Coach Geno Auriemma says WBB would be more exciting if more layups were made:
“Let’s say the average men’s player is 6-foot-5 and the average woman is 5-foot-11,” Auriemma said. “Let’s lower the rim seven inches, let’s say 7.2 inches to honor Title IX. If you lower it, the average fan likely wouldn’t even notice it. Now there would be fewer missed layups because the players are actually at the rim [when they shoot]. Shooting percentages go up. There would be more tip-ins.”
I would tend to dismiss the idea if it came from anyone but a legend in the sport. Do you think he will have support from other coaches? Do you think it would help the game? I don't know that it would necessarily help us, but we are already a school that supports our WBB program. Obviously we are in a better position than most schools.
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