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Coleman wins Mr. Basketball

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The Mr. Basketball of Minnesota Committee announced that the winner of the Mr. Basketball Award for 2011 is Joe Coleman, a 6-foot-4 guard from Hopkins (Minnesota). Coleman recently won his third straight state championship as a member of the Hopkins Royals. Coleman is a Rivals150 recruit and a signed prospect of Tubby Smith and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
The other Finalists were:
Lucas Brown 6-3 Roseville (Wofford)
Shelby Moats 6-8 Waconia (Vanderbilt)
Kyle Noreen 6-6 Minnesota Transitions (undecided)
Jake White 6-8 Chaska (Wichita State)
Each year, Mr. Basketball, in its 37th season, honors the top high school player in Minnesota.
For Further Information Contact:
Ken Lien - Owner/Chairman of Mr. Basketball of Minnesota
Office: 952.239.0233
Email: klien@lienmg.com
Past winners include:
2010 -Kevin Noreen - Minnesota Transitions
2009 -Royce White - Hopkins
2008 -Jordan Taylor - Benilde-St. Margaret's
2007 -Blake Hoffarber - Hopkins
2006 -Isaiah Dahlman - Braham
2005 -Travis Busch - Mounds View
2004 -Spencer Tollackson -Chaska
2003 -Kris Humphries -Hopkins
2002 -Stephen King - Holy Angels
2001 -Rick Rickert - Duluth East
2000 -Adam Boone - Minnetonka
1999 -Nick Horvath - Mounds View
1998 -Darius Lane & Joel Przybilla
1997 -Khalid El-Amin - Mpls. North
1996 -Mitch Ohnsted - Faribault
1995 -Robert Mestas - Mpls. Roosevelt
1994 -Sam Jacobson Park - Cottage Grove
1993 -Skipp Schaefbauer - Elk River
1992 -Brett Yonke - Eagan
1991 -Joel McDonald - Chisholm
1990 -Chad Kolander - Owatonna
1989 -Tom Conroy - DeLaSalle
1988 -Derek Reuben - Mpls. North
1987 -Kevin Lynch - Bloom. Jefferson
1986 -Steve Schlotthauer - Mounds View
1985 -Brett McNeal - Mpls. North
1984 -Tim Hanson - Prior Lake
1983 -Tom Copa - Coon Rapids
1982 -Robb Shelquist - Irondale
1981 -Redd Overton - Mpls. North
1980 -Jim Petersen - St. Louis Park
1979 -Randy Breuer & Greg Downing
1978 -Jim Jensen - Bemidji
1977 -Brian Pederson - Prior Lake
1976 -Kevin McHale - Hibbing
1975 -Gene Glynn - Waseca
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