In 2012 a panel of Colorado-Springs area experts helped The Gazette pick the greatest boys’ basketball players of all-time.  Gazette Preps is excited to unveil a similar package on the girls’ players later this week as part of our continued coverage of the state basketball playoffs. 


If you missed the results from the boys' panel, here are the lists:

The panel consisted of Mark Beranek, Dan McKiernan, Jim Chapman, Tom Falgien, Ray Lutz, Mike Maiurro, and Rick Starzecki.

All-Time Colorado Springs-Area High School boys’ basketball teams

First team

Todd Dickson, Falcon (1988)

Gene Edwards, Wasson (1985)

Pat Garrity, Lewis-Palmer (1994)

Tom Hovasse, Widefield (1985)

Reggie Jackson, Palmer (2008) – received the most votes, pictured above

Second team

Justin Armour, Manitou Springs (1991)

KK Boyd, Sierra (1998)

Paul Gagnon, Harrison (1968)

Jari Wills, Palmer (1978)

Victor White, Harrison (1974)

Third team

David Kousman, Mitchell (1985)

Ted Kritza, Palmer (1994)

Mike Patterson, Mitchell (1973)

Donta Richardson, Liberty (1999) - above

Josh Scott, Lewis-Palmer (2012)

All-small schools

DeLovell Earls, Colorado Springs School (2010)

Nate Engesser, Colorado Springs Christian School (2012)

Brett Green, Peyton (2009)

Rob Lewis, Evangelical Christian Academy (2008) pictured above

Stan Lovely, Fountain Valley (1985)

Brian Vecchio, Manitou Springs (2001)


All-defensive team

KK Boyd, Sierra (1998)

Garrett Fiddler, Doherty (2007)

Wesley Gordon, Sierra (2012)

Mike Nelson, Rampart (1987)

Rodney Zimmerman, Air Academy (1990)


All-athlete team

Justin Armour, Manitou Springs (1991)

Cullen Bryant, Mitchell (1969)

Mike Forney, Sierra (1993)

Lamarr Houston, Doherty (2006)

David Murphy, Wasson (1968)


Best shooter

David Kousman, Mitchell (1985)


Best passer

KK Boyd, Sierra (1998)


Best shot blocker

Rodney Zimmerman, Air Acadmemy (1990)


Best rebounder

Ted Kritza, Palmer (1994)


Best dunker

Sherlock Holmes, Mitchell (1983) - above


Stats have stood test of time

John O’Connell, St. Mary’s

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