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Old 02-10-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
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Let’s take the focus off this horrible season and think about the future!

If I had to bet today, I’d bet this is the starting 5 at season’s beginning and conference start:

5: Bloom. Her height alone makes her a starter.

4: Williams. She could move to 3 if Gregory is the real deal.

3: Gregory: technically a 4. Needed to take the heat off Williams.

2: Llusana: Best, most complete player on team.

1. Murcer: best option. As sophomore with Bloom and Gregory, she’ll be able to shine.

TV: First off bench.
TR: Fill in for Gregory and Williams and for offensive spark.


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5 Bloom? Maybe. Lampkin was beginning to put together some pieces.

4. Scott, a slightly bigger Maddie,

3. Madi

2, Llanusa

1. Veitenheimer, given the rest of the team, she is the steadier hand.


Backup 4,5: Gregory, scoring burst off bench, as much time as the starters

Backup shooter: Taylor

Backup point: Jessi

Backup 4,5: Simpson

Pellington---unfortunate. Could have been good.
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5 Bloom? Maybe. Lampkin was beginning to put together some pieces.

4. Scott, a slightly bigger Maddie,

3. Madi

2, Llanusa

1. Veitenheimer, given the rest of the team, she is the steadier hand.


Backup 4,5: Gregory, scoring burst off bench, as much time as the starters

Backup shooter: Taylor

Backup point: Jessi

Backup 4,5: Simpson

Pellington---unfortunate. Could have been good.
The Coales ---laughable. One was good at one time, not now, the other one..who knows or cares
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5 Bloom? Maybe. Lampkin was beginning to put together some pieces.

4. Scott, a slightly bigger Maddie,

3. Madi

2, Llanusa

1. Veitenheimer, given the rest of the team, she is the steadier hand.


Backup 4,5: Gregory, scoring burst off bench, as much time as the starters

Backup shooter: Taylor

Backup point: Jessi

Backup 4,5: Simpson

Pellington---unfortunate. Could have been good.
How and where do you find who she is recruiting or has signed?
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How and where do you find who she is recruiting or has signed?
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There is not a recruiting site that has any extensive information on OU. Sherri plays it very close to the vest, and we never learn unless the prospect makes a post,, usually on twitter.

This guys has some information:

https://twitter.com/Raoul_000
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:48 PM   #6
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Gregory is going to play the three. A least that is Sherri told her. She is 5'11 and too smart to play the 4 or 5. Best part of her game is passing and shooting the three. Go watch the film of her game against Williams last year in high school and tell me which one is the better athlete and player.
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I still think Gregory at the three. She can open up the lane and basket for Bloom and Williams by pulling her defender from under the basket — ala Manning.


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Technically, I believe IF Sherri were to retire or be fired (it isn’t going to happen), then Bloom, et al, in the signing class could back out of their LOIs and resign with another program.

Is that not right?


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Old 02-10-2019, 07:56 PM   #9
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Sherri has to find a way to play Madi at the 3, if not her talent is going to wast... I would start Bloom and Dee inside, Madi at the 3, and Taylor and Shay if she stays in the backcourt... Ana had a great game today, but she still isn't very consistent, Scott is 6'2 Bloom and Dee both 6'3, and Mandy 6foot should be our post rotation next year... depending on how Liz comes back from her injury could depend on her starting next year...

Williams wants a pro career, if Sherri can't put her in a position to get there, I can't see her staying at OU long term.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:13 PM   #10
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Sherri has to find a way to play Madi at the 3, if not her talent is going to wast... I would start Bloom and Dee inside, Madi at the 3, and Taylor and Shay if she stays in the backcourt... Ana had a great game today, but she still isn't very consistent, Scott is 6'2 Bloom and Dee both 6'3, and Mandy 6foot should be our post rotation next year... depending on how Liz comes back from her injury could depend on her starting next year...

Williams wants a pro career, if Sherri can't put her in a position to get there, I can't see her staying at OU long term.
Players do not get better at OU so I have yet to see anyone in years who was or did make it in the W. As far as overseas, none have made in years with good teams and made good money overseas. Unless Sherri is gone at end of season, none of the players who want to play pro and actually have a shot should stay.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:17 PM   #11
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Technically, I believe IF Sherri were to retire or be fired (it isn’t going to happen), then Bloom, et al, in the signing class could back out of their LOIs and resign with another program.

Is that not right?


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I am confused. I did not think a LOI was binding. I guess if someone is on campus on a scholarship but can't play until next year, the rule would be different. Again though, does just signing a LOI bind a player?
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I am confused. I did not think a LOI was binding. I guess if someone is on campus on a scholarship but can't play until next year, the rule would be different. Again though, does just signing a LOI bind a player?
My bad. Used to be more familiar with the rules. LOI is a contract but like all contracts there are conditions which allow them to be revoked, rescinded, invalidated. Not sure regarding a change in coach, without researching it does seem to be something that has been allowed, not maybe based on law but just agreement between all parties involved. .player, conference, Ncaa, school to which player want to g o.
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Technically, I believe IF Sherri were to retire or be fired (it isn’t going to happen), then Bloom, et al, in the signing class could back out of their LOIs and resign with another program.

