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Posted On: 05/9/18 6:08 PM
The Battle at the Lakes is bringing more talent to the Twin Cities than any other event this spring/summer. Who are some of those top players at the 17u level? Prep Hoops runs through the list now.
44 Elite: Guard Jalen Dearring, a six foot plus guard that scored 16 a game in the top Minnesota conference
All Iowa Attack: 6-foot-7 power forward Issa Samake is ranked as the 6th best senior in the state prospect wise
D1 Minnesota: D1 Minnesota has six players with high major offers and seven total with D1 offers
D1 Minnesota Rise: Wing Jake Kettner was a Class A All State honored player this year and one of the state’s best senior prospects
Full Package: Shooter Robert Hubbard is listed as one of the best at the arc in the state and is a top 100 player in his class in Illinois.
Iowa Barnstormers: The Barnstormers are 6-3 in Adidas Gauntlet play thus far
KC Pacers: Won the Prep Hoops Series in Kansas last weekend
KC Spurs: The last time the Spurs were in the Twin Cities they won the Proving Grounds, last weekend they nearly defeated KC Run GMC
Kingdom Hoops Elite: Kingdom Hoops has two of the top 8-9 players in Iowa
Minnesota Comets K: The sixth ranked team in Minnesota that includes Cade Goggleye, Jackson Jangula, Nick Schaefer, Michael Ziermann, and Camden Arndt.
Minnesota Heat Henderson: Jeremy Beckler is a rapidly rising 6-foot-8 player that performed well against some of the better Midwest teams in April.
Minnesota Heat Nelson: Jared Rainey has Heat Nelson playing above expectations including a Meg Vang Invitational title last weekend
Next Generation: Played at the Proving Grounds and last weekend qualified for the AAU national event in Florida.
Old Gold: Darion Binion of Kankakee has led his team in scoring several times this spring
Raw Athletics: Raw Athletics made the Proving Grounds final four two weeks back with strong play from Antoine Palmer, Malcolm Bell, and Ishmael Martin.
SE Minnesota Lightning: The Lightning have been one of the top stories in Minnesota this year making the final four in the Proving Grounds
South Dakota Attack: The top 17u team from the Dakotas has won events in Minnesota before
Team Rose: The team sponsored by Derrick Rose is on the Adidas Gauntlet Gold circuit and is sitting around .500 after two weekends of play.
Team Rush: Another Adidas program, Team Rush played in last year’ title game at this event and last weekend made the Jayhawk Invitational final four.
Team RWA: Another consistently strong Illinois programs RWA has talent once again.
Texas Impact 4:13: One of the top two or three teams in Texas this year Impact has beaten multiple shoe sponsored squads already this year and was second in the Texas GASO event.
Twin Cities Pirates: The Pirates have played in two events so far with a 5-4 mark and they are looking to make a mark
Wisconsin Academy: The Academy is led by 6-foot-4 Conner Meyer who is a top 30 player in the state of Wisconsin as is Donniel Grey, a 5-foot-9 lead guard.
Wisconsin Crusaders: Six-foot-10 Luke Hasl from Oshoksh is the big name from the Crusaders but watch out for Will Mahoney and Nick Otto as well.
Wisconsin Playground Warriors: The Warriors are off to a tough start in UAA play but this is a team that has several of the top 50 players in the state of Wisconsin’s senior class.
Young & Reckless: A team that many in Minnesota are familiar with from past Prep Hoops and NY2LA events. They have eight of the top 50 players in the state of Illinois.