2019 Division 1 and 2 Commitments

Class of 2019 Division 1 and 2 Commitments
PlayerHigh SchoolCollege
Brandon AdelmanNew London-SpicerSt. Cloud St (D2)
Jamison BattleDe La SalleGeorge Washington
Jacob BeeningaWayzataMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)
Courtney BrownEast RidgeWisconsin-Milwaukee
Noah ChamberlainSt. Thomas AcademySW Minnesota St (D2)
Noah ChristensenBreckenridgeNorth Dakota State
Clarence DanielsMaranatha Christian AcademyMontana St-Billings (D2)
Isaac FinkSpringfieldAugustana (D2)
Charlie GorresPark of Cottage GroveMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
Alex JohnChamplin ParkMissouri Western St (D2)
Matt JohnsonFergus FallsU of Mary (D2)
Robert JonesPrior LakeDenver
Jalen JusticeRobbinsdale CooperPittsburg St (D2)
Jake KettnerMinnesota Valley LutheranU of Sioux Falls (D2)
Jalen MillerRobbinsdale CooperPittsburg St (D2)
Jaeden KingCretin-Derham HallAugustana (D2)
Western Illinois
Antwan KimmonsTartanIdaho State
Jack MiddletonEdinaMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
Logan NagorskiBig LakeU of Mary (D2)
Cole NicholsonChaskaNorthern Colorado
Baden NoennigMayer LutheranUpper Iowa (D2)
Bennett OttoChamplin ParkAugustana (D2)
David RoddyBreckColorado St
Sam SchwartzWhite Bear LakeSW Minnesota St (D2)
Andy StaffordHopkinsSW Minnesota St (D2)
Tyrell TerryDe La SalleStanford
Regan TollefsonChanhassenU of Mary (D2)
Tyler WahlLakeville NorthWisconsin
Dane ZimmerHopkinsMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)

2018 Holiday Tournaments

Here's a list of the 2018 holiday tournaments in the metro area and where metro area teams will be playing.  Schedules and teams will be updated as they become available.  If you have info on one of these tournaments that isn't posted, please feel free to contact me to have it added.

3-Day Tournaments

Augsburg Holiday Classic, Dec 27-29
Day 1
Burnsville vs St. Paul Johnson - 3:30 PM (Game 1)
Minnehaha vs Minneapolis SW - 5:30 PM (Game 2)
Hopkins vs St. Paul Como Park - 7:30 PM (Game 3)

Day 2
Losers of games 2 and 3 - 3:30 PM (Game 4)
Winners of games 1 and 2 - 5:30 PM (Game 5)
Winner game 3 vs Loser game 1 - 7:30 PM (Game 6)

Day 3
Losers of games 4 and 5 - 1:30 PM
Winner game 4 vs Loser game 6 - 3:30 PM
Winners of games 5 and 6 (Championship) - 5:30 PM

Avail Academy, Dec 27-29
International School vs Liberty Classical - 2:00 PM
West Lutheran vs Hiawatha - 4 PM
Hmong Academy vs MN Transitions - 6 PM
South Ridge at Avail Academy - 8 PM

Lakeville North, Dec 27-29
Day 1 - Henry Sibley vs Austin - 7:00 PM
Day 2 - Henry Sibley at Lakeville North - 7:00 PM
Day 3 - Austin at Lakeville North - 3:30 PM

Trinity, Dec 27-29 (2:30, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00)
Minneapolis Washburn vs St. Paul Harding
St. Anthony vs Cristo Rey
St. Paul Prep/HSRA vs Bloomington Kennedy
St. Paul Washington at Trinity

University of St. Thomas, Dec 27-29 (not a tournament format)
Day 1
Benilde St. Margaret's vs Cretin-Derham Hall - 6:15 PM
Wayzata vs St. Thomas Academy - 8:00 PM

Day 2
Benilde-St. Margaret's vs Holy Angels - 4:30 PM
Waconia vs St. Thomas Academy - 6:15 PM
Wayzata vs Eagan - 8:00 PM

Day 3
Waconia vs Holy Angels - 6:15 PM
Cretin-Derham Hall vs Eagan - 8:00 PM

2-Day Tournaments

Bethel
Day 1
Robbinsdale Armstrong vs Bloomington Jefferson - 6:00 PM
Roseville vs Centennial - 7:45 PM

Day 2
Bloomington Jefferson vs Centennial - 6:00 PM
Roseville vs Robbinsdale Armstrong - 7:45 PM

Coon Rapids, Dec 27-28
St. Agnes vs Simley - 5 PM
St. Paul Humboldt at Coon Rapids - 7 PM

East Ridge, Dec 27-28
Day 1
Eastview vs New Prague - 6 PM
Rosemount at East Ridge - 7:45 PM

Day 2
Rosemount vs New Prague - 6 PM
Eastview at East Ridge - 7:45 PM

Eden Prairie, Dec 27-28
Day 1
Edina vs Shakopee- 6:00 PM
Chaska at Eden Prairie - 7:30 PM

Day 2
Chaska vs Edina - 6:00 PM
Shakopee at Eden Prairie - 7:30 PM

Hastings, Dec 27-28
Prescott (WI) vs Stillwater - 5:00 PM
Irondale at Hastings - 7:00 PM

Mounds Park Academy, Dec 27-28
Nova Classical Academy vs Math And Science Academy - 5:00 PM
Metro Schools College Prep at Mounds Park Academy - 7:00 PM

North Lakes Academy, Dec 28-29
Bethany Academy vs Kaleidoscope 3 PM
Lakes International Language Academy at North Lakes - 7 PM
Day 2: Noon and 4 PM

Providence Academy, Dec 27-28??????
Legacy at Providence - 12/27 7 PM
Spectrum at Providence - 12/28 7 PM

South St. Paul, Dec 27-28
Community of Peace vs New Life Academy - 1 PM
Breck at South St. Paul - 3 PM

Tartan, Dec 27-28
Group 1
Farmington vs Spring Lake Park - 2:45 PM
Park vs Tartan - 8:00 PM
Day 2: 4:30 and 8:00 PM

Group 2
White Bear Lake vs Fridley - 4:30 PM
Chisago Lakes vs Superior (WI) - 6:15 PM
Day 2: 2:45 and 6:15 PM

OTHER METRO AREA TEAMS
  • Andover and Chanhassen at Hibbing Tourney
  • Anoka at Perham Tourney
  • Apple Valley, Brooklyn Center, Blake, Champlin Park, Forest Lake, Minneapolis Henry, Lakeville South, Maranatha Christian, Maple Grove, Minneapolis North, Minneapolis Roosevelt, Minnetonka, North St. Paul, Osseo, Park Center, Prior Lake, Robbinsdale Cooper, St. Louis Park, St. Paul Central and Totino-Grace at Granite City Classic (St. Cloud)
  • Columbia Heights, Mahtomedi, Robbinsdale Cooper, St. Croix Prep and Woodbury at Rochester Rotary Classic 
  • Concordia Academy at St. Cloud Cathedral Tourney
  • De La Salle at Hoop City Classic (South Dakota)
  • Heritage Christian and Hill-Murray at Fergus Falls Tourney
  • Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity at Glencoe-Silver Lake Tourney
  • St. Croix Lutheran at Bethany Lutheran Tourney

2018-2019 Polls

Here are polls that follow Minnesota high school boys basketball. This includes local, statewide and regional polls with a mention of national polls if applicable.

2018-2019 LOCAL POLLS

Minnesota Basketball News 
Week 2 Poll, Dec 12, 2018

Class AAAA
  1. Park Center (5)
  2. Prior Lake (6)
  3. East Ridge (1)
  4. Hopkins (2)
  5. Lakeville North (3)
  6. Eden Prairie (4)
  7. Wayzata (7)
  8. Cretin-Derham Hall (8)
  9. Shakopee (9)
  10. Edina (NR)
    Dropped Out: Rochester John Marshall (10)
    Class AAA
    1. DeLaSalle (1)
    2. Princeton (2)
    3. Mahtomedi (4)
    4. St. Thomas Academy (NR)
    5. Mankato East (8)
    6. Robbinsdale Cooper (3)
    7. Northfield (NR)
    8. Waseca (6)
    9. Austin (5)
    10. Delano (9)
      Dropped Out: Marshall (7), Columbia Heights (10)
      Class AA
      1. Minnehaha Academy (1)
      2. Minneapolis North (2)
      3. Breck (10)
      4. Perham (3)
      5. Lake City (4)
      6. Caledonia (5)
      7. Melrose (6)
      8. Breckenridge (9)
      9. Osakis (NR)
      10. Minnewaska (NR)
        Dropped Out: Rochester Lourdes (7), Hawley (8)
      Class A
      1. Minneota (1)
      2. Springfield (2)
      3. Cass Lake-Bena (3)
      4. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (4)
      5. BOLD (5)
      6. North Woods (6)
      7. Ortonville (7)
      8. MN Valley Lutheran (8)
      9. Cromwell-Wright (9)
      10. Mountain Lake Area (10)
        Dropped Out: None

        2018-19 Conference and Section Previews

        My previews of the Twin Cities metro area conferences and sections for the 2018-2019 season.

        Conferences
        Sections
        IMACNW Suburban
        4A2AAAA
        LakeSt. Paul City
        4AA3AAAA
        Metro EastSouth Suburban
        5AA4AAAA
        Metro West Suburban East
        3AAA5AAAA
        Minneapolis CityTri-Metro
        4AAA6AAAA
        MCAATwin Cities Athletic
        Division 1
        Division 2

        6AAA7AAAA


        Independents
        1AAAA8AAAA
        What to watch in 2018-2019

        A note on how these previews are created.  There are based mostly on my personal observations of the teams and players over the last season or more.  While the results are sometimes comically good or bad, I take pride in the fact that the previews are at least not subject to the bias of the individual teams, players or coaches.

