Before the beginning of the 2009-2010 boys’ basketball season, Minneapolis Washburn coach REGGIE PERKINS was asked how his team, then the defending Class 3A state champs, was going to be that year.
“We are young,” Perkins said then, “but we will be competitive.”
Two years later, Perkins has his team ranked number two in Class 3A and primed for a possible state tournament run.
Led by a balanced scoring attack, the Millers are playing as good as any team in the state. After needing overtime to defeat Henry last month, the defending city champs beat them 100-62 in the rematch last week.
Seniors CHUCKIE SMITH (13.7), DWIGHT ANDERSON (13.2), JERRY PRATT (11.2), JOSEPH DOBY (10.0) and sophomore DEJON DAVIS (8.7) form one of the metro area’s most balanced attacks.
More telling about Washburn is that each starter has scored 20 or more points in a game during the season. Smith had 22 against Austin. Anderson netted 21 against Como Park. Pratt led all scorers with 24 against Henry. Doby scored 21 against St. Louis Park. Davis had 20 against North.
Each led their team to victory.
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