The Austin Packers are ranked second in the state to defending champion DeLaSalle in the first NorthStar Hoops Report poll of the 2012-13 season.
The Packers open their season Saturday, Dec. 1 at Kasson-Mantorville (varsity tips at 7:30 p.m.), and then face Edina, ranked #4 in Class AAAA, on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in Minnetonka at the Breakdown Sports Tip-Off Classic.
The Edina game figures to be one of the Packers’ stiffest tests of the year, as two of the Hornets have signed Division I scholarship tenders. For high school basketball fans, the day-long Tip-Off Classic is second only to the State Tournament, as it features all of the top 10 Class AAAA teams and four of the top eight Class AAA schools, as well as some top A and AA teams and two strong Wisconsin programs.
If you want to see a day of great basketball, make plans now to attend the Tip-Off Classic.