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Posted On: 02/15/21 1:44 PM

The annual DWU/Culver’s Classic was played this weekend.  Who were the top players from the event?  PHD gives you the best of the best as our Weekend Starting Five. 

Kalen GarryKalenGarry6'2" | SGDeSmet | 2022StateSD (6’3 Jr Guard) of De Smet. Garry put together the top performance at the event with a 36 point, dozen rebound game in a 76-63 victory over White River. Garry’s most memorable play for the number one ranked team in the state was a spring into a swat that had people in the crowd going wild.  Garry recently became his school’s all time leading scorer.  

Gradee ShermanGradeeSherman6'5" | PFViborg-Hurley | 2021StateSD (6’5 Sr PF) of Viborg/Hurley.  Sherman’s 20 point, 12 rebound double-double led the Cougars over Aberdeen Christian in a match-up of top ten teams.  This is a player that just earlier in the week totaled 36 points and 23 boards in a game so double-doubles have been the regular.  To get one in a big win in the Corn Palace was even more important. 

Chase MerrillChaseMerrill6'3" | SGCanistota | 2021StateSD (6’3 Sr Wing) of Canistota.    In another top ten battle, Canistota beat Dell Rapids St. Mary 61-56.   Merrill announced his commitment to DWU just two weeks ago so after

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