Why No. 2?
The Maroons graduated the top two scorers from a Class 3A Sweet 16 team, but rebounding leader Luke Beesley returns, as does Noah Wells, who tied for the team lead in three-pointers. They are among 10 seniors on the 15-player roster.
How can they move up?
Why No. 3?
The Bulldogs return three of four double-figure scorers from a 15-win team, including 6-foot-9 Texas-El Paso recruit Christian Romine, who was the No. 1 rebounder last winter. All-Corn Belt Conference first-teamer Conner Diedrich was the assists leader.
Why No. 4?
The Knights have six lettermen back, including two perimeter marksmen from a 25-3 team (Tyler Schuring and Jeremy Plank) who combined to make 102 three-pointers last season. There’s height with 6-foot-7 non-letterman Tanner Brewer.
Why No. 5?
The Sabers return two of three double-figure scorers from a 23-8 team that reached a Class 1A super-sectional. Those players (Doug Wallen, 17.0, and Clavin Davis, 12.6) are just starting their sophomore seasons.
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