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Posted On: 04/7/21 2:18 PM

Hancock and Hayfield earned their way to the #MNStateHoops21 today with double figure victories. Top five players from today’s Class A semi-finals? Prep Hoops gives you the names now!

(1) Ethan Slaathaug Ethan Slaathaug 6'3" | SG Hayfield | 2021 State MN of Hayfield (6’3 Sr).   Ethan is playing at a different level than everybody else on the floor in the Class A playoffs right now. His ability to handle at 6-foot-3 just weaving through the defense to create scoring chances for himself and others has caught the eyes of many. Ethan scored 34 points while creating several shots from others. This is a talented creator that NAIA and MIAC schools are recruiting heavily, and likely others as well considering they way that Ethan is playing. Bethany, Northwestern (IA), and Gustavus are three schools contacting often.

(2) Matt Thompson Matt Thompson 6'6" | C Hancock | 2022 State MN of Hancock (6’7 Jr). Thompson’s size was too much for SESM to deal with. He dominated the paint allowing his team to dominate possessions. The Owls received 20 points from Matt (7 of 11 shooting, 6 of 9 foul shooting) and more importantly 19 rebounds most of which resulted in one shot and done possessions for the opponent. A constantly improving player that has a nice touch

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