Posted On: 11/24/21 10:18 AM

The season is officially underway! Class A teams in North Dakota had practice #1 on Monday. The games will be here before we know it. In the EDC there is no surefire favorite to be at the top of the conference. However, we do have many talented teams. In this article, we are going to ask a question for each team that we consider to be a contender for the top of the EDC. 

EDC Contender Questions

Fargo Davies

Are there enough shots to go around for the Eagles?

The Eagles have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talent. They might have the most skilled and athletic players in all of Class A. The only problem when you have so many good players is that there is only one basketball and so many shots in a game. Will they all buy-in and accept their role? I say yes and the coaching staff at Davies will have everyone on the same page. The top upperclassman for Davies will be all-star guard Ian Motschenbacher Ian Motschenbacher 6'1" | PG Fargo Davies | 2022 State ND , super athlete Alex Proctor Alex Proctor 6'1" | SG Fargo Davies | 2022 State ND , lightning-quick Ian Motschenbacher Ian Motschenbacher 6'1" | PG Fargo Davies | 2022 State ND , super athlete Alex Proctor Alex Proctor 6'1" | SG Fargo Davies | 2022 State ND , lightning-quick Raymond Brown Raymond Brown 5'11" | PG Fargo Davies | 2023 State ND , lanky and improved Evan Van Dam Evan Van Dam 6'6" | PF Fargo Davies | 2022 State ND , break-out talent Carson Barta Carson Barta 6'1" | SG Fargo Davies | 2023 State ND , and the long and athletic Max Froslie Max Froslie 6'7" | PF Fargo Davies | 2023 State ND . The top youngsters for Davies are athletic forward Peter Havelka Peter Havelka 6'4" | SF Fargo Davies | 2024 State ND , playmaker Daniel Yorke Daniel Yorke 6'0" | SG Fargo Davies | 2024 State ND , and super-skilled Mason Klabo Mason Klabo 6'0" | SG Fargo Davies | 2025 State ND . How they all mix together will be interesting. It is going to be one heck of a year the Eagles, there is not question about that! Fargo North How will the young talent blend in with the upperclassmen? The Spartans made the State Tournament last season and they will be a top team again this season. North will be loaded with talent that is young and old. It will be interesting to see how they mesh together and who accepts their role. Jeremiah Sem Jeremiah Sem 6'3" | SG Fargo North | 2024 State ND will be the best player for the Spartans. Another young player for North that will be a dynamic player is Carter Zeller Carter Zeller 6'5" | PF Fargo North | 2024 State ND . Bode Hoeg Bode Hoeg 6'0" | SG Fargo North | 2024 State ND is also a talented youngster that has the potential to make an impact on varsity. The seniors for the Spartans that will be difference makers are Jalen May Jalen May 6'3" | SF Fargo North | 2022 State ND , Luke Loberg Luke Loberg 6'4" | SF Fargo North | 2022 State ND , Gunner Schwartz Gunner Schwartz 5'9" | SG Fargo North | 2022 State ND , Isaac Cody Isaac Cody 6'3" | SG Fargo North | 2022 State ND , and Nathaniel Kallod Nathaniel Kallod 6'0" | SG Fargo North | 2022 State ND . Check out the Spartans they are absolutely Championship contenders. Grand Forks Red River Are they ready to be a top team and get back to State? The Roughriders were a young team last year. They played with some of the top teams last year but could not pick up a signature win. Red River will bring back an experienced squad with loads of talent. I am predicting that the Roughriders will take the next step and be a top team this year in the EDC and they will make a State Tournament appearance. Zach Kraft Zach Kraft 6'0" | PG Grand Forks Red River | 2023 State ND will be the smooth PG and an elite shooter. Paine Parks Paine Parks 6'3" | SG Grand Forks Red River | 2022 State ND is a strong shooting guard that can shoot but also score around the basket. Reis Rowekamp Reis Rowekamp 6'2" | SG Grand Forks Red River | 2023 State ND is another great 3-point shooter and top-notch defender. Carter Byron Carter Byron 6'5" | PF Grand Forks Red River | 2023 State ND is a big stout post for the Roughriders that is explosive, a tough defender, and an aggressive rebounder. Logan Arason Logan Arason 6'4" | PF Grand Forks Red River | 2023 State ND is another talented forward for RR that is a versatile two-way player. Look out for the