MN Pump n Run 15U easily took 1st place in the Denver Mile High Classic over this past weekend, while the 16U got to the final before losing 60-58 to Utah Hoops. The 15s beat Colorado Elite, Colorado Hawks and Colorado Miners Cooper.
The 17U were upset by the Texas D-1 Ambassadors Morse in the semis. Ambassadors Morse went on to another upset, 85-60 over Danny Granger Select, in the final.
Pump n Run players who were highlighted in daily reports coming out of the Classic include, listed roughly in order of how effusive the reports were:
1. Henry Ellenson, 15U, 6-8, 2015, SF/PF, Rice Lake, WI. "Likely to be a national recruit.... Deadly 3 point shooter, can get out on the break and finish above the rim."
2. Alex Herink, 15U, 6-6, 2014, WF, Hudson, WI. "May be (15U) best player... Savvy."
3. Jarvis Johnson, 16U, 6-1, 2015, PG, DeLaSalle. "Consummate point guard," "quick, athletic, tightened up his shot." Playing up a year.
4. Amir Coffey, 15U, 6-6, 2016, SF, Hopkins. I had to laugh at the comment, "Reportedly the son of a former Minnesota hoopster." "Lefty wing F can consistently hit the outside shot, capable of runners and off the dribble, terrific prospect." Playing up a year.
5. Ian Theisen, 17U, 6-9, 2014, C, Osseo. Could have a "Big 10 future," "nice stroke," "a 4 or 5." Playing up a year.
6. Reid Travis, 17U, 6-7, 2014, SF, DeLaSalle. "Improved all around offensive game, more consistent range to 3 point line, able to get off a decent shot off the dribble, nailed some mid-range shots...adequate defense." Playing up a year.
7. Marshawn Wilson, 15U, 6-2, 2015, PG, Tartan. "Notable inside-outside offense, versatile, athletic."
8. Jordan Demblay, Holy Angels, and Dejon Davis, Mpls. Washburn, 16U guards.
10. Paul Friendshuh, 16U, 6-9, C, New Prague.
11. J.P. Macura, Lakeville North, and Dennis Austin, Apple Valley, more 16U guards.