We’re excited for the launch of NY2LAMINNESOTA.COM today and with that we will continue to refine things and provide quality coverage in the process.  Here’s a quick look at a few talented prospects making headlines in today’s news and notes in Minnesota…

Prince Aligbe - 6’6” - F - 2022 - A super sophomore is coming off an Elite performance this past weekend against Sierra Canyon.  Prince finished the game with 18 pts and 8 rrebounds.  Prince made big shot after big shot to start the runs for Minnehaha to open the lead up against Sierra Canyon.  Prince showed that he is more than just an athlete as he displayed great fundamentals and mid-range shooting ability. Prince is a High major prospect with Division 1 offers from Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa and Iowa State.    

Willie Wilson - G - 6’2” - 2022 - Willie is the lead guard for Mpls. North, a program that has the tradition of making state tournament appearances in class 2A and a history of winning championships.  Willie is currently avg. 18 pts per game this season for the Polars. He is a guard that plays fast and scores in multiple ways. The Polars defeated DeLaSalle Islanders on Tuesday in a close match up 52-51.  

Blessed Barhayiga  - 6’9” - C - 2022 -  Blessed a 6’9” Center for Osseo Senior HS is a traditional big that plays with his back to the basket, rebounds well and is a growing prospect in Minnesota class of 2022.  Blessed is a top 10 prospect in the state of MN. Blessed finished with 11points 8 rebs against Rogers High School this past Tuesday.

Donovan Smith - 5’9” - PG/SG - 2022 - Donovan is a smart guard that is one of the primary shooters for Minnehaha. Donovan helped lift Minnehaha past Sierra Canyon and has been a bright spot all season by knocking down shots from long range giving the Redhawks great perimeter shooting.  He is currently avg. 11 points per game

Carter Bjerke - 6’8” - C - 2022 - Carter is having a breakout season so far and is currently avg. 16ppg and putting up great numbers against really good class 4A teams.  On Jan. 4th he scored 18 points against Totino - Grace. Carter has worked to expand his game and hitting perimeter shots for a player at that size.