Five Days of List-Mas: MN's A-List


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Today: Minnesota's A-Listers.

In the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are A-Listers. In the NBA, it’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. But who are the A-Listers in Minnesota? That’s where today’s list comes in. Regardless of sport, here’s our list of the top five A-List athletes in the state. Can you think of an A-Lister we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments.

5. Andrew Larson (SR), Eden Prairie, Football

Credentials: State champ, ESPNHS All-State first-teamer, scored pivotal TD in Class AAAA title game

4. Brandon Kingsley (SR), Apple Valley, Wrestling

Credentials: State champ, Minnesota recruit, nation’s No. 4 wrestler at 152 pounds by InterMat

3. Philip Nelson (SR), Mankato West, Football

Credentials: Gatorade State Player of the Year, Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year, Minnesota recruit, 35 TD passes

2. Justin Kloos (SR), Lakeville North, Hockey

Credentials: 90-point scorer last year, ESPNHS All-State first-teamer, led Upper Midwest Elite League in scoring in the fall, Minnesota recruit

1. Tyus Jones (SO), Apple Valley, Basketball

Credentials: Nation’s No. 25 recruit in ESPNU 25, U.S. Under-16 National Team member, recruited by more than 10 major programs

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Tomorrow: The top underclassman football players from Minnesota.