Posted On: 09/7/17 11:00 AM

Why Our Top 10 Players Are Our Top 10 Players

1. Paige Bueckers, 5-10, combo guard, Hopkins and North Tartan (remains at #1)

Whatever it takes, that’s what Paige contributes. That’s what she does. She can score, of course, but more than that she gets the ball to her teammates, she grabs rebounds and loose balls, she does it all. Coach Brian Cosgriff always says, “She’s so natural.” Doing the right thing at the right time just comes naturally. Add to that the fact that on top of that she works just as hard as anybody, so that instinct gives her a big head start over everybody else. So, she’s not only Northstar Girls Hoops summer “player of the year” among the 2020s, she’s our summer “player of the year” for all age groups. She’s sure not going to drop down from #1 that way.

Her summer coach for 5 years now, Tara Starks, said, "She is a wizard with the basketball, just the purest of point guards that you will ever find. She talks about wanting to play off the ball, but she doesn't understand that her greatness lies within having the ball in her hands."

2. Liza Karlen,

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