Posted On: 04/28/20 6:11 PM

With the grassroots season on hold, there haven’t been any games to examine. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about though. 

Who are the best players in the Fargo area? 

For the sake of this exercise, the Fargo area includes the Fargo and West Fargo schools, the Casselton schools (Northern and Central Cass), Kindred and Richland. 

Here's a look at the top forwards in the area:

1.Owen Hekner, Fargo Davies

Hekner is one of the top prospects in the state and will go into his senior year as one of the favorites to be the Player-of-the-Year in the EDC. The 6-foot-6 forward is a knockdown 3-point shooter (44 percent from distance as a junior) but has more depth to his game than just sniping. He’s an impactful off-ball defender who can rebound out of area and while he’s not the quickest off the bounce, he’s a competent secondary playmaker. He averaged 11 points and six rebounds on a loaded Fargo Davies team. Don’t be surprised if those numbers shoot up significantly next year. 

2.Noah Swenson, Oak Grove

Swenson dragged a young Oak Grove towards competence last year,

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