Word has it that Avery Johnson Avery Johnson 6'2" | CG Maize | 2023 KS , shooting guard from Maize, will leave high school early to participate in spring football at Kansas State. The multi-sport star will be greatly missed…
Word has it that, shooting guard from Maize, will leave high school early to participate in spring football at Kansas State. The multi-sport star will be greatly missed in the Wichita area. But there are a bunch of other seniors to watch in the area. In fact, you could argue there are more top 2023s in the area surrounding Wichita than any place else in the state.
Brilliant senior guardsof Andover and of Andover Central head the list. Here are five other Wichita seniors who will be in the spotlight this season (in alphabetical order):
Maize South returns a ton of young talent, including its leader, point man Atwater. The lightning-quick senior put up an impressive stat line: 15 points, 3 rebounds and nearly 6 assists per game. The Mavericks were real good last year and will be one of the top teams in 5A this year.
A year ago at this time, Harris had not played any varsity ball, yet he entered the Prep Hoops rankings for his great work over the summer. He then broke into the Andover lineup and became a dynamic offensive threat. He averaged 13 points and 2.5 assists per game, stretching defenses with his ability to hit from deep. He isn’t just a sniper, however. He can battle in the paint at both ends with his length and athleticism. He grabbed 5.5 rebounds and blocked 2 shots a game.
Physical and versatile, Perry (pictured) is a workhorse for Andover Central. He averaged nearly 7 points and 7 rebounds per game as a junior. If those stats don’t blow you away, understand the role he was playing for a talented team that went 18-4. He doesn’t have to dominate the ball to dominate the opponent. He defends and impacts the game with his length, speed up and down the floor and explosiveness.
Teammate of Shetlar and Harris, Redic is the perfect complement to the outside shooters in Andover. Redic is a powerful athlete who can put the ball on the floor and penetrate, hit jumpers or get to the rim. With his combination of quickness and power, he can guard pretty much every position on the floor too. He accounted for 13 points and 4 rebounds as a versatile guard/forward utility player.
A guy who knows how to play the traditional point guard role, Simoneau is a selfless passer and facilitator. He sees the floor and anticipates open shooters. It really shows on the club circuit. But he let his scoring talents shine for Rose Hill as a junior, dropping 20 points per game. He continues to grow – now standing 6-foot-2 – and developing athletically. He’s long and can leap. His developing physique and scoring talent will make him one of the top point men in the state this year.