2023 Recruiting


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Here is the good and bad (for now) for class of 2023.

In teams of in-state

Bad:
three of four top players in the class have committed out of state.

#2 Instate- Taylor Woodson- Michigan
#3 Instate- NuNu Agara- Stanford
#4 Instate- Kennedy Sanders- Colorado

Good:

The #1 player in the state, Tessa Johnson, is still on the board and heavily considering Gophers. She is close with 2022 commits Mara Braun and Amaya Battle so some feel Gophers are the favorite to land her, however as we have learned as Gopher fans, nothing is official till it's official.

Audi Crooks recently visited, a fantastic post player in the midwest. It has been stated she is not wanting to travel a far distance from Home, and her HS is about 3 hours from Williams Arena so not exactly a distance that could remove them from consideration.

Here is the known offers/still out there for class of 2023. Overall guessing a 2-3 player class, maybe even 1-2 and leaving openings for transfer portal.

Offered/In-state:

Tessa Johnson-
St. Michael/Albertville-5’9 Guard

Out of State Offers:

Kymora Johnson,
5’7 G, St. Anne’s-Belfield School (VA) ESPN Ranked 32 (out of Super 60)

Jasmine Brown, 5’9 G, Joliet Catholic HS (IL) ESPN Ranked #44 (out of Super 60)

Eve Fiala, 6’4 C, Indiana HS (PA) ESPN Ranked #54 (out of Super 60)

Janae Kent, 6’1 W, Oak Forest HS (IL) ESPN Ranked #57 (out of Super 60)

Laila Hull, 6’1 F, Zionsville (IN) ESPN Ranked #58 (out of Super 60)

Audi Crooks, 6’3 P, Bishop Garrigan HS (IA) ESPN Ranked #59 (out of Super 60)

Logan Nissley, 5’10 G, Century HS (ND)

Alyssa Latham, 6’1 F, Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL)
Bump up. This is a great thread. Later mentioned in this thread, Crooks committed elsewhere.
 

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Eve Fiala is a center. She has offers from Ohio State, Minnesota, Michigan, and Maryland.

Minnesota most needs a center prospect.

 




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Since offers could start coming with AAU Live periods going on, Here is the recap of known offers for the class of 2023. There are six known right now and it's likely not a secret that Tessa must be their top target. I could even see them saying If they get Tessa, thats all they need for class of 2023 and the rest in portal.

Offered/In-state:

Tessa Johnson-
St. Michael/Albertville-5’11 Guard

Out of State Offers:

Kymora Johnson,
5’7 G, St. Anne’s-Belfield School (VA) ESPN Ranked 32 (out of Super 60)

Jasmine Brown, 5’9 G, Joliet Catholic HS (IL) ESPN Ranked #44 (out of Super 60)

Eve Fiala, 6’4 C, Indiana HS (PA) ESPN Ranked #54 (out of Super 60)

Laila Hull, 6’1 F, Zionsville (IN) ESPN Ranked #58 (out of Super 60)

Alyssa Latham, 6’1 F, Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL)
 

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Video Post Forward Allie Pollock

Here's an unranked 6' 1" post forward prospect to look at. She's made some honorable mention and top performer lists.

She's Allie Pollock of Lakeside High School in Hot Springs Arkansas.

Points/Game: 8
Season High Points: 11
Rebounds/Game: 8
Season High Rebounds: 11
Assists/Game: 3
Season High Assists: 5
Steals/Game:: 4
Blocks/Game:8
Field Goal Pct: .80
Free Throw Pct: .903
Point FG's: 153
Point FG Pct.70
Games Played: 26

Not the ideal Big Ten prospect and yet Gophers need to look harder at under the radar coachable 6' 1" post prospects like this. Like overlooked BIG Monika Czinano who was hardly recruited and now an all-star. I don't pretend to be an expert, to be clear.

Curious as to how she came to your attention? and what makes you interested in her as a good prospect? I would say her Blocks/Game are eye popping especially for someone who is 6'1", which is taller than average but hardly unusual.
 

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Curious as to how she came to your attention? and what makes you interested in her as a good prospect? I would say her Blocks/Game are eye popping especially for someone who is 6'1", which is taller than average but hardly unusual.
She showed up on a "prospects watch list" by, I think, Prospects Nation undeclared from the Midwest and then I watched the video and read some love on Twitter. True, she's not 6' 3". Of the unranked prospects I tried to research, she was worth mentioning. I'm just a sports fan looking at stuff for fun.

