Posted On: 09/3/19 3:23 PM

They are the grinders, the unsung heroes of the basketball court whose level of grit and determination should be an inspiration to everyone else around them. On Labor Day we took a deep dive into the work habits of Cambridge-Isanti sophomore Mikayla Aumer in our feature on the hardest-working player in Minnesota. (You can read it here) Aumer is by no means the only workhorse around and we want to recognize some of the other players who play the way she plays.

In some cases, such as Allie Murphy of Edina and Cloey Dmytrk of Como Park, we know first-hand about the player’s off-court efforts but it’s not possible to do the level of research into every athlete’s training habits and routine as we did with Aumer. These selections are based primarily on what we have seen on the court over the past couple of seasons. Based on that, however, you can be pretty sure that the same players who are busting their tails on the floor are the ones putting hard time in when nobody else is watching. That’s kind of how it works.

Obviously many of the elite players put in the work – Lauren Jensen, Alyssa

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