Held at various locations throughout Minnesota, the Breakdown Fall League has the vast majority of the state's top programs playing in one of their events at some point throughout the fall. While the squads can't be coached by head coaches, the Breakdown Fall League still offers extremely competitive play and serves as a great opportunity to evaluate players from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Here are a few of the standouts from the opening week of the Breakdown Fall League:
Casmir Chavis, 6’3, PG, Park Center HS (MN), 2024
The state’s best unsigned senior showed his ability to impact the game on both ends of the court at the Breakdown Fall League. Chavis is an exceptional on ball defender, collecting double digit steals in the two games combined on Sunday. He showcased his freakish athleticism with creative finishes at the rack, played through contact on both ends, and brought no shortage of infectious energy to Park Center. Having narrowed his list to Georgia, Arizona State, West Virginia, and Washington, the J-Sizzle playmaker will be announcing his college decision on November 3rd.
Jackson McAndrew, 6’9, SF/PF, Wayzata HS (MN), 2024
It’s been a wild year for Jackson McAndrew. The 6-foot-9 versatile forward won a state title for Wayzata, saw his stock skyrocket to the point that he is now a consensus top-50 recruit, and is the highest ranked player to sign with Creighton in recent memory. McAndrew is an effortless shooter both off the bounce and off the catch who knows how to utilize his size to create mismatches. The Howard Pulley senior also showed growth as a playmaker, initiating the offense countless times throughout the day. Overall, Jackson has had one of the highest ascensions of anyone in the class of 2024 over the past year and has certainly solidified himself as the front runner for Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball.
Christian Wiggins, 6’4, SG, Wayzata HS (MN), 2026
A transfer from Benilde St. Margaret’s, Christian Wiggins will benefit greatly playing alongside Jackson McAndrew in Wayzata’s open offense. Wiggins is one of the better shooters in the state, possessing effortless range and no shortage of confidence to let it fly. Having grown to 6-foot-4, his newfound height and added athleticism have taken him to a new level as a prospect, making him one of Minnesota’s very best in 2026.
Jackson Fowlkes, 6’5, SG, Park Center HS (MN), 2024
In today’s era when everyone wants shooters who can defend, Jackson Fowlkes is a hot commodity. He is outstanding playing out of dribble hand-offs, is a threat to shoot it anywhere out to 24 feet when his feet are set, and brings the versatility to defend a variety of positions. While Fowlkes has been on campus at a number of D1 schools, a college decision does not appear to be on the horizon anytime soon.
Tian Chatman, 6’3, PG, Totino-Grace (MN), 2026
In terms of the look test, Tian Chatman has everything one desires out of an ideal point guard prospect. He stands a legit 6-foot-3 with crazy length and possesses the ability to really distribute the rock with both hands. The younger brother of Ohio State lead guard Taison Chatman is one of the highest upside players in the class of 2026 that the state of Minnesota has to offer.
Jordan Cain, 6’3, SF, Minnetonka HS (MN), 2024
One of the state’s better unsigned seniors, Jordan Cain is the type of glue guy that colleges dream of. He can defend anywhere from the point guard to the power forward spot, brings an incredible amount of toughness to the court, and is fearless attacking the rim. Cain had a number of big games running with Howard Pulley on the AAU circuit and is bound for a monster senior campaign at Minnetonka.
Kevin Armstrong, 6’6, SF, Breck School (MN), 2024
As far as in state sleepers with upside are concerned, Kevin Armstrong is one of those guys who has definitely gotten the attention of college coaches. Armstrong has ideal size at a 6-foot-6, brings defensive versatility with his long arms (6’11 wingspan), and has shown serious flashes of being a knockdown three point shooter. The high academic senior has already stepped foot on campus at a number of Ivy League schools and will be an interesting name to follow in Minnesota during the late signing period.Read the original article at: https://ballislife.com/breakdown-fall-league-top-performers/