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Posted On: 12/21/20 3:43 PM

What high school programs look to be on the verge of a breakout in the near future?  Here is our five to watch. 

Andover. The Huskies were about a .500 team last season finishing in the upper part of their league. With most of their rotation back including a strong backcourt, Andover is the top challenger to 7AAAA favorite Duluth East.  Sophomore pair Ben KopetzkiBenKopetzki5'11" | PGAndover | 2023StateMN and Samuel MusunguSamuelMusungu5'11" | PGAndover | 2023StateMN picked up great experience as freshmen and will now join Calvin FoyCalvinFoy6'1" | SGAndover | 2021StateMN to make one of the top backcourts in the north metro. 

Hiawatha Collegiate. Three seasons into their existence the Wolves went 18-8 last season with only three upperclassmen.  Jessye Lewis is entering his sophomore year and has already been captain for two seasons.  It’s a shame we didn’t get a full AAU season because I think Lewis would have had a monster spring/summer pushing to become one of the hottest names in that class.  He’s a true playmaker with some special abilities, plus there is a swarm of sophomore and juniors around him that can score as well (Romelle Bell, Mohamed Daud, Jaheim HoutsJaheimHouts6'3" | SGHiawatha Collegiate | 2023StateMN).

Maple River.  The Eagles have been known for

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