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2017-18

Postby lawdog on Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:10 pm

Added two new assistant coaches, who appear to have varied coaching and recruiting experience, and connection with Coach Garrity. Highly motivated and intelligent ...look good!
http://woffordterriers.com/news/2017/6/ ... staff.aspx
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:09 pm

Although it is way too early to tell, it is fun to project a starting five.

Chloe Wanink will be a starter.
Jamari McDavid, with her talent and versatility, will too.
AC Atha or DaJa Greene, or both, probably will.
Kelsey Lambdin, with her experience and versatility, stands a good chance, as does Cairo Booker.

Jordan Houseright and Hannah Morgan have a good chance.
Peyton Walker, Marissa Bayer, Emily Ryan, Jamie Grob, Sophia Hughes, and Olivia Mills have talent as well and under Coach's system should see some playing time.
A lot will depend on improvement in the off season and as the season progresses. We should have good depth, but must stay healthier than last year.

On Coach's teams, there is a focus on togetherness and being a good teammate; I foresee a close knit (but young) group, and a better record than last year.
Should be very interesting to watch.

With the Richardson Center opening, we will also be in position this year to cherry pick a couple of excellent recruits for next year.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby Retiredterrier on Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:46 pm

Yep I agree. Well said ld. I look forward to this season. I don't think we will challenge for the conference championship but I expect we will show significant improvement. Injuries as in all sports are important. Who knows - with a healthy team the Terriers might just surprise a lot of people.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:14 pm

Looking forward to watching her and teammates next four years. http://www.whio.com/news/kenton-ridge-j ... vB5lV9leP/

Well spoken.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby boulder3m on Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:25 am

Looking forward to seeing that big smile at Wofford.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:04 pm

lawdog wrote:Although it is way too early to tell, it is fun to project a starting five.

Chloe Wanink will be a starter.
Jamari McDavid, with her talent and versatility, will too.
AC Atha or DaJa Greene, or both, probably will.
Kelsey Lambdin, with her experience and versatility, stands a good chance, as does Cairo Booker.

Jordan Houseright and Hannah Morgan have a good chance.
Peyton Walker, Marissa Bayer, Emily Ryan, Jamie Grob, Sophia Hughes, and Olivia Mills have talent as well and under Coach's system should see some playing time.
A lot will depend on improvement in the off season and as the season progresses. We should have good depth, but must stay healthier than last year.

On Coach's teams, there is a focus on togetherness and being a good teammate; I foresee a close knit (but young) group, and a better record than last year.
Should be very interesting to watch.

With the Richardson Center opening, we will also be in position this year to cherry pick a couple of excellent recruits for next year.


Most interesting will be how the returning players improve. With a year of learning the new coach's system and expectations, and hopefully with enhanced expectations and enthusiasm of their own, we will see a higher level of play from Wanink, Lambdin, Booker, Houseright, Morgan, Walker, Bayer, Ryan, and Grob. There is talent here.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby Retiredterrier on Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:15 pm

Take predictions with a grain of salt and this one - the predicted finish for the Terriers, not about Wanink - is no different. Wanink deserves the recognition and the award. http://athletics.wofford.edu/news/2017/ ... socon.aspx
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:25 pm

Wanink most deserving of all conference. I think we will finish higher than seventh as a team, if we can get a rotation of about 8-9 and pull for each other, and I think we will. We can be competitive in every league game. Watch for at least a couple of the new players to step in and make a difference from day one. Lambdin, Ryan, Bayer, and other upperclassmen need to show real leadership. And, we need to stay much healthier than last year. Finally, with our improved record and prospects, and new arena, we can sign more talent and difference makers for next year , when we can compete for the league title.

One edge we have: this is an intelligent group, who will be quick learners and make good decisions in the clutch.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby Retiredterrier on Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:14 pm

i can probably juggle two basketballs but three !! No way https://twitter.com/CoachTrent_Bunn/sta ... 9334621188
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:45 pm

So far I have not been able to locate early signees for next year, but it appears we will have four schollies to offer. Hopefully we will be picky and not get in too big a hurry; with the talent we will have coming back next year and the new JRIS as a recruiting draw, we have a chance to be very good then.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:40 am

As Retiredterrier pointed out on the 2018 recruiting thread, we have signed five promising recruits.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Ladies open today at 2 pm at Georgia. Game is on ESPN, SEC network. Georgia has a good team; will be uphill for us. Anxious to see how we do.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:50 pm

Close first half. Down 38-31 at half; Wanink has 18. Announcers say she is "crazy good", "reminds me of Larry Bird", and "a baller"; best player on the floor, in my view, although GA has a couple of 5-stars. Our team playing smart and with poise.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:03 pm

Georgia's superior size, depth, and experience wore us down, and we lost 95-56. As the (excellent) announcers pointed out, we need to find other ways to score besides Wanink. Greene is a very good player and did well for her first game. McDavid is athletic and will only get better; her basketball IQ needs to improve. We also lack a tough mobile presence in the middle. The class signed for next year apparently addresses both of these needs. I think we can learn from today's game and be better than last year.
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Re: 2017-18

Postby lawdog on Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:37 pm

Younger players, inc. McDavid, played very well in this big victory. 92% from FT line. Wanink 27 points in 22 minutes.http://woffordterriers.com/news/2017/11 ... 7-win.aspx

Next game is vs. #4 USC Sunday at 3, on ESPN3.
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