Outside looking in
Durango, with junior standout Anthony Hunter, who averaged 20 points per game last season, will again be competitive. The Trailblazers’ core group of younger players, including brothers Keshon and Kendrick Gilbert, give coach DeShawn Henry reason for optimism. Big things are expected from Keshon Gilbert, a 2021 point guard. … Centennial is led by two senior returners, post player Leland Wallace and guard Savio Gines-Rivera. The Bulldogs also have capable underclassmen in Chris Dockery and Austin Anderson. That should be plenty to threaten for a state tournament appearance. … Democracy Prep, the defending 2A state champion, is the favorite to win state in its first class 3A season.