The feature game of the event that will have fans, college coaches, high school coaches, casual observers, and maybe Coach Calipari and Coach K’s staff fighting for elbow room in the Tonka gymnasium. Tyus Jones is that type of draw and when you put him against one of the top senior guards in the state (Quinton Hooker) you have a massive attraction.
The Eagles are the preseason No. 1 with Tyus, a couple talented senior teammates (Dustin Fronk and Harry Sonie), and one of the best freshmen in the state in 6-foot-7 monster Brock Bertram.
On the other side Park Center returns its entire line-up, which includes four double figure scorers, plus they added Prairie Seeds Academy transfer Devin Buckley who is a double figure guy as well. Simply put, there will be talent everywhere in the gym as two top ten teams collide.
Tyus Jones vs Quinton Hooker: About as big of a no-brainer as you will ever have. Quinton Hooker is a Mr. Basketball candidate and is headed to North Dakota next year. Tyus Jones is the greatest point guard in the entire country and some may argue he’d be the top point guard in college basketball right now as well. He’s that good. Here’s to hoping Tyus and Quinton go head to head in this game at least part of the time.
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Our Prediction: Apple Valley
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