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Minneapolis North takes down South in a new city conference rival match up!
In last nights match up we got a chance to see Minneapolis Norths traditional dominance over the up and coming new Minneapolis Souths collection of young talent. Minneapolis North defeats South 73 – 50 and keeps their 53 game winning streak alive in the Minneapolis City Conference.
Collectively we got a chance to see so much current and future College talent grace the floor that Colleges should be all over Minnesota city conference. It has been said that we could be looking at one of the most dominant North teams in recent History, and that history runs deep when you talk about a power house basketball program that now dates back to the early 80’s. It’s the Duke of Minnesota High School basketball. You have the likes of Mr. Basketball winners and NBA players such as Khalid El-Amin who won a national championship with University of Connecticut, Brett McNeal, Derek Ruben and Redd Overton. You have greats like Chris Rainey, Kammron Taylor, Tlyer Johnson who is in the 2021 Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Odell Willsion (North Dakota State) and Jamil Jackson (IUPUI).
North jumped out to an early big lead over South with it’s fast pace play and physical presences. Inside was too much for the Tigers of South. North never looked back as they lead the whole game and to eventually go on to win by 20+. Willie Wilson and Townley were big for the Polars. 6’8″ Davon Townley one of the top D1 Power Forward prospects in the state of Minnesota class of 2021, He has ben a force for North for a few seasons and is expected to dominate the paint once again for North as they chase another state championship. Townley posted a double double with 18 points and 16 rebounds. In addition to Townley, 6’3″ Point Guard Willie Wilson class of 2022 is another one of the states best D1 prospects who holds offers and interest from many schools and is one of the states most explosive guards that finishes above the rim.
Minneapolis Norths bench is deep with long athletes and guards that could start for most schools in the metro but play a big role for North and Hall of Fame Coach Larry McKenzie. Guards such as class of 2022 guards Mario Sanders and Meiko Anderson,
South was lead by a young duo in 6’8″ Chiang Ring who is the states #1 prospect in the class of 2024. He finished with 10points and Jerome Williams Jr. finished with 17 points. Ring is a long , athletic wing that can play inside and out and runs the floor well for his size. As the season progresses we will see his growth at the varsity level and continue to trend as a top College prospect. Jerome Williams Jr. is a scrappy smart point guard that works well out of the pick and roll and has a beautiful knock down shot.
North leading scorers and rebounders:
Willie Wilson – 19pts, 5 rebs
Davon Townley – 18pts, 16rebs
Meiko Anderson – 10pts.
Clifford Brown III – 10pts.
South Leading scorers:
Jerome Williams Jr. – 17 points
Chiang Ring – 10 points
Camren Smith – 10 points
Minneapolis North Photos taken by: Nagashia Jackson (North basketball staff)
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