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
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)
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)
Sam SchwartzWhite Bear LakeSW Minnesota St (D2)
Andy StaffordHopkinsSW Minnesota St (D2)
Tyrell TerryDe La SalleStanford
Regan TollefsonChanhassenU of Mary (D2)
Tyler WahlLakeville NorthWisconsin

Class of 2020 Division 1 and 2 Commitments
PlayerHigh SchoolCollege

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
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
Hmong Academy, International School, Liberty Classical Academy, MN Transitions, South Ridge, West Lutheran, Avail Academy and 1 other

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

2-Day Tournaments

Bethel Tournaments
Centennial, Roseville and 6 others.  Tournament is 2 groups of 4

Coon Rapids, Dec 27-28
St. Agnes?, St. Paul Humboldt, Simley and Coon Rapids

East Ridge, Dec 27-28
Eastview, New Prague, Rosemount and East Ridge

Eden Prairie, Dec 27-28
Chaska, Edina, Shakopee and Eden Prairie

Hastings, Dec 27-28
Irondale, Prescott (WI), Stillwater and Hastings

Lakeville North, Dec 27-29
Austin, Henry Sibley and Lakeville North.  Format is 3 day round robin

Mounds Park Academy, Dec 27-28
Mounds Park Academy plus 3 others

North Lakes Academy, Dec 28-29
Bethany Academy, Lakes International Language Academy, Twin Cities Academy/Great River and North Lake

Providence Academy, Dec 27-28
Legacy, St. Agnes, Spectrum and Providence.  2 set games so Legacy and Spectrum don't play each other.

South St. Paul, Dec 27-28
Breck, Community of Peace, New Life Academy and South St. Paul

Tartan, Dec 27-28
Chisago Lakes, Farmington, Fridley, Park of Cottage Grove, Spring Lake Park, Superior (WI), White Bear Lake and Tartan.  Tournament is 2 groups of 4.

University of St. Thomas, Dec 27-28
Benilde-St. Margaret's, Cretin-Derham Hall, Holy Angels, St. Thomas Academy, Waconia, Wayzata (not a tournament format, just 3 games each day)

OTHER METRO AREA TEAMS
  • Andover, Chanhassen and Minneapolis Henry? at Hibbing Tourney
  • Anoka at Perham Tourney
  • Apple Valley, Brooklyn Center, Blake, Champlin Park, Robbinsdale Cooper, Forest Lake, Minneapolis Henry?, Lakeville South, Maranatha Christian, Maple Grove, Minneapolis North, Minnetonka, North St. Paul, Osseo, Park Center, Prior Lake, Minneapolis Roosevelt, 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 Mike Miller Classic
  • 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 
Polls TBA

Class AAAA
    Class AAA
      Class AA
        Class A

          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 (10/24)
          4A (10/29)2AAAA (11/7)
          Lake (10/23)St. Paul City
          4AA (10/30)3AAAA (11/8)
          Metro EastSouth Suburban (10/25)
          5AA (10/31)4AAAA (11/9)
          Metro West (10/22)Suburban East (10/26)
          3AAA (11/1)5AAAA (11/12)
          Minneapolis CityTri-Metro
          4AAA (11/2)6AAAA (11/13)
          MCAATwin Cities Athletic
          Division 1
          Division 2

          6AAA (11/5)7AAAA (11/14)


          Independents
          1AAAA (11/6)8AAAA (11/15)
          What to watch in 2018-2019 (11/16)

          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

          2013-2014 Conference and Section Previews

          My previews of the Twin Cities metro area conferences and sections for the 2013-2014 season.

          Conferences
          Sections
          Classic Suburban Northwest Suburban
          4A2AAAA
          Lake St. Paul City
          4AA
          5AA South
          3AAAA
          Minneapolis City South Suburban
          3AAA 4AAAA
          MCAA Suburban East
          4AAA 5AAAA
          Missota Tri-Metro
          6AAA 6AAAA
          North Suburban Rest of the Metro
          1AAAA 7AAAA
          What to Watch during the 2013-2014 Season

          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 that the previews are at least not subject to the bias of the individual teams, players or coaches.