Posted On: 06/4/17 6:15 AM

Dan Wolfe is accustomed to working with quality basketball players. As a veteran college assistant coach at Gustavus, he knows a thing or two about what it takes to win. That’s why it wasn’t surprising watching his 2019 Minnesota Rise Purple squad Saturday at the Battle on the Hardwood. The sophomore Rise were physical, they were fast and they never backed off, much like the way the Gusties play in St. Peter for Dan and head coach Laurie Kelly. There were two players in particular who stood out on Saturday afternoon at Lakeville South High School: Joey Batt and Caitlyn Rorman.

Batt is a quick, creative point guard who can score. Currently ranked 36th by Northstar among 2019s, the 5-7 sophomore averaged 16 points per game this winter for New Ulm. She penetrates at will and shoots a ton of free throws. Her ability to change speeds and leave defenders wondering what happened is impressive. Rorman is a 5-10 forward/wing from Blue Earth. She is strong with the ball, takes it to the hoop hard, and does the little things that coaches love. Just back from an ankle injury, she was all-everything for the Rise on Saturday. Ranked 46th in

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