This past week I saw a matchup of two of the state’s top boys’ basketball teams, a contest between two Southside City Conference rivals, and a record-setting freshman point guard at the collegiate level in women’s hoops.
Two boys’ basketball games played respectively in the St. Paul City and Minneapolis City Conferences could be an indication of things to come in terms of competitiveness.
With his brother, 2007 Johnson graduate Tyrell Barze — a standout in his own right on the football team during his high school career — contributing his wisdom to the Governors as an assistant coach, the older Barze looked on as sophomore Joey Moberg’s two touchdown runs, Nelson’s 96 yards rushing, and a stingy defense led them to their first state playoff berth since 1981.
This week’s “Fab Five” photos feature five boys’ basketball players – Tayler Johnson, Tre Holloman, O’Dell Wilson IV, Nasir El-Amin (Minneapolis North), and DeWayne Givens (St. Paul Johnson) – who turned in brilliant performances in the Twin Cities boys’ basketball championship last Saturday. North defeated Johnson 84-58 to capture their third consecutive TC title. […]
Minneapolis North captured its seventh championship in program history last Saturday, defeating North Woods 96-49 in Class A at the Target Center. Shooting guard Isaac Johnson led the way with 28 points. Point guard JaQuan Sanders-Smith had 24 to compliment his fine floor game. Center O’Dell Wilson IV added 12 points to go along with […]