Nemaha Central's Alleigh Kramer challenges Clay Center's Clara Edwards

Posted On: 08/25/19 8:16 AM

The class of 2021 has nearly a dozen centers that are at varying levels on the development ladder.  This article takes a look at a hand full that are have been notably building their game to move up the ladder.  Each excel in a variety of areas but are continuing to mature in other areas.  All have the potential to reach the highest rungs by the end of the season if not as they enter their senior seasons a year from now.

Jordyn Beard, 6'1", Hugoton, Wheat State Elite 2021 - Crain - Beard was selected Great West Activities Conference second team all-conference. She averaged 12.2 points, 12.1 rebounds (6th in the state) with 35% being offensive, 3.4 blocks, and 2.6 steals.  She has good size and uses her long arms to great effect as one of the best shot blockers in the state.  Last season she set a new school record of 21 rebounds in a game.  As good of a shot blocker and rebounder as she is she needs to improve her vertical.  She also needs to consistently show development in her mid-range and perimeter shooting as well as ball skills to get to the hole off the

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