From a weather standpoint, the high school baseball season in Minnesota doesn’t feel like it’s underway until probably the end of May. From a calendar standpoint, the regular season is over by the end of May and teams are battling through section brackets to determine the state tournament teams.
Former Robbinsdale Cooper star and Golden Valley native Rashad Vaughn moved to Las Vegas, Nev., over the summer to play his final prep season at Findlay Prep and face top national competition. He announced on CBS Sports Tuesday night that he’ll attend UNLV.
The word is Joe Coleman is getting a lot of inquiry from major colleges across the country since announcing he’s leaving the University of Minnesota. Richard Pitino is starting to make his imprint, including inquiring about a private workout area across from his office for personal player workouts.
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.
Rashad Vaughn is one of those blue chippers. Every high power college program has an interest in the Robbinsdale Cooper junior.
Before he was a Gopher, Rodney Williams was a high-flying star at Robbinsdale Cooper.
The holidays have wrapped up and teams are back from their post-Christmas tournaments. Within the next week, high school squads enter the grind of the conference season.
Jazzmin and Ashli Lee are leaders on and off the court for the Robbinsdale Cooper basketball team. The twin sisters are identical in their hopes of guiding the Hawks to a successful postseason.
The sophomore class of boys basketball players in the state has one clearly at the head of the class: Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones. But moving up the chart is Robbinsdale Cooper’s Rashad Vaughn. All the big schools are talking to him, and it’s for good reason.
Each week we like to say thanks to school organizations that are giving back to the community. This week: It’s coach Mike Gerads and his Robbinsdale Cooper swim teams.