Posted On: 02/17/21 6:30 PM



The favorite: High-powered Pella shouldn’t have too many difficulties getting through the top of the bracket. The Dutch have swept Newton (73-35 and 69-64) and just recently beat Knoxville (86-60), and they’ll have no issues with Centerville. They’re one of four 3A teams to reach the #1 spot this year, and they have to be considered the favorite to come out of this substate. Grant NelsonGrantNelson6'1" | SFPella | 2021StateIA (17.5) leads an explosive attack that features two other double-figure scorers in juniors Karl MillerKarlMiller6'4" | CGPella | 2022StateIA (15.6, 42.2 3P%) and Noah AllenNoahAllen5'10" | PGPella | 2022StateIA (12.6, 43.2 3P%). Allen, a Newton transfer, has really given the Dutch an additional boost since becoming eligible, giving them another knockdown shooter to put alongside Miller on the perimeter. This group loves to play up-tempo and create chaos on the defensive end, and they share the ball extremely well, assisting on over 71% of their made field goals. 


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