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Posted On: 08/10/18 3:17 PM
There has been a flurry of commitments in Minnesota’s 2019 class, but who is still available? What is still available? NHR gives you names to look into at various positions.
1. Matthew Hurt of Rochester JM. This goes in the category of, duh. Matthew can pick his school when he wants to. Will he decide mid-fall, late in the fall, next spring? It’s up to him when he wants to make that decision.
2. Zeke Nnaji of Hopkins. The 6-foot-10 power forward can likely give you some center minutes at times at the next level too. With UCLA, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio State, Kansas, and a host of other in pursuit, the only squads let to offer are Kentucky, Duke, and North Carolina. And guess what? 1 or 2 of those could offer Zeke as well. McDonald’s All American maybe?
3. David Roddy of Breck. Roddy has played his way into high major basketball earning offers from Northwestern, Nebraska, and Minnesota. He will also visit Colorado State in four weeks. People have seen what Jordan Murphy is doing, they see what David Roddy did in the EYBL, and putting it together, it makes sense.
4. Jamison Battle of DeLaSalle. Need a shooter? Many do. Need a 6-foot-8 stretch four? Again, many people do. Battle consistently knocked down shots all July with a confidence written all over his face.
5. Robert Jones of Prior Lake. Some places have a drought of rain, the Midwest has a drought of bigs right now. When it comes to low post players in the upper Midwest there are few, but Robert Jones is one, and likely the best one in the five state area. Jones is a 6-foot-10 center with offers from Xavier, Penn State, and more.
6. Courtney Brown Jr of East Ridge. Explosive and long wing that works hard. Teams like Nebraska-Omaha, Cal Poly, and Denver are among those in good shape (there are others). A good athlete to look into, always productive.
7. Dane Zimmer of Hopkins. In the modern age of division one basketball, Dane Zimmer makes so much sense to me. At about 6-foot-8, smart, hard working, and efficient my gut says he is the next local player to grab a D1 offer. He would be great for the low major level. Great.
8. Maleeck Harden of Moorhead. The 6-foot-5 agile guard/wing was tremendous for ECI and recently gave a final four of USF, Minnesota State-Moorhead, South Dakota State, and North Dakota State. It will be considered a steal for whichever program lands him.
9. Cole Nicholson of Chaska. Nicholson was driven to have a big July and he sure did with some explosive scoring games. If he can score on Houston Hoops of the EYBL he can score for others. Northern Colorado was convinced and offered. Who is next?
10. Tommy Chatman of Park Center. Smooth and skilled playmaker built up the D2 options leading to future visits at Northern State and Winona State.
Next. Antwan Kimmons of Tartan. Kimmons is a low major version of Tum Tum Nairn from Michigan State. Like what you saw in Tum Tum as a handler, leader, and defender? Give Kimmons a call. Will be visiting Idaho State in September. Kimmons shoots it well too.