Duke-bound guard Tre Jones of Apple Valley was named to the McDonald's All-America team.

Jones is one of 24 seniors selected to play in the McDonald's all-star game March 28 in Atlanta, the organization said Tuesday.

Jones, a 6-3 guard who has signed with Duke, averaged a points and rebounds double-double in the Class 4A state tournament in leading the Eagles to the championship a year ago.

He is the 13th Minnesota player to receive the honor.

Among the others was his brother Tyus, who went to Duke one year when the Blue Devils won the 2015 NCAA title and now plays for the Timberwolves.

Goldy named best mascot

Goldy Gopher won the national title for the second year in a row in the mascot division in the recent College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando.

Minnesota's dance team took second place in three Division 1A competitions, pom, jazz and cheer game day. The Gophers had won the pom title the past eight years.

Mittelstadt up for Hobey

Eight players, including seven Minnesotans, on the five Division I college programs in the state were nominated for the Hobey Baker Award by their teams.

The nominees are Gophers freshman forward Casey Mittelstadt of Eden Prairie; Bemidji State senior goalie Michael Bitzer of Moorhead; Minnesota Duluth forwards Riley Tufte of Ham Lake and Joey Anderson of Roseville — both sophomores — and freshman defenseman Scott Perunovich of Hibbing; St. Cloud State junior defenseman Jimmy Schuldt of Minnetonka, and Minnesota State Mankato senior forward C.J. Suess of Forest Lake and junior defenseman Daniel Brickley of Sandy, Utah.

The first phase of fan balloting on the 74 nominees began Tuesday at voteforhobey.com/


• Senior outside hitter Mc- Kenna Melville of Eagan was named the Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year in Minnesota. Melville, who has signed with Central Florida, led the Wildcats to the Class 3A state title last fall.

• The Gophers' Shane Wiskus, of Spring Park, was named the Big Ten freshman of the week in men's gymnastics and the NCAA's first rookie of the week ever as selected by the College Gymnastics Association. He won the all-around (81.250) and floor exercise (14.150) titles in the Windy City Invitational.

• D1Baseball.com ranked Gophers first baseman Toby Hanson among the top 74 seniors available for the upcoming 2018 MLB draft.

• Bethel senior guard Abby Miller was named to the D3hoops.com's team of the week. She scored 21 points in both the Royals' wins last week.