Posted On: 12/3/21 10:54 AM

The 2021-22 Minnesota high school basketball season opened last night with more than 50 games around the state, including some big games from names old and new. Let’s run down some of the best of Thursday evening in MN hoops!

Josiah Schaap, Avail Academy - FEAR THE RHINO! The Valor of Avail got a nice win over PACT Charter in a high-octane contest 97-76 Thursday in Ramsey. The horn of the rhino was senior guard Josiah Schaap, who poured in 27 points to lead the way. On the other side, the Panthers got 23 points on seven triples from sophomore Micah Givand and 24 from fellow soph Victor Nyabuto Victor Nyabuto 5'10" | PG PACT | 2024 State MN .

Alonzo Dodd Alonzo Dodd 6'2" | PG South St Paul | 2022 State MN , South St. Paul - He’s not a triple-double threat for no reason, folks. The Packers escaped against a tough and experienced Eagan squad 69-68 last night led by Dodd’s 24 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and five steals. He’s an excellent facilitator offensively, and when he can bust a fast break on a turnover SSP is tough to contain. Eagan’s Emmanuel Schmitter Emmanuel Schmitter 6'3" | SG Eagan | 2023 State MN scored 26 in the loss.

Trevor Johnson Trevor Johnson 6'4" | PF North Branch | 2022 State MN , North Branch - The Vikings got a monster win over highly regarded Rockford 65-60 on

Minnesota All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Hoops Minnesota to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!