Austin’s Hovland plays on championship AAU team

Published 9:27 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Teyghan Hovland of Austin capped off a strong summer with his AAU team, the Southeast Minnesota Thunder, as he was part of an eighth grade national championship.

Hovland, who will be a freshman at Austin High School in the fall, and the Thunder went 7-0 as they won the MAYB 2017 boys nationals at the Farah Sports Complexes in Wichita, Kansas recently.

Teyghan Hovland

The tournament had 32 teams from around the United States and the Thunder went 7-0 to capture the title. The Thunder beat the St. Louis Sonics 67-62 in the national championship game.

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The Thunder are coached by Jason Herber practice in Kasson and they include players from Kasson, Rochester, Byron, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, Owatonna and Austin. The Thunder finished with a record of 28-4 overall this season.

Hovland averaged 18.5 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocked shots in the national tournament.