- Sep 9, 2015
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"I want to be a dominant post player," said the 6-5 Hart, a Farmington native who sat out last season after transferring from North Carolina State.
Sophie Hart's 6-5 frame towered over a group of girls at last week's Gophers women's basketball youth camp inside the Athletes Village.
Hart's physical presence demanded their attention. Her personality and ability to connect with players stood out even more to first-year Gophers coach Dawn Plitzuweit.
"The energy was incredible," Plitzuweit said. "In our program we really believe every moment matters. Everything you do stacks upon itself. What you do in one area will carry over and help us on the basketball court as well."
Hart's energy and leadership has also been apparent with her teammates this summer. After sitting out as a North Carolina State transfer last season, the Farmington native is confident she can make an impact as a junior center under Plitzuweit.
"I want to be a dominant post player," Hart said. "I want to help my team win, whatever my role might be doing that."