Posted On: 03/21/19 10:34 PM

Lakeville North and Hopkins both punched their ticket to the state title and for the third time in six seasons they face one another again for gold.  What players stood out in the semis tonight?  Here is your top five performers (with five more after).

Tommy Jensen of Lakeville North.  Jensen's three point touch was likely the ex-factor in the Panther win over Park Center.  The Panthers had Jensen streaking quick in transition off every Panther miss and error and it led to four key threes.  Jensen had a game high 16 points on 6 of 14  shooting. 

Zeke Nnaji of Hopkins.  The footwork of Zeke takes steps forward every with his footwork.  It's just tremendous.  His off-ball effort grew so much in the off-season, the touch has always been there, but now his footwork has went from solid to outstanding.  He put together a 23 point game scoring on 10 of 21 shots plus grabbed 10 boards.  

Manny Tamba of Park Center.  They don't have a record for the most steals in a state tournament game in the program but I have to wonder how close the nine that Manny had today is one of the best of all

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