Posted On: 12/24/20 1:54 PM

5A schools across Kansas have some of the state’s early season stars:

Eli ShetlarEliShetlar6'2" | SGAndover | 2023StateKS, sophomore, Andover:

The Trojans are atop 5A at 6-0. Where do you begin with this lineup? You could talk about all-stater Jack JohnsonJackJohnson6'2" | CGAndover | 2021StateKS, or the leadership Kaleb GaddisKalebGaddis6'1" | PGAndover | 2021StateKS provided when Johnson went down with injury. But the contribution of a sophomore off the bench deserves mention. The remarkable 22-point performance Shetlar turned in against Campus High will be just one of many highlights for this young man.

Jordan BrownJordanBrown6'3" | SGBasehor-Linwood | 2022StateKS, junior, Basehor-Linwood:

The all-state football player didn’t suffer from any rust once basketball started up. He’s been on some kind of tear scoring the ball. 41 points against Liberty. 27 against Piper. 32 against Lansing. Ridiculous. The Bobcats currently sit #2 in the state 5A.

Carson KiefferCarsonKieffer6'1" | PGHays | 2022StateKS, junior, Hays:

The #3 Indians have several nice pieces this season, including TJ NunneryTJNunnery5'10" | PGHays | 2021StateKS, Dalyn Schwarz and Jace LinenbergerJaceLinenberger6'7" | CHays | 2022StateKS, But perhaps the most consistent element of their lineup has been the 6-foot-1 Kieffer, who has had several games with 15 or more points, including a clutch 19-point effort in a 64-63 win over Hoisington.

Eli ShetlarEliShetlar6'2" | SGAndover | 2023StateKS, sophomore, Andover: The Trojans are atop 5A at 6-0. Where do you begin with this lineup? You could talk about all-stater Jack JohnsonJackJohnson6'2" | CGAndover | 2021StateKS, or the leadership Kaleb GaddisKalebGaddis6'1" | PGAndover | 2021StateKS provided when Johnson went down with injury. But the contribution of a sophomore off the bench deserves mention. The remarkable 22-point performance Shetlar turned in against Campus High will be just one of many highlights for this young man. Jordan BrownJordanBrown6'3" | SGBasehor-Linwood | 2022StateKS, junior, Basehor-Linwood: The all-state football player didn’t suffer from any rust once basketball started up. He’s been on some kind of tear scoring the ball. 41 points against Liberty. 27 against Piper. 32 against Lansing. Ridiculous. The Bobcats currently sit #2 in the state 5A. Carson KiefferCarsonKieffer6'1" | PGHays | 2022StateKS, junior, Hays: The #3 Indians have several nice pieces this season, including TJ NunneryTJNunnery5'10" | PGHays | 2021StateKS, Dalyn Schwarz and Jace LinenbergerJaceLinenberger6'7" | CHays | 2022StateKS, But perhaps the most consistent element of their lineup has been the 6-foot-1 Kieffer, who has had several games with 15 or more points, including a clutch 19-point effort in a 64-63 win over Hoisington. Tre AlexanderTreAlexander6'3" | CGTopeka West | 2021StateKS, senior, Topeka West: Alexander is putting together an early season effort that few not named Jordan BrownJordanBrown6'3" | SGBasehor-Linwood | 2022StateKS can imagine. 22 against Seaman. 33 against Topeka High. 28 against Shawnee Heights. 30 against Manhattan. To lead the #4 ranked Chargers, the ultra-powerful guard is doing it all, including defending and rebounding. Eli IsaacsEliIsaacs6'1" | CGValley Center | 2021StateKS, senior, Valley Center (pictured): The 6-foot-1 senior has been impressively consistent for the #10 ranked Hornets. Five of his six outings have seen him post 17 or more points. He currently is averaging 18.7 per contest. Will RostWillRost6'3" | SGAquinas | 2023StateKS, sophomore, Aquinas: Although his club is currently unranked in 5A, Rost deserves mention. The sophomore is torching opponents to the tune of 18.8 points per game.

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