Posted On: 01/31/20 11:43 PM

The seniors and juniors of the city can respectfully step aside, because there are some sophomores in the city who take a back seat to no one. There are also a few sophomores who are, while not stars yet, are making significant contributions to their teams.

Here are some guys who are getting it done, and have two more years ahead of them:

Elijah Brooks, Topeka West:

There’s little doubt who the best sophomore in the city is. The 6-foot-2 Brooks already had huge expectations after a remarkable freshman campaign. Brooks averaged 10.5 points and shot 76.3% from the free-throw line as a freshman leader of the Chargers. This year he averages 16.9 points and 7.3 rebounds for one of the top teams in the state.

Juan’Tario Roberts, Highland Park:

If Brooks is the best of the class, Roberts isn’t far behind. The 5-foot-11 dynamo was city newcomer of the year last year, averaging 11.6 points. The Scots are 9-3 this year, due in large part to Roberts, who scores 15.6 points a game for another highly competitive team in the city.

Dagen Brewer, Seaman:

While the Vikings have struggled mightily to rebuild from their playoff run a year ago,

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