Posted On: 04/1/21 2:47 AM

Topeka was pretty-well dominated by the class of 2021 this year. Tre Alexander Tre Alexander 6'3" | CG Topeka West | 2021 State KS , Joe Berry Joe Berry 6'4" | CG Washburn Rural | 2021 State KS , Corey Powell Corey Powell 6'4" | PF Highland Park | 2021 State KS and the emergent Marque Wilkerson Marque Wilkerson 6'1" | SG Topeka West | 2021 State KS were the city’s top players.

But a handful of juniors made big impacts on the city scene, some of them new to the varsity level, and a few established stars:

Elijah Brooks Elijah Brooks 6'4" | CG Topeka West | 2022 State KS , Topeka West (pictured):

When he’s healthy, he might just be the best player in the city. He was healthy all too little this year, but he still turned in a year worthy of 1st team all-city. The 6-foot-3 guard is an exceptional physical talent who can be a terror going to the hole, running the open floor, or creating havoc at the defensive end.

Noah Hastert Noah Hastert 6'6" | C Cair Paravel | 2022 State KS , Cair Paravel:

The 6-foot-6 Hastert was a standout at the 1A level, and for that was recognized as 2nd team all-city. He’s well-rounded and team-focused. Diving into his stats shows that Hastert is a unique player, ranking among the state’s best in every major statistical category. His robust stat line reads: 15.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 3.1 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. Hastert is best when

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