Nakiah Bell

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  1. StClone

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    Bill said Bell was a one of his top targets for the 2014 class now I see why. Her size has always slowed me from believing she was big time. I guess if you look at what she has done (Incarnate HS's record) and now this national recognition, it appears we are getting a great one.
     
  2. acoustimac

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    Anyone notice out of 30 All-Americans only two Big 12 schools are represented. ISU has one and Texas has THREE.
     
  3. cydney

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    So... which past ISU players have been high school All-Americans?

    Kelsey Bolte
    Anne O'Neil
    Lindsey Wilson

    Others?
     
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    Katie Robinette
     
  5. StClone

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    Alison Lacey was honorable mention.
     
  6. twistedredbird

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    She reminds me of one of my favorite players at TN, Shannon Bobbit who was PG for their back to back National Championship teams. Now, on defense, it might be a challenge, but if she can get up in the grill of guards like Shannon did, then she will be a star.
     
  7. twistedredbird

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    Yeah, pretty scary how much talent Aston is landing.
     
  8. Kitkat

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    And then there was that point guard at Okie State 3 or 4 years ago, whose name I have forgotten, but she was 5-5 and gave every team she played against the fits. A real offensive weapon. So I'm not worried about Bell's size either.
     
  9. acoustimac

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    Andrea Riley I believe. A name I will not utter again.
     
  10. cyclone13

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    Because it's Texas.
    I'm quite surprised that Baylor doesn't have anyone on the list but I guess Mulkey is getting a lot of unfavorable press these days. Grinner's book that was released yesterday pretty much hammered her reputation.
     
  11. StClone

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    I think she is still in the WNBA. She was one of the top scoring NCAA players in the country back in '09-'10. She won some awards I think one was the nations top point guard or something. Bell would do well to imitate Riley.
     
  12. CRAZYGREG

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    I really hope not. I would hope that BF recruits players with more class than Riley.
     
  13. cyclone13

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    I agree with your comment. IIRC Riley's FGA was almost comical - yes, she scored tons but she was basically given free rein to shoot anytime she wanted.
     
  14. CRAZYGREG

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    She was also a worse flopper that Marcus Smart. She would pull other players down from behind in attempts to get fouls called.
     
  15. Dryburn

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    I would hope she could be another Ivory Latta (UNC). I loved watching her play.
     
  16. cydney

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    We don't want any of our players to have the personalities of Riley or Latta, in my opinion. Coach always emphasizes the person as well as the player, so I'm sure Nakiah has the talent without the ego. Latta was kind of crazy-like as I recall, at least in college.
     
  17. StClone

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    Her last home at OSU she killed us and we were a top 20 team and cowpokes were unranked. She was suspended for a few games I remember. But come on, Riley had a 'tude and a mean streak that can win you games. Riley was good though she was not a high draft pick due to her height.
     
  18. Tornado man

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    Amen! I would love to have an Andrea Riley-type player on our team. Mean streak is right.
     
  19. Dryburn

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    I don't think I would describe her that way. She was the team leader, and fired up her teammates.....similar to what I think Kidd does for ISU. She was full of energy......not so sure I would call it craziness.
     

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