This Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 the Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament kicks off with quarterfinal games. All 2A, 3A, and 4A games will take place under two roofs, home of the Timberwolves, Target Center, and home of the Gophers, Williams…
This Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 the Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament kicks off with quarterfinal games. All 2A, 3A, and 4A games will take place under two roofs, home of the Timberwolves, Target Center, and home of the Gophers, Williams Arena starting at 10AM and running until 8PM.
The #1 seeds in 3A and 4A play early. Both defending champions that return players from last year’s state champs. In 4A Park Center, the #1 team almost all year takes on Andover. Park Center features numerous high ranked 2024 Junior’s includingand but also Unsigned 2023 Senior’s CJ O’Hara and . Andover features a pair of 2023 guards and Sam Musungu.
The 3A game between Totino-Grace and St. Francis features numerous Division 1 committed Seniors including, , and . The Eagles have had an up and down 21-8 season, they rolled into state winning all section games in dominating fashion.
Minnetonka vs Eastview and Mankato East vs Alexandria. Interesting match-ups as the Skippers are guard heavy with 2023, , and 2024 Junior while Eastview features one of the best 2024 wings in the state .
Mankato East and Alexandria are similar as East is led bya 2025 guard and 2023 Senior Giles Lancaster while Alexandria is led by 2024 Junior six-foot-eight-inch forward and six-foot-five-inch wing .
4A it is a pair of Mr. Basketball Top 10 Finalist with #2 seed Lakeville North led byfacing off with Buffalo and . Lakeville has been the 2nd best team all year in the state and much of it because of Jack Robinson, , , and along with Winter. Along with Dahl Junior’s , , and have helped Buffalo to a 23-6 record.
3A it’s arguably the best 3A team all year Orono led by the experience of, , and backed by underclassmen and . They face Hermantown who went 22-6 and is led by Abraham Soumis, , and Peyton Menzel.
4A is returning runner-up from 2022 the 24-4 Wayzata Trojans led by Seniorwho’s backed by , , and 2024 Junior wing . The Trojans first round match-up is the White Bear Lake led by Wisconsin commit and St Cloud State commit .
3A is state runner-up from 2022 DeLaSalle led by Mr. Basketball Finalistfacing off with Stewartville and 2024 guard . Stewartville went 25-4 while the Islanders were 24-5. Whitlock is having a fantastic year averaging 27 points per game, he’s supported by Division 1 football commit Isreal Moses and and . Stewartville after Tschetter gets support from , Tegan Malone, , and Caleb Jannsen.
6PM Games and 8PM Games
For the rest of the night it’s the 2A teams going. At 6PM it’s Holy Family vs Eden Valley-Watkins and Pequot Lakes vs Albany. At 8PM it’s Minnehaha Academy vs Maple River while Dilworth Gylndon-Felton takes on Plainview-Elgin-Millville.
Holy Family features a pair of Division 1 big guys,and with support from 2024 guard . Albany vs Pequot you’ll see Division 2 guards face off with .
Minnehaha Academy features 2 dynamic under six-foot guards Jerome Williams andalong with 2023 forward . Maple River comes into the game 29-2 and beat Minnehaha earlier this season. They’re led by and .
DGF vs PEM should also be a very good game. DGF got to state by beating Thief River Falls in a game that UMD 2023 commitscored 50 points. PEM comes into this contest 26-4 and led by a number of seniors like and . To make it to state PEM needed a game winner vs Lake City from Peters to advance.