The favorite: The best backcourt in 3A basketball belongs to Dallas Center-Grimes, and as a result, the Mustangs are the clear favorite in this substate. They’ve spent a good chunk of the season ranked #1 in 3A on the strength of that talented backcourt, and they have to be considered one of the top 3-4 contenders in the class. They’re led by junior guard Cole GlasgowColeGlasgow6'3" | SGDallas Center-Grimes | 2022StateIA (17.2), a talented and efficient scorer who holds a handful of mid-major offers. Senior point guard Luke RankinLukeRankin5'10" | PGDallas Center-Grimes | 2021StateIA (13.8, 8.5 assists) is one of the best pure lead guards in the state, a very talented passer who takes excellent care of the ball and can stretch the floor. And junior guard Bo Huston (12.2, 48.8 3P%) has been a sniper on the perimeter alongside Glasgow and Rankin, giving them a real three-headed monster. Alex ThomasAlexThomas6'5" | PFDallas Center-Grimes | 2021StateIA (8.2), a 6-5 forward, provides some size and athleticism in the paint. Guard play wins in high school basketball, and DCG has outstanding guards.