Minot High’s Jaxon Gunville named Mr. Basketball finalist

After averaging 25.3 points and six rebounds per game this past season, Minot High senior guard Jaxon Gunville earned a spot as a Mr. Basketball finalist. Gunville’s campaign also included some historic milestones.

In 24 games, he broke Bart Manson’s single-season points record (604 points) with 606 points. Manson set that mark for Minot in a 25-game 1990-91 season.

Additionally, Gunville shattered Peyton Lamoureux’s previous school record of 85 3-pointers in one season. Gunville knocked down 101 triples this year, breaking Lamoureaux’s record from the 2016-17 season.

“He’s a scorer,” Minot High head coach Dean Winczewski said. “There’s no question about that. He was able to carry us at times.”

Gunville will continue his basketball career at Minot State University.

“It’s going to be hard to replace his scoring,” Winczewski said. “Hopefully, young kids can see what he did and emulate his effort.”

Minot High finished the season 16-8 (14-6 WDA) and lost to Dickinson in a WDA Tournament state qualifier.

The other Mr. Basketball finalists include Hillsboro/Central Valley’s Carson Henningsgard, Mandan’s Elijah Klein, Shiloh Christian’s Jaden Mitzel, Richland’s Cole Myers, Devils Lake’s Grant Nelson and Jamestown’s Boden Skunberg.

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