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

By Nick Gerhardt, SportsEngine, 02/11/18, 12:00PM CST


See who fans voted as the top performer for Jan. 29-Feb. 3

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

Lu'Cye Patterson, Brooklyn Center. Patterson's big week helped propel Brooklyn Center's winning streak to five games. Patterson knocked down 9 of 18 shots from the field and finished 13-for-16 from the free-throw line to register 33 points in an 81-74 triumph over Fridley on Jan. 30. The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard also scored 22 in an 83-43 win against Holy Angels on Feb. 1 and finished with 21 points in a 90-68 victory over St. Anthony the next day.

Top Performer candidates

Noah Kannegiesser, Hancock. Kannegiesser became the school's all-time scoring leader Feb. 3, reaching 2,274 points after posting 40 in a 71-54 win over Central Minnesota Christian. He also had five assists and four steals in the victory. Kannegiesser closed within six points of the record following a 45-point performance in a 95-81 win over West Central Area on Jan. 29, a game in which he went 15 of 20 from the field, including making eight three-pointers, to lead an Owls team (16-1, 7-0) ranked No. 13 in Class 1A by Minnesota Basketball News.  

Matthew Hurt, Rochester John Marshall. Hurt remained the state's leading scorer this season (703 total points) after sandwiching a nearly 30-point performance between a pair of 40-point games. He finished with 41 points --  and 13 rebounds -- in an 82-60 win over Red Wing on Jan. 30. Two days later, he had a 29-point game in a 69-28 win against Albert Lea, then delivered a 42-point game (and 10 rebounds) against Mankato West in a 76-58 triumph for the No. 9-4A Rockets (17-2, 13-2) on Feb. 3.

Juan Salgado, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. Salgado scored a game-high 38 points and finished with 10 rebounds, six assists, three steals and six blocks in a 67-57 loss to Christian Life Academy on Jan. 29. He had 21 points against Groves Academy in a 74-63 loss on Feb. 1.

Brevyn Spann-Ford, St. Cloud Tech. Spann-Ford can fill out a stat sheet. He had 35 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals in a 91-74 victory over St. Cloud Apollo on Jan. 30. The Golden Gophers football commit finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocks in a 73-64 win against Monticello on Feb. 3.

Sam Olson, Rocori. Olson made 10 three-pointers en route to 31 points in a 62-57 victory against Zimmerman on Jan. 30, helping the Spartans win four of their last six games.

Matt Todd, Monticello. Todd went 17 of 26 from the field and hit all five of his free-throw attempts to finish with 42 points in an 81-76 loss to Princeton on Jan. 30. He also recorded six assists, five steals and seven rebounds on the night. Four days later, Todd posted a 29-point game in a 73-64 loss to St. Cloud Tech.

Cal Wright, Mora. Wright knocked down seven three-pointers whiling finished 11 of 22 from the field and 8 of 10 from the free-throw line against Hinckley-Finlayson on Jan. 29, but the Mustangs came up short in a 76-70 loss. He finished the week with a 17-point performance in a 70-63 loss to Becker on Jan. 30.

Calvin Wishart, Delano. Wishart seems to have bounced back from an ankle injury -- and a scoring slump -- after a 33-point performance in an 80-78 overtime loss to Waconia on Feb. 1. The Georgia Southern commit is one of the state's leading scorers this season (455 points) but finished below his 30.3 points-per-game average in his three prior games.

Marcus Johnson, St. Agnes. Johnson produced 30 points in a 79-67 loss to St. Anthony on Jan. 30 and had a 15-point game in an 88-55 loss to Columbia Heights three days later.

*Stats and records as of Feb. 4.

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