After the high school season and first evaluation period it’s time to update the rankings! We’re going to give you a quick look at the top five in each classification before the new update comes out in the next couple of days. Lets get the conversation started about OUR girls. Let us know who we missed by commenting on all social media platforms. Keep it positive and remember the only purpose of these rankings is to get people talking about Louisiana girls basketball… so let the conversation begin!
2023 Class Top 5
No major surprises to the top 5 in this classification as we have all 5 of these young ladies with a division I rating you can make a few arguments of who should be placed where but its clear this group continues to get the job done on the court as they all had great high school seasons!
Mikaylah Williams - Parkway High School
This years Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year continues to showcase her skills on the court holding down the number one ranking in not only Louisiana but the world as she’s the top recruit and is ranked #1 in the class of 2023 according to ESPNW. With the recent news she received an invitation to compete with team USA where she’ll have an opportunity compete in the FIBA world championship! If you call yourself a basketball fan do yourself a favor and catch 4-5 Parkway games (bring as many young hoopers as you can) this upcoming season because we’ll be talking about Ms. Williams for years to come! Scary thing is she keeps getting better and better!
Paris Guillory - St Louis Catholic
*Lake City Pride
After coming off back to back state championships Paris continues to defend her spot as one of the top two way players in the state! Her and her teammates didn’t shy away from the competition compiling a record of 29-3 competing against some of the top teams in the state. The 5’8 guard brings a strong and physical frame to court which allows her to create space when getting to the rim. She’s a competitor and loves the big games! The saying goes “guards win games” meaning if you have good guard play you’re more likely to win… in this case “Paris Guillory wins games”.
Chrysta Narcisse- Lafayette High School
Chrysta was the anchor for arguably the most talented team in the state this year as Lafayette went toe to toe with everyone before falling short in the semifinals in an epic battle versus Parkway. The thing I enjoyed and took note of this year with Chrysta was her ability to play with so much talent around her. She played on and off the ball, when her shot wasn’t falling she turned it up even more on defense. She fed the hot hand, she took over when she needed… she proved no matter her role at the next level she can excel at it and because of this experienxe I think she’ll have one of the easiest times transitioning to the next level.
Jermesha Frierson - Southwood High School
*Lake City Pride
Jermesha has helped put Southwood girls basketball back in the spotlight as they finished a great year making a deep run! The head to head match up versus East St John is the reason she’s jumped into the 4th spot of our rankings. With a big road win in the 5A playoffs she lead her team with 26pte scoring 12 of those in overtime in one of the most exciting games we saw all season. Following our Challenge event this April she’s picked up her first offer from Loyola New Orleans and is really trending in the right direction. I look for her to have a big May evaluation period after being limited with an ankle sprain in April. This young lady is truly under the radar and a sure fire D1 prospect…just goes to show you how big of an impact this extra year of eligibility due to Covid has affected our high school student athletes opportunities. The Covid year and transfer portal is making things tough but be sure to note wherever she lands she’ll be huge asset!
Jasmine Matthews - East St John High School
You can make an argument for Jazz to be as high as number 2 in our rankings and I would have no problem with that argument! She lead the ESJ team to a 25-3 regular season record and a 7th seed in the playoffs. Another great year and 5A all state as she continues to rack up on the hardware. Having seen her multiple times in the past month she’s in the best shape of her life and shooting the 3pt ball really well. While we flipped her and Frierson after the head to head match up in the playoffs… Jazz is already making a case to get that spot back and even more after dropping a 40 piece last evaluation period expect much of the same during the May evaluations!
2024 Class Top 5
Top 4 spots in the 2024 rankings by no surprise are all state champions!
Jada Richard - Lafayette Christian Academy
Jada lead LCA to another state championship this season but she really stole the show this year when she dropped 107 points in one day! scoring 55pts against John Curtis and following that up later that same day scoring 52pts versus Southern Lab (Both teams won state championship). It’s was no surprise to see LSU sitting at all of her games during the April Evaluations. Don’t be surprised when she has a huge summer and lands herself in the top 100 in the ESPNW rankings.
Terren Coffil - John Curtis
*Lake City Pride
Terren could go down as one of the highest decorated players in Louisiana girls basketball as she’s helped lead John Curtis to another state championship! All she knows is state titles since being at Curtis but the impressive thing this season and last was watching her relationship with Coach Johnson continue to grow and fuel her. Given a chance to wait her turn and now take over the reigns of this team leading a younger group that brings everyone back next year was really great to see her fill those shoes as the next great at John Curtis!
Da’Naya Ross - Wossman
Da’Naya has been in the top 5 of our rankings for a long time now but she did herself an even bigger favor this high school season! Ross made her name known on the big stage leading her team to a state championship and coming away with the MVP award. We tried to put everyone on Da’Naya Ross early but hats off to her and her Wossman teammates they made a name for themselves with that amazing run this year!
