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Woodbury senior Matt Ambriz finished the regular season averaging a conference-best 26.5 points per game. Through the regular season, Ambriz finished as the third leading scorer among Minnesota’s Class 4A players. (Submitted photo by Dan Runze)

The shotmaker: Dead-eye Ambriz among state’s top prep players

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After watching players come and go for the past 35 years of his coaching career, it takes something special to impress Woodbury’s Scott Swansson.


Matt Ambriz has accomplished that feat.

“He’s one of the best shooters I’ve ever had,” Swansson said of the senior shooting guard.

Ambriz finished the regular season with an eye-popping 26.5 points per game. That average boosted his career totals to 15.4 PPG since he began playing varsity as a sophomore.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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