Posted On: 10/8/19 4:24 PM

Year to year the Central Lakes Conference always surprises. Willmar and Sartell were the last two winners and both were surprises in terms of pre-season predictions. Here is this year’s preview.

 

Conference Commentary

Top Ten in State: St. Cloud Apollo

St Cloud Apollo will start the year just outside the top ten or in the top ten. Why? For one they are talented bringing back most of the line-up from a team that finished tied for first in the league (11-5 record). They also have the perfect combo of a good point guard, toughness, wing scoring, and size. In fact they could have multiple talented bigs pending on who is on the roster. Then you have their performances all summer long playing well against big school Summer Showcase events.

Potential Top Ten: Alexandria

Treyton Thompson leaves and the Cards are still a top ten potential team? Maybe. They would be back end top 20 to start the year if there was a top 20. Alexandria won’t be overly big but they are very talented at guard and wing with Jones, Hoskins, and Roderick.

Compete with Most: Brainerd, Fergus Falls, Sartell-St. Stephen, St. Cloud Tech

Why is this league so balanced?

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