Posted On: 08/23/19 12:45 PM

Basketball season is months away but it’s never too early for way-too-early season.

Class AAA lost a contender when Waseca moved down to AA but gained one with Minnehaha Academy opting up to Class AAA. The Redhawks won three straight Class AA titles and will be among the elites again next winter. After that, there are a lot of familiar programs vying for top status again.

Here’s a way-too-early Top 10 at the Class AAA level:

Minnehaha Academy

The Redhawks won three straight state titles in Class AA and undoubtedly have the talent to win a state title in Class AAA just as well. Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren form the best one-two punch in the state and are coming off monster summers. Prince Aligbe continues to get better yet will just be a sophomore. Kaden Johnson is in his fourth year as a starter too. The Redhawks are loaded and an argument could be made that they are the best team in the state regardless of class.

Mankato East

The Cougars were one of the three or four best teams in Class AAA last year but lost to Waseca in the section tournament, missing the state tournament entirely. East

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