Eden Prairie boys basketball players depart team as coach David Flom is investigated

Eden Prairie’s boys basketball team, with coach David Flom suspended whereas beneath a faculty district investigation, will likely be lacking items for the remainder of the season.

Senior Chiddi Obiazor, a 6-7 ahead, graduated early and enrolled for the winter/spring semester at Kansas State, the place he has signed to play faculty soccer. Senior level guard Joey Flom, the son of the suspended coach, has left the team.

The Eagles (8-4) went 5-1 with Obiazor, who averaged 16.3 factors per sport, within the lineup. They are 3-3 since he left after the vacations. Flom averaged 5.8 factors in 4 video games.

Eden Prairie is ranked eighth within the Metro Top 10 however has dropped out of the state rankings’ high 10 after rising to No. 5 in Class 4A.

David Flom was suspended Dec. 8 by Eden Prairie Schools over racist language he utilized in a gathering along with his players. An electronic mail despatched to players, dad and mom and alumni indicated Flom learn a racial slur aloud throughout a classroom session with players and assistant coaches. The focus of the session was accountable use of social media.

Assistant coach and former Gophers participant Trevor Mbakwe, additionally an assistant actions director on the faculty, has coached the team throughout David Flom’s suspension.

Lakeville North banged up

The new 12 months hasn’t gotten off to a easy begin for Lakeville North’s boys basketball team. The Panthers are coping with accidents to distinguished players.

The team’s two main scorers, 6-11 senior ahead Nolan Winter and 6-6 junior ahead Jack Robison, have not been on the courtroom on the identical time because the holidays. Both have dedicated to play faculty basketball at Wisconsin.

Robison, averaging 17.6 factors per sport, missed the primary two video games of 2023 due to an injured thumb. Winter, averaging 21.7 factors per sport, was injured in 2023’s second sport, a 79-77 additional time loss to Eastview, and stays sidelined.

Lakeville North (9-2) is ranked second within the Metro Top 10 and fourth in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News. The Panthers are 3-1 of their 4 video games in 2023.

Inside the numbers

2.7: Seconds remaining in additional time when Mario Adams scored on a layup, giving Eastview a 79-77 victory over Lakeville North in a sport pitting South Suburban Conference boys’ basketball favorites.

38: Points scored by Fridley 6-3 junior guard Jamal Woods in an 82-70 victory over Brooklyn Center in Tri-Metro Conference boys basketball.

46: Points scored by Crosby-Ironton 5-11 freshman guard Tori Oehrlein in a 79-43 overcome Duluth Marshall in women basketball. She additionally pulled down 20 rebounds and had seven assists.

51: Points scored by Mountain Iron-Buhl 6-1 senior guard Asher Zubich in a 98-62 victory over North Woods in boys basketball. He was 11-for-16 on two-point pictures, 7-for-9 from past the arc and 8-for-9 from the free-throw line. He additionally had eight rebounds, six assists and 4 steals.

2,000: Career-point milestone handed by Stillwater 6-2 senior guard Max Shikenjanski. He turned the primary boys basketball participant in program historical past to succeed in 2,000. Lyle/Pacelli 6-4 senior guard Buay Koak additionally handed 2,000 factors, in a 46-29 overcome Southland in boys basketball.

STATE RANKINGS

By Minnesota Basketball News

BOYS

Class 4A

1. Park Center (10-0); 2. Maple Grove (10-2); 3. Eastview (7-2); 4. Lakeville North (9-2); 5. Minnetonka (8-2); 6. Wayzata (8-3); 7. Buffalo (10-1); 8. Hopkins (11-2); 9. Farmington (8-3); 10. Shakopee (7-3).

Class 3A

1. Totino-Grace (6-3); 2. Benilde-St. Margaret’s (9-1); 3. DeLaSalle (9-4); 4. Mahtomedi (8-2); 5. Orono (7-2); 6. Alexandria (9-1); 7. Mankato East (10-2); 8. Hermantown (9-2); 9. South St. Paul (8-2); 10. Delano (10-3).

Class 2A

1. Lake City (13-0); 2. Holy Family (10-1); 3. Maranatha (9-2); 4. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (11-1); 5. Maple River (14-2); 6. Minneapolis North (6-3); 7. Albany (9-1); 8. Minnehaha Academy (7-5); 9. Perham (12-1); 10. Esco (8-2).

Class 1A

1. New Life Academy (11-1); 2. Cass Lake-Bena (11-0); 3. Cherry (7-3); 4. Goodhue (12-2); 5. Henning (12-1); 6. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (11-0); 7. Hayfield (11-3); 8. Lakeview (11-1); 9. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (8-2); 10. Ada-Borup-West (10-1).

GIRLS

By Minnesota Basketball News

Class 4A

1. Hopkins (13-0); 2. Chaska (13-1); 3. Wayzata (12-2); 4. Michael-Albertville (12-1); 5. East Ridge (14-3); 6. Maple Grove (10-3); 7. Minnetonka (11-3); 8. Eden Prairie (11-4); 9. Rosemount (11-1); 10. Lakeville North (9-3).

Class 3A

1. Benilde-St. Margaret’s (9-4); 2. Becker (9-2); 3. Jordan (12-0); 4. Grand Rapids (14-2); 5. Stewartville (13-2); 6. Alexandria (10-3); 7. Holy Angels (11-3); 8. Red Wing (9-2); 9. Monticello (11-3); 10. DeLaSalle (9-4).

Class 2A

1. Providence Academy (11-2); 2. New London-Spicer (12-0); 3. Albany (11-1); 4. Goodhue (13-2); 5. Minnehaha Academy (8-4); 6. Croix Lutheran (10-3); 7. Perham (13-1); 8. Rochester Lourdes (12-2); 9. Pequot Lakes (8-1); 10. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (13-1).

Class 1A

1. Mountain Iron-Buhl (12-3); 2. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (10-0); 3. Mayer Lutheran (11-1); 4. Hancock (9-2); 5. Fosston (11-0); 6. Hayfield (13-2); 7. Henning (13-1); 8. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (10-2); 9. BOLD (10-2); 10. Nevis (10-1).

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