Kira Mosley (top) and Alexis Pratt (above) will have new uniforms this winter.
We’ve heard stuff, you’ve heard stuff about Raena Suggs. If any of that stuff includes her not playing at Hopkins this fall, well, it says here that you can forget about it. She’s been in summer school getting her academics in order so that she can play, and so she will play.
Kira Mosley will be wearing a Royal blue jersey this winter, too, and she is mostly healed from her knee injury. Definitely ready to go when fall practice gets underway. The Royals starting lineup this winter should include Angie Hammond, Dlayla Chakolis, Paige Bueckers and Raena Suggs, but you knew that. The other spot may well be filled by Amaya Battle. She will be in 8th grade this fall and she is up to about 5-8ish now, and she may just be ready to go. But with Mosley, Jaide Pressley and Kahla Adams also available, well, all a person can say is ouch.
Speaking of Eden Prairie—wait, were we speaking of Eden Prairie? Oh, yeah, that’s where Kira Mosley has come from. Ellen Wiese is the new coach at Eden Prairie after the departure of Faith Johnson Patterson who now seems likely to take at least this year away from coaching.
Alexis Pratt will be starting 9th grade at Stillwater shortly. She joins Sara Scalia in what could be a pretty good backcourt. Pratt was at North St. Paul. Arriving at North St. Paul at about the same time that Pratt is leaving is new coach Scott Antl.
DeLaSalle will have at least a couple of new faces on board including 8th grader Kiana Lockett, coming over from Mpls. South and 9th grader Jayla Reliford, coming from Robbinsdale Cooper.
Elaina Jones has said her goodbyes to St. Paul Como, and she may be headed to DeLaSalle as well. A couple of other high profile girls are expected to be leaving the St. Paul district as well.