Apple Valley and DeLaSalle are the preseason No. 1s and the teams expected to win state. Next in line in Class AAAA and AAA respectively are Edina and Austin.
This game will be a great opportunity to see one of the best junior guards in state (Zach Wessels of Austin) go against one of the best senior guards in state (Graham Woodward). It will also be a chance to see Davidson signed big Joe Aase of Austin go against Illinois State signed big Reggie Lynch of Edina. And as a bonus battle, Sioux Falls signed Tom Aase of Austin will scrap with fellow 6-foot-5 power forward Mark Handberg. The teams are somewhat evenly matched when you look at their best players.
Joe Aase vs Reggie Lynch: Joe is a frontcourt performer with one of the best jumpers in the state. He can dominate at the arc. Reggie Lynch is the best shot blocker in the state of Minnesota, he can take games over inside. It’s very possible that both could do there thing and have huge games but if one can limit the other that team will get a huge win.
Why Edina will win:
Why Austin will win:
Our Prediction: Edina