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Pitino’s Hired: Now What?

New University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Rich Pitino is here.

But what does it mean to the local basketball community?

04/05/2013

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Prep Blog: Local ‘Big 3’ Recruits Unique For Minnesota

It’s one of the most unique times there’s ever been for boys high school basketball in Minnesota. The state has had plenty of Division I recruits before, and more emerge every year.

04/02/2013

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What Do Recruits Want In New Gophers Coach?

Sources in Virginia Commonwealth say they expect head men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart to sign a contract extension with the school, spurning potential offers from the Gophers and UCLA.

03/26/2013

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Prep Blog: Apple Valley Wins State Basketball Title

When the clock hit zero in the Class 4A title game Saturday night, the emotion that spilled out onto the court said it all.

03/26/2013

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AV’s Jones, DeLaSalle’s Travis Share AP Award

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.

03/25/2013

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Jones Leads Apple Valley To 1st State Hoops Title

Highly recruited Tyus Jones had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead Apple Valley past Park Center 74-57 to win the Class 4A state boys basketball championship Saturday night.

03/23/2013

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Apple Valley, Park Center Move To 4A championship

Apple Valley will play Park Center for the Class 4A boys basketball championship.

03/21/2013

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John Calipari In The Stands As Tyus Jones Cruises In First State Game

There’s no question as to who’s the biggest name at the Minnesota state high school boys basketball tournament Wednesday at the Target Center.

03/20/2013

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Spending Time With MN’s Nationally Known Tyus Jones

You have to go way back to Sam Jacobson to remember a player that created this much basketball buzz.

03/08/2013

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 3/8

Friday night’s High School Sports Rally features the State High School Hockey semi-finals! Among the big matches are Hill-Murray versus Wayzata, Duluth East versus Edina, Breck versus Hermantown and East Grand Forks versus St. Thomas Academy.

03/08/2013

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Prep Blog: Looking Back At The Weekend

If you love sports, you love to watch teams and athletes when they’re at their best. There’s nothing better than watching a superb athlete take over a game and lead his or her team to victory.

01/28/2013

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Prep Blog: Top Recruits Square Off At Target Center

Saturday presented a rare opportunity to see all of the state’s top basketball talent in the same venue as the Target Center served as host for the Timberwolves Shootout.

01/07/2013

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Prep Blog: Timberwolves Shootout Leads Top Weekend Events

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.

01/03/2013

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Prep Blog: Previewing The Boys Basketball Season

It’s going to be a very interesting year on the boys prep basketball season as arguably the two best players in the state have another year before they graduate.

12/05/2012

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Prep Blog: Tyus Jones Is Star In The Making

Anyone who follows high school basketball in Minnesota is already well aware of Tyus Jones. The Apple Valley sophomore isn’t old enough to drive yet, but he’s already becoming one of the state’s most heralded basketball players ever.

05/31/2012

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Nike Basketball Tournament Brings ‘Star-Studded’ Coaches To Eagan

The Nike All-Star Basketball Tournament is really something, and it’s taking place in Eagan this weekend.

04/21/2012

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Tyus Jones Among Top National Players In Nike Tournament At Eagan

Forty of the top high school all-star basketball teams are in town this weekend for the most talent-filled tournament this state has ever seen in Eagan.

04/20/2012

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Apple Valley Sophomore Jones Is AP Player Of Year

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.

03/27/2012

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 3/16

Didn’t get a chance to watch WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the action covered for you right here. Check out the videos below.

03/16/2012

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Prep Blog: Boys Basketball Section Championship Friday

After Friday night, the field for the boys state tournaments next week will be determined and seeding will take place over the weekend. It’s the last tournament of a hectic winter season.

03/15/2012

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Prep Blog: Thoughts From The Weekend

It’s been a crazy time in high school sports, and a lot of what’s happened lately is making all of us reflect on what’s truly important in life.

01/16/2012

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Prep Blog: Top Performances From The Weekend

It was the first big weekend in high school sports across the state. Many ranked teams faced off against each other in hockey, and Minnetonka High School served as the host for the Breakdown Tipoff Classic, featuring many of the state’s top teams and players.

12/13/2011

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Prep Blog: Looking Ahead To The Winter

It should be an eventful winter sports season regardless of what sport you follow. From the basketball hardwood to the hockey rink to the wrestling mat, there will be great match-ups and tournaments everywhere over the next four months.

12/07/2011

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Mike Max’s News And Notes For October 18, 2011

Football attendance, Vikings stadium and maybe a change in when hockey games are played. It’s all covered in this week’s news and notes from Mike Max.

10/18/2011

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