Posted On: 01/13/20 9:45 AM

Friday night basketball at Chaska is a favorite of mine because of the atmosphere and facility.  And when the games are good like Jefferson vs Chaska was, it’s even better.  Here are five things to takeaway from Friday night. 

One.  Zach LeaZachLea6'4" | SGChaska | 2020StateMN Ranks with the Best. Let me define best.  If you were to chart 20 things that you want from a high school basketball player and those things included defense, versatility, character, and many things in between, Zach would score way higher than most think.  On Friday night I saw Lea handle the ball some, defend the other team’s best guy, lead his team in scoring, and move the ball patiently through the disciplined Jefferson defenders.  He also stretched the defense by hitting four three-pointers and led the team in scoring with 16 points on only nine shots.  And in the next game Lea could lock a guy down, play the four totaling a double-double without shooting a three, and nobody would be surprised by it.  His versatility is something Minnesota-Duluth will love. 

Two.  Jefferson is Back at Full Strength.  The Jags are just 4-7 but if I am the coaches at St Louis Park, Bloomington Kennedy,

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