Posted On: 08/5/15 11:30 PM

Sure, much to the chagrin of an older generation, dual-sport athletes have seemed to fade away in a lot of cases, something many people are attempting to reverse.

And yet, even in the world of high-pressure hoops with such a focus on the grassroots scene, there are still those who step away from the court and excel in another sport, as well.

In the first of a three-part series of rankings, here’s Prep Hoops Colorado’s top-5 dual-sport athletes in Colorado—those who are not only basketball talents, but are star players for their schools in the fall and the spring:

  1. Chris Helbig:  The Holy Family do-it-all leader had Dan Marino-like numbers at quarterback as a junior with 33 touchdown passes, seven interceptions, and 3,117 passing yards in just 11 games. He also had six interceptions as a defensive back and earned Class 3A first team all-state honors. As for hoops, the 6-foot-3 and 185-pound guard poured in over 18 points per game and garnered 4A second team all-state after displaying a tremendous mid-range jump shot and court vision. Helbig, a 2016 prospect, should have numerous options to compete at the Division I level

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