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ChasingRatDogmaSalade



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PostPosted: 03/06/18 2:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Moriah Jefferson was interviewed last night on the Mountain West Network during the second quarter of the Nevada vs. San Diego State Women's Basketball game.

Fast forward to about the 26 minute mark to listen to the five minute interview.

https://player.watchstadium.com/47/index.html?asset_id=125785&player_id=47&type=liveevent


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PostPosted: 03/09/18 3:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Found an old Women's History Month article I wrote on the WBL (1978-81) for the Charlotte Sting website many moons ago, and thought I would repurpose it for LasVegasAces.com

http://aces.wnba.com/news/womens-history-month-the-wbl-1978-81/


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PostPosted: 03/16/18 4:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lots of Aces info for today.

http://aces.wnba.com/news/feeling-a-draft-2018-draft-prospect-jaime-nared/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/24-second-shot-clock-with-moriah-jefferson/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/las-vegas-adds-rondre-jackson-rushia-brown-to-front-office-staff/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-history-feeling-a-draft-2002/


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PostPosted: 03/16/18 5:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Since we have an ear into the LV front office: is there any way to get the number of years each signing is for? The league always claims it's a team policy but since all the other teams would have the info, the only ones you are hiding this from is the fans.


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PostPosted: 03/16/18 7:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ChasingRatDogmaSalade wrote:
Lots of Aces info for today.

http://aces.wnba.com/news/feeling-a-draft-2018-draft-prospect-jaime-nared/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/24-second-shot-clock-with-moriah-jefferson/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/las-vegas-adds-rondre-jackson-rushia-brown-to-front-office-staff/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-history-feeling-a-draft-2002/


Like your prospect reports. Thanks for posting them.

BTW - the first link above has a link to Ariel Atkins, but the Kelsey Mitchell report comes up in place of Atkins.


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PostPosted: 03/17/18 2:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This one works for Ariel Atkins :

http://aces.wnba.com/ariel-atkins-5-11-g-texas/


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PostPosted: 03/17/18 4:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks. Looks like she is a good player.


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PostPosted: 03/27/18 4:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

One of the prouder moments of my professional media relations career.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/basketball/aces-wnba/pioneers-cardte-hicks-musiette-mckinney-embrace-las-vegas-aces/

Here is a long story that I think pays off in the end. Your mileage may vary.

Those of you who have been around forever may remember that I attended a reunion of the first professional women's basketball league, the WBL (1978-81), about 15 years ago when I worked in the league office.

While there I met a number of wonderful players, coaches and administrators, but the person who stood out most to me was a woman named Cardte Hicks. She was just 5-8, but is the first woman to dunk in a pro game. She also was just a ball of fire from a personality standpoint. The kind of person you feel like you've known forever the second you meet them.

We kept in touch a little bit, as she lived in Sacramento, and was a Monarchs fan, but I didn't speak to her for well over a decade, and lost her contact info.

Three weeks ago, as I was trying to think of Women's History Month pitches for our local media, it occurred to me that we might have former WBL players living in Las Vegas. I reached out to John Molina and a woman named Karra Porter (who organized that WBL reunion and wrote the book "Mad Seasons" - https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAD-SEASONS-STORY-OF-FIRST-WOMENS-PROFESSIONAL-BASKETBALL-By-Karra-Porter-/183020499267) to see if they knew of anybody living in market.

They said they would check and get back to me, but in the meantime, I thought I would check to see if Cardte was on facebook, and if she had any connections.

I tracked her down, and sent her a friend request. She accepted, and the first thing I noticed ... she now lives in Henderson, Nevada nine miles from where I live. What are the odds?

So we set up an interview with Cardte and one of our local TV stations, and they shoot a sit-down with her.

That evening, that same TV station is covering Moriah Jefferson at a CR event. During breaks in the action, they are talking about Cardte and the interview from earlier in the day. A woman at the table next to them says, "excuse me, but are you all talking about Cardte Hicks?"

Turns out this woman, Musiette "Moose" McKinney, who has worked at UNLV for quite some time, played on Cardte's San Francisco team in the WBL. She hadn't seen her in nearly three decades. Once again, what are the odds?

So yesterday, we invited Cardte out to meet with Moriah Jefferson and Sequoia Holmes in a round table with the TV station, and we surprised Cardte by having Moose walk up behind her during the interview.

Tears flowed, hugs were shared, and a beautiful trip down memory lane unfolded over the next hour.

Moose was the de facto team photographer back in the day, and she had everything from media guides to polaroids (look it up young 'uns) in her scrap books.

The Review Journal wrote the article linked above, and the local TV station is turning this into a two part interview to air over the next two weeks. When they post links online I will share with the group.

Thanks for reading!


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PostPosted: 04/11/18 5:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aces have signed Jacki Gemelos to a training camp contract.



