Posted On: 11/2/20 10:56 AM

The high school season is almost upon us, for better or worse. With everyone around the state hoping that we can get through a full season in whatever capacity that is, we begin to look ahead to those teams and players to pay attention to. Today, we start in on our annual team-by-team breakdown.

Sectional 1: Gary West

Teams: East Chicago Central, Gary West, Hammond Morton, Highland, Lake Central, Merrillville, Munster

Our Contenders: Gary West, Lake Central, Munster, Merrillvile
Our Prediction: Gary West
Preseason All-Sectional Team: Kyle Ross Kyle Ross 6'7" | PF Lake Central | 2021 State IN (LC), Luka Balac Luka Balac 6'3" | SG Munster | 2021 State IN (Munster), Jalen Washington Jalen Washington 6'9" | PF Gary West | 2022 State #22 Nation IN (GW), Mason Nicholson Mason Nicholson 6'8" | C Gary West | 2021 State IN (GW), Juwan Bandy (Merr)

Sectional 2: Chesterton

Teams: Chesterton, Crown Point, Hobart, Lowell, Portage, Valparaiso

Our Contenders: Chesterton, Valparaiso, Lowell
Our Prediction: Chesterton
Preseason All-Sectional Team: Kamari Slaughter Kamari Slaughter 6'2" | SG Portage | 2023 State IN (Por), Mason Jones Mason Jones 6'7" | PF Valparaiso | 2023 State IN (Valpo), Tyler Vanderwoude Tyler Vanderwoude 6'5" | PF Chesterton | 2021 State IN (Ches), Ty Smith Ty Smith 6'1" | SG Crown Point | 2021 State IN (CP), Chris Mantis Chris Mantis 6'6" | SF Lowell | 2021 State IN (Lowell)

Sectional 3: Plymouth

Teams: LaPorte, Culver Academies, Michigan City, Mishawaka, Plymouth, South Bend Adams, South Bend Riley

Our Contenders: Michigan City, South Bend Adams, South Bend Riley
Our Prediction: South Bend Adams
Preseason All-Sectional Team: Ethan Osowski Ethan Osowski 6'3" | SG LaPorte | 2021 State IN (LP), Cooper Farrall Cooper Farrall 6'6" | SF Culver Academies | 2023 State IN (CA), Jake Reichard Jake Reichard 6'1" | SG Plymouth | 2021 State IN (Ply),

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