5 W’s of Youth Basketball Rankings

Who, What, Where, When and Why? 

imageThe Middle School Elite Basketball National Player Rankings for Class of 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 & 2027 will be updated periodically.

Based on internet research, the first-ever published grammar school basketball player order is the “Class of 2018 MSElite 20 National Player Rankings for 5th Grade in 2010 and middle school is the “Class of 2017 MSElite 20 National Player Rankings for 7th Grade” in 2010.

The first highest grade ranked is the “Class of 2015 MSElite 25 National Player Rankings for 8th Grade” in 2011.

Soon, Johnny-come-latelies formed their own version of scouting and ranking reports, during 2015, class-of-2019/8th grade.

However, we had already released theClass of 2019 MSElite 50 National Players Rankings for 4th Grade” in 2011.

Copycat blogs (replicas) do not have the class of 2015, ’16, ’17, or ’18 rankings presently, nor a longer track record than us providing pre-high schoolers early exposure.

They may have rankings to show for class of 2019, ’20, ’21 etc., but definitely not 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018.

The middle school sports market floodgate opened once we created plenty noise about class-of-2018, 6-10, Marvin Bagley (AZ/CA), who ranked no.1 mostly throughout middle school, although entered high school ranked No. 2 on MSE while Jaedon LeDee (TX) finished No.1 in the same group, the class of 2018 MSElite 100 National Player Rankings for 8th Grade in 2014.

The aforementioned (Bagley) is ESPN No. 1 and the latter (LeDee, initially ranked no.2) is ESPN 100.

It was peculiar that LeDee’s name did not appear on any 8th grade national ranking prior to our numbering him.

Clearly MSE is first to position then 6’6″ sixth-grade Bagley atop the country specifically in middle school with “Who are the Top Players in Their Graduating Class” in 2012 plus Class of 2018 MSElite 10 National Player Rankings for 7th Grade in 2013, add  “Class of 2018 MSElite 60 National Player Rankings for 8th Grade” in 2013.

Who is next to get ranked?

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