Mitchell Palmer McDonald
At the midseason point, let’s take a look at a few boys’ basketball players who are making their mark. Remember, these are just a few. All are seniors:
ESTAN TYLER (St. Paul Johnson) — The four-year starter is leading the defending Class 3A champs in scoring, averaging 18 points per game.
CLARENCE THOMAS (Minneapolis Washburn) — The senior is leading Washburn in scoring with a 16-point-per-game average.
RAJON KELLY (Cretin-Derham Hall) — The guard is quietly averaging 15 points per game for the Raiders.
JONAH TRAVIS (DeLaSalle) — He has developed into one of the state’s top players with dominant inside-play scoring at 17 points per contest.
DENZEL SHAW (St. Paul Como Park) — The point guard distributes the ball and is averaging 17 points per game for the Cougars.
ZACH LOFTON (Columbia Heights) — He’s averaging 31 points per game by scoring in every way possible.
JOE COLEMAN (Hopkins) — The guard has dominated in every contest for the state’s top-ranked Class 4A school by averaging 23 points per game.
ROOSEVELT SCOTT (St. Paul Johnson) — The shooting guard has displayed his scoring (14 points per game) and leaping ability, but he also plays defense.
HANDFUL POUR (Robbinsdale Cooper) — One observer recently called him one of the best point guards in recent memory, averaging 12 points per game.
MALIK EL-AMIN (Minneapolis North) — His 13 points per game has kept the Polars competitive and in the City Conference race.
BRETSON MCNEAL (DeLaSalle) — The smooth-as-silk guard has developed into an outstanding player.
RODNEY OWENS (Minnesota Transitions) — Averaging 20 points per game, he can shoot, dish and score. Each skill was on display during the Eastside Showcase.
TERRANCE AVERYHEART (Robbinsdale Cooper) — His 15-point-per-game average puts him among the metro’s elite.
MARTIN SMITH (St. Paul Central) — The center’s 14 points per game have given the Minutemen an inside presence.
WILL MCDONOUGH (St. Paul Central) — The guard averages 10 points per game and is also one of the quickest guards in the state.
RAHEEM TYNER (Robbinsdale Cooper) — He provides a dominant inside presence averaging 16 points per game.
T.J. OKAFOR (Champlin Park) — The forward has an a 15-point-per-game average in one of the state’s most competitive conferences.
MARVIN SINGLETON (Hopkins) — While averaging 16 points for one of the nation’s top teams, the forward has displayed his versatility.
MARQEL CURTIS (Robbinsdale Armstrong) — He has simply been taking over games this year, averaging 23 points per contest.
MARQUELIS EDWARDS (St. Louis Park) — His 14-point-per-game average has put his school back in the conversation of teams to watch.
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