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NRHEG Retires Carlie Wagner's High School Jersey

December 29, 2018 09:59 PM

(ABC 6 News)- On Friday, NRHEG High School honored former basketball standout Carlie Wagner by retiring her high school jersey.

"It's an honor honestly, it's because of this group of girls that I came in with and got to play with, the coaches I had through the years who pushed me super hard, never in a million years (did) I expect it," Wagner said. 

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Wagner scored over 3,900 points for the NRHEG Panthers, finishing second all-time in the state, winning two state championship titles (2013 and 2014), and was named Minnesota Miss. Basketball her senior year of high school.

This past spring, the former Golden Gopher was drafted in the final round of the WNBA draft by the Minnesota Lynx.

However, after being released from the Lynx on the final day of roster cuts, Carlie decided to go play basketball in Spain but returned home after suffering a minor knee injury this past month.

The Panthers also honored the 2013 and 2014 girls varsity basketball team for winning the Class AA state title.

"When I got the phone call about it, I just was blown away, its just really amazing and you get to have the opportunity to be home and be here for it is pretty special and get to have everybody I won't the state championships here to spend it with as well," Wagner said.

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