Posted On: 08/20/19 9:30 AM
It can take some time for the biggest of the bigs to put it all together in terms of strength and coordination and mobility. The kinesiologists no doubt have a scientific explanation, but the phenomena certainly manifests itself in girls basketball. There were plenty of good examples of that this summer but none better than Sophie Hart of the Minnesota Fury. The 6’4 center from Farmington had a tremendous four months that included a state AAU championship, an outstanding tryout with the Team USA U16 national team, and a top 50 national ranking. We’ll add a little icing on the cake by proclaiming Hart as the Prep Girls Hoops AAU Breakout Player of the Year.
Two years ago Hart’s 8th grade summer give us some indication that there were good things ahead. With that kind of size there was no question she would get opportunities. Since that time, Sophie has made steady improvement. Her footwork has gotten way better and she has become much more physical. She is stronger, has developed a nice touch around the basket and can get up and