One of Minnesota's top junior girls basketball players will be wearing maroon and gold come 2014.
Carlie Wagner of the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers, has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota for the 2014-15 season.
The junior guard has been a major key to the Panthers success this season, averaging 32.7 points per game. She has scored at least 30 points in her last five games and her season high came on Dec. 18 against Southland when she scored 50 points.
This season, NRHEG is ranked second in Class AA, behind the top ranked defending champion Providence Academy Lions. Last season, the Panthers finished third, thanks to a record setting performance by Wagner, scoring a tournament record 48 points against Pequot Lakes. She broke the single game scoring record by one point, which was set by Tayler Hill of Minneapolis south and Brittany Chambers of Jordan.