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Notebook: Tuesday, May 5th

05/04/2020, 7:00pm CDT
By Chuck Thompson

Notebook

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College Commitments

Kayla Bohr, 5'10" 2020 Forward from Blaine (MN) & Minnesota Suns has signed with Division II UW-Parkside. Bohr averaged 19.1 PPG, 8.3 RPG and 2.0 APG  in 2019-20. Two time All-Conference player and 4th leading scorer in history at Blaine.

 

Gianna Kneepkens, 5'11" 2021 from Duluth Marshall (MN) & Minnesota Fury 2021 UAA has committed to Division I Utah. Kneepkens averaged 31.4 PPG as a Junior in 2019-20, good for 2nd best in the state.

 

Maja Leidefors, 6'1" Forward from Jonkoping, Sweden Sandagymnasiet (HS) has signed with UW-Parkside. She was a member of Sweden's 2018 u18 women's 3-on-3 national team

 

Ashley Lillard, 2020 of Sioux City North (IA) has signed with Junior College Des Moines Area Community College.

 

Marissa Murray, 5'10" 2020 Forward of Kimberly (WI) has signed with NAIA Carroll University. Murray averaged 8.8 PPG and 4.9 RPG in 2019-20.

 

Katelyn Stanley, 5'10" 2020 from Bishop Heelan (IA) has committed to Division III St Thomas. Stanley averaged 12.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 5.2 APG and 3.5 SPG as a Senior.

 

Makayla Van Nett, a 5'6" 2018 Guard originally from St Paul Como Park (MN) will move from Hutchinson Community College to Division I Northwestern State for her final two seasons. Van Nett averaged 13.1 PPG last season at Hutchinson.

Player Analysis

Alexis Beier
5’8” 2022 Guard
Linn-Mar/Team Iowa

Led Linn-Mar in scoring as Sophomore at 11.1 PPG as well as 3 pointers made at 45. Prolific three point shooter at 39% with over half of her field goal attempts from the arc. Range to spare off wing and up the rails. Marksman off catch and shoot. Has experience playing in screen/roll sets. Off the bounce shows nice footwork and step-through counter to finish. Scholarship level prospect.

 

Boston Boucher
5’9” 2021 Shooting Guard/Point Guard
Wood River

Led Wood River in scoring as Junior at 17.2 PPG. Also led team in steals. Tremendous range as shooter and will add step-back and pull-up in transition to three shooting. Will iso and score against smaller Guards. Physical driver, keeps shoulders square against contact. Rebounds position and will look to go deep with outlet passes to trigger break. Jumps defensive passing lanes, turns steals into scores. Excellent one on one finisher. Scholarship level prospect.

 

Ellie Colbeck
2022 Shooting Guard
Fergus Falls/West Central United

Led Fergus Falls in scoring as Sophomore at 19 PPG. Excellent three point shooter with quick release, uses threat of drive to create cushion. Extremely quick catch to shot time.  Also productive shooter in mid-range and pull-ups. Uses head fake to help set up deceptively quick first step. Loves to use deep kick-ahead passes to trigger transition game. Can deliver all the necessary passes, both long/cross-court and precision shorter passes. Scholarship to Division 1 prospect.

 

Riley Jensen
5’10” 2022 Forward
Bellevue East/Team Factory

Nice footwork to finishing moves in paint, nice reverse pivot into step thru. Sets up defenders on drives with spin move, hesitation dribble and cross-over. Equipped with floater on move. Attacks with 2-3 dribble drives, but can take length of court in transition drive. Off catch on low block will go up directly with some length or use power dribble to create separation. Plus rebounder, good lift to offensive glass. Scholarship level prospect.

 

Theodosia Mba
5’11” 2021 Center/Power Forward
Gross Catholic

Led Gross Catholic in rebounding Junior Season at 8.5 RPG. Does most of her offensive damage in close and on second chance scores. Uses power dribble to gather and score. Excellent offensive rebounder, has some length and a good vertical. Tough on both ends as rebounder. Aggressive shot blocker. Athletic enough to be used at front of full-court press.

 

Keshona McGaughy
2021 Guard
St Cloud Apollo

Led Apollo in scoring as Junior at 10.1 PPG. Athletic wing. Three range up the rails and off the edges. Will flash deep three point range at times. Shows some length off the bounce and can still finish against secondary defenders. Will use pull-up jumper on drives.

 

Abi Payne
5’8” 2021 Guard
Amboi/Wisconsin Lakers

Led Amboi in scoring at 14.5 PPG. Class 1A All-State. All-Conference. 39% from three point line. Deep three range above the free throw line on either side. Threat in screen/roll as both shooter and driver. Excels with 1-2 dribble pull-up or floater. Hesitation dribble and cross-over help set up drives. Good passer in the half-court or transition games.

 

Lainy Thoren
5’11” 2022 Forward
Grundy Center/Lady Martin Brothers

Led Grundy Center in scoring as Sophomore at 11.0 PPG. Also led team in rebounds, assists and steals. Three point threat. Can be used as screener or ball handler in screen & roll. Quality post entry passer. High points rebounds, tracks offensive board well and is physical on defensive end. Can be utilized as low post or perimeter/stretch four. Seals opponents away on low block.

Highlight Reels

Amaya Davison, 2022 Guard, Des Moines Roosevelt (IA)

2019-20: 13.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.0 APG, 2.5 SPG

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Gabby Gawlitta, 6'0" 2021 Forward, Franklin (WI)/Wisconsin Rap

2019-20: 6.8 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.2 SPG

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Aubree Kranz, 5'8" 2021 Forward/Guard, Immanual Lutheran (MN)/Minnesota Rise

2019-20: 12.3 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.3 APG, 3.4 SPG, All-Conference

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Full Game Film: Youtube

 

Allie Meadows, 5'8" 2022 Guard, Central DeWitt (IA)/Lady Martin Brothers

15.4 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 2.4 APG, 2.4 SPG, Scholarship to D1 prospect

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Malia Nelson, 5'10" 2022 Guard, Dover-Eyota (MN)/So-Minn Fury

11.0 PPG in 2019-20

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Savannah Schlueter, 5'5" 2023 Guard, Hutchinson (MN)/Minnesota Fury 2023 Yellow

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Ella Waltman, 5'8" 2022 Shooting Guard, Stewartville (MN)

Wrist injury was held out until final few games, had 16 points on 3/3 from 3 in playoffs.

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Zoey Washington, 5'9" 2023 Guard, Mahtomedi (MN)/Minnesota Fury 2023 UAA

7.5 PPG during 2019-20 season, Division I prospect

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