Posted On: 04/22/21 6:43 PM

Who were the five best players in St. Cloud regardless of class?  We talk Best of the Best today at Prep Hoops! 

The Five Best

Jackson Loge Jackson Loge 6'8" | PF Morris Area | 2022 State MN of Minnesota Fury Wilde 17U (6’8 2022, Morris Area).  Loge is the current Minnesota 17u poster child for low post ability.  Loge’s ability to use both hands, turn off each shoulder, and give the crowd outstanding footwork will be loved by some college program, a mid-major especially.  Loge has a great touch that does extend to the arc and he’s got a year to go of high school hoops but already has 1,000 career rebounds! Had 18 points and nine boards in the title game. 

Pharrel Payne Pharrel Payne 6'8" | C Park of Cottage Grove | 2022 State MN of Minnesota Select Ohnstad of 17U (6’9 2022, Park of Cottage Grove). Payne led his team to the weekend championship and what’s more amazing is that Pharell is young for his junior class!  At 6-foot-9 and length to high five both coaches at the same time when they are standing in their separating coaching boxes (maybe?) Payne is an outstanding shot blocker and so quick off his feet.  The skills to be an elite rebounder and explosive finisher plus a developing post

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