        2018 Fall Schedule

        Fall Exposure Camps
        • Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo - Sunday Sept 9 at Burnsville HS
        • Minnesota Comets Fall Exposure Camp - Sunday Sept 23 at Sauk Rapids HS
        • Minnesota Select Showcase - Sunday Sept 30 at Burnsville HS  
        2018 Fall League Schedule
        WeekSaturdaySunday
        Sep 8/9
        The League
        MYAS
        Sep 15/16Magic

        The League
        Breakdown Early League
        Magic
        MYAS
        Sep 22/23MBA (Cooper)
        Magic
        The League
        Breakdown Early League
        Magic
        MYAS
        Sept 29/30MBA (Cooper)
        Magic
        The League
        Breakdown Early League
        Magic
        MYAS
        Oct 6/7MBA (Cooper)
        Magic
        Magic
        MYAS
        Oct 13/14MBA (Burnsville)
        Magic
        Magic
        MYAS Fall Championships
        Oct 20/21MBA (Holy Family)Breakdown
        MBA Session 2
        MYAS
        Oct 27/28MBA (Holy Family)Breakdown
        MBA Session 2
        MYAS
        Nov 3/4MBA (Holy Family)Breakdown
        MBA Session 2
        MYAS
        Nov 10/11
        Breakdown
        MYAS

        League Notes:
        • The League is run by Hardwood Elite and held Sunday Nights in September at Eden Prairie. Games are at 5 and 6 PM.
        • Breakdown Early League is at Champlin Park
        • Breakdown Fall League will have 5 sites for metro area teams.  They are Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Hopkins, Park of Cottage Grove and St. Michael-Albertville
        • Magic Fall League is held at Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy.
        • MYAS uses multiple locations throughout the metro. Those sites and teams vary from week to week.

        2018 Division 1 and 2 Commitments

        Class of 2018 Division 1 and 2 Commitments
        PlayerHigh SchoolCollege
        Justin BalcomeAlexandriaNorthern State (D2)
        Jordan BelkaRogersNorthern State (D2)
        JaVonni BickhamMinnehaha AcademyDenver
        Nick BieniekAnnandaleBemidji State (D2)
        Max BjorklundOronoBemidji State (D2)
        Sy ChatmanCretin-Derham HallMassachusetts
        Jarius CookPark CenterNorth Dakota State
        Damani HayesMankato EastSouth Dakota School of Mines (D2)
        Joe HedstromHopkinsWisconsin (4 for 5)
        Michael JonesWoodburyDavidson
        Tre JonesApple ValleyDuke
        Trever KaiserDassel-CokatoU of Mary (D2)
        Gabe KalscheurDe La SalleMinnesota
        Noah KannegiesserHancockConcordia-St. Paul (D2)
        Owen KingCaledoniaSouth Dakota State
        Bjorn KnutsonByronBemidji State (D2)
        Cody LandwehrSauk Rapids-RiceBemidji State (D2)
        Ryan LarsonCretin-Derham HallWofford
        Luke MartensApple ValleyWinona State (D2)
        Ray MitchellBlaineIdaho
        Shae MitchellLakeville SouthUW-Milwaukee
        Beijan NewbernMaranatha ChristianMontana St-Billings (D2)
        Jarvis OmersaOronoMinnesota
        Daniel OturuCretin-Derham HallMinnesota
        Jake PhippsAnokaSW Minnesota State (D2)
        Mitch PlombonSt. Cloud CathedralWinona State (D2)
        Nate RundFergus FallsMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)
        Michael SchaeferSt. Cloud CathedralAugustana (D2)
        Steele SenskePark ChristianBemidji State(D2)
        Josiah StrongChamplin ParkNavy
        Eric TiedmanJordanAugustana (D2)
        Adam TrappEskoSouth Dakota School of Mines (D2)
        Odell WilsonMinneapolis NorthNorth Dakota State
        Calvin WishartDelanoGeorgia Southern
        Ethan YousoVirginiaMinnesota-Duluth (D2)

        2017 Holiday Tournaments

        Here's a list of the 2017 holiday tournaments in the metro area and where metro area teams will be playing.  Schedules and teams will be updated as they become available.  If you have info on one of these tournaments that isn't posted, please feel free to contact me to have it added.

        3-Day Tournaments

        Augsburg Holiday Classic, Dec 21-23 (Final Day is 12,2,4 and 6 PM)
        St. Paul Johnson vs Fridley - 4 PM
        Hopkins vs Schaeffer Academy - 8 PM
        Minnehaha vs Mayer Lutheran - 2 PM
        Eastview vs Minneapolis Southwest - 6 PM

        Calvin Christian, Dec 27-29 (12,2,4 and 6 PM)
        West Lutheran vs Hiawatha Collegiate
        Liberty Classical Academy vs MN Transitions
        Learning for Leadership vs AFSA
        Chesterton at Calvin Christian

        Trinity, Dec 27-29 (2:30, 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00)
        St. Paul Harding vs St. Agnes
        Bloomington Kennedy vs St. Paul Prep/HSRA
        St. Paul Washington vs Cristo Rey
        Minneapolis Edison at Trinity

        2-Day Tournaments

        Hamline, Dec 21-22 (6 and 8 PM)
        Thursday - Dec 21
        Breck vs Walden Grove, AZ
        Wayzata vs Orono

        Friday - Dec 22
        Orono vs Walden Grove, AZ
        Wayzata vs Breck

        Bethel Tournaments, Dec 27-28
        Group 1:
        St. Louis Park vs Eagan - 12/27 6 PM
        Totino-Grace vs Roseville - 12/17 7:45 PM
        3rd place - 12/28 4:15 PM
        1st place - 12/28 7:45 PM

        Group 2:
        St. Paul Central vs Bloomington Jefferson - 12/27 2:30 PM
        Mounds View vs Maranatha - 12/27 - 4:15 PM
        3rd Place - 12/28 2:30 PM
        1st Place - 12/28 6 PM

        Coon Rapids, Dec 28-29
        Minneapolis South vs St. Croix Prep - 5 PM
        Simley at Coon Rapids - 7 PM

        Eden Prairie, Dec 27 and 29
        Day 1 - Dec 27
        Shakopee vs Edina, 6 PM
        Chaska at Eden Prairie, 7:30 PM

        Day 2 - Dec 29
        Shakopee vs Chaska, 6 PM
        Edina at Eden Prairie, 7:30 PM

        Hastings, Dec 28-29
        Farmington vs Irondale - 5 PM
        Prescott (WI) at Hastings - 7 PM

        Lakeville North, Dec 28-29 
        Forest Lake vs Austin - 6 PM
        Henry Sibley at Lakeville North - 7:45 PM

        Minneapolis North, Dec 27-28
        Brooklyn Center vs Cleveland - 5:30 PM
        Minneapolis North vs Comer Prep (IL) - 7 PM

        Mounds Park Academy, Dec 27-28 (5 and 7 PM)
        Math and Science Academy vs Spectrum
        Nova Classical Academy at Mounds Park Academy

        North Lakes Academy, Dec 28-29 
        Charter Stars vs Christian Life
        New Century Academy at North Lakes

        South St. Paul, Dec 28-29 
        Red Wing vs St. Anthony - 5 PM
        St. Paul Humboldt at South St. Paul - 7 PM

        University of St. Thomas, Dec 27-28
        Dec 27
        Holy Angels vs Waconia - 4:30 PM
        Wayzata vs Maple Grove - 6:15 PM
        St. Thomas Academy vs Hopkins - 8:00 PM

        Dec 28
        Holy Angels vs Maple Grove - 4:30 PM
        Hopkins vs Waconia - 6:15 PM
        St. Thomas Academy vs Wayzata - 8:00 PM

        OTHER METRO AREA TEAMS
        • Anoka at Perham Tourney, Dec 27-28
        • Burnsville and Minnetonka at Owatonna Tourney, Dec 27-28
        • Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity at Glencoe-Silver Lake Tourney - Dec 27-28 
        • Richfield and Park at Grand Rapids Tourney, Dec 27-28 
        • Legacy at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Tourney, Dec 27-28
        • Concordia Academy at St. Cloud Cathedral Tourney, Dec 27-29  
        • Stillwater at Buffalo Tourney,  Dec 28-29
        • Andover, Chanhassen, Osseo and Minneapolis Henry at Hibbing Tourney, Dec 28-30
        • Columbia Heights, East Ridge, Mahtomedi, Minneapolis Washburn, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Robbinsdale Cooper and White Bear Lake at Rochester Rotary Classic, Dec 28-29
        • New Life at Cannon Falls/Randolph Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • Apple Valley, Champlin Park, Cretin-Derham Hall, Lakeville South, Minnehaha, Park Center and Woodbury at Granite City Classic (St. Cloud), Dec 29-30  
        • Prior Lake, Prairie Seeds and De La Salle at Mike Miller Classic, Dec 28-30
        • Heritage Christian Academy at Esko Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • Tartan at St. James Tourney, Dec 29-30

        2017-2018 Polls

        Here are polls that follow Minnesota high school boys basketball. This includes local, statewide and regional polls with a mention of national polls if applicable.

