Prep Hoops Missouri presents its 2021 Class 1 Final Four All-Tournament Team. Congratulations to the South Iron Panthers, who defeated Mound City 69-50 to win its first state championship since 1965. St. Elizabeth defeated Higbee to take home third place.…
Prep Hoops Missouri presents its 2021 Class 1 Final Four All-Tournament Team. Congratulations to the South Iron Panthers, who defeated Mound City 69-50 to win its first state championship since 1965. St. Elizabeth defeated Higbee to take home third place. Congratulations to all four teams.
Most Valuable Player
(South Iron): The 6’4 2021 Citadel recruit averaged 19 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in leading the Panthers to the state championship. He dominated in all facets of the game as he got buckets, made plays for his teammates and played stellar defense.
Marco Burse (South Iron): The 6’4 2021 forward averaged 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in the state-champion Panthers two victories. He was a force throughout the weekend with his athleticism and high motor. After missing his junior year with a knee injury, he came back with a strong senior season.
(Mound City): The 6’2 2022 guard averaged 25 points and 7.5 rebounds in leading the Panthers to a runner-up finish. He was knocking down 3-pointers from long distance throughout the weekend. He had a 17-point second quarter in the second quarter of the championship game.
(South Iron): The 6’0 2022 point guard averaged 15 points and 9.5 rebounds in the Panthers two Final Four victories. He was tough in the semifinals against Higbee with 21 points, 10 rebounds and four 3-pointers in the 74-40 victory. His rebounding was excellent from the point guard position.
Brock Lucas (St. Elizabeth): The 6’3 2022 guard averaged 13.5 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in leading St. E to a third-place finish. He wears all of the hats for his team as he can facilitate offense with his excellent passing ability while also rebounding and getting buckets at all three levels.
(Mound City): The 6’5 2021 guard averaged 13 points and 10.5 rebounds in the Final Four as the Panthers finished as the state runners-up. His combination of size and versatility made him a tough matchup for most defenses.