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G-E-T's Lamke switches from NIU to Minnesota

G-E-T's Lamke switches from NIU to Minnesota

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Annalese Lamke will take her basketball talents to the University of Minnesota this season.

The former G-E-T standout was granted release from Northern Illinois University Wednesday, then accepted an offer from the Gophers later that night. She led G-E-T to a 22-2 record and averaged nearly 20 points per game last season, earning All-State honors from the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association.

According to the La Crosse Tribune, Lamke said she requested a release from the Huskies upon learning coach Kathi Bennett resigned her post at NIU in April.

On Friday, Gophers head coach Marlene Stollings officially announced Lamke's signing with the program.

"We are very excited about Annalese joining the Minnesota family," Stollings said in a release. "Her game is often compared to All-American Janel McCarville. Her size, strength and versatility will allow her the opportunity to excel in our system. Additionally, Annalese has an innate desire to be great and will bring the intangibles such as drive, passion and a disciplined work ethic to our program."

Lamke said she is confident she will fit in well with the program and the school.

"I'm so excited to play for Coach Marlene and her staff. The U of M will be close to home for me and I'll be almost right next door to my older brother who attends the University of St. Thomas. There wasn't a single negative about Minnesota when making my decision."

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