        2017-2018 LOCAL POLLS

        Minnesota Basketball News 
        Final Poll (3/7/18)

        Class AAAA
        1. Cretin-Derham Hall (1)
        2. Hopkins (2)
        3. Apple Valley (3)
        4. Lakeville North (4)
        5. East Ridge (5)
        6. Rochester John Marshall (6)
        7. Park Center (7)
        8. Champlin Park (8)
        9. Eden Prairie (NR)
        10. North St. Paul (9)
          Dropped Out: Tartan (10)
        Class AAA
        1. De La Salle (1)
        2. Austin (2)
        3. Mankato East (3)
        4. Orono (4)
        5. Waseca (5)
        6. Marshall (6)
        7. Columbia Heights (7)
        8. St. Thomas Academy (8)
        9. Willmar (9)
        10. Robbinsdale Cooper (NR)
          Dropped Out: Mahtomedi (10)
        Class AA
        1. Minneapolis North (1)
        2. Minnehaha Academy (2)
        3. Perham (3)
        4. Caledonia (4)
        5. Brooklyn Center (5)
        6. Lake City (7)
        7. Melrose (8)
        8. Eden Valley-Watkins (10)
        9. Annandale (NR)
        10. Holy Family Catholic (6)
          Dropped Out: Breck (9)
        Class A
        1. Springfield (1)
        2. North Woods (2)
        3. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (3)
        4. Cass Lake-Bena (4)
        5. Mayer Lutheran (5)
        6. Westbrook-Walnut Grove (7)
        7. Hancock (9)
        8. BOLD (10)
        9. Minneota (8)
        10. Parkers Prairie (NR)
          Dropped Out: Hinckley-Finalyson (6)

        2017-18 Conference and Section Previews

        My previews of the Twin Cities metro area conferences and sections for the 2017-2018 season.

        Conferences
        Sections
        IMACNW Suburban
        4A2AAAA
        LakeSt. Paul City
        4AA3AAAA
        Metro EastSouth Suburban
        5AA4AAAA
        Metro WestSuburban East
        3AAA5AAAA
        Minneapolis CityTri-Metro
        4AAA6AAAA
        MCAATwin Cities Athletic
        Division A
        Divisions B and C

        6AAA 7AAAA


        Independents
        1AAAA8AAAA
        What to watch in 2017-2018

        A note on how these previews are created.  There are based mostly on my personal observations of the teams and players over the last season or more.  While the results are sometimes comically good or bad, I take pride in the fact that the previews are at least not subject to the bias of the individual teams, players or coaches.

        2017 Fall Schedule

        Fall Exposure Camps
        • Minnesota Comets Fall Exposure Camp - Sunday Sept 10 at College of St. Benedict
        • Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo - Saturday Sept 23 at Colin Powell Center
        • Minnesota Select Fall Exposure Camp - Sunday Oct 1 at Lakeville South HS 
        2017 Fall League Schedule
        WeekSaturdaySunday
        Sep 2/3
        The League
        Sep 9/10MagicThe League
        Magic
        MYAS
        Sep 16/17Magic

        The League
        Magic
        MYAS
        Sep 23/24Magic

        The League
        Magic
        MYAS
        Sept 30/Oct 1Magic
        MBA Session 1
        Magic
        MYAS
        Oct 7/8Magic
        MBA Session 1
        Magic
        MYAS Fall Championships
        Oct 14/15MBA Session 1MYAS
        Oct 21/22
        Breakdown
        MBA Session 2
        MYAS
        Oct 28/29
        Breakdown
        MBA Session 2
        MYAS
        Nov 4/5
        Breakdown
        MBA Session 2
        Nov 11/12
        Breakdown

        League Notes:
        • The League is run by Hardwood Elite and held Sunday Nights in September.  New location this season is Eden Prairie.
        • Magic Fall League is held at Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy.
        • Breakdown Fall League will have 5 sites for metro area teams.  They are Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Hopkins, Park of Cottage Grove and St. Michael-Albertville
        • MBA Session 1 is at Lakeville South
        • MBA Session 2 is at Holy Family.
        • MYAS uses multiple locations throughout the metro. Those sites and teams vary from week to week.

        CZARCAST

        The Czar's weekly podcast with Alex Conover talking about local hoops.  Links to each podcast are included below.

        Edition 7 (2/20/17): Thoughts on the Mr Basketball controversy, MIAC playoffs and top performers.

        Edition 6 (2/5/17): Talk about Daniel Oturu's pledge to Minnesota and AAU scheduling.

        Edition 5 (1/20/17):  Thoughts on TCAC game visits, point guard play plus Badgers/Gophers and Packers playoff hopes.

        Edition 4 (12/29/16):  Bethel Tourney thoughts, teams that have impressed early, TWolves and Czar disses Post Malone.

        Edition 3 (12/10/16): Review of the Breakdown Tipoff Classic and a brief preview of the 2nd full week of games of the season.

        Edition 2 (12/7/16): Review of the boys games at the Breakdown Girls Tipoff Classic and top performances from week 1.  Plus a preview of the top event of the year, the Breakdown Tipoff Classic.

        Edition 1 (11/26/16): Review of the Cretin-Derham Hall jamboree and preview of the boys games at the Breakdown Girls Tipoff Classic.

        2017 Division 1 and 2 Commitments

        Class of 2017 Division 1 & 2 Commitments
        PlayerHigh SchoolCollege
        Gavin BaumgartnerWayzataMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)
        Jesse BerghLake Park-AudubonMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)
        Trae BerhowWatertown-MayerPepperdine
        Jameson BryanEastviewAugustana (D2)
        Cody CarlsonDuluth EastConcordia-St. Paul (D2)
        Owen ChoseEden PrairieStonehill (MA) (D2)
        Brad DavisonMaple GroveWisconsin
        Ishmael El-AminHopkinsBall State
        Parker FoxMahtomediNorthern State (D2)
        Chase GrindeSpring GroveU of Sioux Falls (D2)
        Jake GuseWasecaMinnesota State (D2)
        Myles HansonChaskaColumbia
        Kade HartFaribaultBemidji State (D2)
        Jordan HornTartanSiena
        Jack HutchinsonMaple GroveIowa State (walk-on)
        Ethan IgbanugoLakeville NorthNorth Dakota (walk-on)
        Bryce IrsfeldBrowervilleMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)
        Theo JohnChamplin ParkMarquette
        Issac JohnsonMinneapolis NorthWestern Illinois
        Andrew KallmanChaskaNorthern State (D2)
        Losini KamaraPark CenterIdaho
        Rocky KreuserTotino-GraceNorth Dakota State
        Alec LoehrRosemountNavy
        Luke LoehrRosemountNavy
        Weston Baker MagrathMarshallNebraska-Kearney (D2)
        Goanar MarDe La SalleGeorge Mason
        Zac OlsonWaterville-Elysian-MorristownU of Mary (D2)
        Tywhon PickfordMaple GroveNorthern Iowa
        Nate ReuversLakeville NorthWisconsin
        Tyler RiemersmaBloomington JeffersonNavy
        Jericho SimsCristo ReyTexas
        Brian SitzmannPrior LakeMinnesota-Crookston (D2)
        Mitchell SuekerMarshallSouth Dakota School of Mines (D2)
        Derek ThompsonROCORIBemidji State (D2)
        Race ThompsonRobbinsdale ArmstrongIndiana
        Isaiah WaldenRochester John MarshallWinona St (D2)
        Jimmy VollbrechtJordanMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
        McKinley WrightChamplin ParkDayton
        Colorado
        Simon WrightHopkinsElon

        2016 Holiday Tournaments

        Here's a list of the 2016 holiday tournaments in the metro area and where metro area teams will be playing.  Schedules and teams will be updated as they become available.  If you have info on one of these tournaments that isn't posted, please feel free to contact me to have it added.

        3-Day Tournaments

        Augsburg Holiday Classic, Dec 28-30
        Dec 28th
        3 PM - Minnehaha vs Minneapolis Southwest
        5 PM - St. Paul Johnson vs Centennial
        7 PM - Eastview vs Hopkins

        Dec 29th
        3 PM - Minneapolis Southwest vs Eastview
        5 PM - Hopkins vs St. Paul Johnson
        7 PM - Centennial vs Minnehaha

        Dec 30th
        3 PM - Eastview vs Centennial
        5 PM - St. Paul Johnson vs Minneapolis Southwest
        7 PM - Minnehaha vs Hopkins

        Calvin Christian, Dec 27-29
        Cook County vs Charter Stars 1:30 PM
        AFSA vs Heritage Academy/Wellstone 3:30 PM
        Liberty Classical Academy vs West Lutheran 5:30 PM
        Chesterton Academy at Calvin Christian 7:30 PM

        Tartan, Dec 27-29
        Forest Lake vs Cristo Rey - 2:45 PM
        Carmel Catholic (IL) vs Rogers - 6:15 PM
        St. Paul Como Park vs Spring Lake Park - 4:30 PM
        Chisago Lakes at Tartan - 8:00 PM

        Trinity, Dec 28-30
        Day 1
        St. Paul Harding vs Hope - 2:00 PM
        Edison vs St. Agnes - 3:45 PM
        St. Paul Washington at Trinity - 5:30 PM

        Day 2
        Loser of Game 1 vs Game 2 - 2:00 PM
        Winner of Game 1 vs Loser Game 3 - 3:45 PM
        Winner of Game 2 vs Winner of Game 3 - 5:30 PM

        Day 3
        5th Place - 2:00 PM
        3rd Place - 3:45 PM
        Championship - 5:30 PM

        2-Day Tournaments

        Bethel #1 Dec 27-28
        St. Paul Central vs Minnetonka 6 PM
        Roseville vs Bloomington Jefferson 7:45 PM

        3rd Place 12/28 2:30 PM
        1st Place 12/28 7:45 PM

        Bethel #2, Dec 28-29
        St. Louis Park vs Eagan 4:15 PM
        St. Francis vs Mounds View 6:00 PM

        3rd Place 6 PM 12/29
        1st Place 7:45 PM 12/29

        Eden Prairie, Dec 27 and 29
        Dec 27th
        Chaska vs Edina 6 PM
        Shakopee at Eden Prairie 7:30 PM

        Dec 29th
        Chaska vs Shakopee 6 PM
        Edina at Eden Prairie 7:30 PM (Conference game)

        Hastings, Dec 29-30
        Farmington vs Prescott (WI)  5 PM
        Irondale at Hastings 7 PM

        Lakeville North, Dec 28-29
        Robbinsdale Armstrong vs Northfield 6 PM
        Benilde-St. Margaret's at Lakeville North 7:45 PM

