NHR State Tournament: Game Changers
Minneapolis, Minnesota – On June 2nd – June 4th, programs across the great state of Minnesota and surrounding states faced off at Shakopee High School, and competed for championship honors! The teams in the beautiful Shakopee High facility all set…
Minneapolis, Minnesota – On June 2nd – June 4th, programs across the great state of Minnesota and surrounding states faced off at Shakopee High School, and competed for championship honors!
The teams in the beautiful Shakopee High facility all set out to attain bragging rights for the year. Each game had highlight worthy plays, and players looking to prove their team was worthy of a Championship Title. Although there can only be one champion, there was no shortage of intensity throughout the entire weekend in each division. This huge event had all of the best talent in the state of Minnesota. Below, I highlighted the “Game Changers” that I was able to watch at the “NHR State Tournament”.
Luke Schroeder | Team Tyus
Schroeder is a silky smooth combo guard for Team Tyus, but shined brightest off of the ball. The catch-and-shoot sniper moved off of the ball at a high level, needing to be marked as “the shooter” by each and every opponent he faced over the weekend. Making the extra pass, getting others open, Schroeder was no stranger to making the right play. Most impressive was his ability to hit shots in the clutch.
Colton Purcell – Minnesota Rush
Purcell is a big guard who raised his stock running the show for Minnesota Rush. Strong and steady at the helm, Purcell was a mismatch issue all weekend. Pouring in scoring from all levels of the floor, he was a solid source of scoring for his team. His ability to catch fire when looking to score was apparent and that made him an impact player for the Minnesota Rush.
Tyler Forrest | Team Tyus
Forrest ran the show for Team Tyus on their run to the championship game. His teammates benefited greatly from his timely and precise passing. He was patient and poised at the lead guard position, recognizing when to set the table or advance the ball up the floor. The pass-first guard was most impressive when he chose to attack and show off his crafty scoring ability.
Cal Spencer | Northstar Titans
Spencer had his hands in a multitude of big plays for the Northstar Titans. The jack of all trades at guard provided a quickened pace for his team, pushing the break and locating teammates for high percentage buckets, and filling the lanes himself and finishing strong at the rim. Spencer led with his energy on the defensive end of the floor, his quick feet and activity in the passing lanes was a catalyst for the Northstar Titans. An impact player for his team, Spencer raised his stock over the course of the weekend.