Posted On: 01/11/21 3:00 PM

The northeast portion of Minnesota consistently has strong basketball.  Esko has controlled the section for some time but contenders are stepping forward. 

7AA Power Rankings

  1. Esko
  2. Pierz
  3. Moose Lake-Willow River
  4. Pequot Lakes
  5. Virginia
  6. Crosby-Ironton
  7. Duluth Marshall
  8. Aitkin
  9. International Falls
  10. Greenway
  11. Eveleth-Gilbert
  12. Pillager
  13. Proctor
  14. Mesabi East
  15. Two Harbors


The Section 15

First Team

Eli BlueEliBlue5'11" | PGEsko | 2021StateMN of Esko (Sr)

Mason CarlsonMasonCarlson6'4" | SGVirginia | 2021StateMN of Virginia (Sr)

Jonah ProkottJonahProkott6'2" | SFPierz | 2021StateMN of Pierz (Sr)

Mason OlsonMasonOlson6'0" | SGMoose Lake/Willow Lake | 2021StateMN of Moose Lake-Willow River (Sr)

Brody Watrin of Moose Lake-Willow River (Sr)


Second Team

Riley Fischer of Esko (Sr)

Hunter Hannuksela of Mesabi East (Sr)

Bode MagnusonBodeMagnuson5'10" | SGPequot Lakes | 2021MN of Pequot Lakes (Sr)

Jordan OehrleinJordanOehrlein6'2" | PFCrosby-Ironton | 2022StateMN of Crosby-Ironton (Jr)

Carsen TurkCarsenTurk5'8" | PGCrosby-Ironton | 2022StateMN of Crosby-Ironton (Jr)


Third Team

William Bittman of Eveleth-Gilbert (Jr)

Grant HansenGrantHansen5'10" | PGGreenway | 2023StateMN of Greenway (Soph)

Korey Jackson of Pequot Lakes (Sr)

Mitchel Leidenfrost of Pierz (Sr)

Hunter Nissen of Aitkin (Sr)

Jasper Timm of Duluth Marshall (Jr)


Final Thoughts

Esko has been in the section title game every season for the past eight years earning six trips to state, a second place trophy, and whatever they gave away last season award

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