The Battle at the Lakes is around the corner and teams from across the nation will be in the Twin Cities this weekend to compete in one of the fastest growing events in the nation. We kick off the week of previews with First Look.
The 17U level is all about "Prove Yourself". College coaches watching close hoping to add you to their future and seeing you compete against the state's best. The 17U at the Whitney Center, here is what I witnessed on my courts.
At Saturday’s Breakdown Tip Off Classic you better have a good seat picked out by the time the afternoon games get tipped off. Some of the state’s best will be competing at all levels of Minnesota hoops.
Here are some of the players due for big seasons in the Big 9 Conference. A couple were rotation players set to hit the starting lineups, a couple were solid starters due to take another big step and one even saw JV action but could lead his team in scoring.
The number one high school basketball event of the summer is this weekend at Hopkins High School. The Breakdown State Tournament is a three game event with 32 teams all competing within their respective classes for a summer championship. The eight top contenders in each class will be there.
The Final night in Las Vegas was highlighted by tournament runs and big time performances. Race Thompson led the top individual efforts while the Minnesota Comets NY2LA championship was the top team accomplishment.
The annual Summer Classic was play in mid-July once again only this year at Chaska High School. Prep Hoops Network has put together our 17U All Tournament Team based on our observations. See it here now.
Minnesota has a fairly set rotation of Grassroots tournaments and traditionally the final event of the year is the Summer Classic put on by D1 Minnesota. This year’s event will be at Chaska High School and kicks off Friday morning.
Gopher Team Camp continued Saturday with a full day of action on all the courts at the University of Minnesota. NHR was there to cover the action and produce the following notes on the standouts of the day.
What Matthew Hurt has done so far in his young career is unmatched by anybody in the country in the 2019 class. The 6-foot-9 Rochester John Marshall talent is becoming a name nationwide and his career is just beginning.
We are going to report on them regularly in “Top Spot: Headline Goes Here” and this will be a comparison of the two sometimes but more importantly it will be a follow of the two 17U programs when they are in action.