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Can’t keep up with this thread, cuz there’s like 5 pages an hour. Maybe it’s been addressed, but can anyone tell me where Voepel’s article is on the ESPN site? Also, there’s no recap. Why? Wasn’t the it that the last 10 years that if one were to go to the ESPN app, if UConn was playing there would be no less than 40 clips of any UConn basket, assist or rebound? Where is this coverage now?
 

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Can’t keep up with this thread, cuz there’s like 5 pages an hour. Maybe it’s been addressed, but can anyone tell me where Voepel’s article is on the ESPN site? Also, there’s no recap. Why? Wasn’t the it that the last 10 years that if one were to go to the ESPN app, if UConn was playing there would be no less than 40 clips of any UConn basket, assist or rebound? Where is this coverage now?
We all know the answer to this question. We all know it.
 

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KU can KSU should be a good one as well ... will see if these improving teams are legit
I agree, I think they’re likely both tournament teams this season depending on how the rest of conference play goes. I have been impressed with KU. I think KU will win against KSU today.

Jackson is playing better in the middle than she was when we met. At 6’6” she’s a good defender and has started to add more to her offensive game. She much quicker and more mobile than Lee.

Giving it to KU because they have more balance offensively. They’re not quite where we are but they run their offense well and can get a bucket from 3-4 different players when needed. Whereas KSU is almost completely dependent on Lee having a huge night every night. If teams hold her under 20 it suddenly become really tough for KSU to win.
 

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NCAAW Big 12 Schedule - Women's Basketball - ESPN

Big 12 games are the top games of the day. Texas at Iowa State the top game of the day.
I believe Iowa State will win this one. They’re looking tough this season and they have a core group that are really locked in. Texas doesn’t have anyone who can guard Joens.

I imagine they’ll put Warren on her but she can post up Warren on every play without doubt. Try to stick a big on her and she’ll start dropping 3s. (Remind anyone of Sarah Puckett?)

The Texas post players are not impressing me. Ebo plays hard but she’s not fit and I think she’s playing out of her league. Really think PENN State was more her speed. Averaging 7 pts and 6 boards which is nothing to sneeze at, but not enough. She’s their best rebounder and only one of two players averaging 5+ boards. Rori Harmon is the other. Gaston and Moore should be ashamed.

Since Moore has returned she’s been ineffective. For her body type she is undersized. She gained a significant amount of weight when she was out with her injury. She was getting around the floor to start the season and getting shots all over inside and out. Now she’s relegated to banging in the post and she can’t cut it at 6’1”. The food in Austin is so dang good so I can’t blame her. That’s been an issue for Texas in the past.
 
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KU can KSU should be a good one as well ... will see if these improving teams are legit
Responding to your post in the game thread over here since we are off topic lolol.

But that’s exactly what I imagine. Have a feeling Rae will be back in the starting lineup and we will go man when she’s in as long as it’s working.

When Tess subs in I think we have to go zone some. Sarah/Keyen may actually get the bulk of the reserve minutes in that game. I imagine it will be really physical and we’re going to need players who can guard in the paint on the floor.

Tess has been improving game by game so she may be totally capable by that point.
 

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Responding to your post in the game thread over here since we are off topic lolol.

But that’s exactly what I imagine. Have a feeling Rae will be back in the starting lineup and we will go man when she’s in as long as it’s working.

When Tess subs in I think we have to go zone some. Sarah/Keyen may actually get the bulk of the reserve minutes in that game. I imagine it will be really physical and we’re going to need players who can guard in the paint on the floor.

Tess has been improving game by game so she may be totally capable by that point.
Oh snap! thanks ... good catch! i agree she is improving and i'm liking what we see. She is def now on the scouting report and you can tell how the defense tries to get out to defend her
 

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Ranking 10 best freshmen in women's college basketball

I'm glad that they recognized Depaul's Aneesha Morrow at #1, even if she wasn't a high profile recruit and plays for an unranked team. At this point, I see little justification for why the NFOY should go to anyone but her...but have a sneaking suspicion that Olivia Miles will come away with it.

Surprisingly, not a single SEC freshman on this list...which I suppose is the pitfall of coming onto a team where your minutes will be limited due to the depth chart. I might have thrown Denae Carter a bone, though. She's doing work for MSST, even if she is an offensively challenged 6-footer being asked to play C in the SEC and bang it out with a bunch of 6'4-6'6 players.
 
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Ranking 10 best freshmen in women's college basketball

I'm glad that they recognized Depaul's Aneesha Morrow at #1, even if she wasn't a high profile recruit and plays for an unranked team. At this point, I see little justification for why the NFOY should go to anyone but her...but have a sneaking suspicion that Olivia Miles will come away with it.

