Minnehaha’s Jalen Suggs named Minnesota AP Player of Year

Minnehaha’s Jalen Suggs named Minnesota AP Player of Year
FILE — Jalen Suggs (1) shoots a three-point field goal against the Waseca Bluejays in Waseca, Minnesota, on January 25, 2020. (KEYC News Now Photo, File) (Source: Ally Dudgeon)

(AP) — Jalen Suggs of Minnehaha Academy is the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boys basketball.

The 6-foot-5 senior guard helped lead the Redhawks to a 22-3 record and the top ranking in Class 3A, before the season was canceled because of the spreading coronavirus.

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Suggs will play in college at Gonzaga.

He averaged 23.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.8 steals per game in his final prep season. Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis compiled a 149-30 record since Suggs joined the program in seventh grade. The Redhawks were Class 2A champions in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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