1. Ralston Valley Last year Ralston Valley went 7-0 in conference play winning the Jeffco 5A (now 6A). They were led by the number 1 player in the class of 2025 in Colorado Tanner Braketa Tanner Braketa 6'1" | SG…
1. Ralston Valley
Last year Ralston Valley went 7-0 in conference play winning the Jeffco 5A (now 6A). They were led by the number 1 player in the class of 2025 in Colorado Tanner Braketa Tanner Braketa 6'1" | SG Ralston Valley | 2025 State CO who stood out as a freshman nearly averaging 20 points a game (19.2). Jackson Hansen Jackson Hansen 5'9" | CG Ralston Valley | 2024 State CO completes the dynamic backcourt duo as a perfect complimentary guard next to Tanner. These two teamed in the AAU season as well, both being two of the best scorers playing 16U basketball in Colorado. This duo makes Ralston the team to beat in Jeffco 6A this upcoming season.
2. Valor Christian
Valor Christian is a guard-heavy team who can light up the scoreboard with ease. Archer VanSickle Archer VanSickle 6'4" | CG Valor Christian | 2023 State CO , formally of Regus Jesuit, is a big transfer coming over to Valor currently the 19th ranked senior in the state. He will be joined by fellow shot-making senior Hunter Guiles Hunter Guiles 6'2" Valor Christian | 2023 CO , both of these guys are microwave scorers who can put up huge scoring performances. Running the point guard position will be Cole Scherer Cole Scherer 6'1" | PG Valor Christian | 2025 State CO , one of the most impressive players in the class of 2025 due to his maturity, knockdown jumper, and IQ of the game. Eli Kim Eli Kim 5'10" | PG Valor Christian | 2024 State CO and Sam Rollins Sam Rollins 5'8" | CG Valor Christian | 2023 State CO are two other guards with crafty scoring abilities who will look to be big contributors. This Valor Christian squad is deep with talent and will surely be a team to be reckoned with this upcoming season.
Columbine will be a sleeper team to have a very good season due to their backcourt duo. Ty Afraimi Ty Afraimi 5'11" | SG Columbine | 2023 State CO and Tyler Casey Tyler Casey 5'11" | PG Columbine | 2023 CO are two players who have been building chemistry together since middle school and will be looking to go on a terror in their senior seasons. Ty is a smooth lefty, with a knockdown jumper from the mid-range and beyond the three-point arc. Tyler is a quick guard who uses precise dribble moves to get by defenders and attack downhill. Another notable on the roster is Cameron Butler Cameron Butler 6'0" Columbine | 2023 CO who has had an impressive summer showing off his lockdown on-ball defense and crafty scoring ability playing from the wing. Lastly, Levi O’Brien Levi O’Brien 6'4" | SG Columbine | 2023 State CO will be a senior who could have a breakout season, Levi has great height for a wing, a smooth jumper, and brings great effort on the defensive end. This will be team one to keep an eye on as I think they can surprise many people with their success.
4. Arvada West
Arvada West is bringing back its top three players from last year including Jasper Padia Jasper Padia 6'5" | SF Arvada West | 2023 State CO who is one of the most intriguing prospects in the state. Jasper is a 6’5 wing who averaged just under 17 points per game last year. He is a good scorer due to his ability to get downhill, score around the rim, and mid-range pull-up off the dribble. Carson Nichols Carson Nichols 6'2" | CG Arvada West | 2023 State CO is a big guard with downhill scoring ability, when Jasper and he push the pace on the fastbreak they compliment each other well. Zion Thomas Zion Thomas 5'9" Arvada West | 2023 CO will run the point guard spot, he is a willing passer who makes the right plays and gets his teammates involved.
5. Bear Creek
Bear Creek will have an interesting season as they have one of the top juniors in the state, Emilek Jallow Emilek Jallow 6'6" | SF Bear Creek | 2024 State CO . Emilek is a wing who contributes on both ends of the floor. Defensively he can guard wings and uses his athleticism to be a good rim protector, on the offensive end he uses that explosiveness to finish at and above the rim. Derrick Sandoval will be an interesting guard to watch due to his shooting ability off of the dribble.