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The 5-8 junior averaged 13.3 points las season for the Crusaders. Olivia Hollenbeck, Lincoln Christian The Fort Hays State commit averaged 16 points and 7.6 rebounds last season fo the Class C-1 Crusaders. Jayme Horan, Millard South: Th 6-foot Creighton signee averaged 22. points and 7.8 rebounds last season. Maddie Krull, Millard South: The 5-11 point guard, signed by South Dakota, av eraged 15.6 points last year and also had 122 assists and 85 steals. Morgan Maly, Crete: The Creighto signee averaged 20 points and nine re bounds last season for the Class B run ner-up Cardinals. Alexis Markowski, Lincoln Pius X: Th 6-3 South Dakota State commit average 14 points and nine rebounds last year. Taylor McCabe, Fremont: She averaged 18 points as a freshman last season and set a school record for 3-pointers with 72. Maddy Meehan, Elkhorn: The 5-10 se nior averaged 13 points and 10 rebound last year for the Antlers. Kalynn Meyer, Superior: The 6-3 Ne braska volleyball signee averaged 2 points and 17 rebounds for the Class C- Wildcats. McKenna Minter, Lincoln Northeast: The Seton Hall signee averaged almost 17 points last season. Allison Weidner, Humphrey St. Fran cis: The 5-9 junior guard and Nebrask commit averaged almost 20 points per game last year for the Class D-2 Flyers.

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Justin Bubak, Lincoln Christian, 6-5, Sr., 19.7: Class C-1 all-stater can play most positions for the Crusaders. Max Polk, Omaha Central, 6-1, Sr., 13.1: Wrightsell’s teammate for a fourth year runs the point. Connor Creech, Hastings, 6-4, Sr., 16.9: Western Nebraska CC signee is a lefty who wants to take the Tigers to state for the first time since the 1990s. Haggan Hilgendorf, Hastings, 6-8, Sr., 16.3: Transfer from Adams Central, where he was C-1 all-state, is the Tigers’ best big man since Doug Brandt in 1992. Hilgendorf is a Fort Hays State signee. Ajantae Hogan, Lincoln Southeast, 6-5, Jr., 17.8: Versatile scoring threat. Ty Griggs, Omaha South, 6-0, Sr., 13.1: Another of South’s group of three strong guards. Greg Brown, Omaha Burke, 6-4, Jr., 8.9: Top returning scorer for the Bulldogs. Denim Johnson, Omaha Benson, 6-1, Jr., 14.5: Best player under the radar on a team that hopes for a turnaround season. Jadin Johnson, Millard North, 6-4, Jr., 11.9: Point guard transfer from Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln adds another playmaker for the Mustangs. Jaren Marshall, Omaha Burke, 6-1, Jr., 7.6: Seeks a breakout season. Lucas Vogt, BRLD, 5-11, Jr., 13.4: C-2 all-stater is one of five returning starters from a state title team. Kwat Abdelkarim, Lincoln North Star, 6-2, Jr., 7.5: Must carry the Gators early while teammates heal. Cam Binder, Auburn, 6-0, Jr., 20.6: Dead-eye shooter was all-state for the C-1 champions. Frankie Fidler, Bellevue West, 6-6, Jr., 1.1: Grew two inches and has a UNO offer

PJ Ngambi, Omaha Westside, 6-2, Sr., 9.1: His speed helps Warriors play with other top teams. A four-year starter. Jasen Green, Millard North, 6-7, So., 7.1: Returning starter has an offer from Nebraska. GIRLS By MIKE PATTERSON BH News Service Nicole Avila-Ambrosi, Millard North: The 5-9 senior and California Baptist signee averaged 13 points and five re- bounds last season for the Class A cham- pion Mustangs. Olivia Boudreau, Papillion-La Vista: The 5-9 guard averaged 15 points last year and set a Class A record for 3-point- ers with 80. Charlotte Bovaird, Lincoln East: The 5-10 forward averaged 14 points for the Spartans. Whitney Brown, Grand Island North- west: The 5-6 guard and Nebraska walk- on averaged 16.4 points for the Class B champion Vikings. Ale’jah Douglas, Omaha Northwest: The senior point guard averaged 20.6 points before suffering an injury. Nyayongah Gony, Lincoln High: The 6-3 Miami signee averaged 11 points and nine rebounds last season. Aanaya Harris, Omaha Burke: The 6-foot junior holds offers from Western Kentucky, UC Riverside, UMKC and Xavi- er.

Chucky Hepburn, Bellevue West, 6-1, Jr., 18.3 ppg.: Committed this fall to Wis- consin.


DonovanWilliams, Lincoln North Star, 6-5, Sr., 21.0: Nebraska commit is coming back in a month from knee surgery. Jay Saunders, Omaha South, 6-0, Sr., 15.0: Uncommitted point guard leads Packers’ repeat hopes in Class A. Tyson Gordon, Omaha Skutt, 6-2, Sr., 16.3: Versatile athlete has two football state titles and is looking for his first in hoops. Committed to play football for North Dakota State. ALL-NEBRASKA THIRD TEAM Hunter Sallis, Millard North, 6-4, Jr., 18.2: Holds multiple Power Five offers, the most recent from Kansas. Jadin Booth, Omaha Westside, 6-2, Sr., 19.1: Four-year starter has signed with UNO. Jack Dotzler, Omaha Roncalli, 5-10, Sr., 16.7: Morningside signee will be healthy for the start of the season this year. OTHERS TO WATCH Max Murrell, Millard North, 6-9, Sr., 11.2: Athletic shot-blocker has signed with Stanford. Latrell Wrightsell Jr., Omaha Central, 6-2, Sr., 17.1: Part of talented Eagles’ back- court, he has multiple D-I offers.

Aryannah Harrison, Omaha Marian:

BH News Service Lincoln North Star’s Donovan Williams averaged 21.0 points per game as a junior.

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