21. Ames (Iowa)
Last year: 26-0, Class 4A champion
Coach: Vance Downs
Top players: F Harrison Barnes (6-6, Sr.); F Doug McDermott (6-7, Sr.); G Michael Weber (5-9, Sr.)
Top games: Dec. 17 vs. Waukegan (Ill.)
Notable: The Little Cyclones have three starters returning, including one of the top-rated recruits in the nation. Barnes, who averaged 20 points per game and made 44 percent of his 3-point shots, is the nation’s No. 1 prospect according to ESPN. McDermott, son of Iowa St. basketball coach Greg McDermott, has committed to Northern Iowa.