Darren Clarke, a 6-foot-4 guard from St. Louis is still looking for a school to transfer to after leaving the Billikens. Clarke played in ten games, including one start as a sophomore and averaged 3.9 points and 1.9 rebounds. He missed the last five games with back spasms. Clarke is hearing from several top programs and just returned from a Pac-10 visit.
July 21, 2005
Many people feel that the class of 2003 may be Minnesota's top group of high school players ever. 6-9 forward Kris Humphries is an expected McDonald's All-American who will play next fall at Duke. He is one of twelve Minnesota prospects who have already signed to play Division I basketball next season.
February 20, 2003
Minneapolis (MN) Patrick Henry defeated Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins 66-64 in a battle of 2002 state champions. Three-time Class AAA champions Henry led throughout the game, but senior guard Lawrence McKenzie sealed the victory with two free throw with 6.1 seconds left. Hopkins guard Matt Rosenberg's three-point shot with one second left hit the rim and the Royals were unable to grab the rebound.
February 4, 2003
6-2 senior Theo Brown hit a three-pointer from the right corner with seven seconds left to lead Laurinburg (NC) Laurinburg Institute to a 67-65 win over Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins. LSU signee Regis Koundjia,held the ball for a last shot and found Brown open for the game winning shot. 6-3 Darren Clarke of Hopkins made a three-pointer for the Royals to put them up 65-64 before Brown's heroics.
January 25, 2003
In a game that feature at least six Division I prospects, it was Minneapolis North senior Justyn Burgess, who was the biggest star. The three-year starter scored a game-high 25 points to lead the home team to a 75-66 win over College Basketball News' #14 high school team Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins.
January 5, 2003
Minnesota high school basketball began in earnest tonight and the top matchup in the state featured Minnesota's top senior versus perhaps the best junior. 6-8 Kris Humphries, who signed with Duke, led Hopkins to an 89-81 win over Chaska with a game-high 34 points. He added eleven rebounds and two assists. 6-9 Spencer Tollackson, who has already committed to Minnesota, paced Chaska with 26 points in the loss. Hopkins is ranked #11 by USA Today and is the defending Class AAAA champions.
December 3, 2002
Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins announced their upcoming schedule as they look to repeat as Minnesota Class AAAA champions. The Royals will be led by three outstanding seniors as they return four of their starters. Kris Humphries played for the U.S. team in the recent COPBA Tournament in Venezuela and was one of the top players at the this summer's Nike All-American camp. He committed to Duke and figures to be a McDonald's All-American. He is not the only Division I recruit on the team.
October 3, 2002