March 26, 2019 09:53 PM
(ABC 6 News) – It was a near slam dunk already, but now it’s official—Rochester John Marshall’s Matthew Hurt is the best high school basketball player in the state of Minnesota.
After averaging 37.1 points and 12.4 rebounds per game this season, Hurt has been named 2019 Minnesota Mr. Basketball. Hurt is also the state’s all-time leading big school scorer. He's the first ever basketball player from Rochester to be named Mr. Basketball.
Last week, Hurt was named the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year. Hurt has Division I collegiate basketball offers from Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Minnesota, and Memphis among a handful of schools. He’s expected to announce his college basketball decision on April 19.
Hurt’s older brother, Minnesota Golden Gopher Michael Hurt, accepted the award on Matthew Hurt’s behalf at Tuesday’s Minnesota Timberwolves game. Matthew Hurt is in Atlanta preparing for Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American game.
In 2016, Michael Hurt was the Minnesota Mr. Basketball runner-up to former Hopkins forward and current teammate, Amir Coffey. Michael Hurt said he was happy that his brother was able to bring home the state's Mr. Basketball Award.
"To see the progress that he made, I got to see a lot of the progress, and so did my dad," Hurt said in an interview with Fox Sports North on Tuesday night. "From when he was a 7th grader, getting introduced to high school basketball, and now seeing him expand his game to playing with USA Basketball, becoming a McDonald's All-American, and winning Mr. Basketball, it's huge to see his development. I'm really excited to see what (his future will hold)."
John Marshall's cross-town rival Mayo Spartans had a pair of alumni inducted into the state's Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening--twins Kelly and Coco Miller were inducted into the hall. The Miller twins led Mayo to state girls basketball titles in 1995 and 1997.
Updated: March 26, 2019 09:53 PM
Created: March 26, 2019 09:01 PM
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