Room at the Top – Candidates for 3A All-State
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One of the beauties of high school sports is that, with every graduating class, a new crop of players steps into the spotlight. The seniors who dominate the all-state teams move on, leaving room at the top for some younger…
One of the beauties of high school sports is that, with every graduating class, a new crop of players steps into the spotlight. The seniors who dominate the all-state teams move on, leaving room at the top for some younger studs to take their places.
A few returners will likely repeat on the 3A all-state teams, starting with rising seniors
, and 2026 phenom Sebastian Hines-Turner.
Here’s our best guess of who will claim a spot on 3A all-state teams next spring (in alphabetical order):
, 6-foot-5 forward, 2024, Beloit:
One of the most productive big men in the smaller school ranks, Beisner should really stand out as a senior. He’s been tested over the years on the club circuit and will be one of the tallest players in the 3A ranks. He averaged 13.5 points and 8 boards as a junior. Beloit returns a ton of experience and should be a player in the 3A class.
, 5-foot-9 guard, 2024, Goodland:
A leader of another team that should be a top team in 3A, Gonzalez has already played a ton of varsity basketball. He’s a dynamic defensive stopper and turnover creator. He is also a physical ball handler who can set up his teammates. With a lot of talent around him, Gonzalez will be a senior standout in Western Kansas.
, 6-foot-1 guard, 2026, Wichita Collegiate:
If his teammate Hines-Turner hadn’t garnered so much attention as a freshman, Parker would have generated more buzz. But as it is, he will be one of the top players in the 2026 class. He may just blow up this year and merit all-state consideration.
, 6-foot-2 guard, 2025, Galena:
One of the more dangerous shooters in the state, Perry will be a team leader due to the graduation of some key seniors. Watch for Perry’s 10 points per game to increase as he becomes the focal point of the Galena offense.
, 6-foot-5 center, 2025, Scott City:
Rumford will join Beisner as one the best bigs in the 3A class next year. He produced 18 points and 8 rebounds as a sophomore. He’ll need to play a big role if the Beavers are to take a step forward next year.
, 6-foot-3 forward, 2025, Colby:
One of the more athletic forwards in the 3A class, Tubbs looks like a riser in the 2025 class. He averaged 13 points and 7.5 rebounds on a state tournament team. Colby loses some of its top players, so Tubbs will take an even bigger role as a junior.