A high school basketball team from a small town in southern Minnesota is getting the chance of a lifetime to play in front of a nationally televised audience, and their opponent will be a Minnesota powerhouse that is no stranger to national attention.
Minnehaha Academy, the No. 1 team in Minnesota's Class 3A and one of the top teams in the country, was scheduled to face a team from Houston, Tennessee, Monday night on ESPNU, but a snowstorm has forced the Tennessee squad to cancel the trip.
That left an opening for a ESPNU game, and stepping up to the plate to face Minnehaha Academy is Stewartville High School, a small school south of Rochester that is also known for athletics excellence.
Stewartville is led by Will Tschetter, the No. 2-ranked senior recruit in Minnesota who is committed to the University of Michigan.
Tschetter and the Tigers from Stewartville get the chance to go up against a Minnehaha Academy team that is routinely in the national limelight thanks to some of the top recruits in the country, including Class of 2021 No. 1 nationally ranked 7-footer Chet Holmgren.
Holmgren is a 5-star recruit while Tschetter is a 3-star recruit, per 247 Sports.