Texas High School Basketball Player Rankings 2023-24

By Biraj Khanal / 17 September 2023 04:46 AM

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Texas High School Basketball Player Rankings are Tre Johnson, Jarred Harris, Liam McNeely, and Amir Ali. Tre ranks No. 1 with a 94 OVR scouting grade.

The Texas high school programs run a total of 97 college programs, including Basketball for both the girls and the boys.

They also share their top 100 ranked players in every sports program on their official database and their upcoming games, events, and celebratory programs.

Several launched programs create exposure to the maximum number of athletes waiting for the chance to play at a higher level.

The high school recruits an immense amount of players with the support of their scouting sites such as Prep Hoops, ESPN, 247 Sports, and On3 on the basis of their rankings.

Criteria include Athleticism, position-based skills, effort level, size, Toughness, and understanding of the game.

Texas High School Boys Basketball Rankings

Texas High School Boys Basketball Rankings from Class 2023-2024 are mentioned below in the table:

Tre JohnsonLink Academy
Liam McNeeleyMontverde Academy
Jalen ShelleyLink Academy
Amier AliIMG Academy
Nic CodieNewman Smith High School
Micah RobinsonOak Hill Academy
Jared HarrisSilsbee High School
Robert MillerPasadena Memorial High School
David PunchHarker Heights High School
Doryan OnwuchekwaFaith Family Academy

Tre Johnson - Link Academy

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Tre Johnson is a 6-foot and 6-inch shooting guard for the Link Academy with a 94 grade.

His list of Schools list and visits includes Texas, Standford, North Carolina, Miami, and LSU as of 31st August 2023.

The Texas-born player averaged 23.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game on January 2023 as a sophomore.

In his year with Lake Highlands, he led the Wildcats to their first state Championship since 1968.

He is no 1 in the Texas high school basketball state rankings regarding the recruits for 2023-24.

Johnson maintained an average of 21.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game at the regular season end. After his school ended, he was transferred to Link Academy in Branson, Missouri.

Liam McNeeley - Montverde Academy

Liam McNeeley stands second in ranking after Tre and is a small forward for Montverde.

He is a 6-foot-7-inch player from Plano, Texas, and has a 91 grade with 5-star ratings by ESPN.

Like Johnson, McNeeley also has 21 offers from different colleges and already has 4 visits too.

In his Junior Year with the Varsity, he played a total of 25 games averaging 12.4 points per game. His shooting stats include 310 points in a season with a 50% field-goal percentage and a 52 3-pointer made.

Jalen Shelley - Link Academy 

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Jalen Shelley stands third in the rankings and is a small forward for Link Academy. 

The Texas-born player has already been committed to Arkansas College as he signed with the college on 11th September 2023.

He is one of the first recruits to join the Arkansas team after announcing his commitment to the Razorbacks.

He had a total of 17 offers including two visits to Louisville and Arkansas before joining the team. He is ranked 43rd in the ESPN Top 100 list.

Shelley is a 6 foot 7 inch small forward who spent his junior year with the Link Academy. He weighs 185 pounds and is rated 4 stars with 87 grades.

Texas Girls High School Basketball Rankings

Texas Girls High School Basketball Rankings from the Class 2024 are mentioned below in the list:

Justice CarltonSeven Lakes High School
Rian ForestierBrandeis High School
Kalysta MartinProvidence Catholic School
Me'Arah O'NealEpiscopal High School
Taliyah ParkerSouth Grand Prairie High School
Arianna RobersonClark High School
Adhel TacSouth Grand Prairie High School
Jordan ThomasHebron High School

Justice Carlton, Forward - Seven Lakes H.S

Justice Carlton is a forward for Seven Lakes High School from Katy, Texas. She is 6 foot 2 inches tall.

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Carlton has been named as the no 1 high school recruiting prospect by ESPN with 97 grade and still searching for her new college.

She has named LSU in the final five schools she wishes to join. She is considered the No. 4 overall player in the 2024 class.

Justice has received a total of 20 offers during her high school which got narrowed down to five including LSU, South Carolina, Arizona, and Tigers.

Her previous season stats include 22.3 points per game on average with 9.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.2 steals, and 2 blocks for the school.

Carlton was also awarded the 9-6A Offensive Player of the Year following her dominant performance.

Rian Forestier - Brandeis High School

Rian Forestier is another recruit who is ranked in the top 3 by ESPN. She plays in the guard position for the Brandeis.

She is a 5'1" center guard who is a recruit of Class 2024. Forestier has been receiving several offers from 2021 including new offers in 2023 from Arkansas, Oregon, Florida, and Colorado. 

She committed to the USC Trojans verbally and became the first recruit to join the team. She committed on 20th April 2023.

She also averaged 22 points per game including 12 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 blocks, and 5 assists in four games with Brendeis during the Allen Tournament in 2022.