Surprisingly, not a single SEC freshman on this list...which I suppose is the pitfall of coming onto a team where your minutes will be limited due to the depth chart. I might have thrown Denae Carter a bone, though. She's doing work for MSST, even if she is an offensively challenged 6-footer being asked to play C in the SEC and bang it out with a bunch of 6'4-6'6 players.
Moore from Vandy and Puckett could have easily been on the list. A lot of these girls are not playing on competitive teams. So of course they’re getting more minutes/stats.
 

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Ranking 10 best freshmen in women's college basketball

I'm glad that they recognized Depaul's Aneesha Morrow at #1, even if she wasn't a high profile recruit and plays for an unranked team. At this point, I see little justification for why the NFOY should go to anyone but her...but have a sneaking suspicion that Olivia Miles will come away with it.

Surprisingly, not a single SEC freshman on this list...which I suppose is the pitfall of coming onto a team where your minutes will be limited due to the depth chart. I might have thrown Denae Carter a bone, though. She's doing work for MSST, even if she is an offensively challenged 6-footer being asked to play C in the SEC and bang it out with a bunch of 6'4-6'6 players.
It's just ESPN doing ESPN type of things. I love Morrow and felt she would definitely should be number one but this is where I get annoyed by them and their rankings. Miles is good but shouldn't go on this list because she kind of had a head start playing some last season. Also they had to find a way to include a UConn player, has she played well these past couple of games yes, but with the small sample size in the amount of games she's played, she should not have made this list.

Call it being a homer but if they (ESPN) looked at all the freshman playing and felt Brooklyn nor Sarah play and feel at least one of them aren't worthy to be mention after ending the statement with they may not been rated in the Top 100 coming out of high school only to list Top 10 kids is crazy to me, but then when I noticed who wrote the article, it made sense.
 

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I don't about any of the other girls on the list but Puckett is averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per forty minutes played. She also has an efficiency rating of 14 per forty minutes played. She is hitting 49 percent from the field 35 percent from the three and 78 from the free throw line. Evidently all these players had better numbers than that per forty minutes of playing time.
 

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It's just ESPN doing ESPN type of things. I love Morrow and felt she would definitely should be number one but this is where I get annoyed by them and their rankings. Miles is good but shouldn't go on this list because she kind of had a head start playing some last season. Also they had to find a way to include a UConn player, has she played well these past couple of games yes, but with the small sample size in the amount of games she's played, she should not have made this list.

Call it being a homer but if they (ESPN) looked at all the freshman playing and felt Brooklyn nor Sarah play and feel at least one of them aren't worthy to be mention after ending the statement with they may not been rated in the Top 100 coming out of high school only to list Top 10 kids is crazy to me, but then when I noticed who wrote the article, it made sense.
I'm not sure if Olivia and Talia are classified as freshmen or sophomores. If not for Morrow, I would have assumed that Olivia would be the runaway winner (I didn't even know about Aneesha until a few days ago).

I think it's being a homer to think Brooklyn belongs anywhere near this list. She's providing valuable minutes, but she's not on the same level as these players. An argument can be made for Puckett, but with Rae back, I can see her minutes (and numbers) going down. Not sure why you think it's a stretch that Ducharme made the list. She's played in every game except vs. SC, and is averaging 16.4 pts over the last 8 games, and is very much one of the frontrunners for NFOY if she continues to play at the level she's at.
 

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I don't about any of the other girls on the list but Puckett is averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per forty minutes played. She also has an efficiency rating of 14 per forty minutes played. She is hitting 49 percent from the field 35 percent from the three and 78 from the free throw line. Evidently all these players had better numbers than that per forty minutes of playing time.
Per 40 minutes played is a fairly meaningless metric when you're comparing against players that actually are routinely playing 25-35 min per game.
 
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Moore from Vandy and Puckett could have easily been on the list. A lot of these girls are not playing on competitive teams. So of course they’re getting more minutes/stats.
Not sure what you mean by "not competitive" teams. Only Curry is playing for a team that is a bottom feeder.

If Aneesha continues at her pace, do you think she deserves the award?
 

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I'm not sure if Olivia and Talia are classified as freshmen or sophomores. If not for Morrow, I would have assumed that Olivia would be the runaway winner (I didn't even know about Aneesha until a few days ago).

I think it's being a homer to think Brooklyn belongs anywhere near this list. She's providing valuable minutes, but she's not on the same level as these players. An argument can be made for Puckett, but with Rae back, I can see her minutes (and numbers) going down. Not sure why you think it's a stretch that Ducharme made the list. She's played in every game except vs. SC, and is averaging 16.4 pts over the last 8 games, and is very much one of the frontrunners for NFOY if she continues to play at the level she's at.
Miles isn’t eligible in the ACC for freshman of the week
 

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I don't about any of the other girls on the list but Puckett is averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per forty minutes played. She also has an efficiency rating of 14 per forty minutes played. She is hitting 49 percent from the field 35 percent from the three and 78 from the free throw line. Evidently all these players had better numbers than that per forty minutes of playing time.
Aneesah Morrow per 40 --> 27.6 points and 17.8 rebounds.
 

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