Posted On: 11/18/20 1:30 PM

The Teams

Albia (18-4): The Blue Demons swept Knoxville last season to gain control of the conference, and should be considered the favorites to take home the league title again this year. The top three scorers return, and 13 of 14 players who scored last year are back. They’re led by do-everything guard Blake ChanceBlakeChance6'4" | PGAlbia | 2021StateIA (13.7), a 6-4 guard who can stuff the stat sheet and control the game on both ends of the floor. Brayden MessamakerBraydenMessamaker6'1" | SGAlbia | 2021StateIA (11.5) is a quality shooter alongside Chance, and Nathaniel Wynn (7.1) can score from anywhere. Look for sophomore big man Drew Chance (6.4) to have a breakout season. He came on really strong late last season as an interior scorer and rebounder, and he should continue improving. The Demons are going to be deep and talented, and should be considered one of the best teams in 2A this year. 

Centerville (12-10): The Big Reds have a few big holes to fill with the graduations of Matt McDonaldMattMcDonald6'2" | SFCenterville | 2020StateIA and Quentin Koestner, who combined to average over 31 points a game last year. The good news is that senior wing Brady KauzlarichBradyKauzlarich5'11" | CGCenterville | 2021StateIA (13.3)

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