Posted On: 09/10/21 4:55 PM

The Park Center Pirates went 16-5 a season ago and played in the section final (Pirates were a top 5 team last year).  The Pirates enter the season as one of the most talented groups in the state of Minnesota.  A state title is what they dream of. 

Key Wins in 20-21 (16-5):  Maple Grove, Osseo, Armstrong, Spring Lake Park, Totino-Grace, Mounds View

Oops: Champlin Park, Armstrong, Totino-Grace, Osseo

Moving On: The Pirates used an eight player rotation last year for the most part and half of that group has graduated.  Frontcourt bodies James Parker James Parker 6'6" | C Park Center | 2021 State MN and Kabine Kaba Kabine Kaba 6'6" | PF Park Center | 2021 State MN were low post players and their ability to guard fives will be missed.  Kaba is now at NDSCS and he had a great summer with Gain Elite 17u.  Jalen Cook Jalen Cook 6'3" | SG Park Center | 2021 State MN and Dawson Rudolph Dawson Rudolph 6'2" | SG Park Center | 2021 State MN were double figure scoring wings for the Pirates and both are now in the NSIC with Cook at Minot State and Rudolph at Minnesota State Mankato.  ear 

Returning Starters (2):  Ayouba Berthe Ayouba Berthe 6'5" | SF Park Center | 2022 State MN and Braeden Carrington Braeden Carrington 6'4" | SG Park Center | 2022 State #155 Nation MN . Berthe is widely considered one of the best defenders in the state at 6’5 and played both wing spots.  Last year Berthe also

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