        Minneapolis North (Above the Rim Classic), Dec 28-29
        Day 1
        Red Lake vs Michele Clark Prep - 5:30 PM
        Brooklyn Center at Minneapolis North - 7:00 PM

        Day 2
        Brooklyn Center vs Michele Clark Prep - 5:30 PM
        Red Lake at Minneapolis North - 7:00 PM

        Mounds Park Academy, Dec 28-29
        Math and Science vs Spectrum - 5:00 PM
        Nova Classical at Mounds Park Academy - 7:00 PM

        North Lakes Academy, Dec 28-29
        Bethany vs Christian Life 3 PM
        Groves Academy at North Lakes Academy 7 PM

        South St. Paul, Dec 28-29
        Park vs St. Paul Humboldt 5 PM
        St. Anthony at South St. Paul 7 PM

        University of St. Thomas, Dec 27-29 (all games 7 PM)
        Dec 27th - Park Center vs Cretin-Derham Hall
        Dec 28th - Park Center vs Wazyata
        Dec 29th - Wayzata vs Cretin-Derham Hall

        OTHER METRO AREA TEAMS
        • Blake at Cloquet Tourney, Dec 27-28
        • Coon Rapids and St. Paul Highland Park at Grand Rapids Tourney, Dec 27-28
        • Columbia Heights and Providence at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Tourney, Dec 27-28 
        • Heritage at Perham Tourney, Dec 27-28
        • Concordia Academy at St. Cloud Cathedral Tourney, Dec 27-29
        • St. Croix Lutheran at Bethany Lutheran Tourney, Dec 27-29
        • Fridley and Holy Angels at Faribault Tourney, Dec 28-29 
        • St. Croix Prep at Glencoe-Silver Lake Tourney, Dec 28-29
        • Chanhassen, Andover and Totino-Grace at Hibbing Tourney, Dec 28-30
        • Apple Valley, Champlin Park, Lakeville South, Maple Grove, and Woodbury at Granite City Classic (St. Cloud), Dec 29-30
        • Bloomington Kennedy, Burnsville, East Ridge, Henry Sibley, Mahtomedi, Minneapolis Washburn, Robbinsdale Cooper, Rosemount, St. Thomas Academy and White Bear Lake at Rochester Rotary Classic, Dec 29-30
        • De La Salle, Minneapolis Henry and Prairie Seeds Academy at Mike Miller Classic, Dec 29-30
        • Hill-Murray at Fergus Falls Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • Osseo and Stillwater at Moorhead Tourney, Dec 29-30 
        • Legacy at Mountain Lake Tourney, Dec 29-30 
        • Maranatha at Annandale Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • New Life at Cannon Falls/Randolph Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • Simley at Winona State Tourney, Dec 29-30

        2016-2017 Polls

        Here are polls that follow Minnesota high school boys basketball. This includes local, statewide and regional polls with a mention of national polls if applicable.

        2016-2017 LOCAL POLLS
        Week 14 3/10/2017 Minnesota Basketball News FINAL

        Class AAAA
        1. Champlin Park
        2. Maple Grove
        3. Apple Valley
        4. Lakeville North
        5. Wayzata
        6. Hopkins
        7. East Ridge
        8. Tartan 
        9. Robbinsdale Armstrong
        10. Woodbury
        Class AAA
        1. DeLaSalle
        2. Austin
        3. Mahtomedi
        4. Orono
        5. Marshall
        6. Minneapolis Henry
        7. Waconia
        8. St. Thomas Academy
        9. Columbia Heights
        10. Totino-Grace
        Class AA
        1. Minnehaha
        2. Caledonia
        3. Melrose
        4. Crosby-Ironton
        5. St. Cloud Cathedral
        6. Esko
        7. Perham
        8. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown
        9. New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva
        10. Watertown-Mayer
        Class A
        1. Minneapolis North
        2. Nevis
        3. Central MN Christian
        4. Goodhue
        5. Springfield
        6. Red Lake
        7. Spring Grove
        8. Ada-Borup
        9. Red Rock Central
        10. Heritage Christian
        Preseason Poll 11/28/2016 Minnesota Basketball News
        Class AAAA
        1. Champlin Park
        2. Lakeville North
        3. Hopkins
        4. Maple Grove
        5. Cretin-Derham Hall
        6. Apple Valley
        7. Woodbury
        8. Lakeville South
        9. Tartan
        10. Chaska
        Class AAA
        1. DeLaSalle
        2. Fergus Falls
        3. Delano
        4. Minneapolis Henry
        5. Marshall
        6. Austin
        7. Mahtomedi
        8. Grand Rapids
        9. Alexandria
        10. Orono
        Class AA
        1. Caledonia
        2. Minnehaha
        3. Annandale
        4. Jackson County Central
        5. Esko
        6. Crosby-Ironton
        7. Eden Valley-Watkins
        8. St. Cloud Cathedral
        9. Perham
        10. St. Charles
        Class A
        1. Minneapolis North
        2. Red Lake
        3. Central MN Christian
        4. Browerville - Eagle Valley
        5. Spring Grove
        6. Lake Park-Audubon
        7. Goodhue
        8. Springfield
        9. Nevis
        10. Hillcrest Lutheran
        Star Tribune Metro Top 10 Preseason (12/5/06)
        1. Champlin Park
        2. Hopkins
        3. Maple Grove
        4. Lakeville North
        5. Apple Valley
        6. DeLaSalle
        7. Cretin-Derham Hall
        8. Tartan
        9. Chaska
        10. Minnehaha Academy

        2016-17 Conference and Section Previews

        My previews of the Twin Cities metro area conferences and sections for the 2016-2017 season.

        Conferences
        Sections
        IMAC NW Suburban
        4A 2AAAA
        Lake St. Paul City
        4AA 3AAAA
        Metro East South Suburban
        5AA East 4AAAA
        Metro West Suburban East
        3AAA 5AAAA
        Minneapolis City Tri-Metro
        4AAA 6AAAA
        MCAA Twin Cities Athletic
        Division A
        Divisions B & C

        6AAA 7AAAA


        Independents
        1AAAA8AAAA
        What to watch in 2016-2017

        A note on how these previews are created.  There are based mostly on my personal observations of the teams and players over the last season or more.  While the results are sometimes comically good or bad, I take pride in the fact that the previews are at least not subject to the bias of the individual teams, players or coaches.

        2016 Fall Schedule

        Fall Exposure Camps
        • Minnesota Comets Fall Exposure Camp - Sunday Sept 11 at Sauk Rapids-Rice HS
        • Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo - Saturday Sept 17 at Colin Powell Center
        • MBA Fall Showcase - Saturday Oct 1 at Lakeville South HS
        • Minnesota Select Fall Exposure Camp - Sunday Oct 9 at Lakeville South HS
        2016 Fall League Schedule
        WeekSaturdaySunday
        Sep 3/4
        The League
        Sep 10/11MagicMagic
        The League
        Sep 17/18Magic

        Magic
        MYAS
        The League
        Sep 24/25Magic

        Magic
        MYAS
        The League
        Oct 1/2Magic
        MBA
        Magic
        MYAS
        Oct 8/9Magic
        MBA
        Magic
        MYAS
        Oct 15/16MBAMYAS
        Oct 22/23MBABreakdown
        MYAS
        Minnetonka
        Oct 29/30MBABreakdown
        MYAS
        Minnetonka
        Nov 5/6MBABreakdown
        MYAS
        MInnetonka
        Nov 12/13
        Breakdown
        Minnetonka

        League Notes:
        • The League is run by Hardwood Elite and held Sunday Nights in September at Colin Powell Center.  Game times are 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM
        • MBA Fall League is held at Lakeville South for the 1st 4 weeks.  Then Apple Valley, Minnehaha and Coon Rapids.
        • Magic Fall League is held at Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy
        • Breakdown Fall League will have 5 sites for metro area teams.  They are Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Hopkins, Woodbury and St. Michael-Albertville
        • MYAS uses multiple locations throughout the metro. Those sites and teams vary from week to week.
        • Minnetonka Fall League will also use Minnetonka Middle School East on October 30th.  All dates include Minnetonka High School.

        2016 Timberwolves Shootout Schedule

        Here are the games for the 2016 Timberwolves Shootout on Saturday January 2nd, 2016 before the Timberwolves vs Milwaukee game.
        • 9:15 AM - Champlin Park vs Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (IA)
        • 11:00 AM - Rochester John Marshall vs Milwaukee Riverside (WI)
        • 12:45 PM - Maple Grove vs Iowa City West (IA)
        • 2:30 PM - Apple Valley vs Lausanne (TN)
        Minnesota Featured Players
        • Theo John (F, 2017) - Champlin Park
        • McKinley Wright (G, 2017) - Champlin Park
        • Michael Hurt (F, 2016) - Rochester John Marshall (Minnesota Commit)
        • Matthew Hurt (F, 2019) - Rochester John Marshall
        • Reed Nikko (F, 2016) - Maple Grove
        • Brad Davison (G, 2017) - Maple Grove
        • Gary Trent (W, 2017) - Apple Valley
        • Brock Bertram (C, 2016) - Apple Valley
        • Tre Jones (PG, 2018) - Apple Valley
        Non-Minnesota Featured Players
        • Tony Bonner (F, 2016) - Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln
        • Terrance Lewis (W, 2017) - Milwaukee Riverside
        • Carlos Curtis (G, 2018) - Milwaukee Riverside
        • Connor McCaffrey (G, 2017) - Iowa City West (Iowa Commit)
        • Tanner Lohaus (F, 2016) - Iowa City West (UNI Commit)
        • Devontae Lane (G, 2017) - Iowa City West
        • Wali Parks (F, 2016) - Iowa City West (Indian Hills JUCO commit)
        • Patrick McCaffrey (G, 2019) - Iowa City West

