Posted On: 11/2/21 7:11 AM

It’s football playoff time! That means basketball season is about a month off. Basketball practices will be tipping off soon. So it’s time to start looking ahead to the season. Let’s start with a look at the top returners by class.

Some really good guards return to 2A, a couple of whom locked up in the state finals. There’s a high likelihood that Brekyn Ratzlaff Brekyn Ratzlaff 6'0" | PG Hillsboro | 2023 State KS and Brayden Meseke Brayden Meseke 6'0" | CG Wabaunsee | 2022 State KS will cross paths again come playoff time.

Here are the top returners to 2A:

Brekyn Ratzlaff Brekyn Ratzlaff 6'0" | PG Hillsboro | 2023 State KS , 6-foot guard, 2023, Hillsboro:

A flashy point guard with some edge to his game, Ratzlaff challenges defenses. He spearheaded Hillsboro’s march to the state title, and was the best player on the floor for much of the game. He competes at a high level during the summer, so high school ball is his place to shine. He was the lone non-senior on the 2A first team.

Britton Dutton Britton Dutton 6'1" | SG Ellinwood | 2023 State KS , 6-foot-1 guard, 2023, Ellinwood:

Ellinwood will be a team to watch this year, with a group of returners who have already played a ton of minutes. Dutton is an offensive dynamo, not just scoring but also feeding his teammates and

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