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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by DU82 View Post
    From many accounts, he is, but not specifically about this.

    He was forced out at Tennessee mainly because he was going to hire Greg Schiano as football coach. Schiano, who is back at Rutgers for his second stint, was at Penn State as an assistant when Jerry Sandusky was there. Many didn't want Schiano because he "didn't blow the whistle" on Sandusky's abuse. (Guilt by association, in my view. I don't believe there was any evidence that Schiano was aware of what was going on.)

    Related to women's basketball, when he was at Kansas State, he wouldn't let a player transfer to over 100 schools, back when transfers were beholden to the school. While not great, that wasn't uncommon at the time.

    I still think the timing of this is terrible, and the way he fired Hoover (at the ACC meetings; he brought her to the meetings apparently knowing he was going to fire her.)
    Yes, very poor form.
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  2. #62
    Ashlon Jackson is one of the players who will be trying out for the USA U18 team:
    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...ls-roster.aspx

  3. #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by awhom111 View Post
    Ashlon Jackson is one of the players who will be trying out for the USA U18 team:
    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...ls-roster.aspx
    She appears to have grown 2 inches over the past year (espn has her at 5'10", this article at 6'0"). That's intriguing, love big guards (and Shy ).

  4. #64
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    Mikaylah Williams, the consensus #1 recruit in the coming year's class, has Duke among the final 5 schools she is considering. When was the last time that happened?

    Still, Kara's gotta close. I feel like it's just a matter of time before one of these extremely top players wants to take on the challenge of bringing this storied program its first National Championship. I hope she's taking lessons from Scheyer.
    Last edited by dudog84; 06-05-2022 at 12:49 PM. Reason: matching verb with subject for the pedants :)
    "Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics." - Cesare Lombroso

  5. #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    Mikaylah Williams, the consensus #1 recruit in the coming year's class, has Duke among the final 5 schools she is considering. When was the last time that happened?

    Still, Kara's gotta close. I feel like it's just a matter of time before one of these extremely top players wants to take on the challenge of bringing this storied program its first National Championship. I hope she's taking lessons from Scheyer.
    Kiki Rice, this year's #2 had duke in her final 5. Some here suggested coach should try to swing Azzi (though that's likely more DBR pipedream than any actual interest on either side).
    1200. DDMF.

  6. #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by uh_no View Post
    Kiki Rice, this year's #2 had duke in her final 5. Some here suggested coach should try to swing Azzi (though that's likely more DBR pipedream than any actual interest on either side).
    Well, I'm still literally correct. (I'm quite pedantic myself)
    "Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics." - Cesare Lombroso

  7. #67
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    DWBB is hiring!

    Anyone want to be their new creative content producer or video coordinator?

    Link is to a post on their Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/DukeWBB/pho...5750599133849/
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  8. #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    DWBB is hiring!

    Anyone want to be their new creative content producer or video coordinator?

    Link is to a post on their Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/DukeWBB/pho...5750599133849/
    Should be some good candidates here.

    We certainly have creative content producers on this board.

  9. #69
    Incoming freshman Emma Koabel is young enough to play in two youth cycles with Canada and started this U18 Americas Championship with 9 points in 20 minutes in a win over Mexico. Games are on YouTube.
    https://www.fiba.basketball/americas...o#tab=boxscore

  10. #70
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    Quote Originally Posted by awhom111 View Post
    Incoming freshman Emma Koabel is young enough to play in two youth cycles with Canada and started this U18 Americas Championship with 9 points in 20 minutes in a win over Mexico. Games are on YouTube.
    https://www.fiba.basketball/americas...o#tab=boxscore
    INteresting to note that 2/3rds of her shots (and all of her makes) came from beyond the arc, but that she still had 5 rebounds and was second on the team with four assists. Granted, it was a pretty low-level opponent, but that's still a decent set of stats.

  11. #71
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    Coach G is retiring from coaching.
    Kentucky women’s basketball assistant Gail Goestenkors has retired from on-court coaching but will remain on Kyra Elzy’s staff until her replacement is hired.
    Goestenkors said in a release that she's looking forward to spending more time with family and friends and that coaching has been the gift of a lifetime.
    https://www.wralsportsfan.com/kentuc...role/20329692/
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  12. #72
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    Duke is reportedly in the mix for each of the top 3 players in next year's class - Mikaylah Williams (LA), Judea "Juju" Watkins (CA), and Jadyn Donovan (DC). All are 6' guards/wings. Any of the 3 would be a huge get for the program.

    I'm hoping Kara doesn't need my recruiting advice, but it seems to me that the pitch would be simple. Be DWBB's Grant Hill. Be the iconic player that puts a storied program with multiple Final Fours over the top, brings that program its first National Championship. Be That Player.
    "Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics." - Cesare Lombroso

  13. #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    Duke is reportedly in the mix for each of the top 3 players in next year's class - Mikaylah Williams (LA), Judea "Juju" Watkins (CA), and Jadyn Donovan (DC). All are 6' guards/wings. Any of the 3 would be a huge get for the program.

    I'm hoping Kara doesn't need my recruiting advice, but it seems to me that the pitch would be simple. Be DWBB's Grant Hill. Be the iconic player that puts a storied program with multiple Final Fours over the top, brings that program its first National Championship. Be That Player.
    It's tough to close the deal, though, after a year of not making the tourney. But if we keep making those final lists, I'm confident that we will get there.

  14. #74
    #1 recruit Mikaylah Williams to LSU

    https://www.espn.com/womens-college-...23-commits-lsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by TywinBlue View Post
    #1 recruit Mikaylah Williams to LSU

    https://www.espn.com/womens-college-...23-commits-lsu
    Mulkey power.
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  16. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    Mulkey power.
    Yeah, not surprising. Though we officially made her final 5 (and are only rumored to be linked to the other two of the top three), she was the one I figured we actually had the least chance with considering she's a Louisiana girl and Mulkey at LSU. I'd guess our best bet is Donovan (from Sidwell Friends in DC, vs. Watkins out in CA...though I'm just hoping we close on one of them).

    Kim is 60, Geno 68, Tara 68. They all need to follow Muffet's lead and retire.
    "Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics." - Cesare Lombroso

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    Though we are reportedly involved with several of the remaining top-20 2023 prospects available, and my opinion means nothing, the player I'd most like to get is Aalyah Del Rosario. She's a 6-6 center and obviously the frontcourt is our greatest need. By the time this class comes in, we'll only have 1, maybe 2, years left of Kennedy Brown.

    Sounds like she would be a good fit, has only been in the states a few years after growing up in the Dominican Republic. I think she's only going to get better:

    Del Rosario is an excellent student. Even though English is her second language, she has a 3.8 GPA, and has plans to study Business when she gets to college in a couple years.
    https://www.nj.com/highschoolsports/...ll-at-tca.html

    In the end, I think/hope/believe we'll pick up at least 2 of these top-20 talents. Will of course be ecstatic with any of them.
    "Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics." - Cesare Lombroso

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