2013-14 Section 3AAAA Preview

This is the 20th preview in my 2013-2014 season preview series.  The previews of class AAAA continue with a look at Section 3.  For a list of all the season previews and how they are generated, click here.

Defending Champion: Apple Valley (2013 State Champion)

Predicted Seeding
  1. Apple Valley
  2. East Ridge
  3. Cretin-Derham Hall
  4. Eagan
  5. Rosemount
  6. Eastview
  7. Henry Sibley
  8. Park
Discussion in this section begins and ends with Tyus Jones and Apple Valley.  Dustin Fronk needs to be replaced but Apple Valley is still loaded with talent throughout their program.  The rest of the section won't get the respect it deserves but it is very solid.  East Ridge has everyone back and could be a top 5 team in the state.  They are one of the few teams in the state who can say they can somewhat matchup with Apple Valley.  Cretin-Derham Hall is very talented but young with their junior class.  They need to establish that they can win big games after a disappointing year last season.  Eagan could easily take that 3 seed and Rosemount has a ton coming back.  New coach Paul Goetz at Eastview doesn't have the parts to work with that the others do but you can bet his team will be a tough out in March.  Henry Sibley and Park bring up the rear.

Sleeper: Rosemount.   Experienced with shooters and a quality leader in point guard Garrett Goetz.

Section Winner: Apple Valley.  Still way too talented and with the best player in the section playing his final year, no way I'm picking against the Eagles

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