Posted On: 08/2/21 7:22 PM

The Prep Hoops Circuit brought together talent from throughout the Midwest to cap off the 2021 AAU season, as the Hard Work Region Finals took place in the Twin Cities area. I was in the gym all weekend catching the action, and these are seven of the top Minnesota guards I saw play!

Ayden McDonald Ayden McDonald 6'4" | PG Hibbing | 2022 State MN (6’4 2022 PG, Minnesota Fury Wilde)- Perhaps the MVP of the 17u title game, Ayden also put together a strong run of play to help lead the Fury to that winning moment. After joining the team in mid-July, Ayden has been a big time playmaker for the Fury. One thing you’ll notice about Ayden is how often he jumps to make a pass. While this can lead to mistakes and turnovers with a lot of players, Ayden uses it to make his pass rather than find a pass. When jumping up he looks off a defender like a quarterback looking off a safety downfield, and when that defender reacts he’s able to zip a pass in to the newly open teammate leading to plenty of clean looks around the rim. When he’s not setting up his teammates with high percentage looks, Ayden can

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