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Old 12-29-2016, 06:57 PM   #16
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Didn't UCONN just sign like 4 guards in the top 50 for the 2017 recruiting class? Crazy if she goes there especially if she wants to play right away.
There will be transfers. Maybe not Walker or Williams if she signs there, but the other combo guards will see the writing on the wall and realize that if they want to play meaningful minutes, then it's time to pack up.
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Old 12-29-2016, 07:00 PM   #17
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By 2018 we'll only have three post so far on the team. With Green, Kasi, and Amira, then Green could leave after the 2018 season not saying that she will but it's a possibility. I'm sure they're full court pressing for another post. Knowing how bad we get riddled with injuries every year. We could do a guard , forward, and another post.
Don't forget Kamera Harris.

If they get Odoba, then that will be a nice rotation of Odoba/Kasi as starters and Amira and Kamera as reserves. Odoba could also play alongside Amira. If Green stays, then that's even more depth.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:37 PM   #18
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Yeah I can see that also. But where would that leave Kasi? She'll only be a sophomore.

We can never have too many post players but I worry nonetheless because of our coaching staff. Developing and implementing the players into a system remains suspect. Unfortunately it's a balancing act for Tennessee. I'll take the best players foremost and worried about that other stuff later.
With Nelson-Ododa (hopefully) and Collins, we would have Cheridene Green as a RS-SR, Harris as a Jr and KK as a sophomore in 2018. Not by any means too many post players, and probably the right mix of talent.

Per the discussion about guards/wings, it is going to be hard to get a top ten point guard just because we will have Cooper as a RS-Jr and Hayes as a sophomore, but getting Massengill and Balogun (if they really are a package) and Izabella Nicoletti or Aquira DeCosta would ease the pain rather well, in my opinion

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Old 12-29-2016, 10:15 PM   #19
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I do not think we get Olivia . As we will be post heavy but I do think we need a forward like Dixon and two guards that can shoot
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Old 12-29-2016, 11:27 PM   #20
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Don't forget in2019 we get our second Hayes sister. We really need post players more in2018.
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Old 12-30-2016, 01:43 AM   #21
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I've read much about Ododa on the board but we already have a verbal at her position in Collins.

I'm thinking Christyn and Jazmine as LVs.

I prefer all three. I think Ododa and Collins would compliment each other nicely. Along with KK and Green (for her senior season.) And I almost forgot about Harris. That's a nice, versatile and lengthy post rotation. I really like both Christyn and Jazmine and hope they would like to play together at Tennessee, but for some reason I feel like it's one or the other. I hope I'm wrong though. The thought of a backcourt consisting of Cooper, Hayes, Westbrook, Davis and Massengill and/or Williams is scary. If Williams is a UCONN lean I'd pursue Massengill heavily. Both Cooper and Hayes are smaller guards and Massengill and Westbrook would give Tennessee length and capable defenders at the guard position, something we currently lack. I would consider Davis a wing, and wouldn't be surprised to see her starting her Sophomore year. With Diamond (if she stays for her SR season) and Nared graduating after next season, a wing like DeCosta should be a priority as well. But I really like Ododa, Williams and Massengill to go with Collins. But I'm just a fan who's optimistic about the future.

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Old 01-01-2017, 09:09 PM   #22
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Jazmine Massengill took another unofficial visit to Tennessee for the game today.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:18 PM   #23
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We are in good position with Nicoletti, Nelson-Ododa and DeCosta as of now, especially Nicoletti who has Evina in her ear from what I've heard.

Nicoletti is the best shooter/scorer in 2018, possibly in all of high school right now. The girl flat out just knocks down her shots and plays light years ahead of her age. I have heard 4 different people now who are close to the program say she is likely down to us and another school... not UConn though.

Nelson-Ododa is close with the DeShields camp and so there is an established connection. That will help with familiarity at least. She is not going to care about competition wherever she goes. She also trains with Kelley Cain.

DeCosta has been high on Tennessee for a long time now and I believe Jolette has been the main recruiter for her services and there is a close connection there. Aquira and Evina were AAU teammates and are close friends. We are in her top 6. She, IMO, is the best player in 2018 based on where she is at and her incredibly high potential.

