Posted On: 02/10/21 10:20 AM

The 2021 WIAA boys basketball playoffs begin next week. Prep Hoops Wisconsin takes a look at the favorites, top contenders, and dark horse teams looking to survive and advance their way through Sectional 2 of the Division 1 bracket...

 

THE FAVORITE

Kimberly (18-2)

The Papermakers are not only good enough to reach the state tournament, they have the depth and talent to win it all. Junior guard Jackson Paveletzke Jackson Paveletzke 6'1" | CG Kimberly | 2022 State WI is having a fantastic season, averaging 18 points and six assists per game. Kimberly has two go-to players, also featuring Lipscomp commit Grant Asman Grant Asman 6'11" | PF Kimberly | 2021 State WI , who’s putting up 14 points and seven boards per game.  Northern Michigan commit Jackson Dudek Jackson Dudek 6'7" | PF Kimberly | 2021 State WI , Owen Pawlikowski Owen Pawlikowski 6'3" | SG Kimberly | 2022 State WI , Tommy Ellisen, and Cal McGinnis are all players who can hurt teams and are capable of scoring in double figures on any given night.

 

TOP CHALLENGERS

Neenah (20-2)

Cal Klesmit Cal Klesmit 6'2" | CG Neenah | 2023 State WI

The Rockets are just one of two teams who have knocked off top seed Kimberly this season. Neenah has also taken down the likes of Notre Dame, Nicolet, and Bay Port. Featuring a deep and talented

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