Posted On: 11/24/20 12:30 PM

Juniors across the state are ready to show off their development and assume bigger roles. But three big men already made big marks as sophomores and may arguably be the three best sophomores regardless of position:

Aidan ShawAidanShaw6'7" | SFBlue Valley | 2022State#50NationKS, SF, Blue Valley - Third team 6A (pictured):

The third-rated player in the state by Prep Hoops, Shaw played up a year at The Finale held in Kansas City, and might have been the most impressive athlete in the field. He is best in close, elevating over the crowd to rebound and score on short jumpers or thunderous dunks. But he’s developing a well-rounded set of skills to go with his freakish abilities. For Blue Valley last season, Shaw averaged 17.8 points, 8.5 boards and 3.4 blocks per game in the state’s highest class.

Mark MitchellMarkMitchell6'6" | SFBishop Miege | 2022State#21NationKS, SF, Bishop Miege - First team 4A:

The top-rated player in the state by Prep Hoops, Mitchell is a 6-foot-8 versatile stud. He can handle the ball and get to the hoop or score from the perimeter. With his high school team, he is just too physically tall and talented for opposing defenders. He posted 21.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks

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