Posted On: 10/8/19 4:54 PM
The Eden Prairie Eagles senior class has been preparing for this year since they won state titles in the fourth grade. What's the squad look like in 19-20? Pretty much the same, but better.
Moving On: The Eagles lost two guys from last year's rotation: 1) Drew Edwards, the lone senior from last year's team that played, and 2) Ariel Bland, a 6-foot-7 agile big that is now at a prep school out west. With Bland in the line-up this team was the 19-20 preseason number one because he gave the Eagles a different element, an athletic 6-foot-7 long armed big that can block shots and finish explosively. Bland gave the Eagles a player that can guard Ben Carlson, Dain Dainja, Dawson Garcia, Steven Crowl, Jacob Hutson, and others with his size and agility.
Returning Starters: When EP was healthy it was Drake Dobbs (Liberty commit), Connor Christensen (Dartmouth), Austin Andrews (UMD), and John Henry (D1/D2 offered) in the starting line-up with Bland. This returning group of players has more experience together than any group in the state as Dobbs and Andrews have four years of varsity play under their belts, Christensen three, and Henry two. Most of them played