Posted On: 03/2/19 2:34 PM

Previous section previews:

Class A

Class AA

Section 1AAA

Section 2AAA

Section 3AAA

Section 4AAA

Section 5AAA

Section 1AAAA

Once again, the southwest metro finds itself in a doozy.

Section 2AAAA--the "Section of Death"--has been seeded and paired. Here's the lineup:

1. Prior Lake (23-3)

2. Eden Prairie (17-9)

3. Edina (18-8)

4. Shakopee (21-5)

5. Chaska (21-5)

6. Chanhassen (17-9)

7. Minnetonka (13-13)

8. Bloomington Jefferson (11-14)

Favorite: Prior Lake

The Lakers were expected to be very good. The South Suburban Slate dropped off in competition a bit this year but Prior Lake took care of business just about everywhere else too. A loss to No. 1 Park Center early in the year and two losses to Lakeville North are the only blemishes. They've been without Dawson Garcia for recent games but Robert Jones has stepped into that top option role and is producing inside at alarming statistical levels. The backcourt of Sam Nissen, Jackyse Jacox and Tyree Ihenacho is as good defensively as anybody. With Garcia at full strength this group is tough to beat.

Contenders: Eden Prairie, Edina

It's no secret this section was a dogfight all year. Head-to-head

Minnesota All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Hoops Minnesota to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week!