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Great Northern Elite basketball holds tryouts

Great Northern Elite basketball tryouts
Great Northern Elite basketball tryouts(WLUC)
Published: May. 1, 2021 at 10:14 PM EDT
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POWERS, Mich. (WLUC) - Tryouts are ongoing this weekend for the Great Northern Elite boys and girls youth travel basketball teams.

More than 130 student athletes from all around the Upper Peninsula registered for the tryouts Saturday and Sunday. There are six boys teams, and three girls teams that will be competing at tournaments around the Midwest this summer. The program gives the athletes an opportunity to not just play with some of their local competitors, but to take on even better talent from around the country.

“So we focus on making that player a better athlete, a better player, a better person, and we’ve had some good success over the past couple years with All UP players, and going down and winning some tournaments against some teams recruiting from all over,” said coach Andy Cretens. “We can really show off what types of talent the UP has.”

Teams should be set by Monday. Tournaments will begin later this month.

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