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Posted On: 06/24/20 12:50 PM

5AA Basketball.  Here are five key frames to know about entering the next season.  Minneapolis North comes in as the heavy favorite with Blake is a top challenger. 

The Best of 5AA Basketball.  A quick rundown of the best of Class AA basketball goes like this:  Kyreese WillinghamKyreeseWillingham6'5" | SFWaseca | 2021StateMN (Waseca), Ryan DufaultRyanDufault6'0" | PGWaseca | 2021StateMN (Waseca), Andrew MorganAndrewMorgan6'9" | CWaseca | 2021State#178NationMN (Waseca), Josh Streit (EVW), Jackson LogeJacksonLoge6'7" | PFMorris Area | 2022StateMN (Morris Area), Eli KingEliKing6'3" | PGCaledonia | 2022State#157NationMN (Caledonia), Will TschetterWillTschetter6'9" | PFStewartville | 2021State#96NationMN (Stewartville), and three from the North Polars (Andre GrayAndreGray6'3" | SGMinneapolis North | 2021StateMN, Davon Townley, and Willie WilsonWillieWilson6'2" | SGMinneapolis North | 2022State#220NationMN).  If you look at that you will notice that both of North and Waseca have three (each) of the best ten players in the section plus both teams bring back most of their depth (Waseca brings back everybody, North lost a senior but added Gray).  The Jays won the North/Waseca game each of the last two seasons and they will enter next season as 1 and 2.  

The Blake SeniorsRobert Grace IVRobertGrace IV5'10" | PGBlake | 2021StateMN, Gabe GanzGabeGanz6'1" | SGBlake | 2021StateMN, and Jasper Lui have been starting together for the last three seasons and will do it for a fourth season next winter. They started

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