Posted On: 10/23/20 12:46 PM

Columbia Heights went 13-12 a season ago laid the foundation for upcoming seasons.  With one of the strongest junior classes in the state of Minnesota, the Hylanders will be one of the best teams in Class AAA basketball.  

Key Wins in 19-20 (13-12):  Hibbing, St Croix Lutheran, Mahtomedi, Richfield

Oops: Minnehaha Academy, Mankato East, Holy Angles, DeLaSalle

Moving On:  One of the most explosive players in the state of Minnesota last year was Hylander guard Jordan JonesJordanJones5'10" | PGColumbia Heights | 2020StateMN.  The quick step and rapid point production led to a 23 point per game senior season.  Replacing the playmaking of Jones will be tough.  Columbia Heights also lost hard working All Conference player Jhonta Gonnigan to graduation.  Gonnigan did a lot of things that you won’t find in a box score but was dependable. Reserves Montae Warren and Mario Rolack also graduated.  Each of these players were guards for Heights.

Returning Starters: Guard depth and a team MVP must be replaced, that’s the bad news.  But the good news is that four starters return for the Hylanders (plus they added two starting caliber players which we will get into later), and the good news outweighs the bad news. 

The four returning

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