Minnesota Select is coached Treyvon Edwards, and a program i was fortunate to watch in past events. This group is very competitive and has their eyes set on Nationals coming in July. A top team in the state of Minnesota…
Minnesota Select is coached Treyvon Edwards, and a program i was fortunate to watch in past events. This group is very competitive and has their eyes set on Nationals coming in July. A top team in the state of Minnesota with a core of players that has been on my radar for a while now are set to continue to leave their mark on the biggest grassroots circuit in the country.
I was granted the opportunity to catch up with Coach Edwards to get a deeper dive into the make up of this team as well as ways for them to continue their success. Here’s what he had to say.
What are your thoughts on how your team has competed thus far in circuit season? How have you prepared?
I think my team has competed well in the circuit. Overcoming some tough losses & learning from them helped us get to where we are today. We’ve prepared by breaking down film with the team & some extra time in the gym.
Which Prep Hoops Next event are you looking forward to most and why?
We are really excited for nationals in Kansas City. Hopefully we will be able to make some noise for Minnesota Hoops.
What are your team strengths and areas that could use improvements?
We have a lot of guys that can make plays with basketball. They can finish inside with the best when they want! We can always improve in rebounding & turning the ball over less.
Please send a full roster and give a sentence or two on what each player brings to your team.
Johnathan brings a nice pace to our team as one of our point guards. His ability to shoot the 3 & attack the paint to get other guys open can change a game.
Amari is a explosive guard who can finish with the best in his class. He’s also one of our better defenders. He always accepts the challenge of guarding the best player on the other team. His shooting has improved over the last couple years.
Eddie is a crafty forward who uses his ball handling to beat slower and bigger players. He also loves taking advantage of mismatches inside the post. Eddie brings space to our team as he is a very confident shooter as well.
Travon is a lengthy guard/wing who is not afraid to guard the whole court. His ability to pick ball handlers and get steals is a great advantage we have. Travon is our best defender. Travon uses a slasher style approach to get easy lay up on offense.
Crosby is a stretch big man with great passing vision. His ability to see the next play on offense always sets us up for easy lay ups or threes. Crosby has a soft touch inside and outside. His IQ is his greatest asset to our team as Crosby is one our leaders.
Jayden is a explosive guard/wing who brings big rebounds on defense & big plays on offense. He uses his athleticism to make a lot of plays, but is also developing his confidence in his shooting ability. The attention he brings helps others around him step up and make plays when they need to.
Isaiah is a strong attacking wing who can rebound with the best of them. He uses he strong frame to attack the paint and get lay ups.
Becker is a play making guard who uses his quickness to get easy lay ups. Becker can also be explosive with steals and blocks on defense.
Maddox is a guard who uses cuts to get easy baskets. Maddox can also shoot the 3 to spread the defense out. Maddox uses his ability to read passing lanes to get easy steals.
Bodey is a stretch big who spreads the defense out with his shooting. Bodey is one of our better shooters & when he’s confident he can be lights out. Bodey also uses his size to get big rebounds.
How does your roster stack up against last season’s roster? Any major changes?
This is a tough question for me. There were big changes to our group. With losing two of our best guards, and one of our best shooters it’s hard to say how we stack up. Last year we were much smaller with good guards, this year we upgraded with size and athleticism.
What facet of the game do you want to improve on most going into next season?
For my group I just want them to keep getting better, and improving in their decision making. The difference between good & great are little things.
Who are your best returning players? Who are your best additions, if any?
I love all my returning players but if I had to pick one it would probably be. He has been one of the leaders of the pack this season with his effort. Our best addition would be . He can change a game with a dunk or a big block.