Hopkins, 6-11, senior forward: Went from intriguing prospect to bona fide Top 40 college recruit with an eye-popping summer of AAU basketball with D1 Minnesota. Carried it over this winter, averaging 24.1 points ( high of 46) and 9.4 rebounds per game. "He has improved so much this past year it's really hard to fathom it all,'' Hopkins coach Ken Novak Jr. said. He has a real chance to make it to the NBA.
Breck, 6-5, senior forward: Puts the power in "power forward." At 245 pounds with a muscular build, he wins physical battles down low, rebounding or scoring. Surprises opponents with his fluidity, quick first step and leaping ability. Averaged 29.8 points, 17 rebounds per game. Almost single-handedly carried Breck to the Class 2A, Section 4 finals.
College: Colorado State
Minnehaha Academy, 6-5, junior guard: The state's most heralded player, ranked No. 14 in the nation in the Class of 2020 and the No. 2 point guard, according to Rivals.com. Scores off the dribble and explodes past defenders to the rim. Natural leader with a deep competitive streak. Led the Redhawks to back-to-back Class 2A state titles and quarterbacked the football team to a 2018 state championship. Won gold medals with Team USA in 2017 and 2018.
DeLaSalle, 6-2, senior point guard: Smooth and deceptively quick with terrific court visionand basketball I.Q. Sees potential plays before they develop. Can take over a game scoring, passing or with perhaps the state's best ball-handling skills. Has a knack for making defenders look foolish with his crossover dribble and highlight-video passes. Averaging 22.1 points, 7.1 assists per game.
Lakeville North, 6-7, senior point guard: The Panthers' do-it-all backbone. A 6-7 matchup problem for smaller guards, shooting over them or taking them off the dribble. Can explode to the basket and finish at the rim. Elevates his play in big games, has the knack of knowing when to shoot and when to pass. "The most versatile player in the state," coach John Oxton says. Averages 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6.6 assists.