Magic Invite 15U Preview

This is the 1st in a 3 part series on this weekend's 3rd Annual MN Magic Invitational at Bloomington Jefferson and Olson Middle School. We start with a look at the 15U part of the event.

Pool L: Magic Elite, 43 Hoops, WI Southern Swish, MN Bulldogs
Pool M: MN Heat, Madison Spartans, MN Suns, Old Skool
Pool N: WI Playmakers, MN Wrath, MN Comets, Magic-Crawford
Pool O: WI Swing, MN Fury, Central MN Flyers, Magic-Wolfe

Schedule: 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 in 1st game, 2 vs 4 and 1 vs 3 in 2nd game, 1 vs 2 and 3 vs 4 in 3rd game.
  • Pool L: 6:15 PM Friday, 8:45 and 10 AM, 4:15 Sat
  • Pool M: 8:45, 12:30+1:45, 5:30 Saturday
  • Pool N: 8:45 PM Friday, 11:15 and 12:30, 4:15 Saturday
  • Pool O: 8:45, 3:00, 6:45 Saturday
Most of these games are on Courts 6 and 7

Sunday Playoffs:

  • Quarterfinals 8:45 and 10 AM (Courts 5 and 6)
  • Consolation games: 11:15 (Courts 3-6)
  • Semifinals: 12:30 PM (Courts 3 and 4)
  • Championship 3:00 PM (Court 3)
Teams I'd Watch:
  • Magic Elite and 43 Hoops, Pool L
  • Madison Spartans (preview here) and MN Heat, Pool M
  • MN Comets, Pool N
  • MN Fury, Pool O
Players I'd Watch:
  • Jonah Travis, Ethan Petrill, Eric Robertson, Kyle Noreen: Magic Elite
  • TBD, 43 Hoops. I know there are good players worth watching here but I can't find their roster.
  • Drew and Luke Preiner, MN Heat
  • Alex Cole, Magic-Crawford
  • Miles Chamberlain and Tre Burnett, Madison Spartans
Pool Games I'd Watch:
  • 43 Hoops vs WI Southern Swish OR Magic Elite vs MN Bulldogs, 6:15 PM Friday Courts 1 and 2 (no other games going on at that time)
  • Magic Elite vs 43 Hoops, 4:15 Saturday at Olson Middle School Court 9
  • MN Heat vs Madison Spartans, 5:30 Saturday Court 7
Championship prediction: Madison Spartans vs Magic Elite


  1. Czar...
    Don't sleep on the SW Wisconsin Swish. They have made very deep runs in the two tourneys they have played in. They also have the number 9 ranked freshman from Wisconsin on their team; Bryan Tordoff, Monroe. My Guess would be that they are top 4 team in the 15u portion of the tourney...

  2. Thanks for the info coach. Monroe has been a AAA (D2 in WI) power the last 2 years and I've seen this Tordoff name. It'd be nice to see him play.

    BTW, I haven't received an invite to your practice as you had previously offered. I'm still up to it if you are. How did your 15 Elites do last weekend? I seem to recall they were playing up a level in the ECI event.

  3. We lost to the dakota schoolers by 8 after being up by 4 at halftime.... i think they won the championship. we finshed the weekend being 2-1...

  4. I'm also going to add in the WI Playmakers squad in Pool N. They have 2 of the top 25 Frosh in WI, 6'4 Paul Jesperson of Merrill (#15) and 6'1 Connor Olejniczak of Thorp (#24). Their site doesn't say they're here but with the pool slots and ??? in their schedule, I think I have this right.


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