Posted On: 09/15/15 5:30 PM

Class AA basketball in South Dakota is now at 17 teams with Sioux Falls Lincoln coming into December as the defending state champion.  Who are the favorites this year?  Who the top contenders?  The teams on the outside looking in?  PHD continues the First Look series with South Dakota’s big class of talent.


SF O’Gorman.  The favorite of many because they were so close to knocking off last years champions in that classic section semi-final not to mention the long list of returning talent.  The seniors include three returning starters in Antonio Casiello, Ben Lauer, and Jack Peery plus Ethan French and Jimmy Burma have key roles. Let’s not forget D2 offered Matt Cartwright and JP Costello who will also have key roles.  Definitely a deep team.

SF Washington.  Deng and Benson are gone Washington is like O’Gorman in that they have so much senior talent in big roles this year.  Sam Siganos, Carter Keller, Ty Smith, and Matt Farniok all had big roles plus seniors Robert Speeks and Sam Gezehagne should be able to help as well as a few juniors.  Between them and O’Gorman, it’s a tough pick for preseason number one. 

Top Contenders

Pierre TF Riggs. 

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