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Posted On: 03/8/21 5:34 PM

Last Friday night Mankato East knocked of Rochester Mayo 75-51 in a game the Cougars controlled from start to finish.  Who were the top players?

(1) BJ Omot BJ Omot 6'6" | SF Mankato East | 2022 State MN of Mankato East (6’7 Jr Wing).  Omot played in the high post against the Mayo zone and with Omot getting way too many easy touches he picked them apart.  You don’t see players at 6’6/6’7 that move like Omot and have his skills.  The pair of dunks he had mixed with the attacking Euro step, spin move, and short jumpers became a constance of production.  Omot made 9 of 15 shots plus grabbed 11 boards.  I am really looking forward to seeing him in the sections and in the 17u season.  I think he could be the next 2022 to explode on to the high major prospect lists. 

(2) Puolrah Gong of Mankato East (6’6 Jr Wing).  Gong is a raw prospect that has so much room to grow.  Right now Gong uses his length, strides, and natural body control to extend over or around for completions.  When he gets a bit stronger in the core and more comfortable with his skills Puolrah could be an extremely dangerous wing player. 

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