Top 250 Expo Minnesota: 2019 Top Performers

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Posted On: 09/11/18 6:07 PM

The Top 250 Expo had over 75 seniors competing Sunday.  Who consistently performed at a high level? NHR breaks it down today. 

Level One

Tyler Baribeau of Mesabi East.  About 6-foot-5 or 6-foot-6 and a dependable finisher every time I see him play.  One of those dependable lunchpail players that isn’t flashy but is consistently productive. 

Carson Becicka of Mesabi East.  Toughness at guard is Carson and his day was so strong that a couple different D3 schools wanted to talk with Carson immediately after the vent. 

Domenik Block of Park of Cottage Grove.  Between the NAIA and many of the MIAC schools I think Block will be grabbing their attention this winter and earning a nice college spot.  Block is too much of an athlete for most high school guards to keep in front and to keep away from active scores. Will likely have a couple transition scores each game. 

Riley Burger of Totino-Grace.  At 6-foot-5 he can shoot the ball well.  Riley was a consistent shooter for the TC Pirates this year and just as good this weekend. 

Zach Gazda of North Branch.  The positioning of Gazda has become much better and he’s able to use his size on the turn to clear and when his feet are under him Zach is tough to stop from finishing. 

Julian Hutchinson of Burnsville.  Julian sprinted to collect more rebounds than I’ve really ever seen a guard chase down.  He then went on the fast track to the rim over and over for production.  Tough kid who could have a big winter. 

Alex Larson of East Ridge.  If Alex was at other schools we would be talking about a D3 prospect that several would after.  Instead he’s a solid D3 prospect backing up division one talents at East Ridge.  Larson may not get as many touches this year but we promise you he will do good things with those touches.  

Nick Manthana of Rockford.  A good shooter, good size at wing, tough competitor, one of the kids that MIAC schools should check up on soon. 

Mark Possis of Apple Valley.  At 6-foot-4 Mark has also been a very good shooter and he did that, but we also really liked his active scoring without the ball.  If he can do both of those things Mark should have a really nice senior year for the Eagles. 

Barnabas Preble of Concordia Academy. Preble is surely one of the guys up for “Surprise of the Camp”.  His motivation to put up numbers was higher than most of those on the floor and his shot chart from Sunday had Red X’s from nearly every spot on the floor. 

Jacob Weber of Pine Island.  Weber one of those big old school toys with the sand at the bottom where you knock into it but it magically finds its balance quickly to be upright and complete plays.  There is an edge to Weber who scores in many ways. 

Level Two

Corbyn Alexander of Rocori. Alexander is stronger which allowed him to finish more near the rim than he had in the past after contact.  The potential is there to be an 18pg guy this winter. 

Brock Bangasser of HLWW.  Brock is a 6-foot-6 low post player from HLWW that would make for a solid D3 post at the right school. 

Charlie Haff of Edina.  At 6-foot-6 Haff is one of those players that should give about 9/6 in the Lake Conference, play good defense, and be dependable.  

Jaret Johnson of Morris Area.  You’ve heard about Camden Arndt, you’ve heard about Jackson Loge, now know that Jaret was the leading scorer last season and a solid player.

Burke Nesbit of LeSuer-Henderson.  One of the better scorers in his league Burke found ways to make his jumper and complete baskets near the rim. 

Brandon Pieterson of Anoka.  This kid is promising.  We’ve been doing some studying of what he can do and found that Pieterson can finish possessions from several different angles. 

Anthony Rayson of St. Louis Park.  Surely one of the smarter big man defenders and top screen setters you will find. 

Isaiah Robinson of Simley.  He’s Lightning McQueen on the court.  Flying around over and over doing what he needs to for buckets in a fun way. 

Level Three

Dante Aganmwonyi of Tartan.  A 6-foot-4 forward that should help the Titan depth. 

Aimonti Booth of Prairie Seeds Academy.  A 5-foot-10 guard that played really well and could have a big number winter. 

Evan Buri of Racine.  Five-foot-11 guard who attacked many Minnesota guards for success. 

Austin Chromy of Cambridge.  Six-foot-4 Bluejackets forward that really impressed.  Another talent that should give Cambridge depth to have a big year. 

Patrick Lynott of East Ridge.  A 6-foot-4 wing that could give the Raptors dependable bench minutes. 

Joe Palmer of Faribault.  One of the top scorers in the Big Nine last season.

Austin Puppe of Monticello.  The Magic won’t fall as far as people think as guys like Puppe and Riley Erb have shown strong improvements.  

Max Sanders of Apple Valley.  Like what Sanders did on the wing for his team at the event. 

Mason Sohre of Maple River. There is a spirit to this kid that is simply different. Going to have a big senior year. 

Meghan Tschida of Henry Sibley.  At 6-foot-5 Meghan showed a bit more face-up game than previously seen. 

Camryn Walker of Roseville.  Walker could be a third or fourth scorer for Roseville, solid player.

Miles Vinson of Osseo.  I’ve never seen a team with so many junior JV guys that will get their first action as seniors, and have a chance to be very good.  That’s Osseo and Miles Vinson is another one. 

Evan Wiener of BBE.  A 6-foot-3 forward who has our interest.  Certainly want to follow him going forward because he is very productive. 

Zach Zebrowski of East Ridge.  Started the event as a good passer and a quality shooter but after the event Zach seemed to move himself to excellent passer.