Top Trios From the 4A-1A Ranks
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We recently produced a couple of articles about the top trios in the 6A and 5A ranks. Now we turn to the 4A-1A classes to see some other top trios: McPherson – Kreighton Kanitz Kreighton Kanitz 6'2" | SG McPherson…
We recently produced a couple of articles about the top trios in the 6A and 5A ranks. Now we turn to the 4A-1A classes to see some other top trios:
McPherson –(pictured), , :
You could stack this set up against any trio in the state in terms of experience and winning pedigree. They were a balanced, complementary trio leading the Bullpups to the precipice of a 4A title before losing to Hugoton. They combined for 32 points per game as juniors, sharing ball handling, distribution and perimeter shooting responsibilities. When the chips were down they were especially good. The three combined to average 39 points per game in the three-game tournament run.
Atchison –, , :
Atchison was one of the most exciting teams in the state a year ago. They really got after it on defense and had some playmakers, led by Carter and Hernandez, a couple of slick, attacking guards. Purdy is a big, tough, athletic forward who runs the floor, grabs a bunch of boards and defends the paint. This trio takes pride in their defense and wins in multiple sports.
Wichita Collegiate –, , :
They’re still developing, but this trio is going to be one to watch. The diversity of the set is part of what makes them so interesting. They have long, jump-out-of-the-gym athletic Hines-Turner who runs the floor and locks down on defense. They have quick, attacking ball handler in Batiste, and powerful, aggressive Parker who can be a handful for defenders and gets after the glass.
Clifton Clyde –, , Coy Steinbrock:
At the 1A level, one of the top trios will be at Clifton-Clyde, with a group that knows how to win and experienced the state tournament, albeit with a disappointing result. They learned a lot and will be a versatile trio this time around. They can each handle the ball and score. They lack size, but will complement each other on the perimeter and on the break.