Associated Press Player Of The Year
Mankato West quarterback Ryan Schlichte has been picked as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school football. The award was announced Tuesday with the AP’s all-state teams. Schlichte led the Scarlets to the Class 5A championship with a 42-19 victory Saturday over Simley.
This time, Tyus Jones has to share the honor. The Apple Valley junior point guard was named Monday the co-winner of the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for high school boys basketball, with DeLaSalle junior power forward Reid Travis. Jones was the sole recipient his sophomore season.
Grant Besse of Benilde-St. Margaret’s is the Associated Press Player of the Year for Minnesota high school hockey.
Tyus Jones became a starter for Apple Valley as an eighth-grader. Two years later, he’s the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boys basketball.