2016-17 Section 2AAAA Preview

This is the 20th preview in my 2016-2017 season preview series.  After an election off day, we move on to all the sections in class AAAA.  This starts with a look at section 2AAAA.  For a list of all the season previews and how they are generated, click here.

Section 2AAAA (8 teams)
Defending Champion: Eden Prairie

Predicted Seeding
  1. Chaska
  2. Eden Prairie
  3. Bloomington Jefferson
  4. Edina
  5. Prior Lake
  6. Shakopee
  7. Minnetonka
  8. Chanhassen
Its another solid year in section 2AAAA.  Chaska is the favorite here but will be tested.  The race for the 2 seed should be a good one.  Eden Prairie has plenty of guard firepower.  Jefferson will battle Chaska for the top spot in the Metro West.  Edina and Prior Lake make one of the best projected 4 vs 5 seed games out there.  Plenty of firepower on both of those squads.  Then its a notch lower to the bottom 3.  All are putting pieces back together.  Chanhassen could easily jump out of the last spot.

Sleeper: Prior Lake. They will be battle tested in the South Suburban and have a solid leader in Brian Sitzmann.  Their battle with Edina for the 4 seed will be one to watch.  Both will take lumps vs tough leagues but that will make them tougher outs come playoff time.

Section Winner: Chaska.  I think they get a run from Eden Prairie here.  But come playoff time its a battle of defense.  Once again its an usual year for EP as they are offensive minded with a bunch of guards.  Chaska is too sound defensively against that.  Add in a go-to guy in Myles Hanson and they are the pick.

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