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PostPosted: 04/26/17 11:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Saw that. Impressive. Have yall seen Ashlyn Watkins?
https://youtu.be/evN4EuvAzyo


Not bad for 11, but....those rims are NOT at 10 ft.


Of course not, 11 year olds don't play on a regulation 10 foot goal. At that age, they play on 9 foot.
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PostPosted: 04/27/17 1:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Shades wrote:
http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/19241302/samantha-brunelle-francesca-belibi-35-prospects-invited-usa-basketball-trials?addata=espnw:womenbb:index

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Samantha Brunelle, the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Terrific 25 for the 2019 class, and Francesca Belibi, who made national headlines this past season for her prolific dunking in Colorado, headline the list of 35 players who were invited by USA Basketball to the women's U16 national team trials.


What ever college Belibi picks, I hope the coach will allow her to dunk, not sure Geno would allow that so maybe she'll end up at Tennessee or Baylor.


Why wouldn't he allow it? He's one of the people who favors lower rims, presumably to make dunking more prevalent.
I'm not sure, that's the reason I said I'm not sure Geno would allow Belibi to dunk, but Moore or Stewart never dunked in game when I'm sure both could have had a chance to do so, just doesn't seem like something he would prefer his players to do.
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PostPosted: 04/27/17 8:27 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

hyperetic wrote:
Howee wrote:
hyperetic wrote:
Saw that. Impressive. Have yall seen Ashlyn Watkins?
https://youtu.be/evN4EuvAzyo


Not bad for 11, but....those rims are NOT at 10 ft.


Of course not, 11 year olds don't play on a regulation 10 foot goal. At that age, they play on 9 foot.


I had NO idea. Razz Back in the 80s, I coached kids in the 8-12 age group, and they certainly played with 10 ft. hoops.



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PostPosted: 04/27/17 9:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
hyperetic wrote:
Howee wrote:
hyperetic wrote:
Saw that. Impressive. Have yall seen Ashlyn Watkins?
https://youtu.be/evN4EuvAzyo


Not bad for 11, but....those rims are NOT at 10 ft.


Of course not, 11 year olds don't play on a regulation 10 foot goal. At that age, they play on 9 foot.


I had NO idea. Razz Back in the 80s, I coached kids in the 8-12 age group, and they certainly played with 10 ft. hoops.


In California, 11-year-olds play on 10-foot baskets. So do 10-year-olds. So do 9-year-olds.



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PostPosted: 05/01/17 1:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

2019 Laeticia Amihere can also dunk, could make for some fun future match ups.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIxz2sG64BQ
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PostPosted: 05/07/17 4:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 05/07/17 9:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
2019 Laeticia Amihere can also dunk, could make for some fun future match ups.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIxz2sG64BQ


Pretty amazing, but....Good LORD!! If you watch that video, at the very end, it sounds like someone is being bludgeoned to death! Shocked Laughing

Re: Fran B? I REALLY love that kid's personality, as far as one can tell from short vids; and her tennis serve is of a very pure form, too. Gifted! Now. How to get her to Oklahoma.... Idea



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PostPosted: 05/08/17 8:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
2019 Laeticia Amihere can also dunk, could make for some fun future match ups.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIxz2sG64BQ


Pretty amazing, but....Good LORD!! If you watch that video, at the very end, it sounds like someone is being bludgeoned to death! Shocked Laughing

Re: Fran B? I REALLY love that kid's personality, as far as one can tell from short vids; and her tennis serve is of a very pure form, too. Gifted! Now. How to get her to Oklahoma.... Idea


Yeah i thought Frans dunks were impressive but Gee Whiz That Laeticia girl almost set the place on fire . That was very very impressive !



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PostPosted: 05/10/17 8:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Does anyone know if Fran is playing AAU/Summer ball? I haven't seen anything about her other then being invited to the USAB try outs later this month.
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PostPosted: 05/10/17 9:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

One handers, two handers, can the alley-oops be far behind? Laughing Cool
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PostPosted: 05/10/17 10:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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One handers, two handers, can the alley-oops be far behind? Laughing Cool


@_theblackqueen_ is a dunking machine

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Theblackqueen_/status/823592626326831104/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/SInow/status/862034494953574400/video/1
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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
hyperetic wrote:
One handers, two handers, can the alley-oops be far behind? Laughing Cool


@_theblackqueen_ is a dunking machine

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Theblackqueen_/status/823592626326831104/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/SInow/status/862034494953574400/video/1



whos the player? If those were 10 ft rims this is magical ! Cool



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 10:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
hyperetic wrote:
One handers, two handers, can the alley-oops be far behind? Laughing Cool


@_theblackqueen_ is a dunking machine

https://mobile.twitter.com/_Theblackqueen_/status/823592626326831104/video/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/SInow/status/862034494953574400/video/1



whos the player? If those were 10 ft rims this is magical ! Cool



Laeticia Amihere, a 6'3 2019 prospect from Canada.

http://www.espn.com/high-school/girls-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/224773/laeticia-amihere
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PostPosted: 05/11/17 10:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Funny thing about Ashlyn Watkins, if you look at the backboard, it reads: NO DUNKING.


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PostPosted: 05/27/17 6:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Belibi can leap, but she tried to dunk four times in warmups just now and never really got close.

Of course, she's already had two 90-minute sessions today, plus two hard days previous.

There are 64 left with three more sessions to go. Team will be announced Monday at 8 a.m. Central time.



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PostPosted: 05/29/17 8:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She may not have made those dunks but she impressed well enough to be one of the 20 finalists.


