KAMMRON TAYLOR (Minneapolis North): The 6-2 guard, who led Minneapolis North to the 2003 Class 4A state boys’ basketball title before going on to star at the University of Wisconsin, is playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
JORDAN TAYLOR (Benilde-St. Margaret’s): The 6-1 guard from the University of Wisconsin is playing for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA summer league.
LAMONT MACK (St. Paul Highland Park/Tartan): The 6-7 forward is on the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA summer league roster.
BRANDY MOORE (St. Paul Highland Park): The 1996 graduate went on to help MCTC capture the Division II junior college national title and recently coordinated the First Annual Unity game featuring top former prep stars from the past 15 years.
NAKIA CARLISLE (St. Paul Central): The 2001 graduate, who went on to lead MCTC to the women’s basketball national championship before going on to play at Concordia University-St. Paul, helped coordinate the First Annual Unity game.
DEREK RUEBEN (Minneapolis North): The 1988 Mr. Basketball winner held the 19th Annual Inner City All-Star Classic featuring the top African American male and female seniors in the metro area.
LINDA ROBERTS (St. Paul Central): The person who led Central to its first Class AA state girls’ basketball title in 1976 and later starred for the women’s team at the University of Minnesota recently coordinated a Youth Day Out linking Gophers football players with inner-city youth.
BRAIN SANDIFER (St. Agnes): The former football and basketball standout recently held the First Annual All-Star Classic featuring former outstanding prep basketball players.
SCOTT HOWELL (St. Paul Central): The former all-state fullback has coached his alma mater to five consecutive St. Paul City Conference football championships.
High schools with the most Mr. B’s
Hopkins has more Mr. Basketball winners than any other high school: KRIS HUMPHRIES (2003), BLAKE HOFFARBER (2007), ROYCE WHITE (2009), JOE COLEMAN (2011) and SIYANI CHAMBERS (2012).
Minneapolis North was tied with Hopkins for the most Mr. Basketball winners before Chambers was named a few months ago: REDD OVERTON (1981), BRETT MCNEAL (1985), DEREK REUBEN (1988) and KHALID EL-AMIN (1997).
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