Prospect Guide to the Comets Invitational

If you get up near St. Cloud this weekend check out the prospects at the Minnesota Comets Invitational. There are several you can see at various age levels and there are even some pretty strong players from outside of Minnesota coming to the event.
We shall start with the seniors of 2009. I have a feeling that a few more will pop up but here are the top five seniors that are expected to be in uniform this weekend. But don't be surprised if Jordair Jett shows up after his all star game is over. There could also be a very strong Cooper presence from their 09 class.
1.) Carlos Emmory (Bloom. Jefferson) – Minnesota Pump N Run
2.) Will Deberg (Edina) – Triple Threat
3.) Taylor Sparkman (Minnehaha Academy) – Minnesota Select
4.) Dominique Dawson (Mpls. Southwest) – 43 Hoops II
5.) Quincey Bethea (Cooper) - Grassroots Minnesota
There are also some quality outstate players competing this weekend. A few will join Minnesota teams and then the others will come in from Wisconsin and Iowa on the Terry Porter Elite and Iowa Mavericks teams respectively. These guys are all class of 2010 kids.
1.) Steve Tecker (Northwestern) – Minnesota Pump-N-Run
2.) Jordan Reetz (Fall Creek) – 43 Hoops I
3.) Alex Vogel (Washington) – Iowa Mavericks Black
4.) Larentaz Daniels (Milwaukee Custer) – Terry Porter Elite
5.) Taylor Bontrager (Iowa City West) – Iowa Mavericks Black
Here is an early list of the top 40 2010 prospects of Minnesota kids who are playing this weekend. Please don't put much stock in these early rankings below as they are more done to throw some names out there for people as compared to actually ranking players at this time. A little to early for that and those rankings will come later. Plus there are players that may belong on a top 40 in the event but I haven't seen many of the other rosters and or seen some of them play.
1.) Kevin Noreen (MN Transitions) – Minnesota Pump N Run
2.) Jake Kreuser (Henry Sibley) - Minnesota Pump N Run
3.) Mike Rostampour (Henry Sibley) - Minnesota Pump N Run
4.) Alec Brown (Winona) - Minnesota Pump N Run
5.) Vinard Birch (Eastview) – 43 Hoops I
6.) Dyami Starks (Duluth East) - Minnesota Pump N Run
7.) Clay Horne (Cretin-Derham Hall) – 43 Hoops I
8.) Ben Bucholz (Perham) – Minnesota Comets Elite
9.) Taylor Filipek (Willmar) – Minnesota Comets Elite
10.) Brett Ervin (Eden Prairie) – 43 Hoops I
11.) Dan Kornbaum (Little Falls) – Minnesota Comets Elite
12.) Tony Gerdling (Centennial) – 43 Hoops I
13.) Ryan Duxbury (Stillwater) – Minnesota Heat
14.) Jay Sewer (Richfield) – TNL Express
15.) Jordan Hughes (Mpls Henry) – Grassroots Minnesota
16.) Max Rosenbloom (St. Paul Johnson) – 43 Hoops I
17.) Danny Geiger (New Prague) – Minnesota Fury
18.) Joe Terfehr (Breckenridge) – ECI Minnesota
19.) Jasper Duberry (Champlin Park) – TNL Express
20.) Aaron Anderson (Osseo) – Minnesota Pump-N-Run
21.) Manani Beavers (Tartan) – 43 Hoops I
22.) Zach Vraa (Rosemount) – MSB Roadrunners
23.) Jordan Riewer (Staples-Motely) – Minnesota Comets Elite
24.) Conner Gunderson (Austin) – Minnesota Glory
25.) Leonard Glass (Minnetonka) – 43 Hoops I
26.) Alex Hanks (St. Cloud Tech) – Minnesota Comets Elite
27.) Devon Knopke (Burnsville) – TNL Express
28.) Erik Tengwall (New London Spicer) – Minnesota Comets Elite
29.) Martin Wind (Cass Lake-Bena) – Minnesota Comets Elite II
30.) Yuriy Malashenko (Jordan) – Minnesota Fury
31.) Dan Fleissner (Rochester Century) – Minnesota Glory
32.) Joey Cuperus (Sebeka) – Minnesota Comets Elite II
33.) Paul Franklin (Stillwater) – Minnesota Heat
34.) Zach Riedeman (Forest Lake) – Minnesota Heat
35.) Charlie Kern (Belle Plaine) – Minnesota Fury
36.) Dimitri Conwell (St. Paul Johnson) – 43 Hoops II
37.) John Rowland (Osseo) – Minnesota Redhawks
38.) Josh Pratt (St. Anthony) – TC Elite
39.) Spencer Cummings (White Bear Lake) – TNL Express
40.) Justin Bosman (Rush City) – Minnesota Glory
There are several 2011 kids to watch this weekend as well. Most are from the talented Minnesota Pump-n-Run and 43 Hoops teams but more could make names for themselves with just one event. Here are 20 to keep an eye on and remember that most of these rosters aren't even out at this level.
Brendan Boerm (North Tama) – Iowa Mavericks Black 16s
Lucas Brown (Roseville) – MSB Roadrunners 17s
Marquel Curtis (Robbinsdale Armstrong) – 43 Hoops 16s
Ben Figini (Chisago Lakes) – Minnesota Glory 16s
Alex Kreuser, (Totino-Grace) – Minnesota Pump-n-Run 16s
Shelby Moats (Waconia) - Minnesota Pump-n-Run 16s
Kyle Noreen (Minnesota Transitions) - Minnesota Pump-n-Run 16s
DeMario Page (Milwaukee Rufus King) – Terry Porter Elite 17s
Jason Perkins (Shakopee) - Minnesota Pump-n-Run 16s
Drew Preiner (Tartan) - Minnesota Heat 16s
Alex Richter (Lakeville South) - Minnesota Pump-n-Run 16s
Thomas Schalk (Apple Valley) – 43 Hoops 16s
Roosevelt Scott (St. Paul Johnson) – 43 Hoops 16s
Jordan Smith (Orono) – 43 Hoops 16s
Estan Tyler (St. Paul Johnson) – 43 Hoops 16s
Jonah Travis (DeLaSalle) - Minnesota Pump-n-Run 16s
Jordan Van Eps (Mounds View) – 43 Hoops 16s
Garrett Wenzelburger (Milwaukee Lutheran) – Terry Porter Elite 16s
Jake White (Chaska) – 43 Hoops 16s
Freddie Young (Brooklyn Center) – 43 Hoops 16s