Hill and Townley named Players of the Year in Minneapolis

Courtesy 247Sports Davon Townley Jr.

Guard Jade Hill (South) and forward Davon Townley Jr. (North) were selected as the Minneapolis City’s Players of the Year for the 2020-21 prep basketball season.

Hill, a 5’9” senior, led the Tigers to their fifth City Conference championship averaging 32 points per game with a season high of 52. She will attend the University of St. Thomas next fall on a basketball scholarship.

Townley, a 6’7” senior, led the Polars to its eighth straight City Conference crown as the team’s second-leading scorer at 15 points per game. He will attend Penn State University on a football scholarship.

South’s Angel Hill joined her sister on the All-Conference team. Representing second-place North was Alexis McNeil and Giana Johnson. Virginia Johnson and Jhanae Green were selected from third-place Southwest and Madalyn Blaylark and Maia Steven from fourth-place Washburn.

: Courtesy U of St. Thomas Jade Hill

Rounding out the 12-player team was Kaya Caprini of Henry, Jaida Walker and Olivia Wren of Roosevelt and Ma’Yell Craig of Edison.

Joining Townley on the All-Conference team were North teammates Willie Wilson, Jacob Butler and CJ Brown. Jabari Langley, Mohammed Mohamud and Johnny Spencer represent second-place Edison. Hakeem Ford and Gabe Senseman-Cassidy were selected from third-place Southwest, while Jerome Williams and Chiang Ring of fourth-place South were also named.

Denzel Walker of Henry, Cass Ramberg of Washburn, and Dennis Holte of Roosevelt round out the 14-member team.

Ricky Hill (South) was selected as girls’ basketball Coach of the Year. Ahmil Jihad (Edison) was selected boys’ Coach of the Year.

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