Looking ahead to next season

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  1. Royalclone

    Royalclone Well-Known Member

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    Can't believe how fast Seanna's time went by. Assuming the coaching staff stays the same, hoping the lawsuit does not become a distraction, and there are no additions or subtractions to the retuning roster and signed players, what will the team put on the court next year?

    The three B's (Buckley, Bridget, and Burkhall will likely be in the starting lineup. Madison Wise will be tbere too. It could be interesting after that for who gets the start. I always say minutes and who finishes is more important than starting. The length of Bridget and Wise will give BF options for march-ups. Durr could get the early starts because of her experience and if she continues to work and improve, Kristin Scott is more of the true 4 if we need to go long. Tee-Tee offers up a defensive stopper. Will Rae Johnson factor into the backcourt rotation, especially if we go with four guards?

    Not sure if Nia gets into the rotation. Hopefully Camber continues to improve and contribute. The player I'd like to see make a huge improvement is Claire Ricketts. That would be a big help inside. If see doesn't she may end up a grad transfer in 2018.
     
  2. ISU40

    ISU40 New Member

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    Well Buckley has decided to end her career. I'm in shock.
     
  3. CY9008

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    Wow. Didn't expect that Jadda news...Good Luck her anyhow.
     
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  4. kcdc4isu

    kcdc4isu Well-Known Member

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    Right now I see 4 of the 5 who started today being the starters next season as long as none of them get hurt. Will be interesting to see how our juco center fits in at the start. Will be hoping the pre-season is tough enough to give the new additions a test but not so tough we don't have a winning record after it. I too want to see more of Claire next year. I feel we may lose one player but we can live with that if it happens.
     
  5. BenEClone

    BenEClone Well-Known Member

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    We've got outstanding scoring in the frosh class. Point Guard is a question mark. Nia can handle the ball and defend. Her scoring is suspect, but we can win games with a Jayce Holloway type of guard.
     
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  6. acoustimac

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    Will Durr become the heir apparent at point? She did a decent job at various times this winter.
     
  7. riceville98

    riceville98 Active Member

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    I think it needs to start with her at point until we know what the young kids can do. If one of them plays well and shows well in practice than we have a good problem. But, ED has earned the right to start there
     
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  8. NenoFone

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    I'm sitting here watching the Spurs and Timberwolves and got to thinking, what is Becky Hammon's status? Would she entertain being a Division 1 women's coach? Three years working with Popp has to count for something.
     
  9. Cyclad

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    I like her, but does not really have point guard skills. I think we would be in trouble if she is the pg
     
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  10. runbikeswim

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    Dollars to donuts TeeTee is starting point guard next year unless RJ is ready to go.
     
  11. mwwbbfan

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    Saw this morning that Hammon is rumored for the Florida Head Coaching Job. The only whole in her resume is she has no recruiting experience or dealing with NCAA rules. Kind of a Fred H situation without the tie tot he school.
     
  12. riceville98

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    granted, she doesn't have spectacular PG skills but, I think she's the best option we have without knowing the abilities of the young kids. ED can ball handle, distribute and make good decisions with the ball, and shoot (the 3 or maybe even the pull-up jumper. That means she also has to be defended as well. That's the difference between her and TT.

    Hope you're wrong because we've got a problem if it's TT. She hasn't shown the offensive ability that I want in a PG
     
  13. acoustimac

    acoustimac Well-Known Member

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    What's fun is that we are all talking about multiple options. That bodes well for the sisters.
     
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  14. runbikeswim

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    I agree. I'm excited for next season to be truthful to see the newcomers as well as see how a few others such as Claire, Nia, and Adrianna develop.

    If you think about it, we have 4 returning players - TeeTee, Nia, Adrianna, and Claire and 4 neewcomers in Madison, Rae, Bride, and Kristin that will compete for say 90 minutes a game.

    That is 11 players to choose from.

    Boxter, how good is Johnson and Scott to contribute right away?
     

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