Posted On: 09/5/18 4:46 PM

The Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo is Sunday and several seniors are looking forward to competing in front of a number of college coaches. NHR looks at some of the seniors competing this weekend.

Ball Handlers. Three of the elite combo guards in the state of Minnesota are attending the Prep Hoops Expo and that is Sam Nissen, Tommy Chatman, and Jared Rainey. Chatman has several D2 offers and has D1 schools calling, Nissen is one of Minnesota’s best shooter, and Rainey has to be one of the under-recruited players in the senior class. This trio of combo guards alone is worth the trip for schools but there are some others like Isaiah Robinson who are look for a chance to show that they are at a higher level. The player to really get a look at is Khari Broadway who closed his winter as a junior with an injury but we loved what he did at the event in July.

Carson Becicka of Mesabi East (6’0).

Khari Broadway of Park Center (6’2).

Tommy Chatman of Park Center (6’4).

Julian Hutchinson of Burnsville (5’8).

Jackyse Jacox of Prior Lake (6’0).

Sam Nissen of Prior Lake (6’1).

Jared Rainey of Maple Grove (6’1).

Isaiah Robinson of Simley (6’1)/.

Mason Sohre of Maple River (5’10).

Isaac Tessier of White Bear Lake (6’0).


Guards. This list below is full of sleepers. Corbyn Alexander, Qentrell Douglas, Nick Manthana, Burke Nesbit, Joe Palmer, and Jacob Weber are all double figure scorers in position to have monster years at their respective schools. Can they have a massive Top 250 Expo? Domenik Block and Zac Centers are players that are quite proven but could push to a higher level both ways.

Corbyn Alexander of Rocori (6’2).

Domenik Block of Park of Cottage Grove (6’2).

Zachary Centers of Mahtomedi (6’2).

JD Cowan of Eden Prairie (6’3).

Qentrell Douglas of Brooklyn Center (6’1).

Luke Malamisuro of Cambridge (5’10).

Nick Manthana of Rockford (6’3).

Burke Nesbtt of Le Sueur-Henderson (6’2).

Joe Palmer of Faribault (6’3).

Jacob Weber of Pine Island (6’4).

Zach Zebrowski of East Ridge (6’1).



Forwards. The group of forwards at the Expo is really impressive. Tyler Wahl is the first name that jumps off the list of course as a nationally ranked top 125 player headed to Wisconsin next year. Camden Arndt, Carter Henry, Austin Jentzen, and Miles Mendes are all top 50 players in the senior class with Arndt being the versatile athlete/talent, Jentzen is an NSIC offered forward, Henry is a rare explosive prospect in outstate Minnesota, and Mendes is a physical competition from Farmington.

Camden Arndt of Morris Area (6’5).

Riley Burger of Totino-Grace (6’5).

Carter Henry of BOLD (6’7).

Austin Jentzen of STMA (6’8).

Jaret Johnson of Morris Area (6’4).

Miles Mendes of Farmington (6’4).

Reilly O’Neil of Princeton (6’5).

Brandon Pieterson of Anoka (6’5).

Mark Possis of Apple Valley (6’4).

Barnabas Preble of Concordia Academy (6’3).

Austin Puppe of Monticello (6’5).

Mason Tapp of Hayfield (6’5).

Tyler Wahl of Lakeville North (6’7).

Evan Wiener of BBE (6’3).


Bigs. Robert Jones and Dane Zimmer are two of the top bigs in the state and both are still unsigned. Jones will soon be on a visit to University of Denver. The other deep post forwards and centers are up and comers including Alex Larson and Carson Schoeller who should deep post potential this 17u season.

Brock Bangasser of HLWW (6’7).

Tyler Baribeau of Mesabi East (6’6).

Zach Gazda of North Branch (6’9).

Charlie Haff of Edina (6’6).

Robert Jones of Prior Lake (6’10).

Alex Larson of East Ridge (6’7).

Anthony Rayson of St. Louis Park (6’6).

Carson Schoeller of Prior Lake (6’8).

Dane Zimmer of Hopkins (6’8).