Monday, February 27, 2012

Mr./Ms. Basketball 2012

With the state tournament rapidly approaching, it seems odd that we don't have the Ms. or Mr. Basketball semi-finalists, much less finalists, yet. Just to feed the old hot stove, here are my picks. We're talking seniors only here.

Mr. Basketball

My Finalists

2 easy picks in alpha order, meaning that 1 of the 2 should be the winner:

Siyani Chambers, Hopkins, PG
Joey King, Eastview, PF

There are more than 3 other fairly obvious finalists, but if I stick to 5 finalists, some won't make it, so I'll take:

Michael Busack, Redwood Valley, everywhere
Marcus Marshall, St. Paul Johnson, PG
Johnny Woodard, Duluth East, SG


The other obvious candidates for finalist:

Sanjay Lumpkin, Benilde-St. Margaret's, PF
Isaiah Zierden, Benilde-St. Margaret's, SG

I figure they split the Benilde vote. Others who could just as easily be among the top 5:

Tyler Flack, Lakeville North, PF
Jake Stahl, Hopkins, PF
Taylor Stafford, Duluth East, PG
Tyler Vaughan, Braham, SG

Good solid semi-finalists:

Kyle Baumann, United South Central, PF
Kevin Jensen, Chanhassan, PF
Nate Kratch, Watertown-Mayer, F
Matt Nelson, Rosemount, PF

Ms. Basketball

4 of the 5 finalists ought to be as follows, but who for 5th?

Sydney Coffey, Hopkins, SG
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie, C
Marissa Janning, Watertown-Mayer, CG
Shayne Mullaney, Eden Prairie, CG

Taking the 5th

The 5th could be any of the following, though I would pick Biewen.

Katybeth Biewen, Edina, PG

Tessa Cichy, Hill-Murray CG
Alexis Foley, White Bear Lake, SG


Marissa Grossfeld, Wayzata, F
Lexi Long, Maranatha, PG
Kali Peschel, Sauk Centre, W
Brittney Scherber, Bloomington Jefferson, PG
Kadidja Shumpert, Benilde-St. Margaret's, C-PF
Kayla Timmerman, Wayzata, C-PF
Whitney Tinjum, Chisago Lakes, F

Everybody else is a stretch but if there are 15-20 semi-finalists then stretch it is.

AnneMarie Healy, Providence, F
Mariah Monke, Fergus Falls, C
Riley Nordgaard, Canby, SG
Ann Rynda, New Prague, F

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