I don't know too much about potential recruits beyond what I read here so I don't know if Battle is the kind of recruit that they have as a top priority. I could easily see the gophers just going after an impact transfer. What are other's thoughts on taking Battle (if she so desires) vs. an impact transfer? Maybe an unfair question because it depends so much on how impactful the transfer is.
The 6-foot junior was at home Sunday afternoon, watching Paige Bueckers and the UConn women's basketball team. The game was of special interest to Braun, who competed head-to-head against Bueckers in high school.
Her father, Chris, asked her what it felt like to be watching a player on television she had played and done well against.
"It's pretty cool to say I had played against her and held my own," Braun said.
It won't be long before Braun is the one whom young players will be idolizing. The high-energy, always-attacking guard is one of three Minnesota juniors to commit to the Gophers, along with Nia Holloway of Eden Prairie and Mallory Heyer of Chaska.
"I said to my dad, even when I was young, that if Lindsay Whalen was going to be the coach there, you could expect me to want to go there," Braun said.
But first, she has high school and AAU priorities. Last week she scored her, 1,000th career point in the midst of a career-high 31 points in an 80-74 loss to Eden Prairie. She added 25 points in a 63-58 victory over Cooper and 23 in a 98-43 rout of Moorhead. She added 14 steals, 14 assists and 10 rebounds while shooting 63% from the field (31-of-49).
"My job is to fill the stat sheet," Braun said
Yup but they have so much length and usually get whatever they want around the basket. Heyers defense on Nnaji is what won them the game.Hopkins can not shoot! not one of those kids has the correct form except Nnaji.
that was not a Hopkins team, their offense was slow, their defense did not create turnovers.
Great job by Chaska, they are the better team.. except free throws, ouch.
Say this for her, she gets to the right spot and gets herself shots right at the rim. She did also have a couple nice, decisive moves to get around Nnaji.Mallory with 24 points and 13 rebounds on 11/17 shooting. Not bad against the #1 team in the state and the upset win!
I have watched her a few times this season. And I know she has been shooting the three more. And I feel like I read or hear somewhere that she expects to be a 3 a the next level.Heyer best asset is her motor, she is always active, probably one of the best over 6' motors I have seen in AAU. If i were to have a concern with her game is what does her game look like at the next level.? She is a back to the basket kid in HS, can she step out 15ft and handle the ball or shoot the midrange. I think she would be an excellent 3 if she develops her face the basket game.