Posted On: 07/12/21 3:46 PM

Big private schools like Bishop Miege, Kapaun Mt. Carmel and Aquinas have asserted dominance in basketball at various times over the years. Some of the very best players in the state are doing work at some of these big schools.

Among the best seniors in the state last year were Alex Littlejohn Alex Littlejohn 6'5" | CG Bishop Carroll | 2021 State KS at Carroll, Michael Cahill Michael Cahill 5'11" | PG St James | 2021 State KS at St. James Academy, and Harrison Braudis Harrison Braudis 6'1" | PG Bishop Miege | 2021 State KS at Miege.

Arguably the best returning player in Kansas, Miege’s Mark Mitchell Mark Mitchell 6'7" | SF Bishop Miege | 2022 State #12 Nation KS , will play for Sunrise this year. But that doesn’t mean the big private schools won’t be stocked again this year.

Here are a handful of private-schoolers who are among the best returners in the state (in alphabetical order):

Will Anciaux Will Anciaux 6'6" | PF Kapaun Mt Carmel | 2023 State #194 Nation KS , 6-foot-6 forward, 2023, Kapaun:

As happens for so many Kansas star athletes, Anciaux will likely have to choose between football and basketball in a couple of years. He’s getting looks from major football programs. But for now, he can split his time and remain arguably the top cager in the 2023 class. He earned honorable mention 5A last year, and will probably make a big jump in that category next year. He’s long, smooth, and

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