The Tennessee girls will be high on our lists but we will have South Carolina and Kentucky going toe to toe with us, among others. I think between Dixon, Balogun and Massengill we have the best shot at Balogun. With Collins and if we get Nelson-Ododa I would expect our post recruiting to be done for 2018... Especially since DeCosta being a possibility and she can play the 3 or 4 spot.
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:14 AM   #24
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If we can land Nicoletti that would huge specially because she is supeb passer which help when you have a ton talent on one team. Just look how Lonzo Ball from UCLA make such a different to that team with his passing. I also read that she as the attitude of Diana Taurasi when it comes to winning. To me that is very important because not all talent players have that I'm win at any cost mentality. Players that do have that mentality can elevate team to win no matter if the team is play bad and aren't afraid of the big moments.

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We are in good position with Nicoletti, Nelson-Ododa and DeCosta as of now, especially Nicoletti who has Evina in her ear from what I've heard.

Nicoletti is the best shooter/scorer in 2018, possibly in all of high school right now. The girl flat out just knocks down her shots and plays light years ahead of her age. I have heard 4 different people now who are close to the program say she is likely down to us and another school... not UConn though.

Nelson-Ododa is close with the DeShields camp and so there is an established connection. That will help with familiarity at least. She is not going to care about competition wherever she goes. She also trains with Kelley Cain.

DeCosta has been high on Tennessee for a long time now and I believe Jolette has been the main recruiter for her services and there is a close connection there. Aquira and Evina were AAU teammates and are close friends. We are in her top 6. She, IMO, is the best player in 2018 based on where she is at and her incredibly high potential.

The Tennessee girls will be high on our lists but we will have South Carolina and Kentucky going toe to toe with us, among others. I think between Dixon, Balogun and Massengill we have the best shot at Balogun. With Collins and if we get Nelson-Ododa I would expect our post recruiting to be done for 2018... Especially since DeCosta being a possibility and she can play the 3 or 4 spot.
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:07 AM   #25
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Thanks to everyone for contributing there insight on the recruits! It's an exciting time right now especially that our Lady Vols are on a 5 game winning streak beating not one but two Top 25 teams in the process!

It appears that the team is trending up and not down.

GOLADYVOLS!
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:25 PM   #26
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Williams will be going to UCONN. I have heard that is a done deal.
That Williams girl looks great on the clips shown
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:10 PM   #27
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Crystin Williams is indeed likely to go to UConn but it's somewhat odd because she isn't a good shooter at all. If she does go it would be back to back classes where Geno has taken a guard that can't shoot, as he took Mikayla Coombs in this class. It's very rare for UConn to have a guard on their team that cannot shoot, let alone more than one.

Tennessee is in good shape with Nelson-Ododa, DeCosta, Balogun and Massengil.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:24 PM   #28
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Crystin Williams is indeed likely to go to UConn but it's somewhat odd because she isn't a good shooter at all. If she does go it would be back to back classes where Geno has taken a guard that can't shoot, as he took Mikayla Coombs in this class. It's very rare for UConn to have a guard on their team that cannot shoot, let alone more than one.

Tennessee is in good shape with Nelson-Ododa, DeCosta, Balogun and Massengil.
He has this strange habit of developing shooters .
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:37 PM   #29
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jolette take a look at Sydni Lollar Greeneville high school Greeneville tn.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:47 PM   #30
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He has this strange habit of developing shooters .
There haven't been many. Moriah Jefferson comes to mind. She wasn't much of a perimeter shooter in high school. You could say Maya Moore but she had begun to substantially improve her three-point shot by her senior year of high school. But it's not like he has a huge list of guards who came into UConn who couldn't shoot but miraculously turned into shooters by the end of college. His main strength as a coach is molding and enhancing skills a player already has and getting players that fit his system -- like good shooters. Williams really doesn't fit his system very well at all.

Geno simply doesn't generally guards that can't shoot AND pass and all of his players are always good passers coming out of high school regardless of position. He has had a few players over the years that were better slashers than they were shooters -- Kalana Green and the player that transferred to Penn State come to mind -- but it's definitely not the norm. That's much more the norm for us, TBH.
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