Posted On: 09/21/15 7:15 PM

Believe it or not the start of official high school basketball practice in Colorado is only a little more than a month away. As the season nears, we continue our preview package looking at teams, players and trends.

Today, we take a look at the top scorers in Colorado. Obviously, statistics are a factor when compiling these lists. We also factor level of competition, role in an offense, improvements since last season, etc. These are the players most adept at putting the ball in the basket: Today: Scorers 1-10. Later this week: Scorers 11-20.

To the list:

1. Michael Ranson, Pueblo Central. At 25.6 points per game last season, nobody in the state scored more than Ranson. His biggest attribute on offense: An ability to get his shot off in any situation. Ranson has great leaping ability and a capability of hanging in the air that allows him to get his jump shot off against even taller defenders. He also has great toughness that allows him to finish well at the rim.

2. Nathan Davis, Mullen. Davis has a great support system around him as he recovers from an ACL tear he suffered during the spring. This dynamic 6-foot-7 wing

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