Conference Preview

Posted On: 07/6/21 9:15 AM

Summer gives Western Kansas players an opportunity to match up with those they don’t get a chance to see during the high school season.

Not everyone from a midwestern school is an unknown obviously. Jace Linenberger Jace Linenberger 6'6" | C Hays | 2022 State KS from Hays, Britton Dutton Britton Dutton 6'1" | SG Ellinwood | 2023 State KS from Ellinwood, and Seth Madron Seth Madron 6'2" | SG McPherson | 2022 State KS from McPherson are all-staters who need no introduction.

Here are a few guards from the midwestern part of the state who are showing what they can do against elite competition (in alphabetical order):

Anders Dewey, 5-foot-10 guard, 2022, Plainville, Western Kansas Elite:

Dewey impresses with his athleticism and his aggressiveness on the club circuit. A left-hander who can get into the lane and break down a defense, he plays the game at a high rate of speed. He hits from the perimeter, or beats the first defender to drive and dish. Dewey is the kind of multi-sport athlete who will be a fine leader for Plainville next year.

Joel Ford, 6-foot guard, 2022, Phillipsburg, Western Kansas Elite:

Dewey’s multi-sport rival at Phillipsburg is his running mate with WKE. Ford is a solid point guard who is in control handles the ball and leads with intelligence and toughness. He can

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