Apple Valley guard Tre Jones was named Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball on Wednesday night at the Timberwolves’ game with Atlanta at Target Center.
Jones, who has signed with Duke, led the Eagles to second place in the Class 4A boys’ basketball state tournament last week. He was not present to receive his award. Instead, Jones was playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game in Atlanta. Jadee Jones accepted the honor on Tre’s behalf, and another brother, Wolves point guard Tyus Jones, applauded from the timeout huddle.
Other finalists for Mr. Basketball were Gabe Kalscheur of DeLaSalle, Owen King of Caledonia, Daniel Oturu of Cretin-Derham Hall and Calvin Wishart of Delano.
Two U gymnasts on All-America teams
Gophers gymnasts Lexy Ramler and Ivy Lu were named to the National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches for Women’s regular-season All-America team.
Ramler, a freshman from St. Michael, received first-team honors on beam and second-team honors on both all-around and bars while Lu, a sophomore from Montreal, notched first-team honors on bars.
Ramler was named the Big Ten’s freshman of the year; Lu tied for the bars title in the conference meet.
Next the Gophers will host a six-team regional on April 7.
Five state junior golfers in national finals
Five young Minnesota golfers will compete in the 2018 Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday.
The participants, their hometowns and the age divisions they’re competing in: Sam Udovich, West. St. Paul, boys 10-11; Vunnisa Vu, Maplewood, girls 12-13; Andrew Ramos, Blaine, boys 12-13; Isabella McCauley, Inver Grove Heights, girls 14-15, and Corey Boerner, Bloomington, boys 14-15.
The Golf Channel will televise the event at 7 a.m. Sunday.
• The Gophers baseball team (16-9) will play St. John’s (N.Y.) in a three-game series starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium. This will be Minnesota’s final indoor series this season.
• Hayden Zillmer, of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Storm club, was named to the U.S. team at 202.5 pounds for the 2018 Freestyle World Cup from April 7-8 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Besides Team USA, other teams competing will be Azerbaijan, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan and Russia. Zillmer was an All-America wrestler for North Dakota State in 2015.
• Minnesota Hockey announced that the Minnesota High School Prep Development League will officially become the CCM High Performance 16U Youth Tier 1 Fall League beginning this September. Teams will be formed by geographical areas based on districts where a player’s high school is located. The 16U League is expected to have seven teams competing, with game weekends beginning Aug. 18-19 at the Eagan Civic Center.