Posted On: 10/24/20 10:00 AM

The Oakes Tornadoes won 16 games last season, reached the Region 3 Tournament and finished third. They beat the eventual region winners in district play and may go into this winter as the perceived favorite. Oakes returns four starters led by two of the best guards in the state. 

Key Returners: Steele HansenSteeleHansen5'10" | PGOakes | 2021StateND, Garrett MeehlGarrettMeehl5'11" | PGOakes | 2021StateND, Ashton Biesterfeld, Dalton Schmit

Hansen and Meehl represent the best duo in Region 3 and one of the best tandems in the state after combining to average better than 36 points and 17 rebounds per game last year. 

Hansen put up double-double numbers last year, averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds while shooting nearly 60 percent from the field (plus 36 percent from the 3-point line). He’s a beast off the bounce and uses his strength to bully opposing guards on both ends of the floor. 

Meehl is a tone-setter at the point guard spot coming off a junior year in which he put up better than 17 points, six rebounds and four assists. He’s another staunch defender who can get to the rim, beat teams from deep and make plays with ease. 

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