THREE STORYLINES TO FOLLOW

1.) Is Mills-Magnolia inevitable in the final?

It’s never a foregone conclusion, however they are without a double the leading 2 teams in Class 4A going in. Mills might have the toughest nonconference schedule of any team in the state, however Magnolia has the self-confidence of a group that believes it can’t be beaten. Both characteristics are signs of fantastic groups, which both definitely are.

2.) How will eStem reasonable after a training modification?

The Mets surged to the semifinals of the Class 4A state competition under Josh Hayes, who led the team to a minimum of 20 success in four of his five seasons with the group. However he’s now at White Hall, and the Mets are being led by Nathan Pottorff, who had quite a bit of success at Brinkley. He went 99-67 in 6 years with the Tigers.

3.) How can Morrilton take the next action?

The Devil Pet dogs have actually constantly appeared to be knocking on the title door and made a go to the quarterfinals last season. They’ve got one of the top juniors in the nation in Pinion on the group and got a huge boost when former Central Arkansas Christian guard Brock Hendrix transferred in. That doesn’t relate automated wins, but head coach Keith Zachary will attempt piece everything together.

IMPACT PLAYERS

JUNIOR DERRIAN FORD,

MAGNOLIA, GUARD

One of the top three gamers in the junior class, in addition to Sylvan Hills’ Nick Smith and Morrilton’s Joseph Pinion. Division I schools are contending for Ford, who has all the tools to be a star when he gets to college, particularly with the upper body strength and balance that he possesses. He’s grown given that rupturing onto the scene as a freshman and has just gotten better.

JUNIOR JOSEPH PINION, MORRILTON,

GUARD/FORWARD

Like Ford, Pinion has actually been a standout player because his ninth-grade season. He’s already dedicated to the University of Arkansas, but he’ll have other big-game schools attempting to woo him.

JUNIOR PARKER ST. PIERRE,

VALLEY VIEW, GUARD

The 6-1 guard is one of the more underrated gamers in the state but is a knockdown shooter for the Blazers, especially if defenses leave him alone. He’s held a deal from Arkansas State for a while, yet that won’t be the last of them.

OTHERS TO WATCH ON

Senior Kaylan Makan, Pulaski Academy, Guard; Senior Caleb Allen, Mills, Guard; Elder Marvion Scott, Star City, Guard; G Jeremiah Washington, Shiloh Christian, Sophomore