Boys high school basketball teams from around Minnesota and Wisconsin will travel to Minnetonka High School tonight, Saturday, Dec. 8, for the 9th annual Breakdown Tip Off Classic.
The games featured Saturday are among 14 terrific matchups between the elite in Minnesota boys high school basketball.
Games begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with a showdown between perennial state contenders Buffalo and Woodbury and conclude later Saturday night with seven total games on each court, all of which feature teams ranked among the top-15 in their respective classes.
What you will see at the Classic:
• Many potential Division I players, including Mr. Basketball candidates such as Anders Broman (Lakeview Christian), Riley Dearring (Minnetonka), Carson Shanks (Prior Lake), Ben Oberfeld (Eastview), Reggie Lynch and Graham Woodward (Edina), Grant Shaeffer (Eden Prairie) and Quinton Hooker (Park Center) as well as superstar youngsters such as Rashad Vaughn (Robbinsdale Cooper), Amir Coffey (Hopkins), Jon Sobaski (Prior Lake) and Andre Wallace (Eden Prairie).
• At least 150 players with college basketball possibilities
• Thirty-four players ranked in the top 20 of the rankings by class
• A projected 28 players with D1 ability
Minnetonka plays Robbinsdale Cooper at 8:15 p.m. in the West gym. Hopkins faces Tartan at 2 p.m., also in the West gym.
Minnetonka West gym
11 a.m. – Buffalo vs. Woodbury (No. 11AAAA)
12:30 p.m. – Blake (No. 4AAA) vs. Lakeview Christian (No. 2A)
2 p.m. – Hopkins (No. 3AAAA) vs. Tartan (No. 14AAAA)
3:45 p.m. – Eden Prairie (No. 2AAAA) vs. Rice Lake (WI)
5:15 p.m. – Osseo (No. 5AAAA) vs. Eastview (No. 15AAAA)
6:45 p.m. – Apple Valley (No. 1AAAA) vs. Park Center (No. 7AAAA)
8:15 p.m. – Minnetonka (No. 8AAAA) vs. Robbinsdale Cooper
Minnetonka East gym
11:15 a.m. – Duluth East vs. Prior Lake (No. 10AAAA)
12:45 p.m. – St. Peter (No. 3AA) vs. Pelican Rapids (No. 2AA)
2:15 p.m. – Roseville (No. 6AAAA) vs. Holy Angels (No. 6AAA)
4 p.m. – Minneapolis Washburn vs. Hudson (WI)
5:30 p.m. – New Prague (No. 10AAA) vs. Maple Grove
7 p.m. – Austin (No. 3AAA) vs. Edina (No. 4AAAA)
8:30 p.m. – Robbinsdale Armstrong vs. Wayzata (No. 9AAAA)