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Posted On: 09/14/21 3:20 PM

An exciting group of players make up the initial 2024 rankings. The short list omits some small school players who made their varsity debuts as freshmen. And it leaves off some big school guys who were really impressive on the club scene. Those players will have a chance to join the list, and to move up dramatically as the 2024 class sorts itself out.

But for now, here are the players who merited ranking 17-21 in the first version of the 2024 ranking:

17 Jaxon Klein Jaxon Klein 6'5" | SF Blue Valley Northwest | 2024 State KS , 6-foot-5 small forward, Blue Valley Northwest HS:

Klein was one of the most impressive high-energy players on the club circuit this summer. He was a rim-running, hard-driving and high-flying dynamo for the KC Spurs. Klein has the length and athleticism to expect to play at the varsity level soon. The Huskies graduated some brilliant 2021s and will have holes to fill this fall.

18 Josiah Polynice Josiah Polynice 6'0" | PG Olathe South | 2024 State KS , 6-foot point guard, Olathe South HS:

A solidly built and physically mature point guard, Polynice has a physical advantage over most guards his age. He loves to play up tempo and to get in the lane to use his size. He draws a lot

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