Posted On: 12/7/21 2:44 PM

Abilene represented the North Central Kansas League in the 4A state tournament last season, where it fell to McPherson in the first round. The Cowboys return the top player in the league, but there will be considerable rebuilding across the board. Marysville, in particular, loses a lot of talent from a good season.

Chapman and Concordia will be teams to watch, with returning experience and some serious length.

Preseason Player of the Year:

Kaleb Becker Kaleb Becker 6'4" | SF Abilene | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-4 forward, 2022, Abilene (pictured):

Becker is a powerful and athlete big man who can run the floor, play at the rim and score from every level. He averaged 16 points and 7.5 rebounds for balanced team last year that went 13-6 last year. He will be the most experienced and most talented player in the league this year.

Returning Stars:

Jake Fritz Jake Fritz 6'2" | SG Wamego | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-2 guard, 2022, Wamego:

Fritz is a shooter who can really catch fire. With all-stater Tanner Hecht gone, the focus will be on Fritz to do more than shoot from the perimeter. He’s an experienced and heady veteran. He and Springer were the only juniors to join Becker on the league first team.

Burk Springer Burk Springer 5'8" | PG SSA Hoops Elite | 2022 State KS , 5-foot-10

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