Posted On: 11/25/20 9:00 AM

1.) Blake ChanceBlakeChance6'4" | PGAlbia | 2021StateIA (Albia, 2021) - 7.8 assists per game

A big, 6-4 lead guard, Chance can see above the defense, allowing him to find open teammates all over the floor. He’s a very skilled passer who sees the floor extremely well and loves to get others involved. 

2.) Garrison TrippGarrisonTripp5'8" | PGSouth Hardin | 2021StateIA (South Hardin, 2021) - 5.9 assists per game

In addition to his passing prowess, Tripp is a great 3-point shooter, knocking down 41% of his attempts from behind the arc last year. He’s one of the key pieces returning for a Tigers team that will be among the best in 2A.

3.) Brady MillikinBradyMillikin6'0" | PGPekin | 2021StateIA (Pekin, 2021) - 5.4 assists per game

Millikin was the standout for a Pekin team that made a deep run in the 1A postseason last year. He’ll pace a good Panthers attack again this year, equally adept at scoring or facilitating. 

4.) Ethan Espenscheid (East Marshall, 2021) - 5.3 assists per game

Espenscheid was a bright spot in a rebuilding year for the Mustangs, dishing out over 5 assists a game.

5.) Caylor Clark (Pleasantville, 2021) - 5.3 assists per game

Clark will pair with junior guard Blake ChanceBlakeChance6'4" | PGAlbia | 2021StateIA (Albia, 2021) - 7.8 assists per game A big, 6-4 lead guard, Chance can see above the defense, allowing him to find open teammates all over the floor. He’s a very skilled passer who sees the floor extremely well and loves to get others involved.  2.) Garrison TrippGarrisonTripp5'8" | PGSouth Hardin | 2021StateIA (South Hardin, 2021) - 5.9 assists per game In addition to his passing prowess, Tripp is a great 3-point shooter, knocking down 41% of his attempts from behind the arc last year. He’s one of the key pieces returning for a Tigers team that will be among the best in 2A. 3.) Brady MillikinBradyMillikin6'0" | PGPekin | 2021StateIA (Pekin, 2021) - 5.4 assists per game Millikin was the standout for a Pekin team that made a deep run in the 1A postseason last year. He’ll pace a good Panthers attack again this year, equally adept at scoring or facilitating.  4.) Ethan Espenscheid (East Marshall, 2021) - 5.3 assists per game Espenscheid was a bright spot in a rebuilding year for the Mustangs, dishing out over 5 assists a game. 5.) Caylor Clark (Pleasantville, 2021) - 5.3 assists per game Clark will pair with junior guard Mason ScheveMasonScheve6'1" | SGPleasantville | 2022StateIA to give the Trojans one of the better backcourts in the class.  6.) Clayton Bosma (Unity Christian, 2021) - 4.9 assists per game There’s no doubt who the primary ball-handling option is for the Knights, as Bosma dished out nearly three times more assists than any other player on the roster.  7.) Creed WelchCreedWelch6'4" | SFWaukon | 2021StateIA (Waukon, 2021) - 4.9 assists per game Welch was the leader for the Indians 2A football champions, and is the leader on the hardwood as well, putting up 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists a game last season. 8.) Noah MillerNoahMiller5'11" | CGForest City | 2021StateIA (Forest City, 2021) - 4.9 assists per game Forest City is known for taking care of the ball and playing great defense, and those are two areas that Miller excels, posting a 2.5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio and swiping 2.8 steals a game. 9.) Carter Gallagher (Columbus Catholic, 2022) - 4.5 assists per game Gallagher struggled a bit with turnovers last season, but he does a great job looking to get others involved at a high level.  10.) Jaxon Carpenter (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, 2022) - 4.4 assists per game Carpenter is the primary ball-handling option for a Cowboys team that should be one of the most improved teams in 2A.

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