Posted On: 03/7/22 8:51 PM

Zach Keller Zach Keller 6'9" | PF ThunderRidge | 2022 State #81 Nation CO - ThunderRidge

Headlining ThunderRidge’s unparalleled frontcourt size and depth, the Wake Forest commit has consistently asserted himself when the team needs him most. At 6’9, 220 pounds Keller brings a unique combination of power and soft touch most often highlighted by his relentless poster dunks. Keller is unlike many big dudes, where he worked on his post passing over the summer and has not looked back to his previous self since. In his final season, Keller is averaging 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 2.8 stocks (stl + blk) while shooting 70% inside the arc. 

Aguir Dawam Aguir Dawam 6'7" | C Denver East | 2022 State CO - East

Likely matching up against Keller, 6’8 Aguir Dawam Aguir Dawam 6'7" | C Denver East | 2022 State CO has been up in the top 3 in 5A blocks per game over the last two seasons at East High. The forward has consistently been a terror on defense thanks to his quick vertical leap off both feet and habit of keeping both hands up on contests. While he lacks the strength of Keller, his ability to switch on screens will be invaluable against the myriad of size they face March 11th.

Zach Keller Zach Keller 6'9" | PF ThunderRidge | 2022 State #81 Nation CO - ThunderRidge Headlining ThunderRidge’s unparalleled frontcourt size and depth, the Wake Forest commit has consistently asserted himself when the team needs him most. At 6’9, 220 pounds Keller brings a unique combination of power and soft touch most often highlighted by his relentless poster dunks. Keller is unlike many big dudes, where he worked on his post passing over the summer and has not looked back to his previous self since. In his final season, Keller is averaging 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 2.8 stocks (stl + blk) while shooting 70% inside the arc.  Aguir Dawam Aguir Dawam 6'7" | C Denver East | 2022 State CO - East Likely matching up against Keller, 6’8 Aguir Dawam Aguir Dawam 6'7" | C Denver East | 2022 State CO has been up in the top 3 in 5A blocks per game over the last two seasons at East High. The forward has consistently been a terror on defense thanks to his quick vertical leap off both feet and habit of keeping both hands up on contests. While he lacks the strength of Keller, his ability to switch on screens will be invaluable against the myriad of size they face March 11th. Joel Speckman Joel Speckman 6'9" | PF Chaparral | 2022 State CO -  Chaparral The 6’8 power forward has continued to dominate the interior throughout the postseason, grabbing 33% of team rebounds and 68% of team blocks on the year. Through the year, Speckman has continued to grow as a central playmaking hub within the halfcourt thanks to his pinpoint passes to backdoor cuts and ability to seize the opportunity against double teams. The senior forward has averaged 15.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 3.2 stocks a game while shooting 59% inside the arc.  Joey Bilello Joey Bilello 6'8" | SF ThunderRidge | 2022 State CO - ThunderRidge (pictured above) Standing at 6’7, Bilello boasts an incredibly fast jump-shot off the catch along with his steady progression as a driver. While he is not the quickest laterally, he does well helping on time for shot contests near the rim. Bilello is one of three TR players averaging at least 1 block and 1 steal per game. The exact matchup against East will be interesting to say the least, considering that there should be a three inch difference in height between whoever Bilello is asked to guard. On the year, Bilello is putting up 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.2 stocks on shooting splits of 47/33/72. Nick Randall Nick Randall 6'7" Fossil Ridge | 2023 CO - Fossil Ridge Leading the charge down low, Nick Randle will have a familiar opponent in Joel Speckman Joel Speckman 6'9" | PF Chaparral | 2022 State CO this 11th. Randle has to be one the most fundamental athletes in the state, standing at 6’7, he uses an array of duck-ins, fakes, and fadeaways to lull the defense to sleep. Randle is averaging 17 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks on 71% from the field.    Mike Karnisovas Mike Karnisovas 6'7" | SF ThunderRidge | 2022 State CO - ThunderRidge Karnisovas could be a name to remember in the upcoming matchup due to his combination of length at 6’7 combined with his quick jumper off the catch. Although he is only shooting 29% from 3 on the year, that number is a small sample size, had he made three more he would be at 36%. Karnisovas could very well be another defensive x-factor for ThunderRidge should any of the starting forwards get into foul trouble.  Colin Hayes Colin Hayes 6'4" | SF Fossil Ridge | 2023 State CO - Fossil Ridge Standing at 6’4, Hayes has been a consistent glue guy thanks to his instincts combined with his plus size at the high school level. Hayes does an excellent job sealing his man onto whichever side, effectively denying nearly all backdoor cuts against him. Averaging 8.9 points, 4.4 rebounds along with 2 stocks while shooting 54% from the field and 36% from distance. 

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