Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wurtz, Charette Verbals, Hot Seat & Contract, Periodic Table

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Taylor Wurtz of Ripon, Wisconsin has verballed Wisconsin. The 6-0 point guard averaged 21.4 ppg for the 22-1 Tigers last season.
Wurtz played with Wisconsin Fastbreak this summer.
Wurtz is the 13th Wisconsin player from the 2009 class to verbal and the 9th headed to a D1 program.
From the Oshkosh Northwestern.

Kaycee Charette of Prescott, Wisconsin has verballed Minnesota State Moorhead. Charette is a 5-10 guard. The Cardinals were 12-9 last year.
Charette played with team WI Select Doucette this summer.

Charette is the 14th player overall from the Wisconsin 2009 class to verbal and the 5th player headed to a D2 program.

Brittany Heins (Postville, IA) has left the Wisconsin team to focus on academics.

Wisconsin's Tara Steinbauer (Bloomington Kennedy) is in the Hot Seat.

The StarTribune's Patrick Reusse examines the recent contract extension for Pam Borton and Athletic Director Joel Maturi with his sharp pen.

Coach Borton gives her view of the recent Italian trip.

Alison Prichard has been hired as the director of operations at North Dakota State. Prichard graduated from Princeton in the spring and played her high school ball at Apple Valley.

Darryl Ladue has been hired as the girls coach at Williston, North Dakota. From the Williston Herald.

St. Paul Central has been added to the Minneapolis Roosevelt Fall League.

Sarah Schuster of Minto, ND is recovering from a knee injury and should be ready in January. From the Grand Forks Herald.

Marquette, and North Dakota State have released their 2008-09 schedule.

UW Superior has redesigned their website and have released their 2008-09 schedule.

Michigan State is holding open tryouts next Wednesday.

With an outstanding 2nd Season in 2008 under their belt, the Minnesota Fury are ready to take their club to an even higher level in 2009. After a Summer Jam Championship, and top 4 finishes at three major college showcase events, they have been said to be “The fastest rising AAU Club in Minnesota.” Club Directors Nick Storm and Justin Morris wanted to let families and players have some time away off from basketball in August and get ready for school to start, but are now ready to gear up for 2009.

Justin Morris
( will be coaching the top 16U team, while Nick Storm ( will be coaching the 15U squad. More information on coaches for the younger teams will be released once available.

Due to their vast familiarity with the basketball talent in the state, the Minnesota Fury do not have tryouts. All teams are formed on an invitation only basis. If you have interest in joining the Minnesota Fury for an exciting 2009 AAU Season, please send an email to Nick Storm at including your name, graduating class, high school, position, birth date, and past winter and summer basketball experience. Nick can also be reached on cell phone at 612.760.0236 on weeknights after 5:30 and on weekends. Nick and Justin pride themselves on communication, and will get back to any and all inquiries immediately. They look forward to hearing from you!

Jenny Ryan of Saginaw Nouvel is in the spotlight. From the Saginaw News.

True Hoop points the way to a periodic table of NBA basketball bloggers from the Hardwood Paroxysm.

Next up: Tomorrow, unless news breaks