Roughriders, they have all the pieces to compete for a top spot. Shanley Can the Kraft brothers take them to the promised land? Tyler Kraft Tyler Kraft 6'3" | SG Fargo Shanley | 2022 State ND and Conner Kraft Conner Kraft 6'7" | PF Shanley | 2023 State ND will be two of the best players in the EDC. The Deacons were competitive last season but came up short in big games. With a year of solid varsity experience and a great spring/summer of AAU ball, I think Shanley will have the chance to do something special this season. Shanley has other solid guys, but Tyler and Conner will be the star players. Tyler is a big guard that that is an incredible shooter. Tyler can also slash and make plays at the rim. Since last spring Conner has seen his stock rise in a huge way. College programs from across the country have shown interest in the big man, and for good reason. Conner is long and very athletic. He finishes above the rim, slashes extremely well, shoots it smoothly from the perimeter, boards up amazingly, and has the potential to be a lockdown defender. Other solid players for Shanley will be Carter Jaeger Carter Jaeger 6'0" | PG Shanley | 2022 ND , Anthony Wanner Anthony Wanner 6'10" | C Fargo Shanley | 2022 State ND , Jaxon Paul Jaxon Paul 6'3" | SF Fargo Shanley | 2022 State ND , Vuciri Hakim Vuciri Hakim 6'4" | SF Shanley High School | 2023 ND , and Kaden Christmann Kaden Christmann 6'0" | SG Fargo Shanley | 2024 State ND . The Deacons are for real! West Fargo Is the Packer "Big 3" enough firepower for a return to the State Tournament?  The reigning State Champs are ready for a return to the State Tournament. The Packers lost two key pieces for last year’s team but they return two key pieces as well. Nick Carlson Nick Carlson 6'4" | SF West Fargo | 2022 State ND will be a new starter and a break-out player this year. Carlson is long, skilled, and he plays with a ton of energy. Nick will be one of the best shot blockers in the State and he will likely produce a double-double every night. Brett Limke Brett Limke 6'1" | PG West Fargo | 2022 State ND and Carson Hegerle Carson Hegerle 6'3" | SG West Fargo | 2022 State ND are the top returning starters for West Fargo. Limke will be one of the best PG’s in ND, he is a cool customer and an elite shooter. Hegerle is a phenomenal athlete and a dynamic scorer. Who else will step up for West Fargo? The top 3 guys will provide the bulk of the offense. Parker Nelson Parker Nelson 5'11" | SG West Fargo | 2022 State ND will be another returning player that is a strong athlete. After that, it will be interesting to see who gets playing time and what kind of depth the Packers will have. It is going to be a fun season! West Fargo Sheyenne How will the "new look" Mustangs compete against the top teams? The Mustangs were the best team in Class A for most of last season and they had a huge win streak. They came up short in the State Tournament but the Mustangs had a great season. Sheyenne lost a huge amount of talent, size, and athletes due to graduation. However, this talented program does not rebuild, they reload. Michael Nhial Michael Nhial 6'7" | SF West Fargo Sheyenne | 2022 State ND and Dominic Dosmann Dominic Dosmann 6'8" | PF WF Sheyenne | 2022 State ND played good minutes on varsity last season and they will be two of the better players for Sheyenne. They will provide length, scoring, rebounding, and rim protecting. Kaleb Larson Kaleb Larson 6'3" | SG West Fargo Sheyenne | 2022 State ND will be the sniper for the Mustangs. The rest of the Sheyenne players will be athletic, and skilled, but mostly unproven at the varsity level. Here are the other top guys for Sheyenne: Zander Newton Zander Newton 6'4" | SF West Fargo Sheyenne | 2022 State ND , James Hagen James Hagen 5'9" | SG West Fargo Sheyenne | 2022 State ND , Derrick Lobbo Derrick Lobbo 6'2" | SG West Fargo Sheyenne | 2022 State ND , Karter Menz Karter Menz 6'5" | C West Fargo Sheyenne | 2023 State ND , Trent Freih Trent Freih 6'2" | SG West Fago Sheyenne | 2022 State ND , David Kanega David Kanega 5'9" | SG West Fargo Sheyenne | 2024 ND , Dylan Beyl Dylan Beyl 6'2" | SG West Fargo Sheyenne | 2023 State ND , and Race Wilson Race Wilson 5'11" | SG West Fargo Sheyenne | 2024 State ND . I think the Mustangs are going to surprise you this season!

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