Posted On: 10/15/20 2:48 PM

The Hopkins Royals are always a contender.  This year is no different.  It’s a wide open Class AAAA field and the Royals have enough to make a run. 

Key Wins in 19-20 (24-5):  Armstrong, Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis North, Champlin Park, Wayzata, Edina, Totino-Grace, Cooper

Oops: Park Center, Shakopee, DeLaSalle, Eden Prairie

Moving On: Nationally rated shooter Kerwin WaltonKerwinWalton6'6" | SFHopkins | 2020State#62NationMN is now at North Carolina playing for Roy Williams.  Walton scored 27 a game and was an All State player in Minnesota.  Should of been on the Mr. Basketball Final Five and he has a state title to his name.  Guards Cornell RichardsonCornellRichardson5'11" | PGHopkins | 2020StateMN, Sawyer ShrakeSawyerShrake6'2" | SGHopkins | 2020StateMN, and Regan MerrittReganMerritt5'10" | PGHopkins | 2020StateMN all graduated while guard Andre GrayAndreGray6'3" | SGHopkins | 2021StateMN transferred to Minneapolis North. 

Returning Starters: The lone starter returning from Hopkins section games is 6-foot-7 forward Xavier WhiteXavierWhite6'5" | SFHopkins | 2021StateMN.  White is a senior and a talent that I can see exploding into a lot of spring recruiting opportunity.  White had a solid junior year scoring 3-4 buckets a game but since that point he’s grown two inches, become more confident in his skills, and he’s become more aggressive in utilizing his explosive athletic ability.  

Reserves Playing

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