Posted On: 11/28/20 11:30 AM

The Teams:

Cedar Rapids Jefferson (7-15): The Jayhawks struggled in the conference last year, winning just two games against CR Wash and squeaking out a couple of wins against CR Kennedy and Western Dubuque. The Jayhawks only bring back one starter this season. Brayden Kindhart Brayden Kindhart 6'0" | CG Cedar Rapids Jefferson | 2022 State IA started twenty-two games, averaged 9.9 points per game, and shot 42% from three. Fellow juniors Andreas Williams Andreas Williams 6'1" | SG Cedar Rapids Jefferson | 2022 State IA (6.3) and Ayrondus Hodges (4.6) will help Kindhart carry the load for Jefferson. Carson Blietz (1.8) and Kaden Hall Kaden Hall 6'2" | PF English Valleys | 2022 State IA er (2.8) will have to step into bigger roles this season as well. The Jayhawks will have to improve defensively from last year when they gave up an average of 70.8 points per game to their opponents if they want to be more competitive in the league.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy (14-9): CR Kennedy took a couple of close losses to CR Jefferson and Linn-Mar in the middle of the season before ending the season with a loss to a very good North Scott team in the Substate Semifinal. The Cougars bring back leading scorer and ninth-ranked player in the class of 2021 Caleb Schlaak Caleb Schlaak 6'7" | SF Kennedy | 2021 State IA , who averaged 17.2 points per game and

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