Posted On: 07/10/21 4:30 PM

Players across the state are preparing for the upcoming high school basketball season. A new season will bring new opportunities and expanded roles for a host of up-and-coming players.

Here’s a few forwards in northeast Kansas who could rise to prominence this year (in alphabetical order):

Gunnar Ball, 6-foot-1 forward, 2023, Perry-Lecompton:

Perry-Lecompton loses several good seniors who made the Kaws one of the best in Kansas in multiple sports. But the cupboard won’t be bare. Not with rising senior Kaden Doleman and the high-scoring Ball returning. With all the talent around, it was the sophomore Ball who rose to be the Kaws’ leading scoring threat last year. He notched 20 against KC-Ward and 18 against Pleasant-Ridge. Those were not anomalies. He had 15 or more in several other outings.

Jackson Biggs, 6-foot-5 forward, 2023, Lyndon:

Even though Biggs’ stats don’t always stand out after the game, all it takes is to watch him in action to see his talent. Biggs is long and athletic and explosive. He can play inside and out, a 6-foot-5 matchup nightmare. He can shoot it from deep, put it on the floor, and play around the rim. Watch for Biggs to be one of

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