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PostPosted: 04/11/18 5:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Aces have signed Jacki Gemelos to a training camp contract.


What in the greek yogurt is going on here? The Aces have 4 draft picks to bring into camp. Maybe Laimbeer really is interested in taking international picks late. But Reeve is claiming international players are wanting to come over right away.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 8:01 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Aces have signed Jacki Gemelos to a training camp contract.


What in the greek yogurt is going on here? The Aces have 4 draft picks to bring into camp. Maybe Laimbeer really is interested in taking international picks late. But Reeve is claiming international players are wanting to come over right away.


Jacki Gemelos has been playing overseas, but she's the US player Geno denounced for breaking her early commitment. For that alone, I wish her all the best! http://www.fullcourt.com/clay-kallam/4851/jacki-gemelos-makes-long-delayed-collegiate-debut
http://articles.courant.com/2005-08-22/sports/0508220179_1_head-coach-chris-dailey-geno-auriemma-jayne-appel


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PostPosted: 04/12/18 9:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PG: Jefferson/Plum
SG: McBride/Holmes/Lawrence
SF: Young/Nared
PF: Wilson/Harrison
C: Bone/Swords/Park

Wonder if trader Bill would consider trading Hamby & Coffey for something? Hamby sticks if Park doesn't show. Coffey could stick over either Holmes or Lawrence.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 10:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Plum/Colson/Jefferson(until 100%)
McBride/Holmes/
Young/Nared
Wilson/Harrison/Hamby
Bone/Swords

Park (deferred)



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PostPosted: 04/13/18 1:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Morgan William signed for training camp


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PostPosted: 04/13/18 2:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3 wrote:
Morgan William signed for training camp


perfect fit for AFO. Another tiny PG. Laughing



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PostPosted: 04/13/18 4:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Plum/Colson/Jefferson(until 100%)
McBride/Holmes/
Young/Nared
Wilson/Harrison/Hamby
Bone/Swords

Park (deferred)


Isabelle Harrison does not have the consistent range on her shot to play the four, nor can she defend athletic, mobile PFs.


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I can see William over Colson if BL wants three PGs.



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PostPosted: 04/13/18 4:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Shades wrote:
Plum/Colson/Jefferson(until 100%)
McBride/Holmes/
Young/Nared
Wilson/Harrison/Hamby
Bone/Swords

Park (deferred)


Isabelle Harrison does not have the consistent range on her shot to play the four, nor can she defend athletic, mobile PFs.


If she comes off the bench then she wont be defending the best athletic mobiles PF's the whole time



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PostPosted: 04/13/18 4:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd like to think Lawrence is capable of beating out Sequoia Holmes



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PostPosted: 04/13/18 5:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
I can see William over Colson if BL wants three PGs.


I can't.



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PostPosted: 04/13/18 5:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
I can see William over Colson if BL wants three PGs.


It's hard to see William over anybody. She'll have to step to the side.



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PostPosted: 04/13/18 5:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Shades wrote:
Plum/Colson/Jefferson(until 100%)
McBride/Holmes/
Young/Nared
Wilson/Harrison/Hamby
Bone/Swords

Park (deferred)


Isabelle Harrison does not have the consistent range on her shot to play the four, nor can she defend athletic, mobile PFs.


I had no problem with her mid range game last season. Shes improved dramatically , her physicality is what SFO will adore the most. I dont she gets traded at all .



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pilight wrote:
I'd like to think Lawrence is capable of beating out Sequoia Holmes


+1 they are kind of the same player , but Lawrence is a bit better at creating her own shot .



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PostPosted: 04/13/18 6:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Depth Chart:

PG:
1. Moriah Jefferson
2. Kelsey Plum
3. Sydney Colson
4. Morgan William

SG:
1. Kayla McBride
2. Jamie Nared
3. Raigyne Louis
4. Kahlia Lawrence

SF:
1. Tamera Young
2. Cierra Burdick
3. Sequoia Holmes
4. Jacki Gemelos

PF:
1. Isabelle Harrison
2. Dearica Hamby
3. Nia Coffey
4. Ivey Slaughter

C:
1. A'ja Wilson
2. Kelsey Bone
3. Carolyn Swords
4. Valeriane Ayayi
N/A: Ji-Su Park


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PostPosted: 04/13/18 9:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The 4 posts that matter are Bone, Izzy, A'ja, and Swords. Ayayi is a skinny 6' er so definitely not a C - a tweener I think.

Hamby is next to worthless and if you have T. Young and Hamby on the floor at the same time, you're in deep trouble. If Coffey can't make the transition to SF, she's probably gone as well. I probably keep Coffey over Hamby if I must choose, but since there's plenty of room on this roster, making cuts shouldn't be nearly as difficult as on some others.



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