Posted On: 10/21/19 10:54 AM

I love watching players get better. It’s one of the most satisfying aspects of this gig. The thing is, everyone improves at their own pace. Some athletes take baby steps, making almost imperceptible improvements on a regular basis. Then there are others who play pretty much the same way for a year and then – BOOM! – all of a sudden they make a giant leap to the next level.

There has been no better example of that in recent months than what we have seen from Virginia Johnson. We recently chronicled Minneapolis Southwest freshmen’s improvement in depth (you can read the story here) and we saw it again Oct. 5 at the Prep Girls Hoops Top 250 Expo. This kid is legit. But she is by no means the only Minnesota prospect who has taken big steps forward in recent months.

A couple of days ago we told you about Coon Rapids junior Ella Giorgi, a big post player who has taken it up a few notches. Ditto for Elk River freshman Ella Johnson, and Lakeville South junior Adi Brown. Today we offer some additional thoughts on Johnson and four other freshmen who have improved a lot.

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