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Matthew Hurt named Mr. Basketball

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 03/27/19, 12:30PM CDT


Rochester John Marshall's Matthew Hurt

Rochester John Marshall senior Matthew Hurt was announced as the 2019 Mr. Basketball Minnesota during the Tuesday’s Minnesota Timberwolves basketball game.

Hurt averaged 37.1 points and 12.4 rebounds per game for the Rockets and finished his high school career with 3,819 points, fourth-most in state history and the most for a large-school player in state history.

The 6-foot-9 Hurt is considered one of the top 10 recruits in the nation for the Class of 2019 but has yet to make a college commitment. He has offers from Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Minnesota, for whom his older brother Michael plays. He’s expected to announce his college decision in mid-April after the conclusion of the Final Four.

Michael accepted the award for his brother Tuesday because Matthew was in Atlanta, preparing to play in the McDonald’s All-American game.

Hurt is the first Mr. Basketball winner from Rochester and the first from outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area since Braham’s Isaiah Dahlman won the award in 2006.

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