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Posted On: 05/22/18 10:18 AM

Bloomington, MN — #1 ranked North Tartan outlasted the #3 ranked Minnesota Fury Gauntlet squad to win the Class of 2020 AAU Minnesota State Championship

BOTH TEAMS ARE LOADED WITH TALENT

The 2020 state championship game featured 9 of the top 10 and 15 of the top 20 players in Minnesota's class of 2020, and it did not disappoint. Paige Bueckers (Hopkins) and Lauren Jensen (Lakeville North) paced North Tartan with 13 each. While Mackenzie Kramer (STMA) led a balanced scoring attack for the Fury with 10 points.

BIGS ON THE MOVE

I love transition basketball. More specifically, I love post players who are willing to run the floor.  And let me tell you, the bigs in this game were more than happy to run to the rim.  I will start by saying that kudos are definitely in order for the guards of both teams. They delivered crisp 3/4 court passes right on the numbers on multiple occasions. But what I was particularly impressed by was that when either team got a defensive rebound, post players were immediately sprinting down the middle of the court expecting to be passed the ball. I counted at least 5

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