Posted On: 06/3/19 8:37 PM

The Northstar Hoops State Tournament took over the metro area this past weekend with practically all the top players from all corners of the state on hand to compete.

Here were some of the standout guards at the 16U level from Saturday’s action:

Bryce Lance, SW MN Stars

Lance was one of the best 16U players in the tournament and was turning heads playing at both the 16U and 17U levels. The Marshall lead guard made a great impact on the defensive end of the floor, where he applied considerable ball pressure on his man and was routinely in position to earn steals or deflections off the ball. That presence helped him overcome occasional shooting struggles. When he’s able to get space, he’s got a very good pullup jumper in the midrange and he’s a crafty finisher in the paint. More than his shooting/scoring ability though, his impact on the offensive end comes from his ability to find his teammates on probes through the lane and his ability to play under control.

Sam Votava, WC Select 16U

Votava’s been rock solid all spring for West Central United’s select team and

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