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Posted On: 11/11/15 9:45 PM

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Top Ten in State Right Now: Maple Grove

This is the year that they should peak and likely contend.  They are third in state preseason but why are people not talking about them like they do Apple Valley and Hopkins?  This Maple Grove group hasn’t played in the section final yet.  They need to show they can take that step. They have the talent to do it and now being in section 8AAAA they are a state tournament bound no brainer. But they didn’t get there last year and that is fresh in the mind. 

So why is this the peak year?  Because Reed is the center and he is a senior, and Taron is the ball handling speed guy turning the corners, also a senior.  The team needs to get their title while they have those weapons.  Add that to Tywhon’s slashing game, Hutchison shooting, the toughness on the bench, and Brad handling/creating/scoring/everything and this is the year they should make that push.   How do they compare to those two favorites?  The Crimson are deeper than Apple Valley bench wise, but not as deep as Hopkins.  The Eagles have the proven winners in their line-up where as

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