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Posted On: 07/18/17 2:00 AM

Ask college coaches from across the Midwest and beyond about Minnesota’s pool of girls basketball talent and all are likely to tell you the same thing: It’s a deep pool. Very deep. Yet those of us who reside in the Twin Cities metro area miss out on many of the better players because of geography. Come high school tournament time, we get our glimpse of teams like Ada-Borup, Cromwell-Wright or Wheaton-Herman-Norcross, but unless outstate kids participate in AAU summer ball they can be somewhat unknown commodities to us city slickers. At the Breakdown Showcase, I spent much of the day trying to watch those players whose names I had heard but whose games were unfamiliar. With apologies to many others we didn’t get a chance to watch, here are few that made an impact in the 20+ games I saw at least part of on Sunday.

Ada-Borup: Kora Kritzberger

This 5’9” forward is currently ranked 87th in the class of 2020 but may be on the way up. Kora Kritzberger is very strong in the lane and plays much bigger than her size might indicate. On Sunday, she did an admirable job against Lyle-Austin Pacelli’s 6-foot-4 post Kristi Fett

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