From left to right, Daniel Oturu of Cretin-Derham Hall, Jarvis Thomas Omersa of Orono, Tre Jones of Apple Valley, and Gabe Kalscheur of DeLaSalle on Sunday, March 18 in Apple Valley. Not pictured is Jalen Suggs of Minnehaha Academy, who was not available. Star Tribune photo by JERRY HOLT • firstname.lastname@example.org
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|After whom do you pattern your game?||One food you cannot resist?||Memory of your first great basketball play?|
|Tre Jones||Tyus Jones Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul||Chicken Alfredo||Making a half-court shot to go into overtime in sixth grade.|
|Gabe Kalscheur||Klay Thompson, C.J. McCollum||Wings with ranch||This year versus Orono, when I hit four threes to bring us back from 12 down with four minutes left. It was a crazy and unforgettable game.|
|Jarvis Thomas Omersa||No one really. I just use what I’ve learned over the years.||Chinese food||When I got a steal in the section semifinal game against Minneapolis Henry to put us up four after a 15-point comeback.|
|Daniel Oturu||I don’t really look at one person. I take bits from all the great players at each level.||Chinese food||When I dunked on this player from Minnetonka, and I got a technical because I was so turned up.|
|Jalen Suggs||Russell Westbrook and LeBron James. Their aggressiveness and ways they can do it all are what impress me the most.||Huge fan of seafood||I was in first or second grade. We were playing against Lakeville South. We were down two points and had the ball at halfcourt. I got the ball inbounded to me with three seconds to go at the volleyball line and let it go. Ended up going in and we got the win.|
Park Center, 6-3, sr. guard
College: North Dakota State
The floor general of a balanced Pirates squad. “A great leader and a good example for our younger players,” Park Center coach James Ware said.
Woodbury, 6-5, sr. guard
A 48-percent shooter from the floor, averaged 25.1 points per game. “The smartest and most hard working player I’ve ever been around,” Royals coach Kent Getzlaff said.
Hopkins, 6-10, jr. forward
Does a little bit of everything for the Royals. “Zeke is a positionless player,” Hopkins coach Ken Novak said. Led the Royals to 26 consecutive victories during one stretch.
Champlin Park, 6-2, sr. guard
“After graduating 11 seniors off of last year’s team, Josiah did an outstanding job of leading our young team to a very successful season,” Rebels coach Mark Tuchscherer said.
Delano, 6-2, sr. guard
College: Georgia Southern
Team leader in scoring, assists and steals. Had six 40-point outings this season, two coming in section play. He will also guard one of the leading scorers on the opposition.
Courtney Brown, East Ridge, 6-6, jr. forward
Ben Carlson, East Ridge, 6-9, soph. forward
Dawson Garcia, Prior Lake, 6-10, soph. forward
David Roddy, Breck, 6-6, jr. center
Matt Todd, Monticello, 6-1, sr. guard
Tyler Wahl, Lakeville North, 6-7, jr. guard
Odell Wilson IV, Minneapolis North, 6-6, sr. center
The Star Tribune’s all-metro teams and Metro Player of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with a panel of coaches and staff observations.
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