Minnesota's high school basketball scene is a hidden gem in America. The likes of Tyus and Tre Jones (Apple Valley), Paige Bueckers (Hopkins) and dozens upon dozens of other high-caliber talents have have turned the Land of 10,000 Lakes into a bit of a basketball hotbed.
One name you probably haven't heard of is Jayden Ruberg, a senior scoring machine from Two Harbors High School in the Duluth Area.
Ruberg may not get the attention that many of the top Twin Cities-area players receive, but good luck finding another player in Minnesota who can say they've scored 50+ points in a game three times this season.
According to Minnesota Basketball News, Ruberg netted 51 points in an overtime win against Duluth Marshall on Dec. 12; 57 points in a win over Carleton on Jan. 11; and 58 points in a one-point win over Silver Bay on Jan. 31.
The 6-foot-3 guard has basketball in his blood. According to Fox 21, Ruberg's aunt is the school's all-time scoring leader, his sister holds the school record for 3-pointers and his father, Greg Ruberg, owned the boys' scoring record until Jayden broke it earlier this season.
As of Jan. 31, Ruberg was averaging 32.9 points per game to lead the Northland, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
"Extremely hard worker who gets great elevation on his jumper," said Two Harbors head coach William Anderson. "[Ruberg] is extremely explosive in transition. Has utilized the weight room to his advantage in building a lean, explosive body and has great range."
The Two Harbors Agates are 6-13 overall entering play Wednesday. They reside in Section 7AA, which includes perennial state power Crosby-Ironton