Posted On: 06/11/17 5:45 AM

In AAU basketball, the rich generally keep getting richer, and the lesser-known brands are often left to fight over table scraps. But every so often a team will rise up from the masses and make some eloquent noise. Although they might not belong to the 1-percent club just yet, the 9th grade ladies of E1T1 Premiere might want to stop by the Bentley dealership for a test drive just in case. After finishing third in the recent AAU State Championships behind mighty North Tartan 9 and Minnesota Fury 2020 Blue, the girls in black and pink were in fine form again Saturday at the Minnesota Suns Summer Xplosion (their typo, not mine!) at Wayzata High School.

It’s easy to see how these girls are racking up Ws. E1T1 is very athletic, with a garage full of great ball handlers who can overwhelm you with their speed and quickness. Everything happens so fast when E1T1 has the ball that by the time defenders figure out what’s happening, it has already happened. Led by top 20 guards Zhane Thompson (Burnsville) and Jasmine Smiley (Wayzata), this is a high-octane outfit featuring the multi-talented Grace Elander (Holy Family), the

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