2011 MCBA All-Star Rosters Announced

Rosters for the 2011 MN Basketball Coaches Association All-Star games have been announced.  The games are Friday April 1st at St. Cloud St (7/8:45 PM) and Saturday April 2nd at Macalester (2:15/4 PM).  Blue vs Gold and Maroon vs Green on Friday night to determine Saturday games. 

Gold (head coach Rocky Peterson - Winona)
Marcus Alipate - Jefferson
Mark Blacklock - Winona
Joe Coleman - Hopkins (replaced by Joey Sonnenfeld-Osseo)
Benji Figini - Chisago Lakes
James Fort - Annandale
Calvin Jenkins - Roosevelt
Cole Olstad - Plainview-Elgin-Millville
Bryan Sprang - Irondale
David Stanley - Roseville
Mike Yahnke - Delano

Blue (head coach Val Whipple - Minneota)
Seth Hinrichs - MACCRAY
Simon Krych - St. Cloud Apollo
Kurt Moody - Pequot Lakes
Taylor Newton - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton
TJ Okafor - Champlin Park
Vaughan Thada - Owatonna
Clarence Thomas - Washburn
Jonah Travis - DeLaSalle
Estan Tyler - Johnson
Jalen Voss - Worthington

Maroon (head coach Willie Braziel - Columbia Heights)
Lucas Brown - Roseville
Marquel Curtis - Armstrong
Malik El-Amin - North
Shane Hennen - Minneota
Zach Lofton - Columbia Heights
Blake Maslonkowski - St. Cloud Apollo
Shelby Moats - Waconia
Jameson Parsons - Eagan
Zach Romashko - Blaine
Roosevelt Scott - Johnson

Green (head coach Chuck Tolo - Duluth East)
Matt Borowicz - Stephen-Argyle
Nick Latzke - Minnetonka
Bretson McNeal - DeLaSalle
Jayme Moten  - New London-Spicer
Tom Schalk - Apple Valley
Ryan Sharp - Sebeka
Marvin Singleton - Hopkins
Jordan Smith - Orono
Terez Van Pelt - Osseo
Jake White - Chaska


  1. 2 kids from Suburban East with neither being Kelly or Van Eps? L. Brown is an obvious pick, but Stanley? Van Eps posting big numbers since coming back from foot injury, and give him another 4-5 healthy games, he probably catches Brown for conf leading scorer. Kelly keeping CDH right on Roseville's heels for conf champs. Disappointing to not see those guys on a roster...

  2. Also... give the Nolen kid from Edison a shot. Had some games in a brutal Mpls City conference where he was goin 1 on 2, 1 on 3 half the game. It would be fun to see him with some talent!

  3. There are many reasons why all the top kids aren't there. Spring break, the time committment, costs etc. Happens every year. I'm actually surprised Hopkins has kids playing because usually they aren't in it. Ross Travis and Eric Robertson are 2 notables as well who won't be there.

  4. How about if the coach does not nominate any of his players? I was told that happens.

  5. Mississippi 8 needs some love.

    Joey Carpenter STMA top 5 dunker in the state. Scored 33pts in first section game.

    Anthony Saavedra Monticello. Old School post player.

  6. Carpenter is one of the top athletes in the class. I remember seeing him in 8th grade many moons ago. No surprise that he's developed into a nice player. Saavedra would have been a worthy choice as well.

  7. How about Kyle Noreen?

  8. Goes without saying. He's another top kid who's not playing.


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