Photo: Alex Conover Prep Hoops MN

Posted On: 08/2/21 2:01 PM

A season of Prep Hoops Circuit basketball culminated with the Hard Work Region Championship Sunday.  Here are the stars and stories of Championship Sunday. 

 

Ayden the 17U MVP

In mid-July Hibbing point guard Ayden McDonald Ayden McDonald 6'4" | PG Hibbing | 2022 State MN made a switch of summer basketball teams.  The Minnesota Fury lost a ball handler and a main scoring option to injury plus had other players that were banged up.  With McDonald available the match was perfect and it’s led to outstanding results both for Ayden and his the Fury. 

With Ayden McDonald Ayden McDonald 6'4" | PG Hibbing | 2022 State MN as the lead ball handler the Fury went 8-2 the last two weekends. The headlining wins were a victory over Adidas 3SSB squad Team Loaded NC (with 5 star guard MJ Rice) and yesterday’s Hard Work Region championship game victory over Minnesota Select.  Wins over the Alabama Celtics, Wisconsin Crusaders, BTI out of California, and the D1 Minnesota Prospects were added to the resume as well.  

McDonald’s play at lead guard was a key part of the success.  Ayden did his part on the scoreboard - 7 of 10 from the field in the title game scoring 16 points versus Select - but it was the way McDonald

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