Posted On: 11/10/21 8:26 PM

While there might not be huge outside expectations, here are five teams that will surprise during the 2021-22 WIAA boy’s basketball season...

 

Appleton North

2020-21 Record:  15-12

Brock Donaldson Brock Donaldson 6'3" | SF Appleton North | 2022 State WI

WIAA Playoff Finish: Lost to De Pere in the Sectional Semifinals

This team certainly has taken some hits while playing in a loaded Fox Valley Association over the last two years, but the Lightning’s 9-9 league record was nothing to scoff at. North won also seven more games than the year prior and now return eight of their top nine scorers, including Valparaiso commit Maximus Nelson Maximus Nelson 6'7" | PF Appleton North | 2022 State #236 Nation WI .

The Lightning will have good guard play from junior Trent Mullens and senior Brock Donaldson Brock Donaldson 6'3" | SF Appleton North | 2022 State WI .   North will also get one of the state’s top freshmen in Sean Hansen Sean Hansen 5'11" Appleton North | 2025 WI

While they may not be considered one of the top three contenders in the FVA, keep in mind that North was 5-2 outside of conference play last season, including a huge win over Ashwaubenon.

 

Bay Port

2020-21 Record: 15-7

WIAA Playoff Finish: Lost to De Pere in the Regional Finals

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