Posted On: 12/4/19 1:49 PM

The Breakdown Tip-Off Classic is Saturday at Hopkins. In what has undoubtedly become one of the best days of the year for Minnesota High School Hoops, this year’s slate of games should be as entertaining as ever. 

While much of the hoopla surrounding the event focuses on the main court matchups - which often feature the future D1 kids and big boy programs - the East Court has no shortage of excellent matchups, if in an albeit, lower wattage. 

Here are some things I’m looking forward to seeing on the East Court in particular:

Class AA Top-Four matchup

Perhaps the juiciest matchup of the day on the East court is the second game of the day when No. 2 Lake City faces off with No. 4 Minneapolis North in what could be a potential state semifinal or state title matchup. 

Last year’s state tournament runner-up and third-place finishers get an early look at another contender in this one. Lake City returns one of the best duos in the state in senior guard Nate Heise and senior forward Reid Gastner. Minneapolis North has more to replace from last year but Willie

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