Posted On: 07/4/21 8:10 AM

All-state honors are typically dominated by seniors, and to some degree, by juniors. Sophomores have to be pretty special to earn some statewide recognition. At the smaller classes, it does happen more frequently, and at the 1A Div. 2 class, a handful of sophs were recognized for their play last year.

At the state’s smallest level, two sophomores – Jaxson Brandl Jaxson Brandl 6'1" | CG Greeley County | 2023 State KS of Tribune and Alec Carlson Alec Carlson 6'1" | CG Pawnee Heights | 2023 State KS of Pawnee Heights were actually on the first-team. Wheatland-Grinnell’s Jett Vincent Jett Vincent 6'0" | CG Wheatland-Grinnell | 2023 State KS wasn’t far behind, gaining second-team honors.

Here are some other 2023s recognized for their play at the 1A Div. 2 level last season:

Ben Busse Ben Busse 5'11" | CG St. Francis | 2023 State KS , 5-foot-11 guard, St. Francis:

Busse will be tasked with replacing all-stater Jesse Baxter. Busse does some of everything and has that football-toughness that he brings to the court. He has good handles and can score in a variety of ways, earning honorable mention in the smallest class as a sophomore.

Isaac Detweiler, 5-foot-11 guard, Axtell:

By making the all-Twin Valley League team in football and basketball as a sophomore, Detweiler demonstrated what type of athlete he is. He can really light it up from deep, frequently knocking down four or

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