Posted On: 07/1/20 12:10 PM

Take a bow ladies. Your debut on the big stage is about to draw rave reviews. North Tartan South East entered the spotlight for the first time last weekend at the Great 8 Showcase in Ames. The North Tartan brand is not new, of course. The club has probably had more impact on Minnesota girls basketball over the years than any other. The South East version, however, is a new twist. Based in Rochester, the old Minnesota Rage squads have now morphed into North Tartan SE and they made plenty of noise in Iowa. The 2022 version, which also includes talent from the 2023 and 2024 classes, went undefeated in Ames and the team’s top players drew plenty of notice. The one who captured our attention first was incoming junior Kennedy Speer of Rochester Century.

Kennedy Speer, North Tartan South East 2022

When I sat down courtside for my first look at the NTSE squad it was Speer who was the first athlete I was drawn to. She is long and lean and athletic, three key attributes that scouts look for right away. The 2022 prospect is a three-sport athlete who earned All-Big 9 honors in cross country and track

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