Photo: Alex Conover Prep Hoops MN

Posted On: 03/21/21 7:04 PM

With section playoffs in full swing, I recap the week by looking at seven of the top performers that I was able to watch compete over the course of the week! 

Kendall Blue Kendall Blue 6'6" | SG East Ridge | 2022 State #160 Nation MN (6’6 2022 W, East Ridge)- For how skilled of a player Kendall is, he’s extremely unselfish. Against White Bear Lake however, Kendall set his sights on putting points on the board. He had his best offensive performance that I’ve seen out of him in person this year, scoring in a variety of ways. Kendall crossed over into a smooth pull-up jumper, attacked the basket for a soft finish at the buzzer in the first half, was getting up in passing lanes leading to some transition looks, and two of those resulted in highlight one handed dunks with his length and explosiveness. His game high 22 points helped lead East Ridge to a blowout win on Thursday night.

Pharrel Payne Pharrel Payne 6'8" | C Park of Cottage Grove | 2022 State MN (6’8 2022 PF/C, Park of Cottage Grove)- Park vs Eastview ended up being one of the most exciting games I’ve seen all year, and Pharrel’s play helped his team upset the #1 seeded team in section 3AAAA. Eastview made it a point of focus to not

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