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Star Tribune preseason metro dream team

By Star Tribune, 11/30/15, 2:43PM CST


Talent, including Nia Hollie of Hopkins and Taylor Koenen of Shakopee, abounds among the top shooters.

Shakopee's Taylor Koenen earned 2015 Star Tribune all-metro honors as a junior. Star Tribune file photo: Kyndell Harkness

Nia Hollie, 6-1, sr. G, Hopkins

The state’s most physically gifted player can score inside, create off the dribble and step back and hit the three-pointer. Averaged 18.3 points in the 2015 state tournament, leading the Royals to the Class 4A championship. Signed with Michigan St.


Taylor Koenen, 6-2, sr. G, Shakopee

Extremely athletic and versatile. In a single possession, uses her ball-handling skills to break down pressure, then become a scoring threat from the wing who can shoot over or go around defenders. Signed with North Carolina.


Kiara Russell, 5-7, sr. G, Osseo

Exceptionally quick, possessing a first step that allows her to blow past defenses. A point guard with a scorer’s mentality, she averaged 23.3 points, four steals and three assists per game as a junior. Signed with Arizona St.


Courtney Fredrickson, 6-2, sr., F, Minnetonka

A 6-foot-2 matchup nightmare due to her ability to score from the perimeter, yet take opponents off the dribble if she’s being guarded to closely. Averaged 16.2 points in 2014-15. Signed with Wisconsin.


Abi Scheid, 6-2, sr. C, Elk River

A three-time all-conference selection, she averaged a double-double — 18.3 points, 10.3 rebounds – as a junior. National publications ranked her among the top 10 at her position for the class of 2016. Signed with Northwestern.


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