Posted On: 07/3/21 3:47 PM

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 in the 2A class, a handful of sophs were recognized for their play last year.

Of course, first-team all-stater Brekyn Ratzlaff Brekyn Ratzlaff 6'0" | PG Hillsboro | 2023 State KS and second-teamer Britton Dutton Britton Dutton 6'1" | SG Ellinwood | 2023 State KS are well-established on the high school and club circuit. But some other 2023s were recognized for their play at the 2A level:

Cade Burdette, 5-foot-10 guard, SE-Cherokee:

The multi-sport guard earned honorable mention all-state for his work on the court. He’s a 3-point deadeye who racked up 16.6 points last year. With his athleticism and ability to impact the game in a variety of ways, watch for Burdette to build on his success. He’s a guard to watch as a lot of the top guards in 2A graduate.

Dale Gillespie, 5-foot-10 guard, Pleasanton:

A standout quarterback, Gillespie earned honorable mention in both football and basketball last season. He’s can get to the goal and push the ball in the open court, and he’s dangerous from the perimeter. He produced a few big-point outings when he got his

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