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Posted On: 05/21/17 11:15 AM

There were plenty of terrific performances from numerous talented players on Saturday. I wish I could have seen more of them, but between the driving rainstorm, leaky gym roof, lack of parking spots within a day’s walk, and the limitations of one man’s abilities, I could not see them all. These are a couple of players I did see that deserve some time in the sun. Don’t we all?

The rising star: Frannie Hottinger (North Tartan 10th EYBL, Cretin-Derham Hall)

A year or two ago, Frannie Hottinger was toiling away on Fury Gold and was relatively under the radar. Cretin was still an afterthought on the 4A scene and Hottinger looked like a good, not great prospect. Fast forward to 2017 and everyone is talking about the 6-0 forward from North Tartan 10th EYBL. Hottinger’s strong performance over the winter has helped raise Cretin’s stock significantly and she has bolted up the rankings to #18. This is probably not high enough. Although she doesn’t have the kind of frame that is suitable for success in the Big Ten, this young lady is likely going to make significant noise at the Division I level. Hottinger is long and lean, and super

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