Posted On: 08/21/19 9:00 AM

The Devils Lake Firebirds were one of the teams in the fat second tier of the EDC that looked capable of contending for a spot in the Class A State Tournament. They struggled down the stretch, losing six of their final eight games. But with arguably the best player in the EDC back along with a cast of complementary guys, Devils Lake has a chance to compete for a top-four finish in 2019-20.

GO-TO GUY: Grant Nelson

Nelson is probably the preseason Player-of-the-Year in the EDC after averaging 16.4 points and 11.8 rebounds per game as a junior. The NDSU commit is a two-way force (five blocks per game in 2018-19) and could be even better offensively as a senior given he only shot 25 percent from 3-point range

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