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PostPosted: 05/30/17 9:24 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Belibi is an interesting case. She's only played the game for about a year, she's incredibly athletic and plays very well for one with such limited experience.

She also showed flashes of brilliance, followed by segments when you didn't even know she was on the court.

I think keeping her makes sense because of her potential, and also because conceivably she could play for Cameroon, where her parents are from. As always, though, the most difficult thing about evaluating a player in any sport is trying to determine when they will stop improving. Belibi clearly could improve a great deal over the next few years, as opposed to others who have been playing year-round since age 10.



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PostPosted: 05/30/17 6:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
Belibi is an interesting case. She's only played the game for about a year, she's incredibly athletic and plays very well for one with such limited experience.

She also showed flashes of brilliance, followed by segments when you didn't even know she was on the court.

I think keeping her makes sense because of her potential, and also because conceivably she could play for Cameroon, where her parents are from. As always, though, the most difficult thing about evaluating a player in any sport is trying to determine when they will stop improving. Belibi clearly could improve a great deal over the next few years, as opposed to others who have been playing year-round since age 10.


Thanks for the review of Belibi, I think she'll end up going to Stanford, seems like a good fit.
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PostPosted: 07/09/17 12:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

From Team USA profile

https://www.usab.com/basketball/players/womens/b/belibi-francesca.aspx

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As of May 31, 2017

USA Basketball Notes

Selected to the 2017 USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team on May 31, 2017, after having been named as a finalist on May 29, 2017.
Accepted an invitation to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team Trials on April 25, 2017.
Played on Denver at the 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament April 8-9 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, finishing in second place.

High School Honors

2017 Aurora Sentinel Player of the Year.
2017 Aurora Sentinel All-Continental League first team.

High School Notes

Has played two varsity seasons at Regius Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.
Lists career single-game highs of 31 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, seven blocked shots and five steals, all recorded during the 2016-17 season.
Has started in 27 of 51 career games and has amassed career totals of 567 points, 449 rebounds, 59 assists, 83 steals and 119 blocked shots.
As a sophomore in 2016-17, started in 25 of 26 games and averaged 15.7 ppg., 11.6 rpg., 1.6 apg., 2.6 spg. and 3.2 bpg. to help her team to a 20-7 record and the state tournament semifinals; missed time early in the season due to an ankle injury.
Became the first girl to dunk in a Colorado high school game, getting a steal at midcourt and throwing it down with her right hand in a 78-23 win over in-state opponent Grand Junction on Jan. 6, 2017.
As a freshman in 2015-16, started in two of 25 games and averaged 6.3 ppg., 5.9 rpg. and 1.5 bpg. to help her team to a 16-9 record.
Plays in the summer for Mile Hi Magic.
As a freshman in 2015-16, placed third in the state in doubles tennis.

Personal Notes

Born in Kansas City, Kansas, and now resides in Centennial, Colorado.
Full name is Francesca, but prefers to go by Fran.
Started playing basketball in September 2015.
Daughter of Frank and Suzanne Belibi, who were born in Cameroon and moved to Belgium before coming to the United States.
Has one brother, Frank Joseph Belibi (8) and two sisters, Fabiola Belibi (13) and Hana Belibi (10).
Grew up playing tennis.

The Scoop

Is right handed.
First played basketball during her freshman year of high school, because she thought it was something fun that she could actually be good at.
Loves to read and play with her siblings.
LeBron James is her favorite player, because he is such a versatile player who excels in every aspect of the game.
Serena Williams is her favorite Olympian, because she is such a great role model with her work ethic and her dedication to her sport.
Math is her favorite class.
“Stay” by Alessia Cara is her most played song.
Skittles are her favorite pregame snack.
Draws inspiration from her friends and family.
Her two biggest accomplishments are being the first girl in Colorado to dunk and winning her team’s MVP award after playing basketball for only two years.
Her ultimate achievements would be to get her degree as a doctor and then later win the presidential race.
Traveled to Africa to visit family and to Spain and France for fun.



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PostPosted: 07/10/17 5:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Belibi's stats for five U16 games:

She averaged 11 minutes, which was the fewest MPG on the team.

She shot 11-22, 0-0 and 2-7 for 4.8 PPG, which was tied for second lowest on the team.

She had 29 rebounds (third best on the team), 2 assists, 5 TO's, 2 blocks and 6 steals.

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PostPosted: 07/12/17 3:51 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She's probably newer to the game than most of them, so think in terms of potential. Team USA is a big step.



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PostPosted: 07/12/17 10:14 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I think Shades has it right -- she was on the team, as far as the media folks there could tell, not because of her overall performance but her flashes of pure potential. Her inexperience, in a sense, worked for her, though some of the purely athletic things she did were exceptional.

Putting her on the team also insured that she won't wind up playing for the Cameroons or somewhere else.



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PostPosted: 04/14/18 3:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Belibi’s final choices in alphabetical order
Harvard, Notre Dame, Princeton, and Stanford

I knew she had Stanford written all over her.



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PostPosted: 04/14/18 4:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm a little disappointed not to see Vanderbilt on that list. Steph can't seem to sell the SEC school to a player truly focusing on academics.


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PostPosted: 04/15/18 10:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So if she chooses Havard, that means she’s only in it for the best diploma. Most likely isn’t looking for a long term career in basketball. How many Havard grads have played in the WNBA? Although with her level of athleticism, she wouldn’t be your typical Harvard grad. She’s brains and a beast.

If she chooses Princeton, it’s kind of the same thing as Havard. Although Blake Dietrick has been consistent in her effort to have a career in basketball.

If she chooses Notre Dame or Stanford, then she may be open to a long term career in basketball.



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