Thursday, November 7, 2013


On Nov. 2, high school basketball players from around the Twin Cities metro area attended the Minnesota Super 80 Boys’ Basketball Combine at North High School. There were two age groups of players: Players in grades 6-8, and another event for players in grades 9-12. According to the Super 80 Super Showcase web site: “This showcase is designed to provide all attending players an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to the DII & Junior College coaches, scouts & media.”
Players were on their speed and their agility. They were also got their vertical jump tested.
Ricky Davis, who has played for multiple NBA teams, spoke to the players about his career and growing up. He also talked about how big a high school education is and to keep their heads in the books while they keep their basketball dreams alive.
Players broke out into different groups and they played five-on-five games. There were two different games going on at the same time.
These games gave players a chance to go up against different players that they wouldn’t usually go up against. The games also gave players to showcase their talent in a game situation.
Teams played multiple games. The games were 20 minutes with a running clock and subs coming in every five minutes. 
After the first 20 minutes of play teams switched courts, and then played another 20 minutes.  
Players played with a lot of intensity throughout the event.  
Overall I thought that the combine went well. I thought players were able to show their skills in a game-time environment. I thought that the players got something out of the experience themselves. It gave them a chance to play against players who also wanted to show their basketball skills.
This is a list of players who attended the combine.
Kamali Chambers- Hopkins High School
Andre Wallace- Eden Prairie
Jovanni Bickham- Minnehaha Academy
Sacar Anim- De La Salle
Devin Adams- Roseville
Marty Hill- Champlin Park
Arief Ibreiam- Edison
Zeke Rodgers-North
La’Michael Wade-Hopkins  
Joevon Walker-Minnehaha Academy
Odell Wilson-Love Works Middle School
Sid Tomes-East Ridge
JR Seitz-Orono
Grant Hollie- Benilde St. Margaret's
Brandon Robinson- Cooper
Emanuel Humphery-Tartan
Edo Walker- MPLS North
Anthony Davis Hopkins Junior high North
Oliver Smith-Waconia
Jack Sowada-Wayzata
Graig Collins-Washburn
Isak Aden-Learning Center
Qaid Walter-Richfield
Isaiah Rollins-Armstrong
Patrick Codute -Orono
Jack Anderson-Orono
Jaquan Sanders-North
Jerom Dixon-Armstrong
Ishmael El-Amin-West Junior High
Simeon Davis-Minnehaha Academy
Isaiah Sims-De La Salle
Yasim Makadin- Learning Charter
Randy Matthews-Minneapolis North
Juwan Davis-Eden Prairie
Benny Larry-Cretin Derham Hall
Jack Stensgard- Simley
Tyler Johnson-North
JT Gibson-Champlin
Jace Klinker-Hutchinson
Sean Davis-Central-Prep
RA Hudnell-Henry
Isaac Johnson-North
Tolu Ogunrinde-Park High school
DJ Hunter-North
Vince Walker-Ankeny (IA)
Sean Burns-Armstrong
Christopher Perry-Cretin-Derham Hall
Isaac Brooks-Lakeville North
Chris Cook-Hopkins
Josh Collins-DeLaSalle
Treyvon Edwards-Hopkins
Louis Williams-Richfield
Martelius Huges-Osseo
Denzel Koenig-Spring Lake Park
Jamil Jackson-North
Jalen Klinkner-Hutchinson
Colton Codute-Orono
Malik Hollins-Edison
Kingston Myles-Tartan

Noel Mshihiri-Orono

Carter Brooks-Lakeville North
Jayden Heimerman-Watertown-Mayer
Devyn Frye-Plymouth MS
Jarvis Johnson-DeLaSalle
Kyle Cappard-Blaine
Amar Miller-Minnetonka

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