Apple Valley Boys Hoops: Tre Jones, Defending a Title, Playing in Primetime

December 07, 2017 06:11 PM

Down the road, the Apple Valley boys basketball team eyes a repeat state championship this season.  In the short term, they're preparing for a nationally televised clash  that features arguably the best one-on-one matchup in Minnesota high school basketball history.

Apple Valley hosts Minnehaha Academy Thursday night which puts Tre Jones - the nation's #1 point guard prospect from the Class of 2018 - against Jalen Suggs, who's rated as the top point guard in the Class of 2020.

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Click the video box on this page to hear Tre Jones and coach Zach Goring discuss the season outlook, the Eagles primetime clash with Minnehaha Academy and Jones as he enters his senior season as one of the top-rated players in the nation

Both Apple Valley and Minnehaha Academy won state title last year - the Eagles in Class 4A, the Redhawks in Class 2A.

Click this link to see Minnehaha Academy discuss Thursday's game against Apple Valley, how they're handing the success of a state title and what it's been like this school year since an explosion at school shook the student body and rendered them without a gym to practice in

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