Posted On: 02/18/20 4:49 PM

 

Keaton Kutcher

The favorite: Despite being in a bracket with a pair of parochial powers who play against elite competition on a nightly basis, we like Mount Vernon in this substate. The Mustangs are led by junior guard Keaton Kutcher (20.0) and senior wing Noah Erickson (14.3), who have combined to become one of the most dynamic duos in 3A. Kutcher is a knockdown shooter who has buried 63 3s this season, while Erickson is fantastic at getting to the rim and finishing. They're currently on a nine-game winning streak and have been one of the best defensive teams in the class, allowing 48.1 points a game. The 'Stangs got a tricky draw with both Wahlert and Xavier, plus Central DeWitt, but this is a manageable bracket for a team that has been one of the most consistent in 3A. 

Jake Beckmann

The biggest threat: Xavier is our pick to come out of the bottom of the bracket. The

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