Heaven Jordan - John Curtis
Heaven helped secure another state championship for John Curtis and was named the MVP of the tournament! The undersized guard has always been up to the challenge of defending the other teams best player and her leadership is second to none! She’s one of those players you really have to watch and have an eye for talent to understand how much she does for her team. Numbers don’t lie but they also don’t tell all of the story. She’s the quarterback on both ends of the floor and an extension of the coach on the court… everything you want in a point guard!
Hannah Mouton - Southside
*Lake City Pride
A new face to the top 5 is Hannah as she helped lead her Southside team to a 19-10 regular season record and earned a 14 seed in the 5A playoffs. Not bad at all for a fairly new program that was fighting the injury bug. Look for them to continue to build and take another jump this season! I’ve been more impressed with Hannah since the conclusion of the high school season as she’s combining explosiveness and her skill set which continues to improve the sky is the limit for this young lady! She has the ability to do things you can’t teach which gives her a high ceiling. Expecting a big summer out of Hannah and advise college coaches to get eyes on her early.
2025 Class Top 5
The class of 2025 brings one new face as Dakota Howard has continued to improve her basketball skill set she’s rocketed up the rankings! The rest of the class top 5 stays the same as everyone had great freshmen campaigns and earned the right to stay locked in.
Ramiah Augurson - Wossman
Ramiah stepped on the it stage this season helping lead her team to a state championship! Everyone was in awe with her size and guard skills at such a young age! Very high ceiling for this young lady and can’t wait to watch her game develop over the years!
Shaila Foreman - Southern Lab
Shaila lead her team to a state championship where she was named the MVP of the tournament! The combo guard is a high level scorer and is taking her game to the next level. She’s looked at as the leader of the team despite only being a freshmen! Southern Lab will be good for years to come.
Carley Hamilton - Captain Shreve
*TeamUp / TexasU
Carley was the starting point guard on a 5A team in one of the toughest districts in the state. She helped lead her team to a 1st round upset on the road in the playoffs! She’ll start at the point guard position for four years… really excited to see the growth of her game over the coming years! She’ll give you 25pts and 5ast while smiling the entire time a true love for the game.
Dakota Howard - Haughton
One of the biggest stock risers in all classifications has been Dakota Howard. What she’s accomplished as a freshmen has been remarkable as she also competes in the toughest district in the state and landed on the all district team! Her bull dog mentality has always stood out but as her skillset continues to improve it’s no surprise the climb she’s made in the rankings! College coaches need to put eyes on here asa!
Arionna Patterson- Walker
Arionna has the blessing and curse of playing on a stacked team in 5A. The blessing is she’s surrounded with talent, well coached and going to get pushed/better every practice. The curse some would say is having to wait your turn a little more than the players listed above but I think this is a great learning experience and will make the transition to college for her that much easier! Arionna has untapped potential that she’s just starting to scratch the surface. She made a huge jump this past season putting it all together and I’m excited to see her take that next step. The hard work is paying off and people are noticing just keep working!
2026 Class Top 5
The first sneak peak at the top 5 of the 2026 class and it’s safe to say Louisiana girls basketball is in good hands for years to come! This class is flashy and this class is deep so make sure you keep your with them as they are rising Freshmen.
Chikae Desdunes - John Curtis
Chikae has stood out in her class for years now and this should come as no surprise she’s the number one ranked prospect in the 2026 class. She has the ability to compete with some of the nations best. Her natural vision on the court makes her both flashy and fun to play with. I think what allows her to be compared the other top prospects in the country is her size at the point guard position combined with her ability to shoot the three ball both catch and shoot as well as off the bounce
Journee Johnson - Vandebilt Catholic
Journee will jump on the high school scene next year and add to an already talented Vandebilt Catholic program! The long guard has continued to develop her ball skills over the years as she’s adding more and more to her game. She’s one of the best shooters in her class and you combined that with her great length she makes for a pretty impressive ball player! Another young lady with a ton of potential.
Zara Baker - Parkway
Zara will join an already loaded Parkway team that lost no one from last year! She’ll be great option coming of the bench for arguably the best team in the state and one of the top 25 in the county! Zara’s a big guard that is already skilled despite not being in high school yet. The 5A level of basketball will be an adjustment for her but being surrounded by great teammates I have no doubt she’ll excel at whatever role is asked of her next year!
Taylor Barnaba - J.S. Clark
*Louisiana Lady Rockets
Taylor is a fan favorite in this class as she’s got flashy handles and great vision everyone loves to watch her play! She’s already got a year of high school ball under her belt which should be no surprise why she’s in our top 5. If you want to see a fun style of basketball make sure you check out Taylor play I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Kaliyah Samuels - Lafayette Christian
Kaliyah will join the LCA varsity squad next year and she’ll fill a big hole they are losing as the versatile forward has really improved in the last 18 months! She‘s working on playing inside and out despite being 6’0 she can showoff the perimeter skills as well. Really excited to see her growth once she gets a year of varsity basketball under her belt playing along side one of the best teams in the state.