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Ohio State has recently made offers to a few MN players from the 2024 class (Jordan Zubich, Jocelyn Land and Finley Ohnstad). They are all on the same AAU team as Olivia Olson. Ohnstad is the daughter of former Gophers Angie Iverson (now Ohnstad) and Mitch Ohnstad.
 

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Ohio State has recently made offers to a few MN players from the 2024 class (Jordan Zubich, Jocelyn Land and Finley Ohnstad). They are all on the same AAU team as Olivia Olson. Ohnstad is the daughter of former Gophers Angie Iverson (now Ohnstad) and Mitch Ohnstad.

Iowa State has now offered Zubich.

 












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UCLA in the midwestern mix for Britt Prince:

Coach Cori Close and assistant coach Tony Newman have identified the next class of 2024 prospect UCLA women’s basketball will try to sway to Westwood. The Bruins' staff has offered Elkhorn North High School (NE) point guard Britt Prince a scholarship, she revealed Saturday afternoon on Twitter.

UCLA joins Creighton, Nebraska, South Dakota State, Louisville, Iowa State, Omaha, Iowa, North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon, Michigan, Indiana, Kansas State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Marquette, Penn State, NC State, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Harvard, Missouri, Mississippi State, Belmont, DePaul and Florida by becoming the 29th program to reach out to Prince with a scholarship offer.
 

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How does a coach know how many openings that they will have 2-3 years from now? It is clear that coaches make many offers knowing that not all players will finally commit to the team. What if a team becomes successful and more attractive to recruits? Does the team then tell players that they made offers to: "Sorry we do not have a space for you. We are rescinding our offer." Do any of you out there know how this is handled or remember players not picked up?
 

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How does a coach know how many openings that they will have 2-3 years from now? It is clear that coaches make many offers knowing that not all players will finally commit to the team. What if a team becomes successful and more attractive to recruits? Does the team then tell players that they made offers to: "Sorry we do not have a space for you. We are rescinding our offer." Do any of you out there know how this is handled or remember players not picked up?
Offers do get rescinded. Coaches make many more offers for each class than they know they will have spaces for, because they know that players have multiple offers as well. If a coach needs three guards, they may offer 11 or 12 girls for that position. But they prioritize who they want as well, so if they’ve already got three verbal commits, but one of their top prospects then says she wants to commit, they will figure out a way to make space for that player. I have personally seen a player being told there was no longer space for them, because a better prospect committed, but to save face, the school said the player’s academics no longer met their standards.
 






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Jordan Zubich is most definitely a priority. The ability to shoot is a God given talent. Sure you can practice......alot. But, you still may never become a great shooter. Zubich is an outstanding shooter. She has that gift. I, to, really like Tessa for the 2023 class. She is an excellent fit for this team because she can shoot as well.
 

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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 scores 91, you still lose.

There are numerous examples of players who are “high school good”, All-state, all conference, whatever. But when they get to college, they’re playing against bigger, better, faster, and “high school good” does not always translate to “college good”.
 


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Imo you need both. I would say Scalia was a great shooter, her basketball iq improved. You can have a shooter if you are playing with high basketball iq girls….. ex Shannon Schonrock with Whalen. (Not saying anything about her game knowledge just talking what her role on the team was) Rachel Banham is another. She shot and made a lot but took some terrible forced shots many games, and I wouldn’t say she had (I think it’s improved in the wnba) a great “game feel”. However the argument with Scalia and banham is they simply didn’t have the players around them to be “shooters” I believe if Zubich becomes a Gopher she will be playing around better game facilitators which would make her a utilized “shooter”.
 


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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 scores 91, you still lose.

There are numerous examples of players who are “high school good”, All-state, all conference, whatever. But when they get to college, they’re playing against bigger, better, faster, and “high school good” does not always translate to “college good”.
I agree, but Zubich has NBA range as a 10th grader. That makes up for lacking in other areas......she should only continue to improve.
 

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I see that Alyssa Wirth is also listed at 6"5". We are in dire need of getting some size in the next couple classes.
Wirth is the one who just committed according to her Twitter.
 


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She's a 6' 4" / 6' 5" center! Has played power forward. Is the top post player for 2024 from the state. BIGs like that are hard to find. Is one of the best half-dozen 2024 prospects from the state.

In the March-2022 WIAA Sectional Semi-Final win she ha d 6 points, 3 blocks, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. In the subsequent WIAA Sectional Final loss to St Croix Falls she had 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Defensively is a presence keeping defenders from her area.

Also plays volleyball.

In the video she's hustling and moving. Lots of energy.

A player like that has possible significant upside. You can't teach reach and size.

 
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6'5. I would take a chance on her all day.. The challenge with any program becomes you need to develop players like this.
 



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Alyssa Wirth Alyssa Wirth
-6’5 F-’24-Altoona


You’ll see Wirth on the block more often than not, but she has the skill to stretch the floor out to the 3-point line. Wirth has more ability than most kids her size, not many would expect her to be able to attack defenses off the dribble, but she can. Wirth also does the “traditional” things well. She keeps the ball high, rebounds the ball at its highest point, and kicks the ball out to open shooters. She has as high of a ceiling as anyone on the circuit.

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