Posted On: 11/4/19 10:34 AM
As the season approaches, preview content begins to escalate for the 2019-20 hoops campaign.
We’ll continue this series called Hidden Gems by naming one sleeper prospect from each team, conference by conference. Who is poised for a big season with new responsibilities? NHR details an up-and-comer from every angle in the Big Nine.
Albert Lea: Chay Guen, 6-6 F, Sr. There hasn't been a lot to talk about when it comes to Albert Lea basketball in recent years. Guen's potential stands out. He was a double-digit producer as a junior on a three-win team. We don't know much else about the supporting cast, but Guen's size and athleticism gives him an edge in the conference and possibility to break out on the statewide scene.
Austin: Teyghan Hovland, 6-3 SF, Jr. In a Packer world of hectic defense, highflying rebounders and superspeed transition offense, Hovland fit right in as a sophomore, stepping up to join the fight for another state-level Austin team. His role expands on the court alongside his development as a high-profile baseball player — on the hardwood he cleans the glass and plays physical on both ends. Hovland could see a few extra scoring opportunities inside and out this year.