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  1. #1
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    2019-20 DWBB Season

    Cool news! Wanisha Smith and Keturah Jackson are back in Cameron as assistant coaches this year.

    https://www.wralsportsfan.com/former...ches/18487895/
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

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    If CB&B doesn't mind, I'll throw this in here (it's not season related).

    DWBB has its first 2020 recruit, PG Vanessa De Jesus from California. ESPN has her as the #57 recruit and #18 point guard in the class. But...

    MaxPreps has her as a 2018-19 5th-team All-American. Therefore they think she's one of the top 25 players in the country regardless of class.

    https://www.maxpreps.com/news/sDnP0j...ican-team-.htm

    And USAToday has her on their 2nd team all-California, the other 9 players are all Seniors and 1 Sophomore.

    https://usatodayhss.com/2019/2018-19...asketball-team

    I love a great point guard, the most important position on the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    If CB&B doesn't mind, I'll throw this in here (it's not season related).

    DWBB has its first 2020 recruit, PG Vanessa De Jesus from California. ESPN has her as the #57 recruit and #18 point guard in the class. But...

    MaxPreps has her as a 2018-19 5th-team All-American. Therefore they think she's one of the top 25 players in the country regardless of class.

    https://www.maxpreps.com/news/sDnP0j...ican-team-.htm

    And USAToday has her on their 2nd team all-California, the other 9 players are all Seniors and 1 Sophomore.

    https://usatodayhss.com/2019/2018-19...asketball-team

    I love a great point guard, the most important position on the team.
    Other rankings for Vanessa De Jesus:

    #57 -- ESPN
    #76 -- Blue Star Report
    #99 -- Prospects Nation

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    Duke is in the mix for Cal transfer McKenzie Forbes. She's a 6-0 forward. Father played for Globetrotters. She was a McDonald's All-American. She played one year at Cal and is leaving because of a coaching change. Not clear if she would have to sit out a season. She's from California so distance from home could be a factor. But McCallie has had success getting players from California, e.g. Chelsea Gray, Oderah Chidom, Leaonna Odom, et, al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    Duke is in the mix for Cal transfer McKenzie Forbes. She's a 6-0 forward. Father played for Globetrotters. She was a McDonald's All-American. She played one year at Cal and is leaving because of a coaching change. Not clear if she would have to sit out a season. She's from California so distance from home could be a factor. But McCallie has had success getting players from California, e.g. Chelsea Gray, Oderah Chidom, Leaonna Odom, et, al.
    That's good to hear that at least we have a chance, Jim. Why would the one year sit out be murky, though? Seems like that would be a cut and dry case to enjoy a year of practice.
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    That's good to hear that at least we have a chance, Jim. Why would the one year sit out be murky, though? Seems like that would be a cut and dry case to enjoy a year of practice.
    Cal's head coach Lindsay Gottlieb left for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Forbes has cited that as her reason for transferring. The NCAA sometimes accepts that as a legit reason to waive the one-year-sit-out. Sometimes not and there are suggestions that the NCAA is going to tighten that up.

    So, who knows? But get her in the bus first and worry about that down the road.

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    The 2019-20 roster is up. Jaida will be wearing #0. Jada will be wearing #4. Azana #11. Jennifer #22. A few observations... I can't recall a Duke WCBB player wearing #0 before. While not as jarring as seeing Mercedes Riggs in a #12 jersey the following year after Chelsea Gray's graduation, or Craig trotting out with a #23 jersey last season... seeing the #4 jersey trot out this season will take a few games to get used to. Also the past few #4's ( Wells, Brown) have been smaller guards. Claude is taller (6'0) with a sturdier frame.




    http://www.goduke.com/SportSelect.db...46&SPSID=22763

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    Again using this thread as a catch-all for DWBB news. Chelsea Gray named a starter for the WNBA All-Star Game. Further solidifies my opinion that her season-ending injuries in her junior and senior years were devastating not just for those teams but for the program. What could have been...

    http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.db...DB_OEM_ID=4200

    Congrats to Chelsea!

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    Miela's Australia team has made the semi-finals in the U19 FIBA World Cup. They play Spain tomorrow, and the winner gets a probable final against the USA. Miela hasn't done much in the tournament, not getting many minutes. No idea what's going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    Miela's Australia team has made the semi-finals in the U19 FIBA World Cup. They play Spain tomorrow, and the winner gets a probable final against the USA. Miela hasn't done much in the tournament, not getting many minutes. No idea what's going on.
    That's surprising; she sure was a factor for us last season.
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

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    It appears Miela was just waiting for the semi-finals. She won the game for Australia today. The Aussies (well, the official name is the Gems) were down 15-8, Miela comes in the game and hits two quick 3s and scores 11 points in about 5 minutes to give her team a lead they never relinquished. She had by far the best +/- on the team (+21) which included 3 steals.

    Australia plays the USA tomorrow for the championship. The USA only had a 1-point lead with under 5 minutes to play against Belgium but pulled it out. Should be a good game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    It appears Miela was just waiting for the semi-finals. She won the game for Australia today. The Aussies (well, the official name is the Gems) were down 15-8, Miela comes in the game and hits two quick 3s and scores 11 points in about 5 minutes to give her team a lead they never relinquished. She had by far the best +/- on the team (+21) which included 3 steals.

    Australia plays the USA tomorrow for the championship. The USA only had a 1-point lead with under 5 minutes to play against Belgium but pulled it out. Should be a good game.
    Maybe she had the Kangaroo Flu in the earlier games.
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

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    Recruiting 2020 Update:

    Duke made the final five (along with Oklahoma, Washington, USC, and California) for Jordyn Jenkins, a 6-2 forward from Kent, Washington.

