Posted On: 07/7/21 11:52 AM

From the Topeka Capital-Journal All-State team, 12 of the 15 players listed on the first, second and third teams all graduated. There is a vacuum at the top that will have to be filled.

Who will be the 5A all-staters next year? Well, the best place to look is at the list of honorable mention picks. Among the 13 listed for that honor were (in alphabetical order):

Jaron Briggs Jaron Briggs 6'4" | CG Piper | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-4 guard, 2022, KC Piper:

Briggs is a ‘tweener’ because of his physical stature and ability to play in the lane. He can handle the ball and attack like a shooting guard. But he’s solidly built and can muscle up inside. He has great ball skills and passes well, and has the smooth agility to face the goal and make plays. He doesn’t make a living from behind the arc, but he can score effectively from the midrange and on the move.

Elijah Brooks Elijah Brooks 6'2" | CG Topeka West | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-2 guard, 2022, Topeka West:

Topeka West survived injuries to Brooks last year because they were incredibly deep and talented. But the Chargers hope to get a full, healthy campaign from Brooks this year, to show what he is capable of. One of

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