JOANNA HEDSTROM

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Minnetonka

HEIGHT: 5'11"

POSITION: Point Guard

GRADUATION: 2013

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Minnetonka

AAU TEAM: North Tartan

NBA/WNBA COMPARISON: Jason Kidd

COLLEGE COMMITMENT: Undecided

PLAYER PROFILE: Joanna Hedstrom has unbelievable court awareness and court vision. She has mastered the art of making the simple pass and making her team better by moving the rock. Hedstrom is a lethal distributor and knows how to find the seams in a defense, then thread the needle for easy scoring opportunities for her team. She is gifted fundamentally with great ball handling skills and footwork. Right now Hedstrom is a hot college prospect and has emerged as the top true point guard in the 2013 class. While on the campus of Northwestern University, HoopGurlz discovered what many of us in Minnesota already know. Hedstrom is a winner and a competitor. She has been playing varsity basketball for Minnetonka High School since the eighth grade and has been winning championships for North Tartan for a very long time. At 5'11", Hedstrom's versatility as a playmaker is off the charts. She is  good at finishing around the basket and is also a good rebounding guard. Hedstrom is very smart  and is capable of hurting a team in a variety of ways. She can get to the bucket off the dribble or by making a simple cut. Her shot beyond the arc must be respected and her pull-up mid-range jumper is also on the money. Hedstrom is  smooth and has the ball skills and court savvy to operate calmly in the back court. A coach on the floor, she is consistently a step ahead of the competition with her pin point passing and decision making when being pressed. Throw a half court trap at her,  the 5'11" point guard can pass over most defenders and pick you apart. Hedstrom occasionally plays passive but when she's looking to get-it-done as a scorer, very few can play with her.  Defensively, she moves well, works hard and her length helps her to frustrate her opponents.

TO WORK ON : Playing with some attitude and nastiness.

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