While most of the top senior basketball players in the West Metro have signed with college programs, a few well-known names are undecided.
Maple Grove’s Tywhon Pickford and Edina’s Walt McGrory are two of the best who have yet to make a college choice. Both are 6-3 shooting guards who have a handful of midlevel Division I offers but are waiting until season’s end to commit.
Pickford, who has battled back from a knee injury to average 21.1 points per game, has confirmed offers from Tulane, Northern Iowa, Siena, San Diego, Loyola (Ill.), South Dakota State and Ball State and has received recent interest from Northern Colorado, Denver and Nebraska.
McGrory, who topped 2,000 career points in February and is the leading scorer in Edina history, has offers from Maine, Furman and South Dakota State.
Delano senior Tucker Sjomeling won his second consecutive Class 2A individual title and third overall with a 9-1 victory over Payton Anderson of Fairmont in the 132-pound final at the state tournament. Sjomeling went 86-1 over his final two seasons.
Bloomington Kennedy coach Chuck Vavrosky was named Class 2A Coach of the Year by the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association. Apple Valley’s Dalen Wasmund won the award for Class 3A and Brandon Gruchow of West Central Area won in 1A.