Posted On: 11/10/15 5:45 PM

Update from 11/10/15 by Alex Conover

Elk River went 12-14 last year, eventually losing to Totino-Grace in sections. Their top scorer, Matt Keller, is back and ready to build up his squad and improve on last year. Practice started yesterday for the Elks.

“Trent Pink will be a solid post, Zeke Delain is an all-around strong player, Jack Burger will be a good sophomore and Wyatt Morrell will be a good PG too,” Keller told NHR. “Our first game is the 20th against Buffalo.”

ER plays in the Northwest Suburban conference, meaning almost no games will be easy. They’ve got to face Maple Grove, Champlin Park, Centennial, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Osseo… the list goes on. There are other schools like Blaine and Totino-Grace that should take another step up in quality this winter. Every night will be a battle.

We asked Keller who the toughest matchup in the conference is, and he said “good question… I would say Tyler Peterson, McKinley Wright or Brad Davison.” These are all kids with Division I scholarships who will give Keller a huge challenge and will undoubtedly help him prepare for the next level.

“I'm down to four schools: UW-River Falls, St. John’s, Hamline and

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