Posted On: 06/13/22 8:05 PM

The talent-rich Starks Elite AAU program out of Duluth formed an alliance this year with the Minnesota Suns, a partnership that is helping both clubs advance their big-picture objectives and promote their athletes for the next level. That didn’t stop Starks from swooping into the Suns Summer Xplosion in Wayzata this weekend and slipping out the back door with some of the shiniest hardware available. The two marquee teams in the Starks stable – 2023 Select and 2025 Rising – each captured their division thanks to some stellar team play and a few terrific individual performances. Their achievements top the charts here as we recap Week #11 of the 2022 AAU season.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Anna Saari – 2026 guard, Starks Rising

We love watching Anna play. Listed at just 5’3, it has becoming routine for opponents to underestimate the diminutive guard from Duluth Marshall. Once again this weekend, however, more than one opposing player discovered to their peril that Saari is a baller. She averaged over 17 points per game in the tournament and Anna’s performance in a terrific battle with North Dakota Attack on Saturday was one of the most entertaining we have seen all season. Saari

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