Posted On: 09/19/21 8:30 AM

The brand new 2024 rankings puts the top players from the class into an initial pecking order. Expect lots of movement over the next couple of years as these guys step into the spotlight and show what they can do.

The 3A class had just two ranked players, but there was a solid list of players who were considered but didn’t quite make the first reveal. They should be included soon.

Here are some of the 2024s we expect to make an impact on the 3A classification:

15 Bryce Beisner Bryce Beisner 6'5" | PF Beloit | 2024 State KS , 6-foot-5 power forward, Beloit HS:

Beisner is a guy who would probably have made the rankings based solely on his work as a ninth grader for Beloit. But he removed all doubt when he put on a really good showing for SSA Hoops Elite over the summer. Beisner is a hard-working man who understands his role and plays within the team concept. He hits the glass with abandon and is never caught loafing. He averaged an impressive 7.2 points and 5.2 rebounds for Beloit last year, and will be one of the top big men in the small school classes for the next three years.

20 Bryce Beisner Bryce Beisner 6'5" | PF Beloit | 2024 State KS , 6-foot-5 power forward, Beloit HS: Beisner is a guy who would probably have made the rankings based solely on his work as a ninth grader for Beloit. But he removed all doubt when he put on a really good showing for SSA Hoops Elite over the summer. Beisner is a hard-working man who understands his role and plays within the team concept. He hits the glass with abandon and is never caught loafing. He averaged an impressive 7.2 points and 5.2 rebounds for Beloit last year, and will be one of the top big men in the small school classes for the next three years. 20 Cole Linton Cole Linton 6'0" | CG Goodland | 2024 State KS , 6-foot combo guard, Goodland HS: A multi-sport athlete and a versatile basketball player, Linton was good enough to spend a lot of time on the floor as a freshman. He was up to the task, providing 8.0 points and 1.1 assists on the offensive end. His impact was felt all over the court, evidenced by his 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per contest. He will take on a bigger role this year for a team that will play a lot of younger guys. Manuel Gonzalez, 5-foot-7 point guard, Goodland HS: Recommended by coaches from Western Kansas as a player to watch, Linton will have a running mate in Gonzalez. Like Linton, Gonzalez got in every game as a freshman and made a significant contribution. The quick point man dished out 1.3 assists in very limited action, and also was good for 2.4 points per game. Gus Hawkins, 6-foot-5 power forward, Scott HS: Similar to Beisner, Hawkins showed glimpses of being one of the top bigs in the small school ranks. He was asked to do a lot as a ninth grader, and he wound up being the Beavers’ second leading scorer and rebounder. He scored in double figures four times in his rookie campaign. Though he averaged just 5.4 points and 4.0 rebounds, he was a go-to player in his first season. Roman Hauser, 6-foot-3 small forward, Norton HS: Norton was deep and talented last year. Yet the Bluejays saw enough in Hauser to know he could contribute as a ninth grader. He played in every game, and made no small contribution. He had a high of 11 points against Hill City, but was consistently productive, averaging 3.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He wasn’t afraid to pull the trigger, and hit 32% from deep. Jackson Voth, 5-foot-10 combo guard, Cheney HS: Voth is a guy who gets a lot of praise from club coaches, and will be ready to impact the varsity a lot more than he did as a freshman. He is a tough competitor who defends and hustles from end to end. He has a versatile and efficient offensive game.

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