Top Duos in 6A
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A couple of weeks ago, we looked at some of the best trios around the state. There are plenty of two-man combos worthy of a closer look as the season approaches. Here are some of the Top Duos in 6A…
A couple of weeks ago, we looked at some of the best trios around the state. There are plenty of two-man combos worthy of a closer look as the season approaches. Here are some of the Top Duos in 6A (in no particular order):
Olathe North –and (pictured):
Olathe North has made back-to-back trips to the 6A tournament, in large part due to this dynamic guard tandem. Yes, they were loaded with guards last year, and yes, they bring back some other good components, most significantly forward. But the incredible speed and quickness of Porter and Watson is really tough for opponents to match. They can both play point, both lead the transition attack and both score. In fact, they accounted for about 25 points per game as a pair.
Shawnee Mission South –and :
Here’s a pair of young big men to keep an eye on. DeBaun, a sophomore, and Sautter, a junior, are both bigs who can pass, making them potentially very effective on the floor together. Both block shots at a high rate and really get after the glass. They play with power, but both have some skill and finesse too.
Wichita Northwest –and Tasean Williams:
This pair is somewhat similar to the duo at Olathe North. They can really push the tempo and get into the teeth of the defense. Williams is one of the state’s best at getting to the bucket off the bounce. Benning is a pass-first point guard who racks up assists. They are a nightmare in the defensive backcourt too, combining for about 5 steals a game last year.
Campus –and :
These guys are sort of a contrast in size, but they complement each other’s skills. Burton is long and springy, able to get out in transition and finish above the rim. He rebounds and shoots it well. Thomas is a probing guard who can play off the ball and can really shoot it from the midrange and from deep. They both pass it well and can play off each other by moving without the ball.
Maize –and :
Here’s one of the most athletic duos in the 6A class. Hanna is one of the best high jumpers in the state and therefore can really elevate for rebounds and to block shots. He can guard much bigger opponents because of his explosiveness. Though just a sophomore, Myovela is physical powerhouse who can overwhelm opposing guards. He has a knack for highlight passes, can shoot and can make plays off the bounce.
Olathe South –and Matt Corrales:
This is one of the most versatile tandems out there. They could either one be at the point, the wing or even in the high post at any moment. Both standing about 6-foot-3 with guard skills, they can move inside and out, attacking the defense off the dribble, or shooting it from deep. They’re not exactly the same type of player, but they can both work interchangeably. They should have a very good supporting cast and look to improve on their 13-9 record a year ago.