Osseo and Eastview were two of the best teams in state last year. Osseo won the state title while the Lightning went to state but were dropped in round one of the playoffs when Grant Shaeffer had one of the most amazing performance in state history for EP.
This year the programs come into the year with high expectations again but reaching last season’s success could be tough. The Orioles do return two of the best players in Bridge Tusler and Ian Theisen plus DeLaSalle transfer Wheeler Baker will provide a third big time scoring option. Eastview isn’t as fortunate with only Ben Oberfeld back from last year’s regular rotation but don’t overlook coach Mark Gerber’s ability to get his kids to defend.
Ian Theisen vs Ben Oberfeld: These two are a major reason why this game was selected for the event. Oberfeld is one of the best defending power forwards this state has seen and he’s headed to division one Bucknell next year. Theisen is a top five level junior in the state who has already accumulated a handful of D1 offers. It’s going to be a great match-up to view.
Why Osseo will win:
Why Eastview will win:
Our Prediction: Osseo