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Posted On: 02/11/21 5:03 PM

As we get closer to the start of the season I want to give a preview of what I expect to happen during this year. My Preseason Watch List will go district by district highlighting players, teams, and games to watch when the season kicks off.

District 1 is known to be the best district in the state producing numerous of champions and final four contenders in the past 5 years, and I expect that to continue. Here are the players I think are sleepers, and have potential to impact this season.

SF Steven BarelaStevenBarela6'1" | PGCibola | 2021StateNM 2021, Cibola: A defensive minded wing, Barela will be the senior leader for a Cibola team that always seems to be young. He will take on the toughest defensive assignments, and help the young guards adjust to the speed of the game. Averaged 5 points, 3 assists, and a steal per game last season.

SF Keagan CatonKeaganCaton6'4" | SFRio Rancho | 2022StateNM 2022, Rio Rancho: Caton was a swing player last season mainly getting the bulk of his minutes on JV, but the kid is a 6’3 sharpshooter that is improving his ball skills. A sneaky athletic kid, his dad was a division 1 basketball

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