Audi Crooks commits to Iowa State

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Hallie Christofferson went Class 1A --> P5, never did AAU from what I recall and she did pretty okay. Audi will adjust just fine.
 
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I don't think Iowa HS basketball, no matter the class, is going to prepare Audi for Big 12 basketball as a 6'3" center. Hopefully AAU provides some competition against D1 centers, but a lot of her development has to come outside of games. I think it is a very different situation for a center than a guard.
 

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I don't think Iowa HS basketball, no matter the class, is going to prepare Audi for Big 12 basketball as a 6'3" center. Hopefully AAU provides some competition against D1 centers, but a lot of her development has to come outside of games. I think it is a very different situation for a center than a guard.
I think it's taught her how to avoid contact playing against much smaller players. Learning how to deal with contact will be trial by fire.
 

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Those college tape measures always seem to be starting at 1-2 inches rather than 0.
"It's gotta be the shoes."
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She has talked about wanting to break her mom's HS records for career so that means she isn't moving. My daughter played against the DM AAUs and the Twin cities ones. There is no comparison with the comp level. TC blows aways the DM stuff. Even if she was during some of that circuit it would be better comp.
I'm not really sure what you're talking about with all the abbreviations you used, but what I gather is you think the Minnesota competition is better than the Iowa competition in girls basketball. If that were the case, why is it that Iowa teams win so many of these AAU age tournaments during the summer? I apologize if that's not what you were talking about, but it's kind of hard (for me) to decipher.
 

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I'm not really sure what you're talking about with all the abbreviations you used, but what I gather is you think the Minnesota competition is better than the Iowa competition in girls basketball. If that were the case, why is it that Iowa teams win so many of these AAU age tournaments during the summer? I apologize if that's not what you were talking about, but it's kind of hard (for me) to decipher.
Twin cities AAU smokes Iowa AAU stuff outside of all Iowa attack for girls basketball. Daughter was involved at both areas and it’s not even close. Even with all Iowa attack, the elite team it the top side, the rest would struggle up there mightily.
 
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Question, if TC AAU is so much better why is the team for University of Minnesota so bad?
Not very familiar with WBB recruiting but it seems on the men's side the Gophers have done a poor job of protecting their backyard for a while now.
 

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You do understand that recruits do leave the state don’t you?
You can also be a really good AAU player without being a d1 player. Same thing happens in baseball, a whole bunch of teams made up of smaller college prospects and a few studs mixed in.
 
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Not very familiar with WBB recruiting but it seems on the men's side the Gophers have done a poor job of protecting their backyard for a while now.

When Minnesota picked up Katie Borowicz in 2021, she was the first ESPN top-100 recruit from Minnesota to stay in-state in 10 years.


State of Minnesota players in ESPN top 100:

(Rank, Name, Score/100, Committed School)

2023:
40 Sunaja Agara 94 Stanford
53 Taylor Woodson 94 Michigan
70 Kennedy Sanders 93 Colorado

2022:
9 Maya Nnaji 97 Arizona
28 Mara Braun 95 Minnesota
39 Amaya Battle 95 Minnesota
55 Mallory Heyer 94 Minnesota

90 Savannah White 91 Wisconsin

2021:
42 Jenna Johnson 93 Utah
49 Kendall Coley 93 Nebraska
53 Adalia McKenzie 92 Illinois
64 Sophia Hart 91 NC State
98 Katie Borowicz 91 Minnesota

2020:

1 Paige Bueckers 98 UConn

2019:
(none)

2018:
(none)

2017:
59 Rachel Ranke 95 Kansas State

2016:
39 Jamie Ruden 97 Arizona State
44 Taylor Koenen 96 North Carolina
66 Abi Scheid 95 Northwestern
71 Nia Hollie 95 Michigan State

2015:
83 Madison Guebert 94 South Dakota State

2014:
80 Chase Coley 94 Iowa
84 Cayla McMorris 94 Wisconsin
94 Tia Elbert 92 Marquette

2013:
16 Rebekah Dahlman 96 Vanderbilt
24 Nia Coffey 95 Northwestern
74 Jessica January 93 DePaul

2012:
(none)

2011:
19 Rachel Banham 95 Minnesota
74 Kayla Hirt 93 Minnesota

86 Apiew Ojulu 92 Marquette

2010:
16 Suriya McGuire 95 Miami (FL)
81 Megan Waytashek 93 South Dakota State

2009:
12 Tayler Hill 96 Ohio State
74 Katie Loberg 93 Minnesota
94 Theairra Taylor 92 Iowa
 

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When Minnesota picked up Katie Borowicz in 2021, she was the first ESPN top-100 recruit from Minnesota to stay in-state in 10 years.


State of Minnesota players in ESPN top 100:

(Rank, Name, Score/100, Committed School)

2023:
40 Sunaja Agara 94 Stanford
53 Taylor Woodson 94 Michigan
70 Kennedy Sanders 93 Colorado

2022:
9 Maya Nnaji 97 Arizona
28 Mara Braun 95 Minnesota
39 Amaya Battle 95 Minnesota
55 Mallory Heyer 94 Minnesota

90 Savannah White 91 Wisconsin

2021:
42 Jenna Johnson 93 Utah
49 Kendall Coley 93 Nebraska
53 Adalia McKenzie 92 Illinois
64 Sophia Hart 91 NC State
98 Katie Borowicz 91 Minnesota

2020:

1 Paige Bueckers 98 UConn

2019:
(none)

2018:
(none)

2017:
59 Rachel Ranke 95 Kansas State

2016:
39 Jamie Ruden 97 Arizona State
44 Taylor Koenen 96 North Carolina
66 Abi Scheid 95 Northwestern
71 Nia Hollie 95 Michigan State

2015:
83 Madison Guebert 94 South Dakota State

2014:
80 Chase Coley 94 Iowa
84 Cayla McMorris 94 Wisconsin
94 Tia Elbert 92 Marquette

2013:
16 Rebekah Dahlman 96 Vanderbilt
24 Nia Coffey 95 Northwestern
74 Jessica January 93 DePaul

2012:
(none)

2011:
19 Rachel Banham 95 Minnesota
74 Kayla Hirt 93 Minnesota

86 Apiew Ojulu 92 Marquette

2010:
16 Suriya McGuire 95 Miami (FL)
81 Megan Waytashek 93 South Dakota State

2009:
12 Tayler Hill 96 Ohio State
74 Katie Loberg 93 Minnesota
94 Theairra Taylor 92 Iowa
TT Starks had to be a top 100 in 2015? I know our Seanna Johnson was not. She was under the radar the same year.
 

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TT Starks had to be a top 100 in 2015? I know our Seanna Johnson was not. She was under the radar the same year.
Seanna was well known in the AAU circuit though. I remember being in a school and all the hub bub was about this girl who had several offers and ISU was one. I remember her doing well there.
 
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