Posted On: 05/9/21 7:15 AM

Many of Minnesota’s top teams were competing from 8am to 9 pm yesterday at the Battle At The Lakes. I was in the gym all day covering the action, and these are seven of the top local performers from throughout the day!

Payton Mogire Payton Mogire 6'9" | C Armstrong | 2022 State MN (6’8 2022 PF/C, Minnesota Select-Ohnstad 17u)- He didn’t put up any crazy numbers, but I thought Payton Mogire Payton Mogire 6'9" | C Armstrong | 2022 State MN had a really nice game against a tough Judah Nation squad out of Florida. He finished in double figures, testing the opposing defense with his ability to score inside and out. Payton is a pick-and-pop threat, and showed that by stepping out and knocking down a pair of threes from beyond the arc, and then impressed with a quick shoulder turn into a right handed baby hook for a score over size. On the defensive end he moves his feet well, and did a nice job of contesting in the paint without fouling. Finished with 3 blocks on the game.

Owen Carlson (6’3 2023 G, Minnesota Chill Elite 16u)- Minnesota Chill was one of the most exciting teams I watched yesterday, as their defensive intensity led to so many turnovers and transition opportunities. This favored Owen

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