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SCNext Top 25: The best 2022-23 high school girls' basketball teams

La Jolla Country Day's Jada Williams is one of three top-25 recruits to commit to Arizona. Brittany Graham

The 2022-23 girls' high school basketball season has tipped off in some states, and soon enough, the season will be in full swing across the country.

As we look forward to national events like the She Got Game Classic, Nike Tournament of Champions, Geico Nationals and the State Champions Invitational, we find some familiar teams at the top of the SCNext Top 25 rankings.

Sidwell Friends School (Washington, D.C.), which won last year's inaugural SCI, returns Jadyn Donovan, a Duke commit who is the third-ranked recruit in the 2023 espnW 100, as well as Kendall Dudley and Leah Harmon, top-20 prospects in the 2024 espnW 60.

Three California schools are also near the top, boasting rosters of loaded talent. Sierra Canyon is led by Judea Watkins (No. 1, 2023) and Mackenly Randolph (No. 19, 2024). Etiwanda returns Kennedy Smith (No. 16, 2024) at forward and Aliyahna Morris (No. 18, 2025) at point guard. La Jolla Country Day starts Arizona signees Breya Cunningham (No. 14, 2023) and Jada Williams (No. 21, 2023), as well as Tajianna Avant-Roberts (No. 24, 2024).

Montverde Academy (Florida) rounds out the top five, bringing in South Carolina signee Sahnya Jah (No. 40, 2023) to join returning seniors like Letycia Vasconcelos (No. 36, 2023) and Mjracle Sheppard (No. 86, 2023).

We rank the best teams in the country for the 2022-23 season. Below is our ESPN High School Girls' Basketball Top 25 for the week of Dec. 5:

1. Sidwell Friends (D.C.) 2-0
2. Sierra Canyon (Calif.) 3-0
3. Etiwanda (Calif.) 5-0
4. La Jolla Country Day (Calif.) 8-0
5. Montverde Academy (Fla.) 9-0
6. South Grand Prairie (Texas) 8-3
7. Bishop McNamara (Md.) 1-1
8. IMG Academy (Fla.) 3-1
9. Hopkins HS (Minn.) 4-0
10. Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 4-0
11. Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.) 2-0
12. St. John's College HS (D.C.) 3-0
13. South Bend Washington (Ind.) 9-0
14. St. John Vianney (N.J.) 0-0
15. Conway (Ark.) 7-1
16. Sacred Heart (Ky.) 3-0
17. Duncanville (Texas) 7-3
18. Centennial (Nev.) 0-0
19. DeSoto HS (Texas) 6-2
20. Purcell Marian (Ohio) 3-1
21. St. Paul VI (Va.) 2-1
22. Clackamas (Ore.) 0-0
23. Waterloo West (Iowa) 4-0
24. Incarnate Word Academy (Mo.) 2-0
25. Hazel Green (Ala.) 9-0