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And the winner is...MN Basketball Hub Top Performer unveiled

By Nick Gerhardt, SportsEngine, 01/14/18, 12:00PM CST


See who fans voted as the top performer for Jan. 1-6.

Players are considered for the Top Performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Basketball Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If any coaches or members of their coaching staff would like to be set up to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.

Fans' choice for Top Performer

Jordan Belka, Rogers: After a 2-4 start, the Royals (4-5) have won two of their last three due in part to the play of Belka, who finished with a team-high 31 points in a 77-63 triumph over Moorhead on Jan. 5.

Top Performer candidates

Matthew Hurt, Rochester John Marshall: Hurt continued his torrid scoring streak with two impressive outings. He had 46 points (and 17 rebounds) in an 82-65 victory over Owatonna on Jan. 2. Mankato East, ranked No. 7 in Class 3A by Minnesota Basketball News, slowed Hurt down, holding him to 30 points (and 15 rebounds) in a 75-63 win over the No. 9-4A Rockets.

Calvin Wishart, Delano: Wishart reached 32 points in a game for the fourth time this season as the the No. 9-3A Tigers (8-2) rolled Rocori 73-39 on Jan. 6. The senior is averaging 32.3 a game this year.

Matt Todd, Monticello: Todd overcame a slow shooting night (36 percent from the field) by scoring from the free-throw line, where he went 11-for-14 en route to a 31-point performance in an 82-63 victory over Zimmerman on Jan. 4.

Marcus Johnson, St. Agnes: Johnson led St. Agnes with 36 points, but the Aggies came up just short in 72-70 loss to Blake on Jan. 4. Two days later, he posted a 29-point game in a 69-61 win over St. Paul Washington. Johnson is averaging 26.1 points per game this season.

Noah Kannegiesser, Hancock: Kannegiesser is averaging 35.2 points per game for No. 20-1A Hancock thanks to performances similar to the one he had last week. Kannegiesser finished with 28 points in a 65-52 win over West Central Area on Jan. 4.

Carson Becicka, Mesabi East: Becicka helped Mesabi East (8-3, 3-2) extend its winning streak to four games after a 25-point game in a 69-53 victory against Chisolm on Jan. 2 and a 19-point outing in a 66-60 win over International Falls three days later.

Noah Slagter, Willmar: Slagter helped No. 8-3A Willmar (11-0, 4-0) blow out two more opponents this season. He scored 35 in a 74-49 win over Becker on Jan. 2 and posted 16 points in a 75-57 win over Rocori.

Jenson Beachy, Perham: Beachy knocked down six three-pointers and finished with 24 points to power No. 6-2A Perham (11-0, 4-0) past Hawley 80-69 on Jan. 5.

Courtney Brown, East Ridge: The Raptors (7-3, 1-1) defeated St. Paul Central 72-66 on Jan. 3 and topped Stillwater 70-58 two days later behind Brown, who scored 27 and 21, respectively, in the back-to-back victories.

*Stats and records as of Jan. 7

The MN Basketball Hub poll is based on opinion and only for entertainment.

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