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North Star Girls Hoops MN Pre-Season All-State Team

 

10/21/2013, 6:00am CDT
By Marc Hugunin

18 girls you'll be hearing about in 2013-2014

 

Tia Elbert, headed to Marquette, is our choice for 1st team all-state at one of the guard positions.

C- Chase Coley, Mpls. Washburn, 6-3, senior. Rated #7 in her class, and Iowa-bound, Coley blocked an amazing eleven shots per game a year ago, to go with 21 points and 17 rebounds per game. Now, she has gotten stronger, based on a great summer with North Tartan Nike Elite Coury.

PF- Cayla McMorris, Park Center, 6-1, senior. Rated #2 in her class, McMorris plays wherever the Pirates need her, excepting the 1. She can hit the J, but her strongest suit is attacking the rim, which she did often enough last year to score 24 points per game.

SF- T.T. Starks, Hopkins, 5-9, junior. Rated #2 among the 2015s, Starks first gained notoriety as an unstoppable scorer at Minneapolis North. Since joining coach Brian Cosgriff’s Royals, she’s developed a complete game and helps Hopkins win with her ball-handling and passing, her rebounding and her defense.

PG- Tia Elbert, Tartan, 5-7, senior. Rated #3 in her class, Tia was the #1 scorer in the state of Minnesota a year ago at 36 points per game.

SG- Carlie Wagner, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, 5-10, senior. Rated #1 in her class, and a Minnesota Gopher recruit, Wagner scored 33 points per game with six rebounds, six assists and four steals a year ago. She has scored 241 points in six state tournament games, including record-setting games of 48 and then 50.

2ND TEAM


Maddie Guebert, #1 among the juniors and #2 among the shooting guards, shows her picture-perfect jump shot.

C- Sam Trammel, Eden Prairie, 6-2, junior. Now rated #3 in her class, Trammel has gotten much stronger and thrives on contact. She moved up to North Tartan’s 2014 Elite squad over the summer, and showed that she belongs at that level.

PF- Ellie Thompson, Chaska, 6-2, senior. Ranked #5 in her class, Thompson scored 17 points per game a year ago. She is headed to South Dakota State to play college ball.

SF- Jasmyn Martin, Hopkins, 6-3, freshman. Rated #1 in her class, Martin scored 9 points per game with 6 rebounds for the state runner-up as an eighth grader. 

PG- Kenisha Bell, Bloomington Kennedy, 5-8, senior. Rated #6 among the seniors, and headed to Marquette, Bell doesn’t have to score to help Kennedy win. She helped the Eagles to the runner-up spot in last year’s state tournament with her quickness, both with the ball and with her on-ball defense. 

SG- Maddie Guebert, Eastview, 5-9, junior. Rated #1 among the juniors, Maddie scored 23 points per game a year ago and led the Lightning to 3rd place at the state tournament.

3RD TEAM


Jamie Ruden, rated #1 among the sophomores, is our choice for 3rd team all-state at the big forward spot.

C- Tara Dusharm, Foley, 6-5, junior. You can’t teach 6-5, as they say, but she’s also got a variety of ways to score in the paint and showed increasing toughness, both mentally and physically, over the summer. She’s rated #5 in her class.

PF- Jamie Ruden, Rochester John Marshall, 6-2, sophomore. Rated #1 among the sophomores, Ruden has mastered the lost art of the jump shot. Scored 21 points per game as a frosh.

SF- Courtney Frederickson, Minnetonka, 6-1, sophomore. Rated #6 in her class, Frederickson spent the summer playing against older kids and showed that she’s ready to assume a more prominent role. Fundamentally solid, Frederickson can play either forward spot.

PG- Taylor Thunstedt, New London-Spicer, 5-8, senior. Rated #4 among the seniors, she scored 28 points per game a year ago. Thunstedt is more of a 2 or combo guard in high school but can and probably will play the point in college. For Thunstedt, that means at North Dakota State.

SG- Sydney Lamberty, Park, 5-10, senior. Rated #8 in her class, Lamberty is going to Creighton. She’s possibly the best defender among all of the all-state guards, and she also scored 18 points per game last year.

THE DIAPER DANDIES (SOPHOMORES OR YOUNGER)


Andrayah Adams, #2 among the sophomores, is the top younger prospect at the guard spot.

C- Jamie Ruden, Rochester John Marshall, 6-2, sophomore. 

PF- Jasmyn Martin, Bloomington Kennedy, 6-3, freshman.

SF- Courtney Frederickson, Minnetonka, 6-1, sophomore.

PG- Andrayah Adams, St. Paul Como Park, 5-10, sophomore. Rated #2 among the sophomores. Does it all, dishes and scores. Sky's the limit.

SG- Nia Hollie, Hopkins, 5-10, sophomore. Rated #3 among the sophomores, Hollie stepped into a starting role when both Hopkins starting guards went down with injuries, and the Royals didn’t miss a beat.