Game Date: 7/24/18
Jayda Knuppe, BBA Fierce 2019
5'9" 2019 Dell Rapids H.S.
-I've had the chance to watch Knuppe the last several years and it never fails to amaze me how much production she generates as an undersized post in both terms of scoring (14 against Stars) and on the boards. Too her credit, she has continued to hone perimeter skills to increase her collegiate prospects, in fact, she even showed she can hit the corner three in this game. Hard-nosed player, hard-working player.
Nneka Obiazor, Minnesota Stars 2020 Antl
5'10" 2020 Eden Prairie H.S.
-One of the tougher players in the region to contain on drives because of her physical strength and build. She takes it north/south and with authority. Led Stars with 14 points, none bigger than her following her own shot for a rebound and stick-back that tied the game at 35. Scholarship talent, who because of her powerful build, could see some Division I opportunities offers coming her way.
Aaliyah Ragulen, Minnesota Stars 2020 Antl
5'3" 2020 Park Center H.S.
-They always say it's toughest to shoot foul shots at the end of the first half when it's just you out there by yourself. What about when it's just you out there shooting 2 free throws off a technical foul with your team down 1 late in the game? Ragulen did that, and stepped up and delivered on both for a 41-40 Stars lead after BBA Fierce called a timeout without having one. Ragulen stayed cool and calm and delivered with the game on the line. Also played a strong game from the point attacking the BBA defense and creating for others.
Kylie Strop, Minnesota Stars 2020 Antl
5'8" 2020 River Falls H.S.
-Strop is rock solid Point Guard who handles the ball well, can drive to either hand, has extended range with her jumper and loves to get up and play opposing Guards tight defensively. She moves side to side well, will push tempo when it's there and is unselfish on drives, always looking to draw the second defender and locate her shooters back on the wing. One of the most underrated Point Guards in the 2020 class.
Jeniah Ugofsky, BBA Fierce 2019
6'0" 2019 Harrisburg H.S.
-Ugofsky is the only player on our list today that already has a verbal, as she will attend South Dakota following her career at Harrisburg. Ugofsky battles inside like a true Power Forward, able to muscle in tough shots, be a force on the glass and when she takes on contact inside get to, and convert, free throws, hitting 5 of 6 in the later minutes of the game against the Stars. She can also take an opponent away from the hoop, as she's effective in screen/roll play and has the ability to connect from the three point line like a stretch Four.