Telling Chet Holmgren’s unique Minnesota origin story

Telling Chet Holmgren’s unique Minnesota origin story

Heard Thundering with Brett Dawson: What happens when a skinny 7-foot-1 local becomes a national high school hoops sensation? Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis talks about the high school legend of Chet Holmgren.

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

| Jan 17, 2024, 3:20pm CST

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

Jan 17, 2024, 3:20pm CST

This week, Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis will retire Chet Holmgren’s high school jersey, and it got me thinking about what it must have been like to see Chet play in those formative days. There’s a story there, and in Minnesota, nobody tells a story like Chip Scoggins. The award-winning columnist from the Minneapolis Star Tribune joins me to talk about the days when people told him he had to go see the skinny kind from Minneahaha — and what he saw when he did.  

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Brett Dawson, the Thunder beat writer at Sellout Crowd, has covered basketball for more than 20 seasons at the pro and college levels. He previously worked the Thunder beat at The Oklahoman and The Athletic and also has covered the New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers. He’s covered college programs at Louisville, Illinois and Kentucky, his alma mater. He taught sports journalism for a year at the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism. You can reach him at [email protected] or find him sipping a stout or an IPA at one of Oklahoma City’s better breweries.

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