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Sports in Kansas: 2021 Boys Basketball POY Finalists

Mark Mitchell had another monster season for Miege. Photo: Sean Boston
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen w/ Conor Nicholl
Mar 22, 2021

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Sports in Kansas has released its annual list of high school boys basketball Player of the Year Finalists in Kansas. Players of the Year are brought to you by Mammoth Sports Construction, Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE), American Implement, Nex-Tech Wireless and Labette Community College. Award winners will be announced on Saturday 3/27 along with all-state teams  (3/27-3/28) and Coach of the Year honors from Sports in Kansas. Sports in Kansas honors are conducted by a statewide media panel vote of over 25 media members in every part of the state, media members are asked to vote for the best player they saw in each classification this year, votes are then finalized and calculated by Chet Kuplen of Sports in Kansas & Conor Nicholl of Sports in Kansas. Player of the Year Finalist patches can be ordred along with all-state patches at 3/27 at sportsinkansas@gmail.com

2020-2021 Basketball Player of the Year FInalists from Sports in Kansas from every class in Kansas.

6A Sports in Kansas Player of the Year Finalists

Alston Mason, Blue Valley Northwest

Sterling Chapman, Campus

Zeke Mayo, Lawrence

Jack Chapman, Blue Valley Northwest

Andrew Orr, Blue Valley North

Aidan Shaw, Blue Valley 

5A Sports in Kansas Player of the Year Finalists

Tre Alexander, Topeka West

Javon Grant, Pittsburg

Jacob Hanna, Maize

Marque Wilkerson, Topeka West

Jack Johnson, Andover

Dalyn Schwarz, Hays High

Carson Kieffer, Hays High

Wyatt Noll, De Soto

Josh Jordan, Salina South

Jordan Brown, Basehor Linwood

Alex Littlejohn, Bishop Carroll 

Nick Hogan, Goddard Eisenhower

*Three players from Hays received votes. 5A had the most players we've ever seen in a year voted (several ties) for as the vote was as wide open as we've ever seen it. 

4A Sports in Kansas Player of the Year Finalists

Adriel Smith, Rose Hill

Mark Mitchell, Bishop Miege

Taj Manning, Bishop Miege

Trey Abasolo, Mulvane

Max Alexander, Buhler

Julian Margrave, Louisburg

Rylee Beach, Tonganoxie

Kale Purcell, Holton

3A Sports in Kansas Player of the Year Finalists

Cason Richardson, Hesston

Brett Sarwinski, Galena

Jackson Schulte, TMP

Dawson Zenger, Rock Creek

Drew Nicholson, Hoisington

Ty Sides, Phillipsburg

Jimmy Dorsey, Wellsville

Nahcs Wahwassuck, Royal Valley

Sawyer Harper, Hugoton

*Three players from Hugoton received votes.

2A Sports in Kansas Player of the Year Finalists

Brekyn Ratzlaff, Hillsboro

Harlan Obioha, Hoxie

Eli Wiseman, Belle Plaine

Lucas Hammeke, Hutch-Trinity Catholic

Tyus Wilson, Sterling

Brit Dutton, Ellinwood

Dameion Hatten, Sedan

Devin Loudermilk, West Elk

Brady Frickey, Ellis

Miles Kitselman, Lyndon

1A-I Sports in Kansas Player of the Year Finalists

Jayden Garrison, Little River

Devan McEwen, Lebo

Jordan Barnard, Olpe

Taylor Cable, Ness City

Jaden Boone, Quinter

Aaron Skidmore, South Gray

Vance Shewey, Meade

*Three players from South Gray received votes.

1A-II Sports in Kansas Player of the Year Finalists

Cooper Wolf, South Haven

Emmitt Jueneman, Hanover

Alec Carlson, Pawnee Heights

Colton McCarty, Bird City-Cheylin

Jaxson Brandl, Tribune-Greeley County

Xander Newberry, Attica


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