The prep basketball scene is upon us and I thought I would share some observations with you.
Getting the point - I have four point guards who are leading their team in scoring so far this year...Reed Timmer of New Berlin Eisenhower (27.6), Nate Moore of Wauwatosa Eaat (22.0), Ryan McBride of Brookfield East (17.7) and Riley LaChance of Brookfield Central, who had a career-high 32 points in a 66-64 loss to top-ranked Germantown in the Lancers' opener on Saturday.
GMC boys - Sussex Hamilton is the preseason favorite, but I think this league is as balanced as it has been in some time... LaChance will lead a Lancer team that has two talented big men in 6-8 Luke Rasmussen and 6-4 Elijah Goodman, both athletic offensive linemen from the football team.
Tosa East has nine seniors and Moore has been absolutely outstanding so far in the Red Raiders first three games. This is a very unselfish TE team and they will need to rely on each other to succeed this year.
West Allis Central - led by Brandon Key and Ron Turkvan - will be out to defend their title and Marquette is always respectable (I don't know much about them).
But my sleeper is Brookfield East under first-year coach Matt Malett. The Spartans are 2-1 WITHOUT two of their top three players - 6-4 Brian Smith and 6-5 Mike Nowak who are close to coming back from ankle and elbow injuries. McBride has picked up the scoring slack, but 6-7 Jonathan McGinley, 6-3 Mike Eberle and sharp-shooting guard Jake Wiesmueller have stepped up.
Action begins on Friday and I'm looking forward to it.