Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The former Hopkins basketball star’s plans are not known.
Former Hopkins High School basketball star Joe Coleman on Tuesday asked University of Minnesota Coach Richard Pitino to be released from the team, the Pioneer Press reported. The Pioneer story does say what plans Coleman has if he’s released. Coleman was named Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball in 2011 and helped the Royals to three straight Class AAAA title championships. Coleman kicked off his time with the Gophers by winning the university’s annual dunk contest in his freshman year. And in January of that season, he was named the Big 10 freshman of the week. He’s scored 516 total points—averaging 7.2 points per game and shooting .467, according to the University of Minnesota. Click here to read the full story.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Hopkins basketball star put up 12 points in Saturday’s game.
Hopkins basketball star Nia Coffey received the Purple Team’s MVP award at Saturday’s Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America Game, the association announced. The game, played in New Orleans on the same court as the NCAA women’s Final Four, featured the top 20 high school seniors in the country. Coffey scored 12 points, hitting five of nine shots from the field. She also snagged one steal and three rebounds. Despite her efforts, the Purple Team lost to the Black Team 70-74. Coffey entered the game coming off a standout season. She was named the player of this year’s state championship game, chosen as Breakdown Sports USA’s No. 2 player in the state and honored with All State recognition. She also played in the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Hopkins star’s team lost 92-64.
Hopkins basketball star Nia Coffey put up two points and snagged six rebounds in Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American Game, the Chicago Tribune reported. Coffey played on the East team, which lost 92-64. The McDonald’s All-American game is a prestigious tournament for rising stars. Coffey was among more than 800 high school seniors from 39 states and the District of Columbia who were nominated for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Boys and Girls Games. Just 24 girls and 24 boys were selected for the final roster. Coffey and Braham High School’s Rebekah Dahlman were just the ninth and 10th Minnesotans to be named McDonald's All-Americans. Coffey entered the game coming off a standout season. She was named the player of this year’s state …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The one-time Hopkins star and Ivy League rookie of the year scored five points against New Mexico.
One-time Hopkins star Siyani Chambers continued his outstanding freshman season at Harvard by helping the Crimson to its first NCAA tournament victory Thursday night. The 14th-seeded Crimson upset No. 3 seed New Mexico 68-62. Chambers made five points and seven assists and snagged two rebounds during 40 minutes of play, according to the ESPN box score. Harvard will next take on sixth-seeded Arizona at 5:10 p.m. March 23 in the Round of 32. The win follows Chambers’ unanimous selection as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and a first-team All-Ivy pick. He also received six Rookie of the Week awards, tying him for fifth most in conference history. At Hopkins, Chambers was named Mr. Basketball in 2012 and helped the Royals to state …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hopkins beat St. Michael-Albertville 77-58.
No. 1 seed Hopkins sailed through the class AAAA quarterfinal of the state girls basketball tournament with a 77-58 victory over St. Michael-Albertville. Hopkins got jumped out to an early lead—scoring 40 points to STMA’s 22 in the first period. The Knights’ second-period total was within a point of the Royals’ 37 points—including five free throws in the final two minutes—but the damage had already been done by then. Hopkins took advantage of STMA’s inability to hold on to the ball, scoring 24 points off Knights turnovers. McDonald’s All American Nia Coffey continued her strong season with a game-leading 22 points. The senior hit seven of 14 from the courts, including three of five three-point attempts, and sank five of seven free-throw …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
She left the team effective immediately and intends to transfer to another school after the spring semester.
Former Hopkins High School star Brianna Williams is leaving the University of North Dakota after two years with the team, coach Travis Brewster announced Tuesday on the UND athletics website. Williams is leaving the program, effective immediately, with fellow sophomore Cy'erra Mills, an Osseo High School graduate. Both intend to transfer to unspecified schools after the spring semester. UND finishes its regular season March 9. Williams played in all 27 games of this season. She made 19 starts and averaged 18.9 minutes and 3.5 points per game. In her freshman season, she played in 19 games and made four starts. At Hopkins, Williams helped the Royals win the 2011 state championship. She scored six points in the final game against Eden …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The girls beat Kansas team Olathe Northwest 65-51. The boys beat Centennial 73-62.
Both Hopkins boys’ and girls’ teams came away with wins Saturday at the Ninth-Annual Breakdown Sports USA Tip Off Classic at the Lindbergh Center. In what Breakdown Sports USA called “arguably the most physical game of the day” the Royals’ girls’ team defeated Kansas team Olathe Northwest 65-51. Hopkins led by just five points at the end of the first half but surged ahead in the second. Hopkins senior Nia Coffey, whom Breakdown Sports USA ranked second in its preseason rankings, led the game with 19 points. Freshman Nia Hollie was second for the Royals with 12 points. With the win, the Hopkins girls remain unbeaten. For their next game, they’ll travel to Lakeville South on Dec. 4. In one of two boys games at this weekend’s girls’ Tip Off …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Nia Coffey, Erin O’Toole and Mikaala Shackelford all committed to play with Division I schools.
Three of Hopkins High School’s top girls basketball players signed to play at the collegiate level on Wednesday. Guard Nia Coffey signed with Northwestern University. Forward Erin O’Toole signed with the University of North Dakota. And Guard Mikaala Shackelford signed with the University of Illinois. The scholarships the three received are worth a combined $100,000 per year. “These are three student athletes that have made our department very, very proud,” said Hopkins Activity Director Dan Johnson. “They’ve made our school proud with their academic prowess. … And athletically, of course, they’ve been a part of a couple state championship teams and multiple conference championship teams and section championship teams. And we’re hoping for …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The award recognizes Hopkins guard Siyani Chambers as the best high school boys basketball senior in the state.
Hopkins 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 …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Chambers is one of five people up for the annual award.
Hopkins guard Siyani Chambers has been named a finalist for this year’s Mr. Basketball, 1500 ESPN Twin Cities announced via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Minnesota Mr. Basketball recognizes the best high school boys' basketball senior in the state. In addition to Chambers, the radio station also named the following players as finalists: Chambers was also named a member of the Star Tribune’s All-Metro first team. The newspaper praised him for being “a leader/coach on the floor, and an excellent defender.” Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Editor James Warden's Pinterest boards.