Posted On: 11/16/21 4:31 PM

The Teams

ADM (10-13): New coach Trevor Mickelson inherits a team that was very close to having an inverse record last season, losing seven games by single digits. He’ll bring back a pair of experienced pieces in junior forward Vince Benetti Vince Benetti 6'4" | PF ADM | 2023 State IA (9.8, 7.7 rebounds) and senior sharpshooter Sam Hlas Sam Hlas 5'11" | SG ADM | 2022 State IA (9.5, 46.0 3P%). Benetti led the team in rebounding last season, while Hlas has established himself as one of the best shooters in the conference and in Class 3A. Outside of those two, however, there isn’t much coming back. Mickelson is an offensive coach who comes over from Waukee, so expect to see the Tigers looking to push the tempo a bit more than they have in previous years, and if that is the case, Hlas could have a big-time scoring season. Without much else returning, it’s hard to see ADM competing with the big boys in the conference, but Mickelson is a bright young coach who will get this program energized and headed in the right direction.

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Ballard (25-2): The Bombers nearly went wire-to-wire as the #1 team in 3A last year, beating

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