Posted On: 06/20/22 7:34 PM

It’s always a challenge covering large AAU events involving a plethora of teams playing in multiple locations. Covering North Tartan’s annual June extravaganza known as Summer Jam is a whole different level of difficulty. With over 375 teams, Summer Jam is one of the largest youth basketball tournaments in the country, and every year Bill Larson and his North Tartan colleagues manage to bring together an incredible collection of the nation’s best teams and players. This year’s field included the likes of nationally significant talents such as K.K. Arnold, Britt Prince, Audi Crooks and Jennica Lewis, along with Minnesota’s top D1-worthy talent. Summer Jam was the center piece of a very busy Week #12 of the AAU season.

A GAME TO REMEMBER

It’s only fitting that the best game of the tournament would be in the championship final of the top 17U grouping as North Tartan 2023 EYBL battled with Metro Stars Pryor for supremacy in the Anchor Lake division. It took two halves of regulation play and two overtimes to reach a decision. Playing with a short bench and missing some of its most important pieces, North Tartan fell behind by double digits in the opening half, but Gerard

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