Posted On: 08/5/21 11:54 AM

Looking forward to next high school season, a handful of teams are fortunate to return quality tandems.

Here are a few of the top tandems to watch in 5 and 6A:

Maize (5A): Kyle Grill Kyle Grill 6'6" | CG Maize | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-6 guard, 2022, and Avery Johnson Avery Johnson 6'2" | CG Maize | 2023 State KS , 6-foot-3 guard, 2023:

This is going to be one of the most talented and athletic combos in the state next year, as well as one of the most hotly recruited. Grill will look to follow in his brother’s footsteps, checking out D1 schools. Long, athletic guys who can shoot it like Grill are special. Then there’s Johnson. He led the state champs in scoring as a sophomore, and basketball isn’t his best sport.

Topeka West (5A): Elijah Brooks Elijah Brooks 6'4" | CG Topeka West | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-2 guard, 2022, and Zander Putthoff Zander Putthoff 6'4" | SG Topeka West | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-4 guard, 2022:

This would be a classic driver/shooter tandem, except that both these guys are capable of doing a lot more from a versatility standpoint. They are different, but equally fine athletes. Brooks is an explosive driver from end to end who can elevate and finish in impressive fashion. Putthoff is a long wing who can help defensively and on the boards with his length. But

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