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Posted On: 10/2/20 5:53 PM

The annual Big Nine preview is today and the league could be wide open to the ten teams.  Top teams are replacing talent, some teams are ready to make a jump. 

Conference Commentary

Top Ten in State: Mankato East, Austin

Mankato East won the league a year ago mixing seniors with returning talent BJ OmotBJOmot6'6" | SGMankato East | 2022StateMN and Pal KuethPalKueth6'5" | SFMankato East | 2021StateMN. Omot is the best player and prospect in this league by a long shot right now.  He and Kueth will be the best 1-2 punch in the league but there is a ton of talent to replace.  That said the youth in the Cougars system has enough to step in as support.

Austin has a greater share of talent returning and may be the deepest team in the league.  Teyghan HovlandTeyghanHovland6'3" | SFAustin | 2021StateMN will be one of the best all around players in the league and in Austin’s system there may not be a need for a Gach or Nywesh style scorer.  They will come at teams in waves. 

Potential Top Ten:  Owatonna, Mankato West

Owatonna returns a lot of talent, enough to make the jump to a 20 win season (well, in most years they would shoot

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