Is that not right?


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Technically I know you are correct on Gregory and Scott. However Bloom is attending classes this spring semester and is already on scholarship for the 2018-2019 class. She is listed on the official roster and possibly ineligible to transfer without sitting out a year. Beats me. But if so I am certain she could appeal.

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You are right on Bloom.


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Let’s take the focus off this horrible season and think about the future!

If I had to bet today, I’d bet this is the starting 5 at season’s beginning and conference start:

5: Bloom. Her height alone makes her a starter.

4: Williams. She could move to 3 if Gregory is the real deal.

3: Gregory: technically a 4. Needed to take the heat off Williams.

2: Llusana: Best, most complete player on team.

1. Murcer: best option. As sophomore with Bloom and Gregory, she’ll be able to shine.

TV: First off bench.
TR: Fill in for Gregory and Williams and for offensive spark.


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We just assuming Pellington is leaving? She's probably got the most ceiling if she could slow down...with Scott and Gregory coming in there could be less pressure on. Her to carry this team and she might be better for it. BUT she's not even playing and games that she's eligible so if I were her I would probably want to leave. Such a thing shame. SC always finds a way to screw things up. I wonder if she were to leave if Pellington would actually stay?
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Players do not get better at OU so I have yet to see anyone in years who was or did make it in the W. As far as overseas, none have made in years with good teams and made good money overseas. Unless Sherri is gone at end of season, none of the players who want to play pro and actually have a shot should stay.
Ana has improved quite a bit over last year. The defense (excluding S Pellington) has improved over the course of this year. Maddie Simpson has improved over last year. Passing and turnovers have not improved.
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Simpson is still far from good. She's a great D-II or NAIA player, but not a good D-I player. she moves as if she were six foot four, at least. For her size and the league she is in, she is seriously lacking athleticism. But these are the type of players SC loves recruiting and loves playing. They have the right 'look.'
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Simpson is still far from good. She's a great D-II or NAIA player, but not a good D-I player. she moves as if she were six foot four, at least. For her size and the league she is in, she is seriously lacking athleticism. But these are the type of players SC loves recruiting and loves playing. They have the right 'look.'
I won't ever criticize Maddy. She gives everything she has. She battles opponents that are bigger than her, taller than her, plays hard ALL the time, knows her assignment, and knows the whole teams assignment. Yes it would be nice if she had EJs athletic ability or Courtneys hands and shooting ability. But the coaching staff failed to recruit and keep a decent center for this years team, so Maddy gives us 100% of her ability, and we should applaud her hard work. Team faults are not of her doing.
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Agreed. She’s giving it everything she’s got. She plays as smart as she can too in a position that is not her normal spot.

Think of her and Blume together. We would own the boards against most teams, especially with Williams at the three.


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I won't ever criticize Maddy. She gives everything she has. She battles opponents that are bigger than her, taller than her, plays hard ALL the time, knows her assignment, and knows the whole teams assignment. Yes it would be nice if she had EJs athletic ability or Courtneys hands and shooting ability. But the coaching staff failed to recruit and keep a decent center for this years team, so Maddy gives us 100% of her ability, and we should applaud her hard work. Team faults are not of her doing.
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There is a Mandy Simpson and a Madi Williams.

I assume you are talking about the former, and I agree with you that she seems like a great person and in the right scenario would be much better off. It is really unfair to ask her to play the middle like we have been doing, but our lack of recruiting a couple of true center types caused this. It is certainly not Mandy's fault.

After the last game, I wondered if she had gotten lax in conditioning, but since then it has been clarified that she had been sick all week. That is almost certainly the explanation. So I owe her an apology. In the past I have always said she tries very hard - perhaps as hard as anyone on the team.
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I've never not said that she plays hard. She plays her heart out sometimes. Other times it looks like she could hustle little harder. I'm just being honest. Either that or that's all she's got athletically. I'm still sticking to the fact that she's not a division 1 basketball player. For her size and what she can do she needs to be playing at a lower level, because she would really be successful there. I don't expect her to get as much playing time next season but hopefully she can provide some leadership that we're locking this season from the bench and upperclassmen. I wonder, will there be a fourth player coming in this next season? Especially if Pellington leaves? I say absolutely have to go after someone else preferably two additional players but we all know how SC hates transfers and juco pickups, and anyone this late not committed isn't going probably going to be the prime pick of the litter to say the least... Here is to hoping she comes to her senses and grabs a couple key players in the late late signing period.
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