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Posted On: 09/20/21 7:13 PM

The Minnesota Top 250 Expo displayed hundreds of basketball players for many coaches, scouts and spectators to see. Listed below are a handful of prospects that jumped out with their consistejt and efficient play, but aren’t necessarily household names across the state.

Tyler Smith Tyler Smith 6'4" | SG Rochester John Marshall | 2022 MN (6-4 2022 PF, Rochester JM) - The undersized four-man that loves to crash the glass is one of the most underappreciated archetypes in the game, and Tyler fit the description and put up big numbers doing the dirty work Saturday. In a conglomeration of multiple games we saw him play, Smith established his body in a spot to corral offensive boards for putbacks, and he finished with touch against proven rim protectors.

Drew Burau (6-5 2022 F, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted) - A strong track athlete, Drew’s motor doesn’t tire easily, and he’s shown steady improvement recently in ball skills. He has a great wingspan and good vertical to keep himself in rebounding scrums. He draws contact at an exceptional rate as well.

Stephen Kesti (6-8 2022 C, Spring Lake Park) - The Panthers replenish the frontcourt with more agile and smooth big men, and this senior center will have plenty of impact. Kesti glided around the floor to

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