Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2010 Young Stars Emerging in AAU Play

Giving credit where it's due...if you're interested in girls basketball, whether in the high schools or the clubs, my buddy Kevin Anderson's Web site is where you oughta be. There's a link to the right that you can click on, though I will tell you that to get the really good $%^& you're going to need to subscribe. It is well worth it.

But I gave KJ a little bit of @#*+ the other day over his weekly all-star teams. He's got certain criteria that a girl has to hit in order to be one of his all-stars and I think he misses the best girls that way, though I see the value of what he does. But anyway, reading all of his posts, including between the lines, I came up with weekly all-star teams of my own. These are the 15 and 16 year olds only.

AAU Minnesota State Tournament (2 weeks ago)

Jackie Johnson, Metro Stars Reiter and Eden Prairie 2012, my MVP
Rachel Banham, North Tartan Coury and Lakeville North 2011

Mikayla Bailey, North Tartan Hedstrom and Osseo 2012
Brittney Scherber, Metro Stars Reiter and Bloomington Jefferson 2012
Michelle Young, Mero Stars Reiter and Woodbury 2011


Whitney Tinjum, North Tartan Hedstrom and Chisago Lakes 2012
Josie Dillon, North Tartan Hedstrom and Benilde-SM 2012
Apiew Ojulu, MN Stars Borowicz and Lakeville North 2011
Gretchen Kletscher, MN Comets Noreen and Brainerd 2012
Anna Smith, Metro Stars Reiter and Bloomington Jefferson 2011


Alexis Burbul, MN Suns Hill and Tartan 2011
Alexis Foley, MN Fury Storm and White Bear Lake 2011
Jen Hill, MN Suns Hill and St. Paul Central 2012
Phyllis Webb, MN Stars Taylor and Osseo 2012
Maren Greenwaldt, MN Stars Peterson and Sauk Centre 2011


Mariah Adanane, MN Fury Cerisier and Mpls. Southwest 2012
Tessa Cichy, MN Fury Storm and Hill Murray 2012
Mariah Clarin, North Tartan Coury and Princeton 2011
Kali Peschel, North Tartan Hedstrom and Sauk Centre 2011
Emily Lueck, Lake Area Starz and Pequot Lakes 2011
Brook Gaustad, MN Comets Noreen and Grafton, ND 2012
Megan Roehrick, North Tartan Steck and Fargo South 2011
Jessica Buck, MN Crush and Burnsville 2012
Amanda Radel, MN Comets Noreen and New London-Spicer 2012
Karen Sass, MN Fury Rochester and Chatfield 2012

Battle of the Hardwood (last weekend)

Michelle Young again, my MVP, 1st team last week
Jackie Johnson again, my MVP last week
Cara Lutes, MN Suns Arbogast and New Life 2011
Beth Doolittle, MN Fury Storm and Hill Murray 2011
Alexis Foley again, 3rd team last week

2nd Team

Megan Pold, MN Fury Sorenson and Prior Lake 2012
Amber Sorenson, MN Fury Sorenson and Caledonia 2011
Kayla Hulsebus, MN Suns Arbogast and St. Croix Lutheran 2011
Tesha Buck, North Tartan Hedstrom and Red Wing 2012
Elizabeth Keena, North Tartan Steck and Hastings 2011

3rd Team

Anna Smith again, 2nd team last week
Whitney Tinjum again, 2nd team last week
Whitney Weisz, North Tartan Steck and Little Falls 2012
Rebekah Dahlman, North Tartan Hedstrom and Braham 2013
Elizabeth Zilverberg, MN Suns Arbogast and Minnetonka 2011


Alyssa Kerkhoff, MN Fury Storm and NHREG 2011
Tessa Cichy again, also HM last week
Ellen Edison, Metro Stars Reiter and Maple Grove 2011
Karli Meyer, MN Lakers and Adrian 2011
Megan DeRuyter, MN Lakers and Edgerton SW Christian 2012


Many of these girls have not yet made much of an impression at their high school, even some of the 2011s. But they're for real and you'll be hearing about them next winter. Especially these girls who played well both weeks.

Michelle Young, Woodbury, looking for a breakthrough
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie, ditto

Alexis Foley, White Bear Lake, has already broken through, absolutely for real
Anna Smith, Jefferson, looking for a breakthrough
Whitney Tinjum, Chisago Lakes, not much notoriety up there for the Lakers, but the real deal

Tessa Cichy, Hill Murray, way on the radar already, manages to disappoint a lot, bad shooting mechanics, but a great athlete and a great defender

Also under the radar previously but distinguishing themselves this summer:

Elizabeth Zilverberg, Minnetonka
Megan DeRuyter, SW Christian, saw her in the state tournament, very much for real
Gretchen Kletscher, Brainerd
Karen Sass, Chatfield
Jessica Buck, Burnsville

Go girls!

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