Posted On: 01/6/20 3:25 PM

What players stood out the most in the Hoops Challenge at the Mayo Civic Center this past Saturday?  Prep Hoops was in the building to give you the top performers. 

Parker Jones

Jake Braaten of Byron (Jr). When it comes to toughness Jake ranks with the best in his class. If there was an efficiency rating possession by possession in terms of the right decisions made and the correct positions to be in Jake would be a state leader. He rebounded eight times against a tough team and was the catalyst of his team’s ball movement (had five assists). Throw in the five scores at the rim and the four foul shots made during the key second half run and you have the game MVP when Byron defeated St. Peter.

Alonzo Dodd of South St. Paul (Soph).   Dodd has quickly become one of my favorite sophomores. How can a favorite be had by a writer? I ask you how can you not like a guy that competes for his team from start to finish on both ends the entire game? Defensively this young man is one that his coaches know will always have his hands

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