2 Orioles to play in boys’ basketball all-star series

Osseo’s Ian Theisen and Wheeler Baker are two of the state’s 41 outstanding senior boys basketball players to compete in the 32nd annual Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series.

Theisen will play for the Blue team coached by legendary Coach Bob McDonald of Chisholm and his son Joel of Hibbing. Coach McDonald is retiring after 59 years on the sidelines and over 1,000 victories. Baker will play for the Gold team coached by Woodbury’s Scott Swanson.

Doubleheaders will be played Friday, March 28, at Halenbeck Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State University and Saturday, March 29, at Leonard Center on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul.

Friday’s event will be tipped off by a contest between the Gold and Green teams at 7 p.m. The Blue and Maroon teams will culminate the evening’s activities with an 8:45 p.m. contest.

Saturday’s schedule will include games at 2:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. Three point shooting and Dunk contests will precede each of the games both dates.