Last November Concordia-St. Paul signed guard Clay Olstad out of Plainview/Elgin-Millville. A year later it looks like the Golden Bears will complete the family package and sign his brother Cole Olstad. The 6-foot-4 high IQ sharp shooter gave his commitment to Concordia-St. Paul last night strengthening their wing play for the future.
The Olstad brothers led Plainview/Elgin-Millville to a record of 86-9 the past three seasons (59-1 in Three Rivers Conference play) including trips to the state tournament in 2009 and 2010. The Bulldogs earned their school a pair of third places trophies in those consecutive trips defeating HLWW in 2009 and Braham last year.
Clay will play for the Golden Bears this winter while Cole has another year left of high school action. Some have questioned if PEM will continue their success with one half of the Olstad brothers graduating but the state may have received an answer earlier this month. The Bulldogs participated in the Pacesetter Sweet 16 defeating Sebeka 95-71 while playing Lakeville South to the final buzzer (a 78-74 defeat) and losing by only ten to Benilde-St. Margaret's.
Marshall Adds Offers
This off-season St. Paul Johnson guard Marcus Marshall picked up his first offer from Missouri-Kansas City. Since then the explosive 6-foot-2 shooting guard has also added offers from Indiana State and Northern Illinois plus interest from high major schools continues to roll in. Some of the latest to call have been Butler and Missouri according to Al Harris who coaches Marcus both at Johnson and with 43 Hoops.
Although Minnesota Preps has yet to learn when he will be taking the following visits, it has been confirmed with Jeremy Miller of the Minnesota Pump N Run that Shelby Moats will be taking official visits to Northwestern, Washington State, and Princeton this fall.
Six-foot-6 wing Seth Hinrichs recently visited St. Cloud State adding an offer from the school. Hinrichs will have his choice of numerous NSIC scholarship offers or heading out of state to a division one school. He has an offer from Lafayette plus Comets coach/admin Chris Lewis said Western Illinois is the latest program to call on the sharp shooter.