Made in Minnesota: Our greatest basketball team
Top starter / Team captain
KG was the Timberwolves for more than a decade, giving them relevancy while becoming one of the most popular players in the NBA. He scored 19,201 of his 26,071 points with the team.
From Hibbing, to the Gophers, to world championships with the Celtics, and back, eventually, to Minnesota, to run the Wolves. Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball to many.
Lynx & Gophers
The point guard for an All-Minnesota Team… easy answer: Lindsay. You only need the first name.
The first pro basketball star in the state, Mikan was the first NBA player to score more than 10,000 points and was named the greatest player of the first half of the century.
He played only the first two of his 14 Hall-of-Fame seasons in Minnesota, but even as the Lakers moved to L.A. Minnesotans remembered his greatness. Considered one of the all-time greats.
She may be taking this season off, but Moore ranks among the greatest women’s basketball history. She’s won titles at every level.
Flip, the father of current coach Ryan Saunders, directed the most successful seasons in franchise history, peaking with the 2004 Western Conference finals. Saunders died in October 2015.