Posted On: 12/16/20 3:41 PM

Duluth East may have lost their point guard but they have a senior class that can still contend for championships of many kinds.

Key Wins in 19-20 (24-5):  Osseo, Hastings, Esko, Orono, Forest Lake, Hibbing, St. Paul Central, Andover

Oops:  Cambridge-Isanti, Hermantown, Buffalo

Moving On:  The Greyhounds lost one starter (Noah WinesettNoahWinesett6'2" | SGDuluth East | 2020StateMN) and one deep reserve (Andrew Twomey). Winesett, now playing at St. Scholastic, was a double figure scoring senior guard meaning Duluth East won’t have two of their double figure scoring guards from a season ago (junior Will Van ScoyWillVan Scoy6'1" | PGDuluth East | 2022StateMN is out for the season).  There is a lot of experience returning but Duluth East will have new players this winter playing guard. 

Returning Starters:  Take out Van Scoy and Duluth East has three returning starters: 6’1 senior Giovani SaldivarGiovaniSaldivar5'10" | PGDuluth East | 2021MN, 6’9 UMD signed center Noah PaulsonNoahPaulson6'8" | CDuluth East | 2021StateMN, and 6’8 UMD signed forward Mattie ThompsonMattieThompson6'6" | SFDuluth East | 2021StateMN.  Paulson and Thompson will form one of the elite front lines in Minnesota high school basketball this season.  Paulson can play with his back to the basket, or facing up in the post with any big in all of Class AAAA basketball.  Thompson has great agility

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