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Posted On: 11/24/20 3:38 PM

Six-foot-7 senior big Isaiah Casey-Hammond is one of Minnesota's Best Available Bigs.  The Richfield post is a double-double caliber talent for one of Class AAA's best teams. 

The Richfield Spartans went 23-6 a season ago improving by 17 games and the five returning starters, including Isaiah, were a big reason why. 

"To me the biggest difference from my sophomore year to my junior year was us being able to play better together as well as us individually improving and becoming bigger faster and stronger," Isaiah explained to Prep Hoops. 

"Some top moments for me from last year are our first win against Holy Angles at home, our win against Kennedy in sections, and our section win against Holy Angles for the championship. What makes them my favorite is that each of these games we had the bleachers packed and the intensity in the gym was up the entire game."

A big reason for Richfield's step forward was the commitment to the program by Coach Omar McMillan and his assistants.  

"The coaches at Richfield have helped me become who I am," Isaiah said.   "Before my freshman year the only organized basketball I played was a half a season in eighth grade

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