Posted On: 06/3/17 7:45 AM

There are a couple of things you can count on by the time the AAU season reaches the first weekend in June. First, it’s going to get hot outside and second, the most talented 8th graders are going to start making a name for themselves. Right on cue, both things happened Friday night at Bloomington Kennedy High School where the Minnesota Stars Summer Kickoff tournament got underway. Outside the mercury was pushing 90 degrees. Inside, the rising stars from the class of 2021 were heating up, as well. One thing is becoming quite clear: next year’s freshman class is good and it’s deep. Actually, it’s very good and very deep.

One team that has been making a little noise this spring is Top Flight 2021 Metro. They’re not up there with the big girls just yet, but as a one-point state tournament loss to Minnesota Fury 2021 Blue will attest, they are getting closer. When a relatively unknown team is having some success, you can be pretty sure they have three key ingredients: a solid point guard, a big that can score, and someone who can shoot the three. Friday night I watched Top Flight for the first time and

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