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    Minnesota Girls Basketball State Championship 2023

    I just saw the same message from another coach as well. Players, you never know who is watching you.
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    Coaches to Watch

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    Rose into the Portal

    Micheaux is built like and plays like a PF, not a Center. The Gophers need to hit the transfer portal, and perhaps pick up Frannie Hottinger, or someone else that gives us some height as well as physicality down low. Hottinger would also bring a real inside presence for rebounding, as well as...
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    Some good news on the Gopher WBB front

    This is false. While a basketball scholarship can be pulled, usually it is for discipline reasons or academic reasons. It is extremely rare for a new coach to come in and cut players. Even moreso with the advent of the transfer portal and the relaxed rules. Especially the one free transfer...
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    Coaches to Watch

    The athletes have to be considered. We sent our daughter 2000 miles away to play college basketball, to a program that we really liked and where she was made to feel comfortable, They happened to have a male coach at that school. She did bond better with the female assistants, but that was more...
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    BREAKING: Mark Coyle and Lindsay Whalen announced today that Whalen will step down as head coach, effective immediately.

    I know several former players, as well as quite a few parents. Many of them played in the era where you would’ve had to sit a year if you transferred, so most stuck it out, but might not make that decision now. He has no class.
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    BREAKING: Mark Coyle and Lindsay Whalen announced today that Whalen will step down as head coach, effective immediately.

    Some people are surprised at the timing, but right now is the perfect time to make a change. As teams are finishing their conference play, coaches are getting recognized for their performance this season. It is a good time for AD’s to look at who’s been successful, who is ripe for a move up to...
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    BREAKING: Mark Coyle and Lindsay Whalen announced today that Whalen will step down as head coach, effective immediately.

    He’s a total asshole. Some of his top former players say they would never encourage their family members or friends to play for that team as long as he is there…
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    Coaches to Watch

    Another local coach to consider would be Ruth Sinn, from St. Thomas. She knows this area very well, especially the AAU scene, and now has some experienced recruiting D1. Her Tommies team has improved dramatically in the two years. They’ve been playing in the summit league.
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    Just wondering

    Most teams do photo and video shoots at several different points during the summer and early fall, and they use those pictures for their website.
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    Tessa Johnson, will announce her college selection Wednesday morning.

    I think Tessa is going to do wonderful things in South Carolina. Coach Dawn Staley does not make offers to girls that she doesn’t believe 100% in. Tessa is tough and strong, and I am looking forward to following her success there.
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    2023 Recruiting

    It’s hard to wait till the beginning of the season, because signing day is one week into the season. She needs to get her documents from her chosen school before that time, and have everything set up for her NLI signing.
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    B1G National TV Games 2022-23

    I guess I will see very few MN women’s games this year…. BTN+ is extremely expensive compared to every other streaming service. I will stick with BIG, ESPN+ and Midco for a high volume and good mix of games….
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    Gophers Set to Visit the Minnesota State Fair - Women's Basketball

    When she first started out, she was nervous. I think her first interview was after being named player of the game for a holiday tournament, at 16. Now, she is very poised, but she is very aware and careful, as you put it. She has learned how to talk around certain questions.
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    Gophers Set to Visit the Minnesota State Fair - Women's Basketball

    But this is different. When you do interviews as a representative of the basketball team, you are going to be asked questions that you are not allowed to answer. People try to get information out of you, try to get you to say things that your coaches have specifically asked you not to reply to...
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    2022-2023 Season.

    She may be more than a practice player. There are a lot of girls that are under-scouted, and have skills that don’t show. Especially with schools in the outer rings or out-state, or with inexperienced high school coaches who don’t know how to recognize and use the talent they have. Talking...
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    Brynn Senden commits to Gophers!

    She’s a 2023, so she has already seen all the D1 opportunities she’s going to. Most of the girls have already committed for next year, as they are signing in November. Maybe she looked at what was offered, and decided she’d rather take a chance as a walk on instead of going to a low D1 or D2...
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    Most of the players that commit at this level have played AAU. Therefore, when they commit to a school, their AAU club or team tweets out the announcement, because it also helps them get more exposure in the competition for good local players. “Look how many players we have that got signed by...
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    2024 Recruiting

    Shooting ability is necessary, but it is only one part. Great shooters can’t get shots if they don’t have great foot work or strength/size. Or the ability to work with teammates. And you know the old saying, the best offense is a good defense. You can score 90 points, but if the other team...
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    Reese Ross committed to Utah.

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