    RECRUITING RANKINGS -- Jordyn Jenkins (2020)
    #41 -- Prospects Nation
    #42 -- espnW
    #131 -- Blue Star Report

    Duke has made the final six (along with UCLA, Cal, Oregon State, Princeton, and Stanford) for Dalayah Daniels, a 6-4 forward from Auburn, Washington.

    RECRUITING RANKINGS -- Dalayah Daniels (2020)
    #15 -- espnW
    #15 -- Prospects Nation
    #35 -- Blue Star Report

    NOTE...Jordyn Jenkins and Dalayah Daniels are AAU teammates. This would tend to favor Duke, but the caveat is that Jenkins' best friend and HS & AAU teammate Jaquaya Miller is a freshman at Washington.

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    Deja Kelly, a 5-8 point guard from Dallas, Texas, hosted Duke for a visit (Notre Dame, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, and Texas Tech also visited reportedly visited her in the spring; Notre Dame is hosting her for an official visit on September 27-29). Kelly had originally committed to Texas (when she was in middle school), but she de-committed last year.

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Deja Kelly (2020)
    #19 -- espnW
    #31 -- Prospects Nation
    #31 -- Blue Star Report

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamrnCrz1974 View Post
    Recruiting 2020 Update:

    Duke made the final five (along with Oklahoma, Washington, USC, and California) for Jordyn Jenkins, a 6-2 forward from Kent, Washington.

    RECRUITING RANKINGS -- Jordyn Jenkins (2020)
    #41 -- Prospects Nation
    #42 -- espnW
    #131 -- Blue Star Report

    Duke has made the final six (along with UCLA, Cal, Oregon State, Princeton, and Stanford) for Dalayah Daniels, a 6-4 forward from Auburn, Washington.

    RECRUITING RANKINGS -- Dalayah Daniels (2020)
    #15 -- espnW
    #15 -- Prospects Nation
    #35 -- Blue Star Report

    NOTE...Jordyn Jenkins and Dalayah Daniels are AAU teammates. This would tend to favor Duke, but the caveat is that Jenkins' best friend and HS & AAU teammate Jaquaya Miller is a freshman at Washington.
    Thanks for the updates. Why the huge gap in BSR for Jenkins?
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

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    Ugonne Onyiah, a 6-3 center from Eastvale, California, has an offer from Duke (she also has offers from Arizona, Butler, California, Florida, Houston, Louisville, New Mexico, St. Johnís, Utah, and Washington State; she has an official visit scheduled to California on September 28). Duke has also conducted a home visit with Onyiah.

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Ugonne Onyiah (2020)
    #51 -- espnW
    #54 -- All Star Girls Report
    #92 -- Blue Star Report
    (not in Prospects Nationís Top 100)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    Thanks for the updates. Why the huge gap in BSR for Jenkins?
    It could be many reasons.

    Blue Star has Nike affiliations, whereas ASGR has addidas ties. There are not as many evaluators for women's basketball recruiting services (there is not nearly the same money in doing so as compared to the men), and it is
    unclear how many opportunities there are for evaluators to see players (high school, state tournaments, AAU, etc.).

    As an aside, this is what the rankings look like when ASGR is added for the current Duke targets:

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Jordyn Jenkins (2020)
    #41 -- Prospects Nation
    #42 -- espnW
    #70 -- All Star Girls Report
    #131 -- Blue Star Report

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Dalayah Daniels (2020)
    #15 -- espnW
    #15 -- Prospects Nation
    #16 -- All Star Girls Report
    #35 -- Blue Star Report

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Deja Kelly (2020)
    #19 -- espnW
    #31 -- Prospects Nation
    #31 -- Blue Star Report
    #35 -- All Star Girls Report

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Ugonne Onyiah (2020)
    #51 -- espnW
    #54 -- All Star Girls Report
    #92 -- Blue Star Report
    (not in Prospects Nationís Top 100)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamrnCrz1974 View Post
    It could be many reasons.

    Blue Star has Nike affiliations, whereas ASGR has addidas ties. There are not as many evaluators for women's basketball recruiting services (there is not nearly the same money in doing so as compared to the men), and it is
    unclear how many opportunities there are for evaluators to see players (high school, state tournaments, AAU, etc.).

    As an aside, this is what the rankings look like when ASGR is added for the current Duke targets:

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Jordyn Jenkins (2020)
    #41 -- Prospects Nation
    #42 -- espnW
    #70 -- All Star Girls Report
    #131 -- Blue Star Report

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Dalayah Daniels (2020)
    #15 -- espnW
    #15 -- Prospects Nation
    #16 -- All Star Girls Report
    #35 -- Blue Star Report

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Deja Kelly (2020)
    #19 -- espnW
    #31 -- Prospects Nation
    #31 -- Blue Star Report
    #35 -- All Star Girls Report

    Updated Recruiting Rankings -- Ugonne Onyiah (2020)
    #51 -- espnW
    #54 -- All Star Girls Report
    #92 -- Blue Star Report
    (not in Prospects Nationís Top 100)
    Thanks for all the info. Weird how Blue Star Report is such a severe outlier for three of the four recruits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedsy View Post
    Thanks for all the info. Weird how Blue Star Report is such a severe outlier for three of the four recruits.
    Some of the recruiting services and their writers double-dip on their revenue streams and have clear conflicts of interest.

  20. #20
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    Vanessa DeJesus up to #37 (was 57) in ESPN rankings. I thought she might move up, she's very well-considered in California according to some articles I've read.

    Every one of our targets moving up as well.

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