All-time team: the Early Era

  • Updated: March 19, 2012 - 10:44 PM
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Jim McIntyre was a state tournament standout for Minneapolis Henry and went on to star at the University of Minnesota.

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Martin Norton, Minneapolis Central, 5-foot-10 guard (1920)

Made 37 free throws, a record that stood for 85 years. Fifty years later, legendary newspaperman and broadcaster Halsey Hall listed Norton on his all-time tournament team. Norton also won national tourney All-American honors in 1920.

Earl Moran, Moorhead, 5-foot-9 guard (1928-30)

One of only two players during single-class era to make the all-tournament team three times. Moran led the Spuds to three appearances in the state title game, winning the first two years. Moran was regarded as a tremendous defensive guard.

John Klarich, Buhl, 5-foot-10 forward (1941-42)

Leading scorer and all-state guard on an undefeated 1942 team, considered one of the best of the early era. He led Buhl to a pair of state titles, and after his death in 1972, Buhl named its gym the John Klarich Memorial Gymnasium.

Hal Haskins, Alexandria, 6-foot-3 center (1943)

Averaged 19.0 points — second most in tournament history at the time — to lead Alexandria to its only appearance in the state title game. Haskins was the first Minnesota prep to score 1,000 points in his career.

Jim McIntyre, Minneapolis Henry, 6-foot-7 center (1944-45)

Shattered tournament scoring records, averaging 28.7 points as a junior, then 33.3 points the next season. He scored a then-tourney record 43 points against Ely in the 1943 title game, and later starred for the Gophers.

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