        2016 Divison 1 and 2 Committments

        Class of 2016 Division 1 & 2 Commitments
        PlayerHigh SchoolCollege
        Sam BakerBenilde-St. Margaret'sWinona State (D2)
        Johnny BeeningaWayzataMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)
        Bodey BehrendsJackson County CentralAugustana (D2)
        Brock BertramApple ValleyBuffalo
        Carter BrooksLakeville NorthConcordia-St. Paul (D2)
        Seth CoattaMinnetonkaNorth Dakota State
        Amir CoffeyHopkinsMinnesota
        Cole DahlNorthern FreezeNorthern State (D2)
        Logan DreierMayer LutheranBlack Hills State (SD) (D2)
        Nick DufaultWasecaSW Minnesota State (D2)
        Kody DwyerZimmermanMinot State (D2)
        Luke HarrisNorthfieldMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
        Michael HurtRochester John MarshallMinnesota
        Charlie IrmigerMinneapolis WashburnWinona St (D2)
        Cameron KirkseyApple ValleyMinnesota State (D2)
        Landon KirkwoodBrooklyn CenterCal State Fullerton
        Matt KreklowDelanoU of Mary (D2)
        Trenton KruegerSt. Croix LutheranMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
        Dominic MillerProvidence AcademyU of Mary (D2) (walk-on)
        Will MoretonEdinaStonehill (MA) (D2)
        Ade MurkeySt. Croix LutheranDenver
        Reed NikkoMaple GroveMissouri
        Chris OlsonBrahamMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)
        Tessy PalFridleyU of Sioux Falls (D2)
        Tyler PetersonCentennialSouth Dakota
        Dalante PeytonSt. Paul AcademyWinona State (D2)
        Aage RovneySt. Croix LutheranBemidji State (D2)
        Brady RudrudEden PrairieMinnesota (walk-on)
        Ben SchererBlaineMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
        Austin SlaterWayzataU of Sioux Falls (D2)
        Jack StensgardSimleySouth Dakota (walk-on)
        Lucas WalfordNew PragueAugustana (D2)
        Allen WilsonRogersNewman (KS) (D2)

        2015-16 Holiday Tournaments

        Here's a list of the 2015 holiday tournaments in the metro area and where metro area teams will be playing.  Schedules and teams will be updated as they become available.  If you have info on one of these tournaments that isn't posted, please feel free to contact me to have it added.

        3-Day Tournaments

        Augsburg Holiday Classic, Dec 29-31

        Dec 29
        Minnehaha vs Sibley 3 PM
        Chanhassen vs Johnson 5 PM
        Eastview vs Hopkins 7 PM

        Dec 30
        Eastview vs Sibley 3 PM
        Hopkins vs Chanhanssen 5 PM
        Johnson vs Minnehaha 7 PM

        Dec 31
        Johnson vs Sibley 12 PM
        Chanhassen vs Eastview 2 PM
        Hopkins vs Minnehaha 4 PM

        Calvin Christian, Dec 28-30 (1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30)
        Liberty Classical vs West Lutheran
        Carlton vs Lake Park-Audubon
        Charter Stars vs Learning for Leadership
        Chesterton Academy at Calvin Christian 

        Tartan, Dec 28-30 (2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00)
        Lakeville South vs Chisago Lakes 2:45 PM
        Carmel Catholic (IL) vs Centennial 6:15 PM
        Forest Lake vs Glencoe-Silver Lake 4:30 PM
        Spring Lake Park at Tartan 8 PM

        Trinity, Dec 28-30 (2:00, 3:45, 5:30, 7:15)
        MN Transitions vs Fair
        St. Paul Humboldt vs St. Agnes
        St. Croix Prep vs St. Paul Harding
        St. Paul Washington at Trinity

        2-Day Tournaments

        Bethel #1 Dec 28-29
        Bloomington Jefferson vs Andover 6 PM
        Mahtomedi vs Mounds View 7:45 PM

        12/29: 3rd place 2:30 PM
        Championship 7:45 PM

        Bethel #2, Dec 29-30
        Eagan vs Minnetonka  4:15 PM
        Totino-Grace vs Roseville 6 PM

        12/30: 3rd place 6 PM
        Championship 7:45 PM

        Catholic Spirit (at U of St. Thomas), Dec 28-29 (6:00 and 7:45)
        Hill-Murray vs St. Thomas Academy
        Park Center vs Cretin-Derham Hall

        Eden Prairie, Dec 29-30 (6:00 and 7:30)
        Shakopee vs St. Francis
        Chaska at Eden Prairie

        Fridley, Dec 29-30
        Coon Rapids, Fridley, Minneapolis Southwest and St. Paul Como Park

        Hastings, Dec 29-30 (5:00 and 7:00)
        Irondale vs New Prague
        Prescott (WI) at Hastings

        Lakeville North, Dec 29-30 (6:00 and 7:30)
        Robbinsdale Armstrong vs Northfield
        Holy Family at Lakeville North

        Mounds Park Academy, Dec 29-30 (5:00 and 7:00)
        Math and Science vs Nova Classical
        Spectrum at Mounds Park Academy
        3rd place game is 3:00 Dec 30th

        North Lakes Academy, Dec 28-29
        Bethany vs Christian Life 3 PM
        Groves Academy at North Lakes Academy 7 PM

        St. Louis Park, Dec 29-30 (6:00 and 7:30)
        Edina vs Delano
        Mound-Westonka at St. Louis Park

        South St. Paul, Dec 29-30 (5:00 and 7:00)
        Richfield vs St. Paul Highland Park
        Park at South St. Paul

        OTHER METRO AREA TEAMS
        • Apple Valley, Champlin Park, Maple Grove, Minneapolis North and Wayzata at Granite City Classic (St. Cloud), Dec 29-30
        • Bloomington Kennedy, Burnsville, East Ridge, Prior Lake, Robbinsdale Cooper, Rosemount, White Bear Lake and Woodbury at Rochester Rotary Classic, Dec 29-30
        • De La Salle and Minneapolis Henry at Mike Miller Classic, Dec 28-29
        • Blake and St. Paul Central at Cloquet Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • Heritage, Minneapolis Washburn and Simley at Winona State Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • St. Croix Lutheran at Bethany Lutheran Tourney, Dec 26, 28 and 29
        • Concordia Academy at St. Cloud Cathedral Tourney, Dec 28-30
        • Stillwater at Moorhead Tourney, Dec 29-30 
        • Providence and Hope Academy at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • Holy Angels at Faribault Tourney, Dec 29-30 
        • Maranatha at Perham Tourney, Dec 28-29
        • Osseo at Knight-Bison Tourney, Dec 30-31 (at Buffalo and STMA)

        2015-2016 Polls

        Here are polls that follow Minnesota high school boys basketball. This includes local, statewide and regional polls with a mention of national polls if applicable.

        2015-2016 LOCAL POLLS

        Minnesota Basketball News Poll - Feb 24, 2016

        Class AAAA
        1. Apple Valley (1)
        2. Osseo (2)
        3. Hopkins (3)
        4. Maple Grove (4)
        5. Shakopee (6)
        6. Chaska (7)
        7. Lakeville North (8)
        8. Woodbury (9)
        9. Champlin Park (5)
        10. Wayzata (NR)
        Dropped Out: Rochester John Marshall (10)

        Class AAA
        1. De La Salle (1)
        2. Red Wing (2)
        3. Marshall (3)
        4. Austin (4)
        5. Delano (5)
        6. Minneapolis Henry (7)
        7. Orono (8)
        8. Waconia (6)
        9. Fergus Falls (NR)
        10. Benilde-St. Margaret's (9)
        Dropped Out: Northfield (10)

        Class AA
        1. St. Croix Lutheran (1)
        2. Caledonia (2)
        3. Melrose (7)
        4. Braham (6)
        5. Lake City (3)
        6. Minnehaha Academy (5)
        7. St. Charles (4)
        8. Esko (8)
        9. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (9)
        10. Maple River (10)
        Dropped Out: None

        Class A
        1. Minneapolis North (1)
        2. Spring Grove (2)
        3. Hillcrest Lutheran (3)
        4. Central MN Christian (4)
        5. Browerville/Eagle Valley (5)
        6. Rushford-Peterson (6)
        7. Red Lake (7)
        8. Cass Lake-Bena (8)
        9. North Woods (NR)
        10. Pine River-Backus (NR)
        Dropped Out: Battle Lake (9), Murray County Central (10)

        PRESEASON POLLS

        Minneapolis Star Tribune Preseason Top 10 - Nov 24, 2015
        1. Apple Valley
        2. Hopkins
        3. Maple Grove
        4. Eden Prairie
        5. Wayzata
        6. Champlin Park
        7. Tartan
        8. De La Salle
        9. Lakeville North
        10. Shakopee
        Preseason Minnesota Basketball News Poll - Nov 18, 2015

        Class AAAA
        1. Apple Valley
        2. Hopkins
        3. Maple Grove
        4. Eden Prairie
        5. Wayzata
        6. Champlin Park
        7. Tartan
        8. Lakeville North
        9. Rochester John Marshall
        10. Shakopee
        Class AAA
        1. De La Salle
        2. Marshall
        3. Rocori
        4. Mankato East
        5. St. Paul Johnson
        6. Mahtomedi
        7. Northfield
        8. Hermantown
        9. Benilde-St.Margaret's
        10. Minneapolis Henry
        Class AA
        1. Melrose
        2. Minnehaha Academy
        3. St. Croix Lutheran
        4. Braham
        5. Caledonia
        6. St. Paul Academy
        7. Esko
        8. Jackson County Central
        9. Lake City
        10. Albany
        Class A
        1. Minneapolis North
        2. Central MN Christian
        3. Battle Lake
        4. Spring Grove
        5. MN Transitions
        6. Rushford-Peterson
        7. Browerville
        8. Heritage Christian Academy
        9. Springfield
        10. Cass Lake-Bena

        2015-16 Conference and Section Previews

        My previews of the Twin Cities metro area conferences and sections for the 2015-2016 season.

