Minnesota Weekly Top Performers (III)

Throughout the past week, I traveled throughout the state of Minnesota and my hometown of Cleveland hitting as many games as possible. Between high school, college, and NBA games, I was able to catch nine games over seven days while traveling, so it was a pretty productive week to say the least. There were huge matchups in both Minnesota and Ohio, leaving plenty of opportunity for players to put their respective stamps on the season before the playoffs start.

Here are some of the top performers that I saw in the past week throughout Cleveland and Minnesota:

Kyle Jorgensen, 6’9, C, Minneapolis Washburn (MN), 2024
One of the most productive players in the state of Minnesota, Kyle Jorgensen continued his storied high school career by keeping Minneapolis Washburn undefeated (12-0) in city league play with wins over South and North. Jorgensen is the epitome of a playmaking center, is perfectly comfortable playing facing the rack, yet also has a strong repertoire of moves with his back to the basket. Jorgensen is the next Minnesota player in Nico Medved’s rapidly developing Minnesota pipeline and has shown constant growth throughout his high school career.

Luke Skaljac, 6’1, PG, Brecksville Broadview Heights HS (OH), 2024
Arguably the best pure scorer in the Cleveland area, Luke Skaljac showed why he’s going to be able to help Miami (OH) at the D-1 level against perennial power Lakewood St. Edward’. The lefty is outstanding at creating separation for his shot, utilizing his off arm exceptionally well and throwing defenders off with his extreme change of pace. Skaljac’s ability to make tough shots and create for himself/others should allow him to contribute in the MAC next year.

Jayden Moore, 6’0, PG, Hopkins HS (MN), 2026
As far as pure point guards are concerned, there aren’t many better in the class of 2026 than Jayden Moore. The two way guard from J- Sizzle totally controlled the offense when we saw him, put immense pressure on the rock defensively, and was exceptional rebounding the ball from the backcourt. Moore already has six triple doubles this season and is the catalyst for a Hopkins squad that has the potential to do some damage in the Minnesota State Tournament.

Wendell Henry, 6’6, PF, St. Edward HS (OH), 2024
A versatile big man, Wendell Henry punished Brecksville en route to St. Ed’s 74-65 upset victory. He continually exploited mismatches with smaller defenders on the block, showed great touch facing the basket, and even made plays for others both facing up and with his back to the basket. Henry ultimately finished with 21 points, eight rebounds, and three assists while reminding everyone in attendance why he’s one of the best unsigned seniors in Northeast Ohio.

Bryan Vlosich, 6’3, SG, St. Edward HS (OH), 2026
With Lakewood St. Edward being one of Ohio’s perennial powers in high school hoops, it’s rare that you see a player seemingly come out of nowhere from the JV squad to becoming an impact player on the varsity squad. Bryan Vlosich has done just that. A lights out shooter with grit, the sophomore shows no shortage of confidence, letting it fly from deep, and has shown the ability to contain defensively. Vlosich is one of the bright young names that has emerged this season in the Cleveland area.

Brady Ganley, 6’3, SG, Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS (OH), 2025
In terms of wings in the Cleveland area, Brady Ganley has quietly established himself as one of the better shooters in the junior class. Owning no shortage of confidence and an underrated first step, Ganely can hurt you when left open, yet will also make you pay with his two-dribble pull-up if you close out on him wildly. Having had a number of monster games on the Under Armour circuit with Ohio Basketball Club, Brady will be a focal point for OBC’s 17U team this spring/summer.


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