Posted On: 11/30/19 12:16 PM

Cristo Rey Jesuit was one of the top teams in Class AA last season, winning 19 games before getting knocked out of the Section 4AA tournament in the second round. The Pumas return one of the best trios in the state, and with Minnehaha Academy moving up to Class AAA, their section is suddenly there for the taking.

KEY RETURNERS: James Sommer, Erick Burgess, Derek Burgess

Sommer has been a stalwart in the Cristo Rey lineup for years and is one of the best overall players in Class AA. He’s a big, physical guard who can defend up or down in a lineup, knock down 3-pointers, get to the rim and create for his teammates. He’s the go-to guy when the team needs a bucket and their best rebounder. He averaged 24 points and eight rebounds as a junior. 

Erick Burgess stuffed the stat sheet to the tune of 16 points, six rebounds and five assists per game last season. He’s a long, athletic guard who makes a bigger impact than just what shows up on the stat sheet. He’s terrific on the defensive end of the floor and his energy sets

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