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PostPosted: 01/26/18 10:02 pm    ::: Dan Olson: Top Prospect in HS Basketball is a Freshman! Reply Reply with quote

Dan Olson reveals his top 10 prospects in girl's high school basketball regardless of class -- "prospect" meaning the player with the most potential to have the best college career. A freshman is #1.
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PostPosted: 01/27/18 12:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

No Bueckers? I guess she should stay home in Minnesota.



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PostPosted: 01/27/18 11:49 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Good list ...

Dan does his homework -- he's everywhere. He was in Stockton a couple weeks ago watching eight games in one day, and only a few of them had top 100 talent.

His only flaw is that he's a big Yankees' fan.



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PostPosted: 01/27/18 12:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fudd will be a transcendent player.
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PostPosted: 01/27/18 3:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Azzi Fudd is the daughter of the great Katie Smrcka-Duffy and is named after the even greater Jennifer Azzi. Her dog, Curry, is named after some NBA stiff.

WaPo: ‘She does everything’: Freshman is already one of nation’s top high school recruits

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Her first scholarship offer came from Maryland when she was in sixth grade, and the 5-foot-11 guard has since been recruited by a large handful of power conference programs, including Stanford, Tennessee and Connecticut, whose legendary Coach Geno Auriemma stopped in to see her work out this past fall on an otherwise normal day at St. John’s in Northwest Washington.

“What do you think it was like?” she asked, smiling at her own sarcasm. “I was so nervous.”

Well, did it show?

“No,” she shot back, smiling even wider. “I crushed it that day.”
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PostPosted: 01/27/18 10:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Maybe her grades are good enough and her mother talks her into attending Stanford since she is named after Azzi. Otherwise, I see another top recruit for UConn.





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PostPosted: 01/27/18 11:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
Good list ...

Dan does his homework -- he's everywhere. He was in Stockton a couple weeks ago watching eight games in one day, and only a few of them had top 100 talent.

His only flaw is that he's a big Yankees' fan.


Dan is very good. He is in the NY/NJ area right now watching a bunch of games. He watches games year round all over the country.

And yes, he is a huge Yanks fan.


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PostPosted: 02/10/18 1:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Maybe her grades are good enough and her mother talks her into attending Stanford since she is named after Azzi. Otherwise, I see another top recruit for UConn.



Yep. Bueckers and Brunelle as well.

When Geno really wants a player he usually gets that player and he wants those players badly. He’s seen Bueckers play like 3 times already..


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PostPosted: 02/10/18 3:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sophomore guard Paige Bueckers drives high expectations for Hopkins

http://www.startribune.com/sophomore-guard-paige-bueckers-drives-high-expectations-for-hopkins/461965303/

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Geno Auriemma has become a familiar face at Hopkins High School's Lindbergh Center, having stopped by three times in recent months, most recently on the first official day of girls' basketball practices.

The reason the legendary UConn coach has beaten a path to Hopkins' door is a 6-foot tall point guard who's a bit on the slender side, walks with a bounce in her step, handles a basketball like a yo-yo, slides effortlessly through traffic and is magic from outside the three-point line.

It's all about sophomore guard Paige Bueckers, who is likely, when her high school career wraps up in 2020, to be one of the best girls' basketball players Minnesota has produced.


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"I'm always thinking about basketball," Bueckers said. "I'll scout other teams. When I'm at home, I'm watching it — high school, college, pros — whenever I can."

Just how good is Bueckers? She spent a good chunk of her summer playing with Team USA's Women's U16 team. She averaged 11 points, tied for second best on a team that won the FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina.


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It's a testament to Bueckers' basketball IQ that her biggest weakness is her willingness to leave what little ego she has on the bench.

"Some days, I have to get on her because she's not shooting enough," Cosgriff said. "She's one of the most unselfish players we've ever had come through here. When she's out there, everyone's running better and things are working faster and smoother on the court."

Auriemma has told Cosgriff "she's ahead of Diana Taurasi at the same point in time in her career." Yet, for the next few months, Bueckers' dazzling future will take a back seat to trying to help her home school get over its recent state championship game mountain.


Whether true or not, Geno is pretty clever hitting her up with a big compliment like that.


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"When I was with [Team] USA, I was gone for three-and-a-half weeks, so I missed home a little," she said.


You should probably stay home for college, Paige.



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