ELITE 150 Watch List - 2024

ELITE 150 Watch List - 2024
Zachara Perkins

Katie Fiso of Seattle, Washington, is part of a loaded point guard class in 2024. *Photo by Calvin Koo.

As players across the country prepare for the second evaluation period of 2022, ProspectsNation.com is queuing up the 2024 ELITE 150 process by releasing the first Watch List.

The initial Watch List consists of 45 names.  As this 2022 calendar year is the first spring the 2024 and younger classes have had with a traditional schedule and numerous opportunities to compete across the country has led us to slow down the ranking process.



While acknowledging the list of 45 is neither complete nor ordered, we’ve launched it with a base 4-star rating.  This is the minimum rating for players making the list and as the spring and summer play out, updates to include both 5-star and 4.5 star ratings will happen.  Much like the 2023 ELITE 150, we’ll make regular additions after important evaluation weekends as well as launch a numerical top 25 within the ELITE 150.



California is leading the charge in 2024 with seven players on the ELITE 150 Watch List.

Texas and Georgia are in the running for deepest states with five players on the early Watch List.

There are seven of the 45 checking in at 6 feet 3 inches or taller.  While that is 15-plus percent of the total, only a few of these players are considered post players.



While we don’t have a chart to prove it, this is the latest in a recruiting class that not a single watch list player has committed to a school.  It’s not for a  lack of offers.  Not rushing the process is a good thing.  With the lack of on campus visits the last two-plus years plus a surge in transfer activity this year, it’s wise to wait and see how the landscape of the game takes shape.



The point guard crop in 2024 has made waves and are some of the most recognized players on the recruiting scene.  While Tennessee-native Jaloni Cambridge has an argument for the top overall spot, there’s so much depth behind her.  Names like Alivia McGill and Olivia Olson out of Minnesota, Kiyomi McMiller from Maryland and Katie Fiso from Washington are just a few more names who have competed at a high level already in their careers.



It’s still early for the rising junior class as kids are playing on various circuits in varying age groups but the foundation has been laid. The majority of the kids on this list have multiple scholarship offers from schools across the country. We expect the July evaluation period and fall individual showcase circuit to help with creating some separation amongst the board as a whole. There is plenty of room for additional prospects to play their way onto the list before the football season begins around Labor Day. If what we’ve seen so far is any indication, the depth throughout 2024 is as good as any we’ve seen recently.


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@prospectsnation.com.


Brandon Clay serves as the Director of Scouting for ProspectsNation.com and owns The BrandonClayScouting.com Evaluation Report, which is read by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He also serves as the Executive Skills Director for the Brandon Clay Scouting Academy Series.

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