Minnesota Kids in the Elite Eight

While reading about the NCAA Basketball tournament, I read about several Minnesota kids, that will participate in the Elite Eight.

  • Army v Duke  Tres Jones

  • Tres is the starting point guard for Duke. He is from Apple Valley, where he starred for 4 years. He is following in the footsteps of his brother, Tyus, who now plays for the Timberwolves. Coach K calls him a game changer. He is a freshman, and is projected as a draft pick, in the upcoming draft, if he chooses to come out. Jay Bilas says he is the best defensive player in college ball.


Gonzaga - Crandall

  • Geno Crandall                                                                                                                   
  • Played high school ball at DeLasalle in Minneapolis. He chose North Dakota for college. He graduated early, and still had a year of eligibility, had several offers, including the Gophers, and chose to attend Gonzaga, because he felt that going there, would give him the best opportunity, to get top the Final Four. He is averaging 7 points, and 2.5 assists, per game


  • Reid Travis

  • Also an alum of DeLasalle. He led the team to the state title, while scoring over 29 points, and 9 rebounds, per game. He was a 2014 McDonalds All-Star. He had several college offers, and chose Stanford. He was redshirted, because of injury, therefore having a year of eligibility, left after graduation. He chose to go to Kentucky, where he has averaged 9 points a game backing their point guard.

All 3 of these young men are looking forward to returning home for the Final Four.

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