Posted On: 08/10/17 12:30 PM

We have been collecting college commitments for a long while and have been very much remiss in reporting them and in sending our congrats to all of these very deserving young ladies

Centennial duo heading west. Centennial’s 2018, Syd Stapleton (North Tartan) and Claire Orth (Stars Hersch), have announced their college choices. Syd, the streak-shooting wing, is headed to South Dakota State, while Orth, the whippet 1, is headed to North Dakota. Congrats to both.

Syd’s key is to get her shooting percentage up. She’s a shooter and a scorer. Yes, she’s a gym rat who knows how to play the game but at the next level she’s going to put dinner on the table with her shot and her scoring. When she’s hot, she’s hot. She needs to be hot a little more often.

Orth reminds me of Danielle Gitzen. Both are super-quick and yet have some length. Orth does it all except score. Is North Dakota going to be looking for some scoring, or not? That is the question. She has always had teammates—at Centennial and in the summer—who can score, so that pressure hasn’t been there for her. She has hit the occasional 3, but can she

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