Posted On: 06/30/21 8:19 AM

What players took a giant step forward as Minnesota 2023 stock risers?  Prep Hoops runs you through ten names today. 

Top Five

Nolan Winter Nolan Winter 6'9" | PF Lakeville North | 2023 State #139 Nation MN of Lakeville North/Howard Pulley (6’9 PF).  Nolan has grown several inches in the last year and his game has grown with it.  At the MBCA Camp Winter showed he is one of the biggest up and coming names not just in Minnesota or the Midwest, but maybe nationwide.  The skill, feel, and length make him the ideal stretch four in today’s game.  Winter is not only the second ranked prospect in Minnesota but a top 140 player nationally, and moving up. 

Matthew Bothun Matthew Bothun 6'8" | PF St. Francis | 2023 State MN of St. Francis/D1 Minnesota (6’8 PF).  Bothun’s rise in the rankings is somewhat similar to Winter although from a different vantage point.  Bothun is also a skilled stretch four that in today’s game will find real prospect value.  Bothun is a young player for his grade and has a ton of room to mature, and even though he is just tapping that potential, he averaged 19 a game as a sophomore this year for an improved St. Francis team. 

Owen Leach Owen Leach 6'6" | PF Dillworth Glyndon-Felton | 2023 State MN of DGF/Grassroots Sizzle (6’6 Forward). When

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