Posted On: 11/15/21 2:39 PM

The Teams


Charles City (9-13): The Comets lose leading scorer JJ Ritter, who averaged just under 17 points a game last season, but they bring back another double-figure scorer in junior wing Chase Low Chase Low 6'3" | PF Charles City | 2023 State IA (14.9), who looks primed to have a huge junior season. Low is an athletic 6-5 wing who can get to the bucket, rebound at a high level, and he’s also a versatile defender. Ian Collins (6.9) is back as the team’s top perimeter shooting threat, and Jose Hernandez (6.7) and Mario Hoefer (6.1) also return with experience. Low figures to be one of the best players in the conference, and Collins, Hernandez, and Hoefer are quality role players alongside Low. If they can find a reliable ball-handler alongside Hernandez in the backcourt, they could be improved despite losing a big-time scoring threat.

Crestwood (13-7): The Cadets were really close to having a special year last season, with six of their losses coming by eight points or fewer. Unfortunately for them, six of the top seven scorers from that group graduated, leaving senior wing Jeremy Andera (10.1) as the lone returnee who

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