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Mr. Basketball finalists announced

By Breakdown Staff, 02/03/11, 7:15PM CST


Twenty seniors will vie for annual honor as best in the state

Ken Lien of the Mr. Basketball of Minnesota today released the 20 semifinalists for the 2011 award.  The final five will be announced in March during the state tournament, while the winner will be recognized at the Mr. Basketball banquet in April.

The list included three sets of teammates: Chaska's big duo of Ross Travis and Jake White, St. Paul Johnson's quick Estan Tyler and Roosevelt Scott, and Joe Coleman and Marvin Singleton of top-ranked and unbeaten Hopkins. 

The full list is at right.

2011 Mr. Basketball candidates

Name School
Thomas Schalk Apple Valley
Marquel Curtis Armstrong
Marcus Alipate Jefferson
Ross Travis Chaska
Jake White Chaska
Ben Figini Chisago Lakes
Zach Lofton Columbia Hgts
Raijon Kelly Cretin-DH
Jonah Travis DeLaSalle
Joe Coleman Hopkins
Marvin Singleton Hopkins
Alex Richter Lakeville South
Seth Hinrichs MACCRAY
Kyle Noreen MN Transitions
Cole Olstad P/E-M
Lucas Brown Roseville
Estan Tyler SP Johnson
Roosevelt Scott SP Johnson
Eric Robertson Wayzata
Shelby Moats Waconia