Posted On: 12/31/21 4:42 PM

During the holiday break, we have gotten a chance to see some of the top teams in pre-conference play. Many of the top teams have already faced other top talent, love seeing teams not back down from competition. This year is looking to be a fun one with a ton of talented teams in the 5A conference.

1. ThunderRidge (5-0)

The defending state champs have shown no sign of their dominance coming to an end anytime soon. They are being led by the best player playing locally in Colorado, Wake Forrest commit Zach Keller Zach Keller 6'9" | PF ThunderRidge | 2022 State #81 Nation CO . But Zach is not the only weapon on this team as they have shown the most depth in the state. They also have the number one sophomore, 6’4 point guard Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford 6'5" | PG ThunderRidge | 2024 CO , who has looked great with the ball in his hands. Jackson Brennan Jackson Brennan 6'3" | CG ThunderRidge | 2022 State CO and Thomas Walkowiak Thomas Walkowiak 6'1" | SG ThunderRidge | 2022 State CO have been great energy guys for the team. They have already beaten three top 10 teams (Eaglecrest, Smoky Hill, and Fossil Ridge) and will be the team to beat for the remainder of the season.

2. Fossil Ridge (9-1)

Fossil Ridge has emerged as the top team from up North this

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