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

Big private schools like Bishop Miege, Kapaun Mt. Carmel and Aquinas have asserted dominance in basketball at various times over the years. Getting less notoriety but still impressive is the number of top players making an impact at the small school level.

A couple of the very best seniors in the smaller school ranks last year – Jackson Schulte Jackson Schulte 6'4" | SG TMP | 2021 State KS of TMP and Lucas Hammeke Lucas Hammeke 6'0" | PG Hutchinson Trinity | 2021 State KS of Hutchinson Trinity – were at private schools. And don’t forget Chase Wiebe Chase Wiebe 6'2" | CG Berean Academy | 2021 State KS of Berean Academy, Andre Ibarra of Central Christian and Zach Stucky of Elyria Christian. Each of them earned some all-state recognition.

Here are a handful of small private-school forwards to watch next season (in alphabetical order):

Zach Clark Zach Clark 6'3" | SF Cair Paravel | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-3 forward, 2023, Cair Paravel:

Clark was a big riser as a junior, jumping into the state rankings for his energizing work for CPLS. Clark averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds in helping the Lions make their first year in KSHSAA a memorable one. He can score in a variety of ways and brings athletic explosiveness to both ends. Clark earned honorable mention 1A Div. 1.

Alex Disberger, 6-foot-2 forward, 2023, Sacred Heart:

A double-double machine at

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