Posted On: 09/6/18 4:20 PM

The Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo is fittingly strong with 250 plus attendees and the junior class includes some of the state’s better talents.


Ball Handlers.  Some of the state’s top up and coming playmakers will be in Burnsville this weekend.  There are a few different groups starting with three of the better craftier playmakers we’ve seen in the past half year: Parker Nielsen, James Sommer, and Gavin Vosika.  Another group at the event is players that took a monster step at 16U: Joseph Bachinski, Will Cordes, and DeAndre Miller.  Then you have a group of players that we think will have monster junior seasons: Davind Ijadimbola, Joseph Kearney, and Tait Nelson.

Joseph Bachinski of Lakeville South

Will Cordes of Shakopee

David Ijadimbola of Park Center

Grant Jensen of Minnewaska Area

Joseph Kearney of Tartan

Winston Knox of Wayzata

Micah Ladd of Cambridge

DeAndre Miller of Maple Grove

Tait Nelson of St. Anthony

Parker Nielsen of Prescott (WI)

David Savageau of Osakis

James Sommer of Cristo Rey Jesuit

Gavin Vosika of BOLD


Wings.  What really has us excited is to see three of the better wings in the 2020 class – J’Vonne Hadley, PJ Hayes, and Nathan Heise – go at it with the seniors that will be competing this weekend.  Hadley, Hayes, and Heise all led quality programs in scoring last year and are looking at some monster potential upperclassmen years.  Reid Gastner has definitely developed and a player we are interested in seeing is Jonathan Zinniel out of Cathedral in New Ulm.

Riley Erb of Monticello

Reid Gastner of Lake City

J’Vonne Hadley of Mahtomedi

PJ Hayes of Waconia

Nathan Heise of Lake City

Walker Johnson of Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Parker Johnson of New Prague.

Jared Walter of Champlin Park

Nathan Willett of East Grand Forks

Jonathan Zinniel of New Ulm Cathedral


Bigs.  At 6-foot-10 Cole Chapman is the biggest junior at the event and an up and coming post.  Cooper Olson definitely put himself to a higher level this summer with the Fury and we are excited to see what he’s become.  Then there is Luke Schwartzhoff and John Sutherland, two outstate bigs that had good winters.

Cole Chapman of Mahtomedi

Cooper Olson of Champlin Park

Luke Schwartzhoff of La Crescent

John Sutherland of Grand Rapids