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

By Nick Gerhardt, SportsEngine, 01/28/18, 12:00PM CST


See who fans voted as the top performer for Jan. 15-20

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

Cody Landwehr, Sauk Rapids-Rice: Landwehr scored 28 points for the No. 10-3A Storm (10-5, 4-4) in a 71-68 victory against St. Cloud Tech on Jan. 19. He also had 19 points against No. 14-3A Delano in a 72-54 victory three days earlier.

Top Performer candidates

Mitchell Plombon, St. Cloud Cathedral: Plombon scored a game-high 24 points for St. Cloud Cathedral in a 63-56 overtime victory against Albany on Jan. 16. Plombon also pulled down 13 rebounds for the Crusaders (11-2, 5-0), who are ranked No. 5 in Class 2A by Minnesota Basketball News.

Jalen Justice, Robbinsdale Cooper: Justice had a team-high 25 points for the Hawks (5-4, 1-1) in a 93-77 win over Metro West Conference rival Bloomington Jefferson on Jan. 16. 

Matt Todd, Monticello: Todd recorded his eighth game with 30 or more points this season, dropping 35 on St. Cloud Apollo in a 78-59 victory on Jan. 16. He made 12 of 14 attempts from the field and knocked down 11 of 11 from the free-throw line.

Brandon GustafsonBecker: Gustafson finished with 25 points to help lead Becker (5-10, 3-2) to a 73-71 double-overtime victory against Albany on Jan. 19.

Nick Bieniek, Annandale: Bieniek had big bounce-back game in an 85-55 rout of Glencoe-Silver Lake on Jan. 19. He ended the night with 29 points, just three days after the leading scorer for No. 9-2A Cardinals (10-2, 4-0) posted 10 points in a 58-37 win against Litchfield.

Cal Wright, Mora: Wright put together a monster game against Milaca in a 70-55 win on Jan. 16. Wright scored 31 points on 14-of-23 shooting from the field. He knocked down two three-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds.

Emmanuel Jones, Prairie Seeds Academy: Jones showed his scoring touch with 27 points against The International School of Minnesota in a 99-76 victory on Jan. 16. Three days later, he capped the week with an even higher scoring output -- finishing with 40 points in a 106-75 win against St. Paul Preparatory.

Deszi Sims, Minneapolis Roosevelt: Sims’ four-game week started off in style when he delivered 39 points for the Teddies (9-6, 2-2) against Simley in an 80-49 victory on Jan. 15. A day later, he was even better with a 41-point effort on 15-of-19 shooting against Cambridge-Isanti in an 83-67 win. He ended the week with a 16-point game against rival Minneapolis North in a 75-59 loss and had 19 points in a 70-45 triumph against St. Anthony.

Ean Thomsen, Nicollet: Thomsen and the Raiders (10-5, 6-0) got rolling again with an 87-41 blowout of Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial on Jan. 16. Thomsen had 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting, which included three three-pointers, to give Nicollet back-to-back wins.

*Stats and records as of Jan. 21.

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