Chet Holmgren wins Naismith Award, helps Minnehaha Academy win big over North

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It’s a night Chet Holmgren won’t soon forget. He was named the Naismith Award winner for being the best high school basketball player in the country, then he helped Minnehaha Academy beat Minneapolis North.

Minnehaha Academy won, 82-47, Wednesday night.

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Holmgren put on a show for the fans who were allowed to attend. He scored 22 points, had 12 blocks and 11 rebounds, as the Polars were handed their first loss of the year.

North took an early lead, but Holmgren and his teammates put on an offensive display that gave them a 21 point lead at halftime, 39-18. They built upon that lead in the second half to cruise to a comfortable win.