Posted On: 03/31/21 10:20 AM

With the season over, we want to take a look back at a season that was before we head onto the grassroots scene. Here we focus on some forwards/bigs that stood out in 4A during their state-run.

James Shiers James Shiers 6'11" | C Mead | 2022 State CO – Mead

The 7’0 big man has the toughest job in 4A because he has the most critics. It is not easy to be the biggest player in the state on most nights with high expectations every night and have to deliver. Still, it appears that Shiers accepted them all this season as he had an incredible year that helped Mead be named state champs. Knudsen was the team’s top scorer, Shiers was the team's most valuable player as the ship went as he allowed it. Shiers protected the rim as well as anybody in the state, altered plenty of other shots, and in the state championship run, had some impactful plays that helped determine games along the way. Shiers averaged 11.8 points and 11.2 rebounds in the playoffs alone, including a 10 point, 21-rebound effort against a talented Pueblo South squad. Shiers racked up 22 blocks in only five games and starred in his role, and while he

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