guard Siyani Chambers is this year’s Mr. Basketball, 1500 ESPN Twin Cities announced Wednesday afternoon.
Minnesota Mr. Basketball recognizes the best high school boys basketball senior in the state, and Chambers certainly fills that bill.
He has three state tournaments under his belt and has been a powerhouse on the court over the years. In the Royals’ upset loss in the state tournament semifinals, Chambers scored a game-high 31 points, including a last-second three-pointer. The day before, he set a tournament record, making 22 of 24 free throws, according to the Minnesota State High School League.
He was also named a member of the Star Tribune’s All-Metro first team and the AP All-State team.
Chambers—who has a 3.8 GPA and is a member of National Honor Society—will be playing at Harvard after he graduates.
This is the second year in a row a Hopkins player has received the Mr. Basketball award. Joe Coleman, who now plays for the University of Minnesota, won in 2011. The Royals also saw Royce White win in 2009, Blake Hoffarber win in 2007 and Kris Humphries win in 2003.
Chambers’ honor gives Hopkins the most Mr. Basketball awards in the state. The Royals had been tied with Minneapolis North.