AAA All-State Teams!

Jr All-Star Class AAA All-State Teams

FIRST TEAM:

Kiani Lockett-DeLaSalle (Jr-All Star 2022 #12)

A hyper-quick guard who is the straw who stirs the DeLaSalle drink. She is constantly attacking off the bounce, has the ability to hit the outside shot and seems to know who to get it to and when at all times.

Sydney Stensgard-Simley (Jr-All Star 2020 #17)

A big, strong guard who showed she can score from anywhere on the court. Has quick hands on defense that leads to her fair share of steals. A silky smooth 3-point shot.

Sidney Runsewe-DeLaSalle (Jr-All Star 2022 #21)

An elite level 3-point shooter. Had multiple games of seven or more made 3-pointers this last season. Combined with Lockett, they had DeLaSalle as the favorites for most of the year to win the AAA title. A player to watch for the next couple of seasons.

Brynn Beffert-Hutchinson (Jr-All Star 2023 #9)

A physical post presence with an expanding offensive skillset. She showed an impressive footwork ability in the paint and was one of the strongest when it came to boxing out as well as posting up.

Acheampomaah (Champ) Danson-Simley (Jr-All Star 2022 #20)

A rebounding machine. Highly athletic post player who is a tireless rebounder. She runs the court extremely hard and will be expected to take on an expanded role next season with the graduation of not only her sister, but a high amount of strong contributors from the Simley team.

SECOND TEAM:

Nurjei Weems-DeLaSalle (Jr-All Star 2020 #26)

The anchor in the paint for the Islanders of DeLaSalle. She had elite level timing when it came to blocking shots and often was able to give her team multiple opportunities with her offensive rebounds. Also was able to get her guards open with strong screens that were hard to get around.

Ysareia Chevre-Simley (Jr-All Star 2020 #10)

Swag is the word that I would use to describe Chevre. She seems to be in complete control of the game at all times. She knows when to call her own number and has the build and strength to attack the paint, absorb the contract and still finish.

Ronnie Porter-Como Park (Jr-All Star 2022 #32)

A lightening quick guard who is one of, if not the fastest guards in the entire state. She showed an ability to not only hit the outside shot, but has the creativity and moves to get her shot off in the paint over taller defenders.

Frankie Vascellero-Academy of Holy Angels (Jr-All Star 2021 #11)

An all-around offensive weapon for the Knights of Holy Angels. Showed a range that continues to improve out to the 3-point line. Has ball-handling skills that helps her maneuver through multiple defenders. An underrated player in the class of 2021 that fans should keep an eye on next season.

Julia Bengtson-Becker (Jr-All Star 2021 #35)

The definition of a point guard and leader if there ever was one in the state. Julia runs her Becker team and seems to know every play and where her teammates will be like the back of her hand. While she can easily put up points when she sees the need for it, her main talent is being a true floor general setting up her teammates for scoring opportunities.

THIRD TEAM:

Megan Gamble-Becker (Jr-All Star 2021 #71)

A big contributor to the run by the Bulldogs to the AAA state title game. While the game never was played, Gamble would have likely been a major factor had Becker pulled off the win. A hard-working blue collar player who carves out her space in the paint and helps facilitate the offense for her team.

Jordyn Hilgemann-Marshall (Jr-All Star 2021 #2021 #42)

The driving force behind the nearly undefeated season for the Marshall Tigers. She was the main force on the offensive side who could both get out and run in the fast break but used her strength to get plenty of paint points. Likely will be main option next season if Marshall looks to break through to the State Tournament next season.

Tiwaah (TT) Danso-Simley (Jr-All Star 2020 #2020 #13)

The other half of the hyper-athletic Danso sisters that were nearly unstoppable for opponents to stop from the post position. A strong rebounder and defensive presence in the paint for the Spartans.

Courtney Nuest-Becker (Jr-All Star 2021 #77)

A strong 3-pointer shooter in the state that seems to have limitless range. Has a fast release as well as the ball handling to drive into for closer shots if opponents close out to fast. Also an underrated defender that rarely gets beat off bounce.

Andrew Swanson-Waconia (Class of 2021)

Energy and Hustle are the words that I would use when it comes to Swanson. She is a ball of energy off the bench for the Waconia Wildcats who punched their ticket to the state tournament. With a strong core of post players and Swanson likely taking an expanded role next season, Waconia will likely be right back fighting for a state tournament run next season.

Honorable Mention:

Ava Stier-Waconia (Jr-All Star 2022 #49)

Addie Salzer-Waconia (Jr-All Star 2021 #56)

Briana Stoltzman-Mankato West (Jr-All Star 2021 #73)

Bella Hartzel-Hill-Murray (Jr-All Star 2021 #74)

Olivia Olson-Benidle-St. Margaret’s (Jr-All Star 2024 #3)

Andrew Tribble-Cooper (Jr-All Star 2021 #48)

Meme Wheeler-Cooper (Jr-All Star 2021 #29)

Kennedy Klick-DeLaSalle (Jr-All Star 2023 #20)

Gus Boyer-Waseca (Jr-All Star 2020 #33)

Patience Williams-Benilde-St. Margarets (Jr-All Star 2020 #19)

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