AURORA | A profile look at Rangeview junior Christopher Speller, who is set to play for Team West (full roster) in the fourth A-Town All-Star Boys Game set for Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Smoky Hill High School. The boys game is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30 p.m. following the slam dunk contest (game information):
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School: Rangeview High School
2018-19 averages: 11.5 points, 3.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals
Season highlights: Coach Shawn Palmer’s Rangeview team put it all together during the 2018-19 season and went on a thrilling run to the Class 5A state championship, the first for the program in 34 seasons. The Raiders had all sorts of ingredients, but one of the things that brought it all together was the versatile play of Speller, who flourished in his third season on the varsity team. He nearly doubled his scoring average from his sophomore season and accounted for 11.5 points per game — which put him third on the team behind fellow A-Town All-Star selections Quincey Jewett and Jodaun Dotson — with 16 double-digit scoring efforts, including back-to-back 21-point games in the semifinals against Mountain Vista and championship game against Chaparral (which included a 15-for-18 performance from the free throw line). Speller shot selectively from behind the 3-point line, but slashed to the basket for numerous scores and/or foul shot opportunities, while he also led the Raiders in assists per game at 3.6 per contest as well as 2.0 steals per game, while the All-EMAC second team selection also nabbed 3.4 rebounds per game. Speller will play in the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.
Speller vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (19 points, 6 assists, 4 steals); vs. Grandview (13 points, 4 rebounds, assists; 5 points, 4 assists, 2 steals); vs. Overland (11 points, 3 rebounds); vs. Hinkley (6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists); vs. Vista PEAK (15 points, 4 assists); vs. Gateway (8 points, 5 assists)