AURORA | A profile look at Regis Jesuit junior Emma Wrede, who is set to play for Team West in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game set for March 18, 2017, at Cherokee Trail High School. The girls game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. (buy tickets in advance: bit.ly/ATOWN2017):
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School: Regis Jesuit High School
2016-17 averages: 9.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals per game
Season highlights: After a couple of down seasons by the program’s standards, the Regis Jesuit girls basketball team returned to the semifinals of the Class 5A state tournament during the 2016-17 season. The Raiders hadn’t been back in the Final Four since they won the state championship in 2014, but coach Carl Mattei’s team got the program back to elite level as part of a 20-win season. Junior Emma Wrede played a key part of that with her leadership and steady play, while her outside shooting prowess also was vital, typified by the clutch outside shots she knocked down in Regis Jesuit’s Great 8 playoff upset win over No. 3 Horizon. Wrede knocked down 50 3-pointers on the season and it helped her to a scoring average of 9.6 points per game that ranked second on the team. The All-Continental League second team selection will play on Team West in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game.
Wrede vs. Aurora teams: vs. Cherokee Trail (2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals); vs. Grandview (6 points; 5 points)