        Conferences
        Sections
        EMACNW Suburban
        4A2AAAA
        IMACSt. Paul City
        4AA3AAAA
        Lake South Suburban
        5AA East4AAAA
        Metro EastSuburban East
        3AAA 5AAAA
        Metro WestTri-Metro
        4AAA6AAAA
        Minneapolis CityRest of the Metro
        6AAA7AAAA
        MCAA

        1AAAA8AAAA
        What to watch in 2015-2016

        A note on how these previews are created.  There are based mostly on my personal observations of the teams and players over the last season or more.  While the results are sometimes comically good or bad, I take pride in the fact that the previews are at least not subject to the bias of the individual teams, players or coaches.

        2015 Fall Schedule

        Fall Exposure Camps
        • Minnesota Comets Fall Exposure Camp - Sunday Sept 20 at Sauk Rapids-Rice HS
        • Minnesota Heat Fall Exposure Showcase - Sunday Sept 27 at Augsburg
        • MBA Fall Showcase - Saturday Oct 10 at Lakeville South HS
        • Minnesota Select Fall Exposure Camp - Sunday Oct 11 at Lakeville South HS
        • Northstar Hoops Report Combine - Saturday Oct 17 at Colin Powell Center
        2015 Fall League Schedule
        WeekSaturdaySunday
        Sep 5/6
        The League
        Sep 12/13MagicMagic
        The League
        Sep 19/20Magic
        MBA
        Magic
        MYAS
        The League
        Sep 26/27Magic
        MBA
        Magic
        MYAS
        The League
        Oct 3/4Magic
        MBA
        Magic
        MYAS Fall Championships
        Oct 10/11Magic
        MBA
        Magic
        Minnetonka
        MYAS
        Oct 17/18
        Minnetonka
        Breakdown
        MYAS
        Oct 24/25
        Minnetonka
        Breakdown
        MYAS
        Oct 31/Nov 1
        Minnetonka
        Breakdown
        MYAS
        Nov 7/8
        Breakdown

        League Notes:
        • MBA Fall League is held at Lakeville South
        • Magic Fall League is held at Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy
        • Breakdown Fall League will have 4 sites, Bloomington Jefferson, Woodbury, St. Michael-Albertville, and Sauk Rapids-Rice
        • MYAS uses multiple locations throughout the metro. Those sites and teams vary from week to week.
        • The League is run by Hardwood Elite and held Sunday Nights in September at Colin Powell Center.  Game times are 6:30 and 7:30 PM

        2015 Timberwolves Shootout Schedule

        Here are the games for the 2015 Timberwolves Shootout on Sat. January 10th, 2015 before the TWolves vs San Antonio game.

        • 9:15 AM Apple Valley vs Omaha Central (NE)
        • 11:00 AM Cretin-Derham Hall vs North Scott (IA)
        • 12:45 PM De La Salle vs Morgan Park (Chicago, IL)
        • 2:30 PM Champlin Park vs Rice Lake (WI)
        Minnesota Featured Players
        • Gary Trent (W, 2017) - Apple Valley
        • Brock Bertram (C, 2016) - Apple Valley
        • Tre Jones (PG, 2018) - Apple Valley
        • Sam Neumann (W, 2015, Montana St) - Cretin-Derham Hall 
        • Joe Rosga (G, 2015) - Cretin-Derham Hall 
        • Donnell Gresham (PG, 2015, Northeastern) - Cretin-Derham Hall
        • Jarvis Johnson (PG, 2015, Minnesota) - De La Salle
        • Sacar Anim (W, 2015) - De La Salle
        • Goanar Mar (F, 2017) - De La Salle
        • JT Gibson (G, 2015, Nebraska-Omaha) - Champlin Park
        • McKinley Wright (G, 2017) - Champlin Park
        • Theo John (F, 2017) - Champlin Park

        Non-Minnesota Featured Players
        • Henry Ellenson (F, 2015, Marquette) - Rice Lake (WI) - #17 nationally Rivals
        • Marlon Stewart (G, 2015, Creighton) - North Scott (IA)
        • Cortez Seales (G, 2015, North Dakota) - North Scott (IA)
        • Grant Graham (G, 2015, NW Missouri St) - North Scott (IA)
        • Marcus Lovett (G, 2015) - Morgan Park (IL) - #91 nationally Rivals
        • Charlie Moore (G, 2016) - Morgan Park (IL)
        • Christian Harmon (G, 2016) - Omaha Central (NE)
        • K'zhan Jimerson (G, 2016) - Omaha Central (NE)
        • Isaiah Chandler (F, 2017) - Omaah Central (NE)

        2015 Division 1 and 2 Commitments

        Class of 2015 Division 1 & 2 Commitments
        PlayerHigh SchoolCollege
        Sacar AnimDe La SalleMarquette
        Carter AscheMACCRAYMinnesota State (D2)
        Bjorn BromanLakeview ChristianWinthrop
        Sean BurnsRobbinsdale ArmstrongMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
        Josh CollinsDe La SalleNorth Dakota
        Kobe CritchleyRosevilleMinnesota-Crookston (D2)
        Will CullitonBreckArmy
        Justin DahlHoly FamilyNorthern Iowa
        Cody DorowMoorheadMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)
        Connor FlackLakeville NorthWinona State (D2)
        Connor GambleStillwaterMinnesota-Crookston (D2)
        Tommy GathjeBloomington JeffersonWinona State (D2)
        JT GibsonChamplin ParkNebraska-Omaha
        Donnell GreshamCretin-Derham HallNortheastern
        Drew GuebertEastviewU of Sioux Falls (D2)
        Jeremiah HansonMaranathaColorado Christian (D2)
        Alex IllikainenGrand Rapids
        Brewster Prep
        Wisconsin
        Dan JechRochester MayoSouth Dakota
        Jarvis JohnsonDe La SalleMinnesota
        Jeremy JohnsonChamplin ParkUW-Milwaukee
        Ryan KaczynskiMounds ViewMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
        Elliot KaneOsseoUpper Iowa (D2)
        Chase KnickerbockerAnnandaleMinnesota-Crookston (D2)
        Brenon Larson-GulsvigLakeville SouthSt. Leo, FL (D2)
        Lindenwood (D2)
        Michael LeeDawson-BoydSW Minnesota St (D2)
        Nate LorenzBreckenridgeMinnesota-Crookston (D2)
        Bryndan MatthewsEaganConcordia-St. Paul (D2)
        Kyle McKinleyStillwaterAlbany
        Jake McNallanAndoverBemidji State (D2)
        Cole MurrayRogersMinnesota-Moorhead (D2)
        Sam NeumannCretin-Derham HallMontana State
        Joe RosgaCretin-Derham HallArmy
        Denver
        Trevor RothsteinSt. Michael-AlbertvilleMinot State (D2)
        Oliver SmithWaconiaNavy
        Kyle SorensonCaledoniaBemidji State (D2)
        Sid TomesEast RidgeAir Force
        Brindley TheisenSt. Cloud CathedralSt. Cloud State (D2)
        John WarrenHopkinsAugustana (D2)
        Marshawn WilsonHill-MurrayNorthern Illinois
        Joey WitthusChanhassenMinnesota State (D2)

        2014-15 Holiday Tournaments

        Here's a list of the 2014 holiday tournaments in the metro area and where metro area teams will be playing.  Schedules and teams will be updated as they become available.  If you have info on one of these tournaments that isn't posted, please feel free to contact me to have it added.

        3-Day Tournaments

        Augsburg Holiday Classic, Dec 29-31
        St. Paul Johnson vs Wayzata 1:30 PM
        Eastview vs Andover 3:30 PM
        Hopkins vs Henry Sibley 5:30 PM
        Chanhassen vs Minneapolis North 7:30 PM

        Final day schedule is 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM and 5 PM

        Tartan, Dec 27, 29 and 30 (2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00)
        Revised 12/24/14
        Forest Lake vs Glencoe-Silver Lake 2:45 PM
        Chisago Lakes vs Centennial 6:15 PM
        Columbia Heights vs Spring Lake Park 4:30 PM
        Prairie Seeds Academy vs Tartan 8:00 PM

        Trinity, Dec 27, 29 and 30
        St. Paul Harding vs Cristo Rey 12:00 PM
        St. Croix Prep vs Brooklyn Center 1:45 PM
        St. Paul Humboldt vs St. Agnes 3:30 PM
        Calvin Christian at Trinity 5:15 PM

        Day 2 and Day 3 schedules are 2, 3:45, 5:30 and 7:15 PM

        2-Day Tournaments

        Bethel #1, Dec 27 and 29
        Mahtomedi vs Bloomington Jefferson 6:00 PM
        Breck vs Minnetonka 7:45 PM

        Bethel #2, Dec 29 and 30
        Eagan vs Mounds View 6:30 PM
        Minnehaha vs Totino-Grace 8:15 PM

        Catholic Spirit (at U of St. Thomas), Dec 27, 29
        Hill-Murray vs St. Thomas Academy 6 PM
        Rosemount vs Cretin-Derham Hall 7:45 PM

        Eden Prairie, Dec 29-30 (6:00 and 7:30)
        Day 1
        Chaska vs Shakopee 6 PM
        Waconia at Eden Prairie 7:30 PM

        Day 2
        Chaska vs Waconia 6 PM
        Shakopee at Eden Prairie 7:30 PM

        Fridley, Dec 29-30
        Day 1
        Coon Rapids vs Minneapolis Southwest 2 PM
        St. Paul Como Park at Fridley 4 PM

        Day 2
        Coon Rapids at Fridley 10 AM
        Minneapolis Southwest vs St. Paul Como Park 12 PM

