Tier three is comprised of teams that have played well but have yet to fully prove themselves as top contenders. These teams still have a chance to make some noise in the playoffs. 1. Vista Ridge Vista Ridge has proven…
Tier three is comprised of teams that have played well but have yet to fully prove themselves as top contenders. These teams still have a chance to make some noise in the playoffs.
1. Vista Ridge
Vista Ridge has proven to be one of, if not the top team in 6A from Colorado Springs. This team has a deadly senior duo on the wings made up of Tyson Monck Tyson Monck 6'3" | SG Vista Ridge | 2023 CO and Caleb Kelley Caleb Kelley 6'4" | SG Vista Ridge | 2023 CO . Tyson Monck Tyson Monck 6'3" | SG Vista Ridge | 2023 CO is a versatile guard who can create for himself with or without the ball in his hands. He also leads the team in scoring and rebounds and is second in assists. Caleb Kelley Caleb Kelley 6'4" | SG Vista Ridge | 2023 CO is a lengthy wing who is a good cutter off of the ball which takes pressure off of Tyson on the offensive end. Caleb is also a good shooter coming off of screens making him another knockdown shooter on the team. Gharret Lawerence runs the point guard spot doing a good job of making crisp passes to his teammates. Vista Ridge has a big match-up tonight facing Doherty.
2. Valor Christian
Valor Christian has shown the ability to take down top teams as they can score with anyone in the state. This team runs a lot of four-guard lineups spreading the floor with a lot of shooters on the floor. Running the point guard spot standout sophomore Cole Scherer Cole Scherer 6'1" | PG Valor Christian | 2025 State CO . Cole is an impressive ambidextrous finisher at the rim who is not afraid of finishing over bigger defenders. Senior Archer VanSickle Archer VanSickle 6'4" | CG Valor Christian | 2023 State CO has added knockdown shooting off the catch and is a creative scorer off of the dribble. His classmate Hunter Guiles Hunter Guiles 6'2" Valor Christian | 2023 CO has been a very good rebounder from the guard position and can go on big scoring runs that can shift the momentum of games. Junior Eli Kim Eli Kim 5'10" | PG Valor Christian | 2024 State CO has been a knockdown spot-up shooter and a solid on-ball defender. 6’5 F Ryan Dixon Ryan Dixon 6'5" | PF Valor Christian | 2024 State CO has been showing his athleticism throwing down exhilarating dunks on the break and through traffic. 6’7 F Clark Hodge Clark Hodge 6'7" | PF Valor Christian | 2023 State CO is a stock-boosting senior who has been a solid passer and screener this season. This team has good depth and is solid making them candidates to make a good run in the playoffs this year.
3. Fountain-Fort Carson
Fountain-Fort Carson is another team from Colorado Springs that has been turning heads with their 14-2 record. This team is led by three-point specialist Antonio-Joseph Martinez Antonio-Joseph Martinez 6'0" | CG Fountain-Fort Carson | 2023 State CO . Joseph is good at getting the ball quickly into his shooting pocket and hitting shots in a hurry coming off of screens. William Tony William Tony 6'2" | SG Fountain Fort-Carson | 2023 State CO is a solid contributor from the wing who leads the team in rebounding and steals. Tonio Martinez is a good facilitator and scorer near the rim. 6’6 sophomore G James Murray adds good defensive switchability allowing him to guard multiple positions on the floor.
4. Regis Jesuit
Regis Jesuit is a well-coached team that has shown the ability to hang with top teams in the state. Regis is led by senior standout PG TaRea Fulcher TaRea Fulcher 5'11" | PG Regis Jesuit | 2023 CO . Tarea is a tough downhill scorer who uses his scoring gravity to create for himself and others. Joe Dorais Joe Dorais 6'0" | SG Regis Jesuit | 2023 State CO is one of the best shooters in the state who has been shooting 45% while taking a lot of shots. Senior Cole Records Cole Records 6'3" | SF Regis Jesuit | 2023 State CO has returned from injury he has been a solid role player for the team being a good cutter and rebounder from the wing. Damarius Taylor Damarius Taylor 5'11" | PG Regis Jesuit | 2024 CO has been a standout junior who uses screens to get to his pull-up jumper off of the dribble. This team has good depth and the potential to make a good run this year.
5. Arvada West
Arvada West is coming fresh off of some big wins recently beating Valor Christian and Fort Collins. This team has a great senior duo made up of Jasper Padia Jasper Padia 6'5" | SF Arvada West | 2023 State CO and Carson Nichols Carson Nichols 6'2" | CG Arvada West | 2023 State CO . Jasper is a big wing who is a deadly scorer close to the basket and in the mid-range. He uses his size and athleticism to step around defenders and score at the rim. Carson Nichols Carson Nichols 6'2" | CG Arvada West | 2023 State CO is having a huge stock-boosting season showing off his versatility as a big guard. He is a good rebounder, all-around scorer, and can play the point guard role. This duo alone will help them compete and make a potential run in the playoffs this year.