We have a big list of excellent games this evening, here are the match-ups and predictions to go with them! 3AAAA Hopkins at 8AAAA Wayzata Jayden Moore Jayden Moore 6'0" | PG Hopkins | 2026 State MN vs Hayden Tibbits…
We have a big list of excellent games this evening, here are the match-ups and predictions to go with them!
3AAAA Hopkins at 8AAAA Wayzata
Jayden Moore Jayden Moore 6'0" | PG Hopkins | 2026 State MN vs Hayden Tibbits Hayden Tibbits 5'11" | PG Wayzata | 2023 State MN . Outstanding lead guard match-up. Veteran vs Youth, both talented.
Jacob Rothman vs Jake Schmitt Jake Schmitt 6'1" | SG Wayzata | 2023 State MN . Seniors making the best of their shot, both of them. Schmitt scoring 10ppg.
Anthony Smith III Anthony Smith III 6'0" | PG Hopkins | 2025 State MN vs Spencer Hall Spencer Hall 6'3" | SF Wayzata | 2023 State MN . Smith is scoring 22 a game, Hall is a high level defender that will make him work.
JJ Semanko JJ Semanko 6'4" | SF Hopkins | 2025 MN vs Isaiah Habte Isaiah Habte 6'6" | PF Wayzata | 2023 State MN . Longer forwards, Semanko is a young player scoring 9/10 a game.
Vincent Hillesheim Vincent Hillesheim 6'6" | PF Hopkins | 2023 State MN vs Jackson McAndrew Jackson McAndrew 6'10" | PF Wayzata | 2024 State #152 Nation MN . Big Vince against McAndrew who is about to become a big name national recruit.
Prediction: Wayzata is on a seven game winning streak, they are at home, they are more experienced, I say Trojans by six.
6AA Thief River Falls at 8A Ada Borup West
Caleb Rosendahl Caleb Rosendahl 5'11" Lincoln Thief River Falls | 2024 MN vs Austin McCraven Austin McCraven 5'11" | PG Ada-Borup West | 2025 State MN . Caleb is the junior point guard leading the way while McCraven is a sophomore PG
Jack Rosendahl Jack Rosendahl 6'2" | CG Thief River Falls | 2023 MN vs Cameron Spaeth Cameron Spaeth 6'0" | PG Ada-Borup | 2024 State MN . Jack scores 16 a game and is a top defender while Spaeth is the Cougar playmaker.
Jake Freidrich vs Cadyn Dahl Cadyn Dahl 6'1" | SG Ada-Borup-West | 2025 State MN . Freidrich the strong post against Spaeth the third guard won’t be the match-up, but key plauers.
Jack Manning Jack Manning 6'5" | C Thief River Falls | 2023 State MN vs Charles Scholl. Manning is scoring 25 a game with his strong post game. Scholl is the top shot blocker.
Prediction: Could this be the first Thief River Falls L? I think it could be close but they have so much more experience, they win late by a score.
Buffalo at 6AAAA Eden Prairie
Nate Dahl Nate Dahl 6'0" | PG Buffalo | 2023 State MN vs Luke Rapp. Dahl and Rapp, two players that have truly elevated their games as senior. Dahl scoring 23 a game, Rapp scoring 17 plus.
Grady Guida Grady Guida 6'1" | PG Buffalo | 2024 State MN vs Max Lorenson Max Lorenson 6'2" | PG Eden Prairie | 2025 State MN . Max is a sophomore scoring 17 a contest, he could see Guida who is one of several making up a deep bench.
Torii Johnson Torii Johnson 6'4" | SG Buffalo | 2024 State MN vs Jj Sullivan Jj Sullivan 6'2" | SG Eden Prairie | 2025 State MN . Johnson is the second leading Buffalo scorer, Sullivan the sharpshooter.
Prediction: Buffalo is just searching for that big win, is that tonight? They have a great junior class mixed with seniors, EP has top underclassmen mixed with seniors, I say it’s Eden Prairie by three.
Little Falls at 8AA Mora
Beau Thoma Beau Thoma 5'11" | PG Little Falls | 2023 MN vs Max Sampson Max Sampson 6'0" | PG Mora | 2023 MN . Two of the better point guards you need to learn about.
Jaxon Janski Jaxon Janski 6'1" Little falls | 2024 MN vs Gage Braiedy Gage Braiedy 6'0" | PG Mora | 2025 State MN . Janski is a 20ppg guy, Braeidy a top defender
Prediction: Mora earns an eight point win.
Benilde St. Margaret’s at Bloomington Jefferson
Jalen Wilson Jalen Wilson 6'7" | SF Benilde-St. Margaret's | 2025 State MN vs Daniel Freitag Daniel Freitag 6'1" | PG Bloomington Jefferson | 2024 State #76 Nation MN . Not sure how much they will go head to head but we know they are two of the elite prospects in the state of Minnesota. Wilson is scoring 19 a game, Freitag scores 29 a contest.
Prediction: BSM by 13 points.