Posted On: 04/5/21 9:32 AM

The 2021 season has been full of surprises, and the race for the No.1 player in the state for the season is no different. There were huge numbers, team success, and players from the smaller classes that truly made it impossible to ignore. The race for player of the year is a heated one, and we find out in a couple of days who is crowned as the Gatorade Player of the Year. Here is a list of favorites.

Julian Hammond Julian Hammond 6'1" | SG Cherry Creek | 2021 State #209 Nation CO – Cherry Creek

Hammond would be my pick for the Gatorade Player of the Year as the Senior guard led the Cherry Creek team to an undefeated regular season and went into the 5A state playoffs as the No.1 overall seed in the state. The senior combo-guard will stay in-state and be attending the University of Colorado next season. Hammond scored 1439 total points in his career and picked up right where he left off junior year and took it into his senior season, dominating. Hammond did not take long to get through his championship football vibes and got right back into being one of the most dangerous offensive players in the state.

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