Posted On: 07/10/21 10:05 AM

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 guards in northeast Kansas who could rise to prominence this year (in alphabetical order):

Kaden Doleman, 5-foot-11 guard, 2022, Perry-Lecompton:

The Kaws’ recent senior class was loaded with multi-sport stars and veteran players. Doleman played a key role supporting some high-quality seniors. This year may be Doleman’s chance to shine even brighter. He had some stellar outings, like the 17 he put up against Wellsville and 16 against Riverside. Doleman is particularly good at drawing fouls, and he scored a ton from the line.

Jessie Greenly, 5-foot-11 guard, 2023, Atchison:

Atchison was led by a couple of high-scoring seniors, but Greenly was definitely a factor as a sophomore. He is a versatile player who had some big-point outbursts. He ripped Rossville for 24 and KC-Wyandotte for 23.

Matthew Lierz, 6-foot guard, 2022, Holton:

Holton loses three seniors who carried a heavy load. Lierz was an important component of that club, and should have a greatly-expanded role next year. Lierz was very consistent in his scoring, and was a

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