Minnesota Mr. Basketball Finalists Named

The Mr. Basketball of Minnesota Committee announced their candidates for the 2005 Mr. Basketball Award today. A list of the Top 15 will be released later this month and the five finalists will be announced the week of the Boy's State Tournament. The winner will be crowned at the 31st Annual Mr./Miss Basketball Awards Banquet, which will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17th at the Minneapolis Holiday Inn West. The following is a look at the 30 midseason candidates.

NAME

HT

POS

SCHOOL

COLLEGE

Jamal Abu-Shamala

6-4

SG

Shakopee (MN) High

Travis Bledsoe

6-0

PG

Minneapolis (MN) DeLaSalle

Will Bratzel

5-10

PG

St. Paul (MN) Christ Household of Faith

Ray Brown

6-6

SG

Richfield (MN) High

Bradley

Travis Brown

6-4

SG

Richfield (MN) High

Northern Iowa

Travis Busch

6-3

SG

Arden Hills (MN) Mounds View

Cal Poly

Mike Cunningham

6-4

SF

Blooimngton (MN) Trinity

Ross Forman

6-7

SF

Minneapolis (MN) Patrick Henry

Wyoming

Mitch Gossen

6-7

SF

Mankato (MN) East

Kevin Gullikson

6-6

PF

Stillwater (MN) High

Wisconsin (walk-on)

Travis Gunhus

6-3

SG

Moorhead (MN) Park Christian

Walter Haynes

6-3

PF

St. Paul (MN) Johnson

Andrew Henke

6-5

SF

Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins

Air Force

Urule Igbavboa

6-8

PF

Oakdale (MN) Tartan

Valparaiso

David Johnson

6-2

SG

Hayfield (MN) High

John Kreklow

6-6

SF

Blaine (MN) High

Air Force

Cory Laugen

6-1

PG

Monticello (MN) High

Adam Machones

6-3

SG

Duluth (MN) Marshall

Mike Moberg

6-9

C

Maple Grove (MN) High

Niagara

Byron Ninham

6-3

SG

Cass Lake-Bena

Austin Pennick

6-3

SG

Moorhead (MN) Park Christian

North Dakota State

Geoff Probst

6-5

SF

Moose Lake (MN) High

North Dakota

Arsenio Richardson

6-0

SG

St. Louis Park (MN) High

Nebraska-Omaha

Rob Schmidt

6-0

PG

Watertown-Mayer

Arden Skoglund

6-10

C

Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins

Valparaiso

Ian Sommers

6-2

SG

Fairbault (MN) High

Sam Sussenguth

6-8

PF

Willmar (MN) High

North Dakota State

Courtney Tyler

6-2

PG

Eagan (MN) High

Josh Vaughan

6-3

SG

Braham (MN) High

North Dakota State

Andy Wills

6-6

SF

Mankato (MN) West

North Dakota


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