Posted On: 06/3/20 2:41 PM
Who were the best players in Minnesota in the last decade? Here is my All Decade Team, what would yours be?
****The decade would be the last ten seasons of high school basketball in Minnesota meaning players from the 2010-11 season through this past winter. The 20 best in my opinion.
****Photo By Tim Kolehmainen
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First Team All Decade
Matthew Hurt of Rochester JM. Matthew is the all time leading scorer in Minnesota big school basketball history with 3,819 career points plus he is the all time leader in big school rebounding. The 2019 Mr. Basketball award winner, a McDonald’s All-American, and a 5-star recruit that went to Duke.
Tre Jones of Apple Valley. A two-time state champion that is second all time in big school assists and a 5-star McDonald’s All-American. Jones scored 2,294 career points and just finished his second year at Duke as a 3rd team All American. Will be drafted in the 2020 NBA draft. The 2018 Mr. Basketball award winner.
Tyus Jones of Apple Valley. Tyus helped put Minnesota back on the national map in 2014 with it’s first 5-star talent in five years. Jones led the Eagles to a state title in 2013 and won Mr. Basketball a year later. Led Duke to a national title in 2015 and is currently in his 5th year in the NBA (now with the Memphis Grizzlies). Big school all time leader in assists.
Jalen SuggsJalenSuggs6'5" | SGMinnehaha Academy | 2020State#6NationMN of Minnehaha Academy. If the season wasn’t cancelled, Jalen would likely have earned a fourth straight state title. Suggs is a 5-star McDonald’s All-American talent that won 2020 Mr. Basketball and next season will play at Gonzaga. Jalen scored 2,945 points in his career.
Reid Travis of DeLaSalle. Reid led the Islanders to three state championships and he earned a spot in the McDonald’s All American game in 2014. Averaged 21.1 points per game in state tournament games (top ten all time) and he played college basketball at Stanford and Kentucky.
Second Team All Decade
Amir Coffey of Hopkins. Coffey led Hopkins to a 2016 state championship and had one of the best defensive performances that I’ve seen when he limited Gary Trent Jr in the 2016 semis. The 2016 Mr. Basketball award winner that missed his junior year with a torn ACL.
Dawson GarciaDawsonGarcia6'11" | PFPrior Lake | 2020State#26NationMN of Prior Lake. Dawson scored 2,015 career points at Prior Lake and was named a McDonald’s All American for the 2019-20 season. A 5-star talent signed with Marquette.
JP Macura of Lakeville North. JP only played two seasons of high school basketball in Minnesota but his senior year run ranks with one of the best senior years in the history of Minnesota. Had an amazing 2014 state tournament leading Lakeville North to a title. Played at Xavier, is now with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Zeke Nnaji of Hopkins. Zeke led Hopkins to a state championship in 2019 with a fantastic senior season dominating the paint. Earned 5-star status by some recruiting services and was an All Pac 12 player at Arizona last season. Nnaji will be drafted in the 2020 NBA draft.
Daniel Oturu of Cretin-Derham Hall. Oturu led the Raiders to the 2018 state championship with the game winning dunk that earned him the NHR MVP award of that tournament. A First Team All Big Ten player at Minnesota last year, Oturu will be drafted in the 2020 NBA draft.
Tyrell Terry of DeLaSalle. Tyrell Terry won three state titles with DeLaSalle including a championship as a senior in 2019. Tyrell then had an All Pac 12 level freshman season at Stanford this year and his name is in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Third Team All Decade
Siyani Chambers of Hopkins. Chambers won the 2012 Mr. Basketball trophy before heading to Harvard where Siyani had a standout career. Chambers was a part of three Hopkins state championship teams.
Brian Goodwin of BBE. Goodwin was the best player on two BBE state championship teams and he was a Mr. Basketball finalist (top 5) in 2014.
Quinton Hooker of Park Center. Hooker is often considered to be one of the best leaders in Minnesota high school basketball history. He won the 2013 Mr. Basketball award and led Park Center to second in state.
Kerwin WaltonKerwinWalton6'6" | SFHopkins | 2020State#62NationMN of Hopkins. Kerwin was a key player for the 2019 Hopkins state title team and then had Hopkins at 2nd in state and qualified for state this season when the season was cancelled. Walton is headed to North Carolina next year.
McKinley Wright of Champlin Park. The 2017 group of Minnesota talent was strong and Wright was the best of them earning the Mr. Basketball trophy. Wright is now a multi-year honored All Pac 12 player at Colorado.
Fourth Team All Decade
Anders Broman of Lakeview Christian. The all time leading scorer in Minnesota history, played at Winthrop, Mr Basketball finalist.
Brad Davison of Maple Grove. Brad led Maple Grove to two state tournaments, a Mr Basketball finalist, will be a senior at Wisconsin next year.
Isaac Fink of Springfield. Top six scorer all time in Minnesota, top six in threes made, top 25 all time rebounding, top ten all time in steals. At Augustana.
Chet HolmgrenChetHolmgren7'0" | CMinnehaha Academy | 2021State#1NationMN of Minnehaha Academy. Chet is the greatest Minnesota shot blocker of the last two decades, a 5-star talent, and a player on three state title teams at Minnehaha Academy.
Gabe Kalscheur of DeLaSalle. Gabe played a big role for three state championship teams, is currently at Minnesota.