        Hastings, Dec 29-30
        Irondale, New Prague, Prescott (WI) and Hastings

        Lakeville North, Dec 29-30 (6:00 and 7:30)
        Holy Family vs Cambridge-Isanti 6 PM
        Northfield at Lakeville North 7:30 PM

        Nova Classical Academy, Dec 29-30
        Math & Science at Nova 5:30 PM
        Learning for Leadership vs Minneapolis College Prep 7 PM

        Mounds Park Academy, Dec 29-30
        North Lakes vs St. Paul Washington 3 PM
        Spectrum at Mounds Park Academy 7 PM

        Park Center, Dec 26-27 (2:00 and 4:00 PM)
        Blaine vs Robbinsdale Cooper 2 PM
        Washburn at Park Center 4 PM

        South St. Paul, Dec 26-27
        North Branch vs Park
        Fridley at South St. Paul 5 PM

        OTHER METRO AREA TEAMS
        • Apple Valley, Champlin Park, Maple Grove, Providence Academy and Roseville at Granite City Classic (St. Cloud), Dec 26-27
        • Bloomington Kennedy, Burnsville, East Ridge, Lakeville South, Osseo, St. Anthony, White Bear Lake and Woodbury at Rochester Rotary Classic, Dec 29- 30
        • De La Salle and Minneapolis Henry at Mike Miller Classic, Dec 27 and 29 
        • Benilde-St. Margaret's and Edina at Grand Rapids Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • Blake at Cloquet Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • Legacy Christian at Mountain Lake Tourney, Dec 26-27
        • Maranatha at Fergus Falls Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • North (St. Paul) at Owatonna Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • Heritage and Simley at Winona State Tourney, Dec 29-30
        • St. Croix Lutheran at Bethany Lutheran Tourney, Dec 26, 27 and 29
        • Concordia Academy at St. Cloud Cathedral Tourney, Dec 29-31
        • Stillwater at Moorhead Tourney - Dec 29-30
        • Minnesota Transitions at Cedar Mountain Tourney - Dec 29-30
        • Christian Life at Wabasha-Kellogg Tourney - Dec 26-27

        2014-2015 Polls

        Here are polls that follow Minnesota high school boys basketball. This includes local, statewide and regional polls with a mention of national polls if applicable.

        2014-2015 LOCAL POLLS
        Minnesota Basketball News State Poll 2/25/15 (15th poll)

        Class AAAA
        1. Champlin Park (1) 
        2. Apple Valley (2)
        3. Maple Grove (3)
        4. Cretin-Derham Hall (4)
        5. Eden Prairie (7) 
        6. Hopkins (6)
        7. Roseville (5) 
        8. Shakopee (9)
        9. East Ridge (8)
        10. Minnetonka (10)
          Dropped Out: None
        Class AAA
        1. De La Salle (1)
        2. St. Paul Johnson (2)
        3. Marshall (3) 
        4. Orono (4) 
        5. Red Wing (5) 
        6. Minneapolis Washburn (6)
        7. Hill-Murray (7)   
        8. Simley (8)
        9. St. Thomas Academy (9) 
        10. New Prague (10)
          Dropped Out: None
        Class AA
        1. St. Croix Lutheran (1)
        2. Caledonia (2)
        3. Minneapolis Roosevelt (3)
        4. Braham (4)
        5. Maple Lake (5)
        6. Maple River (6)
        7. New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (7) 
        8. St. Cloud Cathedral (8)
        9. Lake City (9)
        10. Eden Valley-Watkins (10)
          Dropped Out:None
        Class A
        1. Rushford-Peterson (1)
        2. Minneapolis North (2)
        3. Maranatha (3)
        4. Battle Lake (4)
        5. Springfield (5)
        6. Spring Grove (6)
        7. Central Minnesota Christian (7) 
        8. Canby (8)
        9. Hillcrest Lutheran (9)
        10. Goodhue (NR)
          Dropped Out: Dawson-Boyd (9)
        Pioneer Press Top 10 (12/8/14)
        1. Cretin-Derham Hall
        2. Apple Valley
        3. De La Salle
        4. Champlin Park
        5. Eden Prairie
        6. Minnetonka
        7. Robbinsdale Armstrong
        8. Maple Grove
        9. Shakopee
        10. Roseville

        PRESEASON POLLS
        Minnesota Basketball News State Poll 11/19/14 (Preseason)
        Class AAAA
        1. Apple Valley 
        2. Cretin-Derham Hall
        3. Hopkins
        4. Champlin Park
        5. Minnetonka
        6. Robbinsdale Armstrong
        7. Maple Grove
        8. Eden Prairie
        9. East Ridge
        10. Shakopee 
        Class AAA
        1. De La Salle
        2. St. Paul Johnson 
        3. St. Thomas Academy
        4. Hill-Murray
        5. Orono
        6. Simley
        7. Mankato West
        8. Austin
        9. Waconia
        10. Minneapolis Washburn
        Class AA
        1. Caledonia
        2. Redwood Valley
        3. St. Cloud Cathedral
        4. Braham
        5. St. Paul Academy
        6. Annandale
        7. Waseca
        8. Barnum
        9. Minnehaha
        10. Crosby-Ironton
        Class A
        1. Minneapolis North
        2. Rushford-Peterson
        3. Maranatha
        4. Canby
        5. Fond Du Lac Ojibwe
        6. Dawson-Boyd
        7. Battle Lake
        8. United South Central
        9. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
        10. Browerville
        2014 Star Tribune Top 10 Teams (Preseason)
        1. Apple Valley
        2. De La Salle
        3. Cretin-Derham Hall
        4. Hopkins
        5. Champlin Park
        6. Minnetonka
        7. Robbinsdale Armstrong
        8. Maple Grove
        9. Eden Prairie
        10. East Ridge

        2014-2015 Conference and Section Previews

        My previews of the Twin Cities metro area conferences and sections for the 2014-2015 season.

        An overview of the conference and rule changes for the season

        Conferences
        Sections
        Independent Metro AthleticNorthwest Suburban
        4A 2AAAA
        Lake St. Paul City
        4AA 3AAAA
        Metro East South Suburban
        5AA South4AAAA
        Metro West Suburban East
        3AAA 5AAAA
        Minneapolis CityTri-Metro
        4AAA 6AAAA
        MCAARest of the Metro
        6AAA 7AAAA
        What to watch in 2014-2015

        A note on how these previews are created.  There are based mostly on my personal observations of the teams and players over the last season or more.  While the results are sometimes comically good or bad, I take pride in the fact that the previews are at least not subject to the bias of the individual teams, players or coaches.

        2014 Fall Schedule

        Miscellaneous
        • Minnesota Comets Fall Exposure Camp - Sunday Sept 14 at Sauk Rapids-Rice HS
        • Minnesota Select Fall Exposure Camp - Sunday Sept 28 at Lakeville South HS
        2014 Fall League Schedule
        WeekSaturdaySunday
        Sep 6/7
        The League
        Sep 13/14MagicMagic
        MYAS
        The League
        Sep 20/21MagicMagic
        MBA
        MYAS
        The League
        Sep 27/28Magic
        MBA
        Magic
        MYAS
        The League
        Oct 4/5Magic
        MBA
        Magic
        MYAS Fall Championships
        Oct 11/12Magic
        MBA
        Magic
        Minnetonka
        MYAS
        Oct 18/19
        Minnetonka
        Breakdown
        MYAS
        Oct 25/26
        Minnetonka
        Breakdown
        MYAS
        Nov 1/2
        Minnetonka
        Breakdown
        MYAS
        Nov 8/9
        Breakdown
        MYAS

        League Notes:
        • MBA Fall League is held at Lakeville South
        • Magic Fall League will be held at Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy
        • Breakdown Fall League will have 4 sites, Bloomington Kennedy, Woodbury, St. Michael-Albertville, and Sauk Rapids-Rice
        • MYAS uses multiple locations throughout the metro. Those sites and teams vary from week to week.
        • The League is run by Hardwood Elite and held Sunday Nights at Colin Powell Center

        2014 Timberwolves Shootout Schedule

        Here are the games for the 2014 Timberwolves Shootout on Sat. January 4th, 2014 before the TWolves vs Oklahoma City game.
        • 9:15 AM Lakeville North vs Grand Rapids
        • 11:00 AM Cretin-Derham Hall vs Bettendorf (IA)
        • 12:45 PM De La Salle vs St. Rita (Chicago, IL)
        • 2:30 PM Apple Valley vs Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park, KS)
        Featured Players
        JP Macura (SG, 2014)- Lakeville North (Xavier, #104 Rivals)
        Alex Illikainen (PF, 2015) - Grand Rapids (#83 Rivals)
        Tyus Jones (PG, 2014) - Apple Valley (Duke, #5 Rivals)
        Clayton Custer (G, 2014) - Blue Valley NW (Iowa St, #90 Rivals)
        Vince Fritz (G, 2014) - Blue Valley NW (Sacred Heart)
        Ben Richardson (G, 2014) - Blue Valley NW (Loyola of Chicago)
        David Salach (C, 2014) - Blue Valley NW (Washburn)
        Reid Travis (PF, 2014) - De La Salle (Stanford, #40 Rivals)
        Jarvis Johnson (PG, 2015) - De La Salle (#68 Rivals)
        Sacar Anim (W, 2015) - De La Salle
        Vic Law (W, 2014) - St. Rita (Northwestern, #86 Rivals)
        Charles Matthews (G, 2015) - St. Rita (#11 Rivals)
        Myles Carter (F, 2015) - St. Rita (#119 Rivals)
        Sam Neumann (W, 2015) - Cretin-Derham Hall
        Joe Rosga (G, 2015) - Cretin-Derham Hall
        Donnell Gresham (PG, 2015) - Cretin-Derham Hall
        Cole Clearman (G, 2014)- Bettendorf (IA) (Missouri Western State)
        Kendall Jacks (W, 2014) - Bettendorf (IA) (Wayne St)

