Posted On: 12/6/21 1:05 PM

There are no real stars return to the United Kansas Conference, but there will be a lot of nice players and teams to watch this season. There are also some pretty interesting up-and-comers that will be worth keeping an eye on.

Taking away from the crop of returners are the transfers of the top two juniors last season – Jordan Brown Jordan Brown 6'4" | SG Free State | 2022 State KS of Basehor-Linwood and Tyrese Cannon Tyrese Cannon 6'3" | SF Leavenworth | 2022 KS of Leavenworth. But those departures open the door for even more guys to step up.

Preseason Player of the Year:

Trevor McBride Trevor McBride 6'2" | CG Basehor-Linwood | 2022 State KS / Carter Bergman Carter Bergman 6'1" | SG Basehor-Linwood | 2022 State KS , guards, 2022, Basehor-Linwood:

How can you pick between these two? They are both versatile and talented guards who play off each other. With some other talent around them, it’s really a team synergy that helps these guys succeed, and will also limit any individual from putting up huge stats. Basehor-Linwood is expected to contend for a state title, and these two will lead the way.

Returning Stars:

JaiKuan Darthard, 6-foot-4 forward, 2022, Leavenworth:

Darthard is long, athletic and heady wing who played a supporting role to Cannon last season. He’s a football star who gets after it on defense and gets his hands

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