Kalysta Martin - Providence Catholic School

Kalysta Martin is a 6'1" guard player from San Antonio Texas. She is one of the top 3 recruits by ESPN.

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Martin is a Providence combo guard and is considered the top guard in the girl's high school basketball class of 2024.

Being a 4-star recruit with a 91 grade, she has verbally committed to Texas Tech and will continue her career there.

During her Junior year in 2022-23, she averaged 24.7 points per game including 14.6 rebounds, 3.8 Assists, 2.2 steals, and 4.2 blocks per game.

Texas High School Boys Basketball Champions List

Texas High School Basketball Champions List of 6A Boys Basketball by year since 2015  is listed below in the table:

2022-2023Richardson Lake Highlands
2019-2020COVID 19 ( None)
2016-2017Cypress Falls
2014-2015Piano West

Duncanville is the only team in 8 years since 2015 to win the trophy two times. They won it in 2019 and 2021.

Similarly, the tournament was postponed due to the health safety and restrictions protocol in the 2019-2020 season with no winners.

Allen won its 2018 trophy defeating the Katy Tompkins by 49-47 points in the over time. The game went on over time and later Allen clinched the victory by a 2-point narrow margin.

DeSoto has the thumping victory against the Humble Atascocita with a 73-54 score in the final game of the Championship in 2016.

The recent 2022-2023 season was won by the Lake Highlands defeating the Beaumont United by 55-44 in the finals adding second to their title list since 1968.

Tre Johnson was one of the dominant players who had a greater impact on helping the team win the 2023 trophy scoring 29 points in the finals giving a first-half-half lead with a third-quarter 3-pointer.

Texas High School Girls Basketball Championship List

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Texas City High School Basketball Champions list of Girls since 2015 is listed below in the table:

2022-2023Northside Clark
2018-2019Converse Judson
2014-2015Cypress Woods

Teams like DeSoto and Duncanville have the multiple Championships since 2015 with 2 and 3 . They both bagged their title consecutively with DeSoto in 2021 and 2022.

Duncanville won its first in 2016 followed by another in 2017 consecutively and the third being in 2020. They had their thumping victory in 2016 defeating the Spring Dekaney by a huge point margin of 76-42.

Cypress won it in 2015 defeating Dallas Skyline by 57-49 in the finals. The most recent was won by the Northside Clark in 2022-2023 defeating the consecutive two-time former defending Champions DeSoto in the finals. 

Qualifying through the playoff stages, the Clark defeated Coppell in the semifinal round to make it into the finals.

They won it against DeSoto by a 42-37 score in the conference finals. Arianna Robertson, Northside Clark who is one of the top recruits in 2023-2024 was awarded the Most Valuable Player during the finals.

Texas High School Basketball State Tournament Schedule For 2023

Texas High School basketball playoffs semifinals will be happening on 7th March and 8th March 2024. The finals will be on 9th March 2024.

The mentioned dates are subject to change as per the conditions. The first semifinal fixture for the 6A Boys tournament will be at 8:30 PM on 8th March 2024.

For the girls, the dates for the semifinals and finals of the tournament are kept on 29th February to 2nd March in 2024.

There are a total of six Conference tournaments happening every year in Texas with 6A being the senior ones. Each conference includes four regions segregated into 32 districts.

In each conference, districts are divided into regions as follows:

  • Region 1 - Districts 1-8
  • Region 2 - Districts 9-16
  • Region 3 - Districts 17-24
  • Region 4 - Districts 25-32

In both the boys and the girls tournament, the Regional Champions from all the regions will compete to make it to the state finals where 1 and 2, 3 and 4 will be competing in the semifinal round of the Championship.

The district tournament dates and the full phase of the playoff tournament for 2023-2024 have not been made available yet. However, the dates for the semifinals and the finals are kept on March 7-9 in 2024.

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Here are the Texas High school basketball brackets from the semifinal round for the boys and girls basketball tournament mentioned below:

Boys Basketball Tournament ( 2023-2024)

Friday, 8th March 2024 - Semifinals 

  • Conference 6A - 7:00 PM - Winner of Region 1 Vs Winner of Region 2
  • Conference 6A - 8:30 PM - Winner of Region 3 Vs Winner of Region 4

Saturday, 9th March - Finals ( Texas High School Basketball Championship)

  • Conference 6A - 8:30 PM - Winner of Region {1v2) Vs Winner of Region (3v4)

Girls Basketball Tournament ( 2023-2024)

Friday, 1st March 2024 - Semifinals 

  • Conference 6A - 7:00 PM - Winner of Region 1 Vs Winner of Region 2
  • Conference 6A - 8:30 PM - Winner of Region 3 Vs Winner of Region 4

Saturday, 2nd March - Finals ( Texas High School Basketball State Championship)

  • Conference 6A - 8:30 PM - Winner of Region {1v2) Vs Winner of Region (3v4)

All the times and the matches are subject to change as mentioned on their official website