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PostPosted: 03/02/18 5:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Shades wrote:
This is a Deshields interview that turns out to be an ad for Ajavon Elite camps.
Video produced by Matee Ajavon.

Myrtle is gonna hate this interview because at about 3:13, DeShields recommends not staying your full term at college if you have the opportunity to enter the pros early. I agree with her. At 5:00 she talks about Matee Ajavon.



I don't think there's a one-size fits all. If she feels good about it for herself, great. I think a lot of other girls (but not saying 'all') would be better off completing college. In her case it definitely benefited her team to leave early as well.


Does all this mean that Diamond DeShields won't be wearing Purple & Gold this season? Doesn't she want to replace Alana at SG/SF when our defensive queen hangs up her kicks for good? We need some Penny/Brian magic here. Cool



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PostPosted: 03/02/18 11:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aces 2018 Draft Prospect Kelsey Mitchell

http://aces.wnba.com/kelsey-mitchell-5-8-g-ohio-state/


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ACES SCOUTING REPORT
“Kelsey Mitchell is a natural scorer with a potent combination of strength, quickness, and body control. She excels at getting into the lane, and making plays for herself and others, and is a terrific ball-handler.”



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PostPosted: 03/03/18 12:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just wondering if anyone is watching games as I am seeing a lot of inconsistent, poor body language players who don't even attempt to play defense and yet some of you are saying they are top players Shocked


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https://summitthoops.com/2018/03/02/2018-wnba-draft-big-board-v-3-0-ranking-underclassmen/

Projected first rounders

Teaira McCowan 6’7 C Mississippi State
Azura Stevens 6’6 F Connecticut
Sophie Cunningham 6’1 G Missouri
Jessica Shepard 6’4 F/C Notre Dame
Kitija Laksa 6′ F South Florida

Projected second rounders

Hallie Thome 6’5 C Michigan
Napheesa Collier 6’1 F Connecticut
Kennedy Leonard 5’8 PG Colorado
Paris Kea 5’9 G North Carolina
Alexis Jennings 6’3 F South Carolina
Alanna Smith 6’3 F Stanford

Projected third rounders
Marina Mabrey 5’11 G Notre Dame
Lili Thompson 5’7 G Notre Dame
Sierra Calhoun 6′ G Ohio State
Regan Magarity 6’3 F Virginia Tech
Jatarie White 6’4 C Texas

I believe Collier would be a 1st rounder if she chose to come out early.


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Davis4632 wrote:
https://summitthoops.com/2018/03/02/2018-wnba-draft-big-board-v-3-0-ranking-underclassmen/

Projected first rounders

Teaira McCowan 6’7 C Mississippi State
Azura Stevens 6’6 F Connecticut
Sophie Cunningham 6’1 G Missouri
Jessica Shepard 6’4 F/C Notre Dame
Kitija Laksa 6′ F South Florida

Projected second rounders

Hallie Thome 6’5 C Michigan
Napheesa Collier 6’1 F Connecticut
Kennedy Leonard 5’8 PG Colorado
Paris Kea 5’9 G North Carolina
Alexis Jennings 6’3 F South Carolina
Alanna Smith 6’3 F Stanford

Projected third rounders
Marina Mabrey 5’11 G Notre Dame
Lili Thompson 5’7 G Notre Dame
Sierra Calhoun 6′ G Ohio State
Regan Magarity 6’3 F Virginia Tech
Jatarie White 6’4 C Texas

I believe Collier would be a 1st rounder if she chose to come out early.


lol at Collier a 2nd rounder Laughing nope


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PostPosted: 03/03/18 10:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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https://summitthoops.com/2018/03/02/2018-wnba-draft-big-board-v-3-0-ranking-underclassmen/

Lili Thompson 5’7 G Notre Dame


She's a grad student, not a RS junior.


How'd he miss Kenisha Bell? I'd rate her a second rounder.



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PostPosted: 03/03/18 10:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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https://summitthoops.com/2018/02/09/2018-wnba-draft-big-board-v-2-0/

Megdal Mock Draft 2.0
1. A’ja Wilson
2. Kelsey Mitchell
3. Diamond DeShields
4. Gabby Williams
5. Jordin Canada (+4)
6. Maria Vadeeva
7. Azura Stevens
8. Lexie Brown
9. Victoria Vivians (+4)
10. Monique Billings
11. Tyler Scaife (+4)
12. Kia Nurse

13. Las Vegas Shakayla Thomas
14. Indiana Stephanie Mavunga
15. Connecticut Jaime Nared (-4)
16. Atlanta Katelynn Flaherty
17. Seattle Mercedes Russell
18. Dallas Ariel Atkins
19. Washington Taeler Deer (Huh?)
20. Phoenix AJ Alix
21. Connecticut Vionise Pierre-Louis
22. New York Brook McCarty
23. Los Angeles Morgan William
24. Minnesota Natalie Butler

