Five finalists for the 2019 Minnesota Mr. Basketball award were announced Sunday. The finalists are:
- Isaac Fink, Springfield
- Matthew Hurt, Rochester John Marshall
- Zeke Nnaji, Hopkins
- Tyrell Terry, DeLaSalle
- Tyler Wahl, Lakeville North
All five seniors will be honored during the Timberwolves game Mar. 26 at Target Center, with the winner being announced during that ceremony.
Here's a little bit about each finalists.
He's a scoring machine who earlier this season became the 11th player in Minnesota State High School League history to eclipse 3,000 career points. He's also a talented pitcher who has committed to play baseball and basketball at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Springfield is 23-2 on the season and ranked No. 2 in Class 1A.
The five-star recruit has yet to announce where he'll play in college, but he's among the best players in the country and is averaging a ridiculous 36.7 points per game and has an outside chance of reaching 4,000 career points.
According to MNBasketballHub, Hurt has 3,704 career points.
John Marshall has a record of 20-6 entering postseason play.
The star player for the No. 1-ranked Hopkins Royals (22-4) is averaging 24.6 points this season. The 6-foot-11 senior is committed to play in college for the Arizona Wildcats.
The Stanford-bound point guard is a leader for the No. 1-ranked (Class 3A) DeLaSalle Islanders. He's just 6-foot-1, but he can fly, as evidenced in the video below.
The 6-foot-7 forward will head to Wisconsin after graduating this spring. He's the leading scorer and rebounder for the fourth-ranked Lakeville North Panthers, who could be destined for a showdown with Hurt and John Marshall for a trip to the state tournament later this month.
Wahl's father, Tim Wahl, was a Mr. Basketball finalist in 1977 while starring at Minneapolis Southwest High School.