Munn's Musings | Dec. 24, 2013

by Mark Remme
Web Editor

Editor’s Note: Vice President of Fan Experience Jeff Munneke is a beloved member of the Timberwolves family, and as an employee of the team since the inaugural 1989-90 season, he has a lot of on and off the court knowledge about the team. That ranges from top halftime acts and coolest players all the way to season ticket eating venues and most memorable games. Each week during the 2013-14, Munn’s going to share that knowledge with us through top-5 lists in this “Munn’s Musings” blog.

As we get closer to the 18th annual Timberwolves Shootout we have explored participants in the Shootout who have gone on to best NBA careers, and top individual scoring performances. This week we will begin the countdown of top 10 most memorable moments in Shootout history beginning with numbers 10 to 6 and will finalize the top 5 the week of the Shootout.

10. Future Wisconsin Badger Joe Krabbenhoft goes coast to coast with four seconds to play and scores on spin move jumper at the buzzer to lead Sioux Falls Roosevelt over St Thomas Academy.

9. Portland Jefferson players having a good time in the layup line eyeing up their Litchfield counterpart—five minutes into to the game Jefferson players were no longer laughing being carved up by the Litchfield ball movement 23-5 which included two of their players being on the bad side of a ferocious John Carlson dunk.

8. Shane Schilling (Minnetonka) being the best player on the floor with 16 first half points against Oak Hill that included NBA point guard Steve Blake and four kids that went on the start as freshman in the ACC and SEC. Spectators on the baseline that day included Kevin Garnett and Chris Carr.

7. Sitting with 10-12 high school coaches during a game that featured future NBA players Kris Humphries (Hopkins) and Renaldo Balkman (Laurinburg Prep) along with eight players that went on the start at Division I schools one of the coaches after witnessing the scrums under the hoop and bodies flying everywhere said in his best Captain Quint (Jaws) imitation: "We're going to need a bigger court.”

6. In an epic double OT battle, Isaiah Dahlman (Braham) and future Tar Heel William Graves (Dudley) traded four baskets each in the last few minutes of regulation that had Shootout fans high fiving in the stands over each bucket.

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