2010 MN Select Classic Preview

Minnesota Select moves their tournament back 2 weeks this year and runs in to the group of teams in Iowa as I previewed yesterday.  But all in all it should still be an interesting weekend at St. Louis Park.

17U (schedule here)
Pool A is the loaded pool with the top Minnesota Select team, Triple Threat and Magic Westside.  James Fort in the middle in an interesting matchup vs David Andersen of Magic Westside.  Joey Sonnefeld and Jeremy Borg also lead Westside.  Brian Reeves and Andy Jones in this group for Select.  I'm also looking to see if seniors Tim Lubke and Joey Cuperus play before the D2 schools have to shut down recruiting for a month.

Pool B features the MN PNR 16s deciding to play and play up.  They have to be the favorite in that pool with the 2nd MN Select squad (presumably without Alex Koch who's now signed with SW MN St) and Old Skool.  Pool C is down with Prior Lake, Comets Gold and MN Premiere. Premiere does have size and I'm looking to see Luke Marks of St. Thomas Academy.

16U (schedule here)
2 pools of 4 in what is a relatively weak group.  The Fighting Irish from Rosemount have made nice showings at the Comets and Pump N Run tournaments.  Triple Threat and Old Skool in the pool.  The St. Paul Warriors make their 1st appearance of the season.  The Warriors return to play after taking last year off.  MN Select's metro squad along with Prior Lake and Sauk Rapids are in the other pool with the Comets second team. 

15U (schedule here)
The biggest group is 4 3-team pools in 15U.  Comets Elite and the 3rd MN Select team in the 1st pool.  The top Select team with Kebu Johnson and a pair of Sibley freshmen, shooter Adam Huessner and Nick Goldberg highlight pool B.  Rosemount also places a 15U team in pool C with the 2nd Select team.  Pump N Run's 2nd 15s with Kashif Hayes playing on home turf and Reggie Lynch looks to win that pool.

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