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Forum staff reports, Published March 21 2014

Kretchman wins ND Gatorade boys BB player of the year award

FARGO – Fargo Davies senior Tanner Kretchman was named North Dakota’s Gatorade boys basketball player of the year Friday.

Kretchman, a 5-11 guard, was a returning all-state first team selection for the Eagles and helped Davies to a 23-2 record and a Class A state championship.

Following Davies’ 62-55 win over Bismarck St. Mary’s in the title game, Kretchman was named the state’s Mr. Basketball.

Kretchman – a Minnesota State Moorhead signee – averaged 29.6 points per game, five assists per game and four rebounds per game.

Kretchman is now a finalist for the national boys basketball player of the year award announced later this month.