Posted On: 04/3/21 3:02 PM

In the recent all-state teams picked by the Topeka Capital-Journal, just three juniors were picked in the Top 15 of 6A, with three juniors finding their names in the Top 15 of 5A.

It’s not surprising that those big school ranks would be dominated by seniors. But that means that, of the top 30 players at the top two classifications, 24 will be gone next year.

Jace Linenberger Jace Linenberger 6'6" | C Hays | 2022 State KS , Jordan Brown Jordan Brown 6'4" | SG Basehor-Linwood | 2022 State KS and Kyle Grill Kyle Grill 6'6" | CG Maize | 2022 State KS should be the top 5A seniors next year. But there’s plenty of room at the top for 2022s to step into the spotlight as all-staters at the second-highest classification in Kansas.

Here are some juniors to watch find spots on the 5A all-state team next year:

Carter Bergman and Trevor McBride Trevor McBride 6'2" | CG Basehor-Linwood | 2022 State KS , Basehor-Linwood:

Basehor-Linwood’s Jordan Brown Jordan Brown 6'4" | SG Basehor-Linwood | 2022 State KS is one of the best juniors, regardless of classification, in the state. But he’s not the only junior looking to make the Bobcats one of the top 5A teams in the state. Bergman is a lights-out shooter who brings size and athleticism to the perimeter. McBride is a classic point guard, setting up teammates and playing gritty defense.

Javan Buchanan, Maize South:

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