Posted On: 02/9/21 6:00 PM

Hammonds

The favorite: Playing as an independent school, Grand View Christian has really been able to test themselves this year. They’ve played two games against 4A competition (Ottumwa and Fort Dodge), a few games against 3A teams, and they’ve blasting three teams that were ranked in 2A this year in Albia, Treynor and Roland-Story. The Thunder are winning games by an average of 25 points a game, and they haven’t lost since a December 1 setback against Ottumwa. They’re led by the junior backcourt combination of Manny HammondsMannyHammonds6'0" | SGGrand View Christian | 2022StateIA (19.5) and Josh Baucum (15.2), a dynamic scoring duo who can really fill it up from all three levels. Senior Jonny Gatto (12.1) gives them another strong scorer, while senior guard Alandis Arrasmith (7.1, 4.0 assists) has been a solid contributor with the ball in his hands. The most important piece, however, is 6-10 sophomore big man Daniel TobilobaDanielTobiloba6'10" | CGrand View Christian | 2023StateIA (10.1, 15.0 rebounds, 5.0 blocks), who completely changes the way that teams can attack this group with his ability to protect the rim. Similar to what Issa Samake

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