Zeke Nnaji, StarTribune Metro Player of the Year

School: Hopkins
Position: Forward
Height: 6-11
Year: Senior
College Committed: Arizona

Went from intriguing prospect to bona fide Top 40 college recruit with an eye-popping summer of AAU basketball with D1 Minnesota. Carried that momentum through the high school season, averaging 24.1 points (with a high of 46) and 9.4 rebounds per game. Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year “has improved so much this past year it’s really hard to fathom it all,’’ Hopkins coach Ken Novak Jr. said. He has a real chance to make it to the NBA.”

Read Star Tribune staff writer Jim Paulsen's feature on Nnaji.