Phillips Jr
and Yale commit Isaac Celiscar
from a team that reached the Class 7A state title game last season.
2022-23: 25-8, Unranked
Tigers are among the favorites to capture their first Class 5A
state title since winning back-to-back in 2015 and 2016 powered by
three-star Temple commit Dillon Battie
and three-star juniors
and Amari Reed
Following their Metro League championship last season, the Crusaders are the top-ranked team out of the Evergreen State behind top 100 Virginia commit Jacob Cofie
2022-23: 21-6, Unranked
After winning a state title in their first year of existence in 2022, the Storm were upset in the first round of the state tournament last season. Owyhee returns four starters headlined by three-star USC signee Liam Campbell
2022-23: 25-4, No. 73 in final rankings
Despite suffering heartbreaking losses deep in state tournament action in each of the past two seasons, the Elks have the pieces to compete for their first state title since 2021 led by Xavier commit Jonathan Powell
2022-23: 23-7, Unranked
of the favorites to represent Northern California in the CIF Open
Division state title game, the Crusaders have an impressive mix of strong
additions and key returners led by three-star St. Mary's commit Zion Sensley
2022-23: 28-3, No. 91
Top 5 North Carolina signee Drake Powell
is the catalyst for a strong returning cast that reached the Class 3A state title game last season.
2022-23: 24-9, Unranked
Return four starters from a team that reached the Class 7A state quarterfinals last season. Samford University commit Caleb Harrison
and three-star junior Simon Walker
are the catalysts for the Panthers.
2022-23: 20-7, Unranked
The top-ranked team from the Palmetto State in the preseason rankings returns four starters headlined by top 40 Texas signee Cam Scott
and three-star senior Jaxon Prunty
2022-23: 29-1, No. 43 in final rankings
Defending Class 5A state champions return a pair of starters from last season including dominant junior big man Kenyon Aguino
Following a trip to the Class 4A state quarterfinals last season, the Cougars are expected to be a team to watch from the Tar Heel state behind seniors Maurio Hanson
and Jordan Patton
2022-23: 18-9, Unranked
Expectations are high coming into the season for a team that reached the Class 6A state semifinals last season and return top 10 sophomore Jalen Montonati
to headline their production.
2022-23: 25-4, Unranked
After losing by one point in the Class 2A state title game last season, the Warriors look to get over the hump this season with their top three contributors returning from last season led by three-star Florida signee Isaiah Brown
The addition of top 40 Illinois signee Morez Johnson
makes the Wildcats a contender for the Class 3A state title this season.
2022-23: 27-6, No. 58 in final rankings
Defending Class 3A state champions will be a tough out in their title defense behind top 80 junior Dante Allen
and highly-regarded freshman Myles Fuentes
2022-23: 25-7, No. 68 in final rankings
Three-time defending Class 4A state champions are expected be a force again in the Show-Me State this season with three-star junior forward Nicholas Randall
leading the charge.
90. Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore, Md.)
2022-23: 38-4, No. 20 in final rankings
Two-time defending Baltimore Catholic League champions look to win three consecutive league titles for the first time since their run at the top from 2012 through 2014 powered by Rhode Island commit Tyonne Farrell
91. St. Francis Prep (Fresh Meadows, N.Y.)
2022-23: 19-9, Unranked
Bring back four starters from a team that notched some big victories last season. Junior guard Vere Anthony
and sophomore forward Oesoemana Sacko
are the top returners for the Terriors.
92. Richwoods (Peoria, Ill.)
2022-23: 25-6, Unranked
Return three starters and add the key addition of Rutgers commit Lathan Sommerville
from a team that lost to eventual state champion Metamora in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament last season.
2022-23: 30-3, No. 51 in final rankings
Defending Division II-AA state champions return a pair of starters as three-star Vanderbilt signee Tyler Tanner
and highly-regarded football prospect George MacIntyre
lead the way.
Two-time defending Class AA state champions are a team to watch with top 80 junior Treyvon Maddox
serving as the catalyst.
2022-23: 21-8, Unranked
The Vikings enter the season as favorites to capture the Class 5A state crown as they graduate just one senior from last season and add top 65 Missouri signee Marcus Allen
into the fold.
2022-23: 31-6, Unranked
Top 70 senior Travis Perry
became Kentucky's all-time leading scorer last season with 4,359 points headed into his final season of high school hoops. The Lyons return their top six scorers from a run to the KHSAA Sweet 16 quarterfinals.
97. Archbishop Hoban (Akron, Ohio)
2022-23: 26-3, No. 41 in final rankings
Defending Division I state champions return a pair of starters from last season as Kent State commit Jonas Nichols
and highly-regarded football prospect Sam Greer
are expected to be the catalysts for the Knights.
2022-23: 29-4, Unranked
Following a historic season that saw them reach the Class 6A state semifinals for the first time in program history, junior guard Jacob Nguyen
and senior guard E.J. Campbell
look to guide this group a step further.
2022-23: 33-3, No. 88 in final rankings
Following a trip to the Division II-AA state title game last season, the Saints bring back three starters as senior guard Whit Almtyer, Belmont pledge Cooper Haynes
and sophomore post Fred Smith
return to power the production.
2022-23: 27-5, No. 67 in final rankings
Defending Class AAAAAA state champions are favorites to repeat this season behind Kennesaw State commit Braedan Lue