UPDATE: I delete that as too much of a sleeper pick.
 
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She showed up on a "prospects watch list" by, I think, Prospects Nation undeclared from the Midwest and then I watched the video and read some love on Twitter. True, she's not 6' 3". Of the unranked prospects I tried to research, she was worth mentioning. I'm just a sports fan looking at stuff for fun.

Another even better 6' 2" unranked player I noticed is Forward/Center Meadow Roland. But she's from California, not the Midwest -- probably a hard get.

15.4 points per game.
1.2 assists per game.
9.9. rebounds per game.
2.7 steals per game.
3.1 blocks per game.

And she appears to have speed.

She has an offer from Fresno State.

She looks Big Ten caliber.

Her high school team won their championship. She was named FresnoBee large school player of the year.


 
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If the Gophers are lucky enough to sign shooting guard Tessa Johnson, then the Gophers would be a high-powered, high-scoring three-guard offense with Braun, Battle, Johnson and Borowicz.

Advantages of NCAA Three Guards Offense

The Gophers have suffered on defense in recent years using three guards and/or without bigger defenders -- but this is different. Having that kind of talent changes everything.

At worst it makes for a killer guard rotation and fifth (wo)/man.

 

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Another even better 6' 2" unranked player I noticed is Forward/Center Meadow Roland. But she's from California, not the Midwest -- probably a hard get.

15.4 points per game.
1.2 assists per game.
9.9. rebounds per game.
2.7 steals per game.
3.1 blocks per game.

And she appears to have speed.

She has an offer from Fresno State.

She looks Big Ten caliber.

Her high school team won their championship. She was named FresnoBee large school player of the year.



Hey Gophers, give Meadow Roland a look please.
 

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She was great this weekend, best player in state in the 23 class. Reese Ross from South Dakota who plays on the same North Tartan team was also really good. Could see her possibly getting a Gopher offer.
6' 0" small forward Reese Ross would be a great signing for Minnesota. She came up big in tournament play with rebounds and points.

-23 points and 17 rebounds against Wagner in the semi-finals.

-25 points and 13 rebounds in the state title game against Hamlin.
 

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6' 0" small forward Reese Ross would be a great signing for Minnesota. She came up big in tournament play with rebounds and points.

-23 points and 17 rebounds against Wagner in the semi-finals.

-25 points and 13 rebounds in the state title game against Hamlin.
Reese Ross could be a great sleeper pick for the Gophers.

She played power forward and small forward.

Reese Ross Carries Team to Title

 



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The Keloland All-Star Player of the Year nominees are:

Reese Ross, a 6' 0" junior SF/PF

Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda, a 6' 1" senior wing and the #34 prospect in the nation per ESPN committed verbal to Texas.

Hannah Ronsiek, a 5' 11" senior guard committed to Colorado State.

Kennadi Buchholz, a 6' 0" senior center is also the Class B Player of the Year, one of the top scorers and rebounders with an average of 20 points and 13 rebounds a game, on numerous awards nominees lists.


 
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Klick's national profile rose sharply after a strong showing while playing for North Tartan at the Boo Williams national AAU tournament in Virginia in April. "She has gotten the attention of a lot of people,'' said Bill Larson, North Tartan's director. Larson said Klick had offers from Loyola Marymount, Fresno State, Illinois and St. Thomas.
 

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Klick's national profile rose sharply after a strong showing while playing for North Tartan at the Boo Williams national AAU tournament in Virginia in April. "She has gotten the attention of a lot of people,'' said Bill Larson, North Tartan's director. Larson said Klick had offers from Loyola Marymount, Fresno State, Illinois and St. Thomas.
Seeing her play several times, I would say she is better suited for Loyola Marymount, Fresno State, Illinois and St. Thomas., not the Big (I discount Illinois as they are a mess with their recruiting)
.. but great coaches get players that are going to be good 'team' kids especially a MN kid, time will tell. I see her as a role player initially, but these days kids have a hard time with being a role player.. I say role player because when going to the next level you need one part of your game that is as good as anybody else on the team and for Klick the closest attribute or skill she has is maybe defensive quickness.
 




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