Posted On: 11/26/19 10:00 AM

Basketball season is right around the corner. Teams are firing up practice this week and games will be starting in less than two weeks. With that in mind, it’s time to unveil my preseason top-10 rankings.

Hillsboro/Central Valley

Arguably the second-best team in the state last year despite not reaching the state tournament, the Burros return all five starters and will head into the year as the easy top-ranked team in Class B. Carson Henningsgard is the best returning player in Class B and the Burros have a terrific cast of players around him including Landen Reed, Joseph Camrud and Patrick Limke.

Richland

The Colts finished third in last year’s state tournament and return four starters including arguably the best group of guards in Class B. Cole Myers was an all-state guy last year after averaging 18 points and seven rebounds. Carter Lingen is a terrific lead guard who can knock down shots and facilitate. And Gavin Reiland was a 15 point-per-game guy with the athleticism to get to the rim and defend at a high level.

Four Winds/Minnewaukan

The Indians looked like a state-title contender before getting picked off by New

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