        2014 Division 1 and 2 Commitments

        Class of 2014 Division 1 & 2 Commitments
        PlayerHigh SchoolCollege
        Matt AmbrizWoodburyConcordia-St. Paul (D2)
        Dennis AustinApple ValleyUpper Iowa (D2)
        Wheeler BakerOsseoAlbany
        Kolin BartlettSt. PeterSW Minnesota State (D2)
        Ryan BruggemanPelican RapidsSW Minnesota State (D2)
        Geno CrandallDe La SalleNorth Dakota
        Dejon DavisBloomington KennedySouth Dakota
        formerly Northern Colorado
        Mark Della VedovaSimleyU of Sioux Falls (D2)
        Clay ElrodElk RiverBemidji State (D2)
        Andy FoleySt. Cloud TechSt. Cloud St (D2)
        Paul FriendshuhNew PragueRichmond
        Josh GoldschmidtMaranatha Christian AcademyLake Superior State (D2)
        Michael GorderEaganU of Mary (D2)
        Brian IsholaEast RidgeNorth Dakota State (Walk-on)
        Brody JacksonTartanMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
        Jake JohnsonSt. FrancisNorthern State (D2)
        Tyus JonesApple ValleyDuke
        Ryan KeenanEast RidgePepperdine
        Carter KirkMountain Lake AreaSW Minnesota State (D2)
        Charlie KoontzHoly AngelsWinona State (D2)
        Cole KrugerHayfieldUpper Iowa (D2)
        Adam LaineCloquetColorado School of Mines (D2)
        James LawsonDe La SalleU of Sioux Falls (D2)
        JP MacuraLakeville NorthXavier
        Derek MagnusonRosevilleMinnesota-Duluth (D2)
        Isaiah McKayPark CenterNebraska-Kearney (D2)
        Zack MelbostadLa CrescentWinona State (D2)
        Christian PekarekUpsalaBemidji State (D2)
        Brett PetersonRussell-Tyler-RuthtonConcordia-St. Paul (D2)
        Austin PoeBig LakeU of Sioux Falls (D2)
        Nick ShanksPlainview-Elgin-MillvilleWinona State (D2)
        Ian SmithChamplin ParkNorthern State (D2)
        Jon SobaskiPrior LakeConcordia-St. Paul (D2)
        formerly NDSU
        Ian TheisenOsseoSouth Dakota State
        Reid TravisDe La SalleStanford
        Rashad VaughnRobbinsdale Cooper
        Findlay Prep
        UNLV
        Zach WesselsAustinU of Sioux Falls (D2)
        Jim WarmackEast Grand ForksMinnesota-Crookston (D2)
        Jake WrightHopkinsThe Citadel

        2013-14 Holiday Tournaments

        Here's a list of the 2013 holiday tournaments in the metro area and where metro area teams will be playing.  Schedules will be updated as they become available.  If you have info on one of these tournaments that isn't posted, please feel free to contact me to have it added.

        3-Day Tournaments

        Augsburg College Holiday Classic (Augsburg), Dec 27, 28, and 30
        Henry Sibley vs Andover 4:00 PM
        Chanhassen vs St. Paul Johnson 5:45 PM
        Hopkins vs Minneapolis North 7:30 PM

        Loser of 1st game will play Winner of 3rd game in the 2nd semifinal.
        Championship day times are 3:30, 5:15 and 7:00 PM

        Tartan, Dec 27, 28 and 30 (2:45, 4:30, 6:15 and 8:00 PM)
        Centennial vs Columbia Heights 2:45 PM
        Rogers vs Forest Lake 6:30 PM
        Spring Lake Park vs Chisago Lakes 4:30 PM
        Duluth East vs Tartan 8:00 PM

        Trinity, Dec 27,28,30
        St. Agnes vs Cristo Rey 2 PM
        Humboldt vs Trinity 3:45 PM
        Harding vs Brooklyn Center 5:30 PM
        St. Croix Prep vs Great River 7:15 PM

        2-Day Tournaments

        Bethel #1, Dec 27-28
        Mahtomedi vs Minneapolis Roosevelt 6:30 PM
        Eagan vs East Ridge 8:15 PM

        3rd place and championship at 3 PM and 4:45 PM on 12/28

        Bethel #2, Dec 28 and 30
        Maple Grove vs Minnehaha 7 PM
        Bloomington Jefferson vs Hutchinson 8:45 PM

        3rd place and championship at 6:30 and 8:15 on 12/30

        Eden Prairie, Dec 27-28 (6:00 and 7:30 PM)
        Chaska vs Waconia 6:00 PM
        Benilde-St. Margaret's at Eden Prairie 7:30 PM

        Edina, Dec 27-28 (6:00 and 7:30 PM)
        St. Thomas Academy vs Robbinsdale Armstrong 6:00 PM
        St. Louis Park at Edina 7:30 PM

        Fridley, Dec 27-28
        Southwest vs Learning for Leadership 2 PM?
        Como Park vs Fridley 4 PM

        Como Park vs Southwest 10 AM
        Fridley vs Learning for Leadership 12 PM

        Hastings, Dec 27-28 (5 and 7 PM)
        Farmington vs Burnsville 5 PM
        Simley vs Hastings 7 PM

        Lakeville North, Dec 27-28 (6 and 7:45 PM)
        Holy Family vs Shakopee 6 PM
        White Bear Lake at Lakeville North 7:45 PM

        Mounds Park Academy, Dec 27-28 (3 and 7 PM)
        PACT vs St. Paul Washington 3 PM
        Spectrum at Mounds Park Academy 7 PM

        Richfield, Dec 26-27
        Wayzata vs Prairie Seeds 3 PM
        Breck at Richfield 7 PM

        3rd place and championship at 1 and 5 PM on 12/27

        Robbinsdale Cooper, Dec 27-28
        Friday
        Park Center vs Bloomington Kennedy 5:30 PM
        Washburn at Cooper 7:15 PM

        Saturday
        Park Center vs Washburn 5:30 PM
        Bloomington Kennedy at Cooper 7:15 PM

        South St. Paul, Dec 27-28 (3 PM and 7 PM)
        North Branch vs Park 3 PM
        Prescott at South St. Paul 7 PM

        Catholic Spirit (at U of St. Thomas), Dec 27-28 (6:00 and 7:45 PM)
        Holy Angels vs Rosemount 6:00 PM
        Hill-Murray vs Cretin-Derham Hall 7:45 PM

        OTHER METRO AREA TEAMS
        • Apple Valley, Blake, Champlin Park, Prior Lake, Roseville and Stillwater at Granite City Classic (St. Cloud Apollo)
        • Concordia Academy and Northfield at St. Cloud Cathedral Tournament, Dec 26-28
        • De La Salle and Minneapolis Henry at Mike Miller Classic (Mitchell, SD) , Dec 27-28 (De La Salle vs Findlay Prep is the showcase game Saturday night)
        • Lakeville South, Minnetonka, Osseo, and Woodbury at Rochester Rotary Tournament, Dec 26-28
        • Minneapolis Edison at Cloquet Tournament, Dec 27-28
        • Legacy Christian at Mountain Lake Tournament, Dec 26-27
        • Maranatha at Fergus Falls Tournament, Dec 27-28
        • West Lutheran at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Tournament , Dec 27-28
        • Heritage Christian at Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Tournament, Dec 27-28
        • Red Wing at Owatonna Tournament, Dec 27-28
        • St. Croix Lutheran at Bethany Lutheran Tournament, Dec 26-28
        • St. Anthony and Totino-Grace at Princeton Tournament, Dec 27-28
        • Nova Classical Academy at Crosby-Ironton Tournament, Dec 26-28
        • Coon Rapids at Norwood-Young America Tournament, Dec 27-28

        2013-2014 Polls

        Here are polls that follow Minnesota high school boys basketball. This includes local, statewide and regional polls with a mention of national polls if applicable.

        2013-2014 LOCAL POLLS
        Minnesota Basketball Poll 2/26/14 (Final Regular Season Poll)

        Class AAAA
        1. Apple Valley (1)
        2. Hopkins (2)
        3. Champlin Park (3)
        4. Lakeville North (5) 
        5. East Ridge (6)  
        6. Eden Prairie (4)
        7. Minnetonka (7)
        8. Robbinsdale Armstrong (8)
        9. Osseo (9)    
        10. Woodbury (10)
          Dropped Out: None
         Class AAA
        1. St. Paul Johnson (1) 
        2. De La Salle (2)
        3. Holy Family (3)
        4. Austin (4)
        5. Totino-Grace (5)   
        6. St. Thomas Academy (6)
        7. St. Paul Central (7)
        8. Columbia Heights (8) 
        9. Waconia (9)  
        10. Orono (10)
          Dropped Out: None
        Class AA
        1. Esko (1)   
        2. Waseca (2) 
        3. Crosby-Ironton (3) 
        4. St. Cloud Cathedral (4)  
        5. Annandale (5)
        6. Redwood Valley (6)
        7. Fairmont (7)
        8. Braham (8)  
        9. St. James (9)
        10. Plainview-Elgin-Millville (10)
          Dropped Out: None
        Class A
        1. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (1)
        2. Battle Lake (2) 
        3. Rushford-Peterson (3)
        4. Mountain Lake Area (4) 
        5. SW Minnesota Christian (5)
        6. Upsala (6)
        7. Ely (7) 
        8. Dawson-Boyd (8)  
        9. Canby (9)
        10. Maranatha Christian (10)
          Dropped Out: None
        Star Tribune Pre-Season Top 10 Metro Teams
        1. Apple Valley
        2. De La Salle
        3. Osseo
        4. Hopkins
        5. Lakeville North
        6. Minnetonka 
        7. Eden Prairie
        8. Cretin-Derham Hall
        9. East Ridge
        10. Champlin Park