Posted On: 05/15/21 7:37 AM

The Midwest Showdown got moving Friday night in Appleton and the big game performances were immediate.  An Albert Lea headliner leads the way. 

Camden Carter of Minnesota Magic 17s (5’11 PG, 2022).   Carter grabbed my attention a bit this past winter with BSM pressuring the ball and aggressively putting the ball on the deck.  Last night with the Magic Carter did that end then some completely disrupting the Iowa ball handlers with his strength, position, and quick hands.  Carter scored 4-5 times at the rim in the win and was a solid ball handler as well as pressure defender.

Dom Fairbanks of Playmakers North 16s (5’9 PG, 2024).  Fairbanks played lead guard and scoring guard for Cass Lake-Bena this past winter having a great freshman year.  He’s continued the big 2021 basketball calendar by playing up with the Playmaker 16s and doing it with success.  Playmakers hammered Team 1848 67-33 and it was Fairbanks that set the tone.  Dom knocked three early triples using the Playmaker ball movement and his own quick transition push to get to space for the attempts.  He made his first five shots and six of eight for the game scoring 17.  Fairbanks also chased down

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