League Preview

Posted On: 11/8/17 5:15 AM

It's about to get real. After several terrific Sundays of exhibition basketball, the 2017 Breakdown Fall League has reached its conclusion and we are headed for the real deal. Some 239 days will have passed from the time Goodhue, Roseau, Orono, and Elk River cut down the nets at Williams Arena on State Championship Saturday until practice officially begins next Monday, Nov. 13. Regular season games start 11 days later. After a terrific AAU summer, countless camps and showcases, the odd off-season high school event and four Sundays of fall ball, it can't come soon enough.

Kudos to the folks from Breakdown Sports for another excellent Fall League. Nobody does high school basketball events any better. By matching opponents correctly, scheduling quick back-to-back games, and making everything run smoothly, Breakdown offers the best opportunity available for teams to reconvene, find a little rhythm, figure out which newcomers might be able to contribute, and offer interested observers a preview of what lies ahead. Over the past four Sundays, I spent two full days at St. Micheal-Albertville and one each at Hopkins and Bloomington Kennedy. In total, I saw 60 schools play at least once. Here are some observations from Sunday's final

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