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Programs in completely different places, that’s Duluth East and Prior Lake.
The Greyhounds have a new coaching staff, Akolda Manyang is at a prep school (this game was originally put together with the idea of pitting him against Carson Shanks), and they are basically starting over.
Prior Lake is in year three of the coach Alex Focke era led by a strong and sizeable senior core along with junior scorer Jon Sobaski. This is the year the Lakers have been building towards for a run at the state title and their combination of size, shooting, and experience could get them there.
Shaq Coleman vs. Jon Sobaski: Both averaged in that 13-14 points per game area last year and both will be the offensive catalyst for their team’s this year. Sobaski is a jet quick guard capable of pulling up to drain in a heartbeat. Coleman is a physical and active defender who ranks with the state’s best on that end although he’s going to need a lot of that energy to score too.
Why Prior Lake will win:
Why Duluth East will win:
Our Prediction: Prior Lake