Did we recruit Rhyne Howard?

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Yes I forgot about Dorie. Is she still KY?
She didn't play this year, but she's still on the team. Either she took the year off for personal reasons or injuries...can't remember which. She was UK's only true post on the team, so the fact that they finished 4th in the SEC is pretty impressive.
 
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These high school rankings really don’t mean much.
In the grand scheme of things, I agree. But it's safe to say that if a player is a top 10 recruit and playing for a major program, they will more likely than not be a pretty good college player. Where the "rankings don't mean much" argument has more merit IMO is with lower ranked players that are overlooked, but do great in college...like a Rhyne Howard or Nina Davis. Tennessee under Holly has fared not succeeded with either scenario. The highly ranked HS players like Nared, Russell, Graves end up being serviceable but not great, and none of the lower ranked players like Jackson, Dunbar, Harris exceed their ranking either.
 
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As bad as we need a PG how did Levy get away?
I wouldn't say that one got away, she's OK and has potential, but she wasn't exactly lighting it up even before her injury. Just 4.8 ppg, 1.4 RPG and 68 TOs to 58 Assists. She shoots a nice percentage from the floor, but is abysmal from 3. She plays out of control, she's emotionally all over the place during the game (much like Cunningham). She makes irrational decisions with the ball and has a negative A/T ratio on the season. She is quick, but I would not call her an elite level guard on poor decision making alone.

That being said, we may be begging for those kind of recruits in the next 2-3 years if the university continues to roll with Holly and the program slides even further.

I haven't been terrifically impressed with Massengill but on paper she's a better player than Levy this year. Rebounds the ball better, scores about the same, and has a positive A/T ratio.
 
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I wouldn't say that one got away, she's OK and has potential, but she wasn't exactly lighting it up even before her injury. Just 4.8 ppg, 1.4 RPG and 68 TOs to 58 Assists. She shoots a nice percentage from the floor, but is abysmal from 3. She plays out of control, she's emotionally all over the place during the game (much like Cunningham). She makes irrational decisions with the ball and has a negative A/T ratio on the season. She is quick, but I would not call her an elite level guard on poor decision making alone.

That being said, we may be begging for those kind of recruits in the next 2-3 years if the university continues to roll with Holly and the program slides even further.

I haven't been terrifically impressed with Massengill but on paper she's a better player than Levy this year. Rebounds the ball better, scores about the same, and has a positive A/T ratio.
So by her stats and the way you described how she plays that she would have fit right in nicely 🤣
 
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Doesn't really matter as long as Holly is the coach. Any "good" kid that comes to Tenn. will eventually become mediocre like all the others; nobody available to develop them. They're better off going to a team with staff that will grow their potential, not stagnate it.
This X's 1,000,000,000 Why can't the ones that are paying her over SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR see this?
 
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A five star recruit's offer list is often more telling by who isn't on it rather than by who is. I distinctly remember Warlick touting Mercedes Russell as a 6' 7" player who could handle the ball like a guard, bring the ball upcourt and shoot the three. As a previous player pointed out she turned into only a serviceable player and never performed as one would expect of the nation's number one recruit, i.e. she was never dominant by any stretch of the imagination. BTW, every player on the current team can "shoot" the three. They just can't make them on a consistent basis.
 
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No need to recruit the Tennessee kids they are not good enough to be a Lady Vol just let them go somewhere else cause they will never beat us!
[I''m just saying] but there are impactful players [freshmen & sophomores] on Kentucky, Georgia Tech & Missouri...all from the state of Tennessee...
 

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