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In recent years the Minneapolis City Conference has not received the attention it used to get in the 1980s, ‘90s, and the early part of the 2000s. This year could prove to be a very competitive season for the conference, which has plenty of talented players who can hoop.

So far, three conference games have been played, and if those games are any indication of the future, the City Conference might not be decided until the final game.

Here is a quick rundown of the conference race so far:

North (3-0) is a young team led by sophomore point guard TYLER JOHNSON, who’s averaging 18 points per game. JAMIL JACKSON and ISAAC JOHNSON are playing well, giving the Polars a well-balanced attack.

EVAN SHEPHERD’S 19 points per game has Washburn (2-0) right behind North. Mr. Football winner JEFF JONES is averaging 15 points per game for the Millers, while QUINTON GARVIS, KEVIN GLEASON and GEORGE CLARK are chipping in nine apiece.

Henry (2-1) is in third place with JOVAHN JEFFERSON and JERMAL DAVIS averaging 19 and 14 points per game respectively

Tyler Johnson (Minneapolis North) Photo by Mitchell Palmer McDonald

Tyler Johnson (Minneapolis North)
Photo by Mitchell Palmer McDonald

and JACARIUS FORD (13) and STEPHAN KENNEDY (9) also contributing.

KENLEY FARLOW leads a fourth-place South (1-1) with a 16-points-per-game average. PAYTON BOWDRY, ROMEO BARBER and KYLE LUMBAR average 11 each, and ABDIRAHMAN SHEIKH is chipping in nine per contest.

Fifth-place Roosevelt (1-2) has gotten outstanding play from TERRANCE HICKS, ELIJAH HANNAH JR. and LONDON COBBS. Hicks averages 17 points per game, Cobbs adds 12 per contest, and Hannah Jr. 11, while AARON WISEMAN and ABDULLAHI ADEN each chip in nine.

Southwest (0-2), currently in sixth place, has been competitive with LANICK KNIGHT (16 points per game), CAM ROSS (15) ALLEN EDWARDS (13) and AKEEM SMITH (9) leading the way.

Seventh place Edison (0-2) is led by JOSEPH ANDERSON’S 17-points-per-game average. DAEVON ABRAM, CHRIS JOHNSON and JONAH TOGAH chip in 14, 11 and nine points respectively.

The next two months should be interesting in the City Conference.

Mitchell Palmer McDonald welcomes reader responses to [email protected]

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