The 9th annual Midwest Players Classic took place this past Saturday Jan 19th in LaCrosse and featured some of the top teams and players in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Here’s a quick look at a handful of players that stood out this past weekend in LaCrosse…

TOP PERFORMERS
6’4 PG Jalen Suggs 2020 – Minnehaha Academy (MN) – Uncommitted 

Jalen Suggs showed why he is an elite prospect nationally, finishing with 18 pts to lead Minnehaha Academy to a win over Lacrosse Central (WI) in the featured matchup of the event. Suggs set the tone early in the game with his energy on defense, getting steals and easy baskets for his team. He showed off high level handle and was able to get to the rim with ability to finish with either hand. He also did a good job distributing to teammates and knocked down a couple jumpers. It is easy to see why he is such a coveted prospect nationally and did not disappoint. 

5’9 PG Trequan Carrington 2019 - Martin Luther (WI) – Uncommitted 
Trequan Carrington was electric for Martin Luther, scoring 32 points in a win over a solid Minneapolis North (MN) squad. He got out to a great start in the first half, was relentless attacking the rim and lived at the FT line. Carrington also did a good job of facilitating when the paint became congested, driving to draw the defense and then finding shooters for open looks. He brought energy on defense and used his quickness to bother ball handlers. Saturday was one of the best performances of the season for Carrington and will be a building block moving forward as Martin Luther has aspirations of a state run. 

6’3 PG Tyrell Terry 2019 – De La Salle (MN) – Stanford Commit
Stanford Commit Tyrell Terry did all he could for DeLaSalle in their loss to Sun Prairie (WI), finishing with 25 pts and hit 4 threes. Terry showed good shot mechanics, soft touch and quick release, knocking down jumpers off the dribble and as a spot up shooter. He was also able to use his handle to get into the paint when defenders ran him off of the three-point line and finish or drop off passes to teammates. Terry had a really good game even in the loss and was clearly one of the higher level prospects at the Midwest Players Classic.

7’0 F/C Chet Holmgren 2021 – Minnehaha Academy (MN) – Uncommitted
Chet Holmgren showed off his full skill set against Lacrosse Central – blocking shots, finishing at the rim, and stepping out to the perimeter and making jump shots. At 7’0 Holmgren is very thin in build but has really good timing on defense, staying on the floor against pump fakes and using his height to block and alter shots. He also displayed a soft touch from outside, hitting 3 three point shots finishing with 17 pts in the win. Holmgren already has a handful of high major offers and should continue to rise in rankings as he gains strength. 

6’3 G Isaac Lindsey 2020 – Mineral Point (WI) – Uncommitted
Isaac Lindsey had a good performance for Mineral Point in their loss to Caledonia (MN). He was able to create his own shot and score at all three levels - hitting jumpers off the dribble, showing off nice touch on floaters in the mid range area and getting to the rim. One of the best offensive performances of the day even in the loss, Lindsey showed why he one of the top prospects in the 2020 class in Wisconsin. 

6’4 SG Jonathan Davis 2020 – Lacrosse Central (WI) – Uncommitted 
Johnathan Davis more than held his own in a big time matchup against Jalen Suggs and Minnehaha Academy. Davis finished with 21 pts in a close loss for Lacrosse Central – he did a good job of getting into the paint and finishing around the basket and showed his athleticism catching an impressive lob on a sidelines out of bounds play and finishing with authority. Davis has good size and length for his position and used it to his advantage. Holding early offers from Northern Iowa and Wisconsin among others, Davis is one of the best wing prospects in Wisconsin.