Posted On: 10/28/20 4:19 PM

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Conference Commentary

Top Ten in State – Nevis

Nevis enters the season as the number one ranked team in Class A basketball.  Why?  How? The Tigers were 24-4 a year ago and they return four starters including point guard/playmaker Derek Lindow and the returning leading scorer Eddie KramerEddieKramer6'0" | SGNevis | 2022StateMN. Nevis losses a solid post but has four starters back and all three players from their bench rotation.  More talent back from an experienced, good team than anywhere else in the state. 

League Contenders - Cass Lake-Bena, Red Lake, Blackduck

The Panthers lose a couple starters including Jarrell Jacobs who was the conference MVP.  They will now turn to the young talent coming up which ranks with the best in Northern Minnesota.  Senior PG Timmy Smith will be a nice holdover between the previous era and the new talent coming up. The Panthers had the better record/team last year, the Warriors split with the Panthers last season, and the Panthers have the leading league MVP candidate (Delwyn HolthusenDelwynHolthusen6'6" | PFRed Lake | 2021StateMN) and more returning all league players.  Red Lake seems

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