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Posted On: 02/21/18 3:35 PM
With the Final Five decision only a few weeks away it’s time to follow the Mr. Basketball race closely. The Mr. Basketball Award finalists are ten strong and we run through the recent performances of each of them.
Calvin Wishart of Delano. The Tigers are playing with a strong rhythm and last night it was Becker that felt the wrath as Delano beat them 94-65. Wishart scored 24 points, dished out another 16 assists, and grabbed seven boards. Passes went inside to feed Keegan O’Neill’s 25 points and to the wing to feed Derek Techam’s perimeter touch for 21. Next up? Orono.
Daniel Oturu of CDH. Daniel scored 19 points on 8 of 10 field goal shooting and 3 of 5 free throw shooting. Oturu also had four rebounds, four blocks, and two steals in this limited minutes victory over Stillwater. The Raiders have Woodbury this Friday.
Gabriel Kalscheur of DeLaSalle. Kalscheur shooting touch has been scorching as of late including last night when he torched the net for 33 points against Brooklyn Center in a blowout win. Numerous threes, pull-up jumpers, attacking And1s, and a nasty block highlighted the night. Wayzata is next to come to the Island this Friday.
Jarvis Omersa of Orono. The Spartans crushed Chisago Lakes 93-59 but before Jarvis was able to take an early seat for the evening he put up 19 points, ten rebounds, four steals, and two blocks, and then went to the bench to cheer on the JV. This Friday the Spartans take on Cal Wishart and Delano. Wishart and Jarvis go at it in a Mr. Basketball finalists battle.
Matt Todd of Monticello. The slipping Magic (recently lost four of six) just got by 7-17 Big Lake last night 54-50. Matt had 23 points on 7 of 14 field goal shooting that included two threes. Todd also made all seven of his foul shots, grabbed six rebounds, dished out six assists, and was in on five steals. Monticello hosts Minnehaha Academy this Thursday night.
Michael Jones of Woodbury. The Royals improved to 14-9 on the season with a 71-52 win over Mounds View. Michael Jones bounced back from his recent ten point game to score 22 in the win over the Mustangs. All eyes will be on Jones and the Royals this Friday when they try and topple CDH. Mr. Basketball will have a lot eyes on that game with Chatman, Oturu, and Jones all playing.
Odell Wilson of Minneapolis North. The Roosevelt Teddies had no size to deal with the 250 pound powerhouse in the paint so Wilson put up 32 points in a 79-67 win over Roosevelt last night. The Polars next have Minneapolis Southwest this Friday and they have locked up their fifth straight Minneapolis City Conference title.
Owen King of Caledonia. King and the Warriors had last night off but over the weekend King led his team against #2 ranked Minnehaha Academy in a 79-75 loss. With five star guard Jalen Suggs guarding him Owen scored 27 and had an interesting finish to that game. In the last 90 seconds King had a great kickout to a teammate for a three, an attacking And1, was swatted by Jalen Suggs, and missed some late foul shots that his brother put in. King impressed many in attendance for sure, now has Fillmore Central this Thursday.
Sy Chatman of CDH. The number one ranked Raiders crushed the struggling Stillwater Ponies by 31 points. Sy scored his 19 points on 9 of 15 shooting with six rebounds. He missed his only two long range shots of the night but did make his one And1 free throw completion.
Tre Jones of Apple Valley. The Eagles have flown their way back to third in the state after beating Prior Lake 67-58 last evening. Tre made 10 of 11 foul shots and 6 of 13 field goals for his 22 points as well as seven boards, four assists, and two steals. Luke Martens returning to the Eagles has added punch to the line-up (Luke had 25). This Friday the Eagles play Lakeville South.