Mike Ranson and Austin Mueller have both announced verbal commitments to Division I programs for 2016-17. These upcoming seniors are two of Colorado’s top high school basketball prospects.

Mike Ranson is a guard at Pueblo Central in Class 4A. According to CHSAA.com, Ranson led his team in scoring last season averaging 25.6 points per game, which led all scorers in the state, regardless of class. The 6-foot-2 guard helped his Wildcats team to a 19-6 record last season going all the way to the sweet 16 in the Class 4A basketball state tournament. Along the way Ranson also made 58 3-pointers.

Ranson tweeted out the news on Wednesday evening.

Austin Mueller a 6-foot-6 small forward out at Thunderidge High School (Highlands Ranch) averaged 6.9 points per game, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists a game. Muller and his Grizzlies teammates finished the season 24-4 and made it to the 5A  state title game. Muller tweeted out the news Wednesday evening as well.

He also talked to about his decision saying, “I liked everything about it, it was the perfect mix of academics and athletics. I loved the coaching staff and I got to meet all the players. I really liked those guys. I liked Wyoming as a whole, and their fan support. I’m really excited to be a part of it.”

Sammy Mugharbil, a Mile High Sports intern and a student at MSU-Denver contributed to this report.