ELITE 150 Signing Week Update

ELITE 150 Signing Week Update
Avery Howell


Kennedy Smith of the Cal Sparks EYBL was one of the biggest upward movers in the fall rankings update for 2024. *Photo by Eliteye Media.

Early signing week has officially started for the 2024 class.  With a bunch of fresh evaluations from marquee Fall events across the country, the ProspectsNation.com ELITE 150 has been updated.  

ELITE 150 - 2024 (Full Rankings)

STOCK UP

Kennedy Smith

California, Class of 2024

POSITION/RANKF  /  3

HEIGHT6' 1"

COMMITTED TO

USC

#6

There may not be a better two-way player in the class.  Her ability to impact the game on so many levels led to her club team, the Cal Sparks, winning the Nike Girls EYBL championship this summer.

Previous Rank: 13

 

Katie Fiso

Washington, Class of 2024

POSITION/RANKPG  /  2

HEIGHT5' 10"

COMMITTED TO

OregonPlayer Videos

#10

Fiso had a terrific summer and fall.  She followed up her club play with Tree of Hope with USA Basketball 3x3 and the Nike World Basketball Festival.  Her scoring abilty took off this year, especialloy shooting the ball, and she did it without impacting her ability to find teammates.  

Previous Rank: 18

 

Avery Howell

Idaho, Class of 2024

POSITION/RANKW  /  1

HEIGHT6' 0"

COMMITTED TO

USCPlayer Videos

#12

Howell was one of the biggest upwards movers this entire calendar year.  Her play with Meta 3SSB and at the adidas EuroCamp allowed the breakthrough in her recruitment.  The USC commit has earned every bit of her move up.

Previous Rank: 23

 

Mikayla Blakes

New Jersey, Class of 2024

POSITION/RANKG  /  2

HEIGHT6' 0"

COMMITTED TO

Vanderbilt

#17

Blakes play this summer can be described with one word, spectacular.  As a lead guard she impressed all summer long with the Philly Rise with efficient scoring while setting the table for her teammates.  Her 1.59 assist-to-turnover ratio during Nike EYBL play speaks volumes.

Previous Rank: 27

 

Zania Socka-Nguemen

District of Columbia, Class of 2024

POSITION/RANKF  /  8

HEIGHT6' 3"

COMMITTED TO

UCLA

#25

When players can effectively shut down the paint for opposing offenses that doesn’t always come with a box score metric. Sure there are blocked shots but altered shots and flat out changing what decisions the other team makes is more impactful than any block. 

Previous Rank: E150

 

ELITE 150 - 2024 (Full Rankings)

 

AROUND THE RIM

This is an interesting year for uncommitted elite players.  At the start of the early signing period there are still 10 out of the top 30 on the board still.  Much of that could change in the coming days but it will be interesting to watch how many carry their decision timelines into the spring to see what the transfer dynamic does to the programs they are considering.

TOP UNDECIDED PLAYERS

Sarah Strong

North Carolina, Class of 2024

POSITION/RANKF  /  1

HEIGHT6' 2"

COMMITTED TO


Undecided

#1

Joyce Edwards

South Carolina, Class of 2024

POSITION/RANKF  /  2

HEIGHT6' 2"

COMMITTED TO

South Carolina

#2

Jaloni Cambridge

Tennessee, Class of 2024

POSITION/RANKPG  /  1

HEIGHT5' 6"

COMMITTED TO

Ohio State

#3

 

*Brandon Clay contributed to this report.

Chris Hansen is managing editor of ProspectsNation.com and serves on the McDonald’s All-American and Naismith Trophy selection committees.  He was a co-founder of and the national director of scouting for ESPN HoopGurlz from 2005 until 2012 and is the director of the Check Me Out Showcase and ELITE is EARNED events.  He can be reached at chris@chrishansenbasketball.com.

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