Community Clash: Top Performers
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The best of the best from the Breakdown Community Clash. Here they are! Connor Beauchamp Connor Beauchamp 6'3" | SG Lakeville South | 2022 State MN of Lakeville South (2022 wing). When it comes to Connor you can simply depend…
The best of the best from the Breakdown Community Clash. Here they are!
of Lakeville South (2022 wing). When it comes to Connor you can simply depend on him possession by possession. Connor will grab his share of rebounds at the wing (nine in this game), he will move the ball within the structure, he will get to defensive spots, and he makes shots. Connor scored his 13 at the cup today in active ways.
of Robbinsdale Cooper (2022 guard). I think Evans has the chance to really continue to blossom this year and into college. He’s scoring 27 a game and a big part of it is the strength he’s added. Davion is already the quickest player on the floor but when you add strength to that burst and separation game, you have an attacking guard that is really tough to stop. Even more impressive, Davion’s jumper looks like it’s become more consistent. From what I have heard and from what I saw today, his stepback jumper and feet set jumper at the arc have been hitting at a high percentage. Evans scored 29 points, hitting half of his 20 attempts. That included four threes and Evans made all five of his foul shot attempts. It was an all around impressive performance from a player that is having a very impressive senior season.
Jake Farrell of Orono (2022 forward). Orono beat Hibbing with a running time effort that was quite balanced. If you had to pick an MVP it was like;y Jake who controlled the defensive boards (12 for the game) and constantly sent outlets ahead for his team that led to transition scores. Jake also scored in the paint four times and hit a three for his 11 points. A double-double game.
of Orono (2023 guard). If Farrell was the MVP then Hagen was the toughest for Hibbing to stop. The 6’3 guard has a lift on his jumper that Hibbing couldn’t contest, quickness off the bounce they couldn’t move with, and strength that the young Hibbing wings weren’t able to knock off balance. Hagen scored 14 points with three assists.
of Edina (2022 guard). Gabe’s known for his shooting touch but his offensive game has really progressed. He’s had to do more playmaking with Sammy out of course but really like what I saw from Gabe on and off the ball today. Spring Lake Park has college size up front but Jobe beat the first man and was able to score at the cup in some impressive ways. Excellent body control. Gabe also got to the foul line regularly, scoring on 14 of 18 foul shots and on 8 of 12 field goals. A 32 point game and his team needed all 32 to beat the Panthers in overtime. Impressive performance.
of Prior Lake (2022 post). Malcolm did his job. Had four dunks, a couple mid-lane post moves finished, and off ball cuts for scores. A total of 11 of 14 shots completed for a 22 point game with eight boards. When the ball found him around the basket it was pretty much a guarantee. Malcolm gets off the floor quicker than people seem to realize as well.
of Orono (2023 guard). Orono got going quickly and it was the shooting touch of Kallenbach hitting immediate threes and scoring twice on the move that kick-started the team. Six Orono players scored in double figures and seven guys had three or more assists. Kyle scored 14 points with three assists.
of Spring Lake Park (2022 wing). Logan’s pull-up jumper and three pointer combined with his agility and length at 6’6/6’7 continue to have me thinking that he has a special college career ahead of him. Logan turned the corner to a high level less than a year ago and the future is bright. Before fouling out Logan had 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting with eight boards and four assists. Love the passion he competes with, seems quite infectious.
of Andover (2023 guard). If Ben doesn’t go on a five basket, twelve point surge late in the game, Andover would have lost to Cooper by double figures. Ben has some of the quickest hands I’ve seen using them for sharpo handles and creating turnovers. We’ve always known that Ben can shoot it from the perimeter and the four threes proved that once again. I was also impressed with the way he attacked the cup and found space on the opposite side of the rim, beating contesting players to the angle to compete. Ben scored 25 points on 10 of 18 shooting.
of Lakeville South (2022 forward). Avery was that match-up that Champlin Park wasn’t able to counter, so he scored early and often. Mast is a face-up forward and he showed that ability today by hitting a couple threes, scoring with the one-hander in the lane on the move, and working off the ball actively. Mast totaled 20 points on 7 of 13 shooting and he grabbed eight boards. Never one to force his offense, Mast also played within the offense, creating shots with others totalling four assists. I think he will fit in really well with a top MIAC program.
of Hibbing (2022 guard). The future Augustana guard surpassed 2,000 career points in this game (to go with 1,000 career assists that he surpassed last month). Against a good team like Orono, Ayden had to create, hit from the arc, score in the post, board, handle the ball, and score the ball. A bit much for one person. After a slow start scoring, McDonald got going scoring 23 with most of the points coming in the paint. He’s a special player but the task was impossible today as Hibbing fell to Orono.
of Lakeville South (2023 point guard). I really like the way Jackson plays. He is a good-sized lead guard that controls the pace of the action from the tip. Ressler can impact a game without taking many shots as he created about a dozen attempts for players today leading to his seven assists. And it’s not just the final read, it’s also the first read in the offense that makes Jackson important. Throw in two scores and six boards and it was an impressive showing against Champlin Park.
of Champlin Park (2022 forward). Taki had 16 of his team’s 26 first half points so even though the Royals were beaten handily, Taki’s 20 wasn’t scored in garbage time. Taki went at a good South defense and attacked congestion for scores. I was really impressed with three shots he made on the move off the glass, beating the first man and then scoring before the help could close the gap. Produced on six of his first nine attempts including a three.
of STMA (2022 guard). After a slow first half Tennyson got his team going with a dozen point burst early in the second half. Johnny is a fantastic team basketball player who forces little and is fantastic when he’s playing within a halfcourt rhythm. His team found that rhythm coming out of the break and Johnny hit three quick triples on his way to a 19 point game. I think Bemidji State got a steal because Tennyson has the right size, the skill, and a great feel for team basketball.