Posted On: 04/19/18 2:18 PM

The Minnesota Senior All State team. Honoring the best seasons of Minnesota’s 2018 class.


First Team

Tre Jones of Apple Valley. McDonald’s All American, Mr Basketball, two time state champ, four time state tournament participant, five star player, top point guard prospect in the nation. Duke bound.

Daniel Oturu of CDH. State champion big, top 35 player prospect in the nation, state tournament MVP, and big stat stuffer all year. Going to Minnesota.

Gabe Kalscheur of DeLaSalle. Three time state champ, four time state tournament participant, top 150 player nationally, a top shooter nationally. Headed to Minnesota.

Calvin Wishart of Delano. A state champion guard, Class AAA state tournament MVP, Mr Basketball finalist, and the guy that people are going to say “why didn’t high majors recruit him”? Headed to Georgia Southern.

Owen King of Caledonia. A Mr Basketball finalist who played in the state tournament four times in five season including this year when his team was state runner-up. Will play at South Dakota State.


Second team

Jarvis Omersa of Orono. One of the most explosive finishers in state history and a top 150 player prospect nationally. Signed with Minnesota.

Sy Chatman of CDH. The leading scorer of the state champion Raiders and the top unsigned prospect in Minnesota right now.

Michael Jones of Woodbury. Jones was a big number guy all season and despite constant defensive attention, he still shot a high percentage to score 26 a night. Signed at Davidson.

Matt Todd of Monticello. Not many guys packed as much into one night as Matt did putting up 29 points a game with six rebounds and six assists.

Michael Schaefer of St. Cloud Cathedral. Led his team to the state tournament with 24 points and 12 rebounds a game. Headed to Augustana.


Third Team

Brevyn Spann-Ford of St. Cloud Tech. One of the most versatile big forwards that has come around Spann-Ford was a double-double guy. Will play football at Minnesota.

Ryan Larson of CDH. A recent Wofford commit, the state champion PG made the pass of the season lobbing to Daniel Oturu for the game winning score in the title game.

Josiah Strong of Champlin Park. Led the Rebels to a much better year than expected with his 23 points and four assists a game. Going to Navy.

Anthony Davis of Hopkins. Scored 16 points a game for one of the highest ranked teams in the state all year plus one of the top defenders in Minnesota.

Noah Kannegiesser of Hancock. One of the stories of the season, Noah led his team into the top ten this year with a state high of 35.6 points per game. Headed to Concordia-St. Paul.


Fourth Team

Noah Slagter of Willmar. Noah scored 23 a game with seven boards and four assists for a team that was top five in Class AAA and went 26-3 this year. Headed to Northwestern (MN).

Odell Wilson IV of Minneapolis North. Odell led North to a great season with 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds shooting nearly 70 percent from the floor.

Eric Tiedman of Jordan. Led his team to state averaging a double-double plus he played some PG and was one of the elite defenders in Minnesota. Headed to Augustana.

Zach Theisen of Osseo. The leader of the Orioles scoring 20 a game plus grabbing five rebounds a night and leading the state tourney team in assists despite a bad injury.

Duoth Gach of Austin. Led the high rated Packers in scoring (17), steals, and was second in assists, and third in rebounding for the state semi-finalist. Shot over 50 percent this year .

Anders Nelson of Edina. Scored 21 points per game for a team that was at one point number one in Class AAAA.


Fifth Team

Jarius Cook of Park Center. Scored 16.2 points per game for one of the state’s best Class AAAA teams. Will play at North Dakota State.

JaVonni Bickham of Minnehaha Academy. Second leading scorer and leading rebounder for the Class AA state champs. Headed to Denver.

Goodnews Kpegeol of North St. Paul. Goodnews scored 18.2 points per game for an NSP team that was top ten for much of the year.

Deundra Roberson of Columbia Heights. Scored 19 points a game leading Columbia Heights to the state championship game.

Wendell Matthews of Columbia Heights. Matthews scored 17.5 points per game with nine rebounds a night for the state runner-up.

Damani Hayes of Mankato East. Led his team to state with 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists a game but it was his defense that pushed him into this group.

Westin Kirk of RTR. Kirk led his team to a state title behind his team highs of 18.7 points, nine rebounds, and almost three steals a game plus his 3.7 assists a game was fourth.