Posted On: 03/17/21 8:55 AM

The Centennial League’s awards were announced Monday. A lot of deserving players made the list, but there’s room for some debate. Here are a few highlights and observations:

Three way tie?

Last year there was a split between Washburn Rural’s Joe Berry Joe Berry 6'4" | CG Washburn Rural | 2021 State KS and Topeka High’s King Sutton King Sutton 6'6" | SF Topeka | 2020 State KS for Player of the Year. Not a lot to argue with there. But now the award was split three ways. A case can certainly be made for each of the three honorees – Berry, Tre Alexander Tre Alexander 6'3" | CG Topeka West | 2021 State KS (pictured), and Marque Wilkerson Marque Wilkerson 6'1" | SG Topeka West | 2021 State KS , both of Topeka West. It would be nice to just have one winner. But ok.

Elijah Brooks Elijah Brooks 6'2" | CG Topeka West | 2022 State KS , first teamer:

There is no question, Brooks is about as good a player as you’ll find in the league, when he’s healthy. But Brooks had so many derailments this year, it wouldn’t have been surprising if he’d been left off the first team. He missed at least three games and withdrew from several others. But rather than quibble with whether he should be on the team, let’s just hope he’s 100% healthy next year to maximize his ability.

Corey Powell Corey Powell 6'4" | PF Highland Park | 2021 State KS , first teamer:

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