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Mark Mitchell of Miege named SIK 4A Player of the Year

Mark Mitchell had a huge junior season for 4A state champ Miege.
By: Conor Nicholl for Sports in Kansas w/ Chet Kuplen
Mar 25, 2021

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Player of the Year honors were determined by a statewide media vote (Over 25 media members from all parts of the state) of people that work in media, radio, newspaper, television and finalized by Chet Kuplen of Sports in Kansas and Conor Nicholl of Sports in Kansas. Players of the Year and Finalists are eligible for a Sports in Kansas Patch. Stay on our feed over the next few days for updated coverage and all-state teams for both boys and girls.

2021 Sports in Kansas All-Classes & 4A Boys Basketball Player of the Year

Mark Mitchell, Bishop Miege

Bishop Miege junior Mark Mitchell is the state’s consensus best player. Mitchell has offers from Arkansas, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and North Carolina, according to 247 Sports, an industry recruiting leader. The 6-foot-8, 205-pound Mitchell helped Bishop Miege to a dominant 4A state championship run this year. Mitchell was the SIK Sophomore of the Year last winter as Tamar Bates (Texas signee, now of IMG Academy) of Piper earned the 4A nod and all-classes POY last season. Miege finished 22-1, including a 94-40 win versus Louisburg in the state championship game. It marked the most points and biggest margin of victory in all classes in state history, per Kansas historian Brett Marshall.

Overall, Miege averaged 71.8 points per game. Miege’s only loss was a 68-55 loss to Blue Valley Northwest on Feb. 26. After that, Miege defeated Baldwin (83-25), Tonganoxie (63-30), Holton (78-37) and McPherson (78-51) before the state championship game. Along with Mitchell, Miege featured 6-foot-8 junior Taj Manning, 7-foot senior Tayt Harbour, and 6-3 junior Christian Bowen-Webb. The left-handed Mitchell tallied 24 points on 10 of 14 shooting in the semifinal and finished with 16 in the championship. Mitchell is well-known for his highlight reel dunks.

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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


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