The Jack Link’s Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame and our inductees are grateful to the Minnesota Timberwolves for their wonderful hospitality on March 26, 2018. We are also grateful to the many media outlets that covered our event.
Here are links to some of the highlights.
Meet the initial class of inductees to the Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Randy Breuer, Lake City Tigers, 1978-1979, is one of only three Minnesotans to win a state high school basketball championship and a Big Ten championship as a Minnesota Gopher.
Edgerton, 1960, is the smallest school from the smallest town ever to win a state title during the single-class era. Khalid El-Amin, Minneapolis North, 1995-1997, led the Polars to only the second “three-peat” in boys state tournament history.
Myron Glass, Rochester Lourdes, ranks #2 among Minnesota girls’ basketball coaches, with 719 wins in a 31-year coaching career.
Bob McDonald, Chisholm, coached his way to 1,012 boys basketball game wins over the course of five decades, putting him in the national record book and making him the “winningest” coach in Minnesota high school history in any sport.
Ron Johnson, New Prague, is Minnesota’s first 2,000 point scorer, finishing with 2,190 career points and averaging over 31 points per game.
Kevin McHale set a record by making 27 of 34 field goal attempts in the 1976 state tournament, and went on to have a renowned career with the Minnesota Gophers and the NBA.
Jim McIntyre, Minneapolis Patrick Henry, 1944-1945, broke the state tournament record for most points in a game three times in six games, and won All-America honors at Minnesota in 1948-1949.
Mark Olberding, Melrose, led the Dutchmen to the state title in 1974 and his 228 points was the state tournament career scoring record for 23 years.
The Grand Meadow Girls Basketball Team, 1929-1939, won 94 consecutive games, a winning streak that was never broken.
Janet Karvonen Montgomery, New York Mills, 1977-1980, put girls basketball on the Minnesota sporting map and her 3,129 career points was the state record for 17 years.
Dorothy McIntyre, associate director of the MSHSL for 32 years, used her passion and administrative skills to advocate successfully for expanded athletic opportunities for girls.
Faith Johnson Patterson, Minneapolis North 2003-2005, DeLaSalle 2011-2013, coached her teams to eight state titles, won two “three-peats” and ranks first with a state tournament record of 36-6.
Lindsay Whalen, Hutchinson, scored 1,996 points with 21 career triple-doubles and went on to win four WNBA championships with the Minnesota Lynx, and two Olympic gold medals.
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