Posted On: 07/14/21 12:07 PM

The name of the game is putting the ball in the basket. Some guys do it better than others.

Here’s a look at a few of the top returning shooters from Eastern Kansas (in alphabetical order):

Luke Fay, 6-foot guard, 2023, Cair Paravel:

Fay was a defense-stretcher for CPLS, turning in some high-scoring games. He averaged 13.8 points per game as a sophomore, connecting on 34% of his shots from deep. Fay will be part of a talented group of returners at CPLS

Jake Fritz Jake Fritz 6'2" | SG Wamego High School | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-2 guard, 2022, Wamego (pictured):

Fritz teamed with Tanner Hecht Tanner Hecht 6'5" | CG Wamego | 2021 State KS to give Wamego a brilliant deep-shooting tandem. As the season went along, Fritz found more opportunities and responded with some of his best work in the second half of the season – 25 against Hayden, 24 against Chapman, 23 against Abilene. Fritz connected on an impressive 45% from deep last year, one of the best percentages among high-volume shooters in the state.

Pearse Long Pearse Long 6'5" | SF Lawrence | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-5 forward, 2022, Lawrence:

One of the biggest contributors on one of the state’s best teams last year, Long took attention away from leading scorer Zeke Mayo Zeke Mayo 6'4" | CG Lawrence | 2021 State KS with his ability to hit from

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