25. Las Vegas Jackie Kemph
26. Indiana Loryn Goodwin
27. Atlanta Rebecca Greenwell
28. Chicago Ke’Shunan James
29. Seattle Teana Muldrow
30. Dallas Tyra Buss
31. Washington Gabbi Ortiz
32. Las Vegas Myisha Hines-Allen
33. Connecticut Lexi Bando
34. New York Kristen Confroy
35. Los Angeles Kolby Morgan
36. Minnesota Carlie Wagner


https://summitthoops.com/2018/03/02/2018-wnba-draft-big-board-v-3-0-ranking-underclassmen/2/
1. Las Vegas Aces: A’ja Wilson, 6/5 F/C South Carolina
2. Indiana Fever: Kelsey Mitchell, 5’8 G Ohio State
3. Chicago Sky: Diamond DeShields, 6’1 F Tennessee
4. Chicago Sky: Gabby Williams, 5’11 F Connecticut
5. Seattle Storm: Jordin Canada, 5’6 G UCLA
6. Dallas Wings: Lexie Brown, 5’9 G Duke (+2)
7. Washington Mystics: Kia Nurse 6′ G Connecticut (+5)
8. Phoenix Mercury Maria Vadeeva, 6’3 C Russia (-2)
9. Connecticut Sun: Victoria Vivians, 6’1 F, Mississippi State
10. New York Liberty: Ariel Atkins 5’11 G/F Texas (+8)
11. Los Angeles Sparks: Stephanie Mavunga 6’3 F/C Ohio State
12. Minnesota Lynx: Katelynn Flaherty 5’7 G Michigan (+4)

13. Las Vegas Monique Billings, 6’4 F UCLA (-3)
14. Indiana Tyler Scaife, 5’9 G Rutgers (-3)
15. Connecticut Jaime Nared, 6’2 G/F Tennessee
16. Atlanta Brook McCarty 5’4 G Texas (+6)
17. Minnesota Mercedes Russell 6’6 C Tennessee (Bargain!)
18. Dallas Shakayla Thomas 5’11 F Florida State (-5)
19. Washington Taeler Deer 5’5 G Texas State
20. Phoenix AJ Alix 5’6 G Florida State
21. Phoenix Vionise Pierre-Louis 6’4 C Oklahoma
22. New York Marie Gulich 6’5 C Oregon State (+NE)
23. Los Angeles Natalie Butler 6’5 C George Mason (+1)
24. Minnesota Rebecca Greenwell 6’1 G/F Duke (+3)

25. Las Vegas Jackie Kemph 5’7 G St. Louis
26. Phoenix Morgan William 5’5 G Mississippi State (-3)
27. Atlanta Loryn Goodwin 5’9 G Oklahoma State (-1)
28. Chicago Ke’Shunan James 6’1 G/F Murray State
29. Seattle Teana Muldrow 6’1 F West Virginia
30. Dallas Tyra Buss 5’8 G Indiana
31. Washington Gabbi Ortiz 5’9 G Oklahoma
32. Las Vegas Kolby Morgan 5’8 G Tulane (+3)
33. Connecticut Lexi Bando 5’9 G/F Oregon
34. New York Kristen Confroy 5’9 G Maryland
35. Los Angeles Myisha Hines-Allen 6’2 F Louisville (-3)
36. Minnesota Carlie Wagner 5’10 G Minnesota





#11 - At least he listens about the Sparks not needing a G or SF
#12 - Terrible choice
#17 - Bargain!
#24 - Another terrible choice
#36 - Wise

Nobody choosing Kristy Wallace as a deferred pick?



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PostPosted: 03/03/18 11:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Seems weird to nominate a player for Phoenix who plays the only position we've already got covered for a while by a legit star.



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Seems weird to nominate a player for Phoenix who plays the only position we've already got covered for a while by a legit star.

Maybe the thinking is that Brondello having no clue how to use rookies will be less of an issue if the player isn't actually there.

More seriously, I think people see Phoenix as an easy slot for Vadeeva because of Brondello/Lange's links to Russia. But yeah, Griner/Vadeeva as a frontcourt would require some awkward contortions to make work.



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PostPosted: 03/04/18 12:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Seems weird to nominate a player for Phoenix who plays the only position we've already got covered for a while by a legit star.


Not once but twice. While not trying to fill the forward slot that would seem to be a bigger issue for the future.


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Atlanta does not need an undersized guard



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Atlanta does not need an undersized guard


Getting Goodwin at #27 would make up for that pick.



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PostPosted: 03/04/18 8:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Atlanta does not need an undersized guard


If you buy the premise that Russell is still around at 16 even I would think she's a good pick for the Dream. And Nared is shown as going 15 - how hard would it be to make a deal with the Sun to get Nared in exchange for 16+a bag chips or something. Sun don't really need Nared anyway. Dream always seem to take an LV (or similarly local) player in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

I kind of doubt either Nared or Russell will fall that far.


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PostPosted: 03/04/18 11:19 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Victoria Vivians stock is rising so high that i'm starting to wonder if Chicago would draft her instead of Deshields? im just puttin that out there because she is playing like a top 5 pick.

i could see her go now to Chicago, Dallas, or Washington. she aint lasting to 10 lol i would be surprised


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PostPosted: 03/04/18 11:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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If you buy the premise that Russell is still around at 16 even I would think she's a good pick for the Dream.


Why would you need twin towers? They strike me as very similar players, with Russell having the edge offensively and McGee having the edge defensively.

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And Nared is shown as going 15 - how hard would it be to make a deal with the Sun to get Nared in exchange for 16+a bag chips or something.


How many bags of chips do you have left over there? You don’t own Ajavon and you let Young (a probable starter for Laimbeer) walk away for free.

Randy wrote:
Sun don't really need Nared anyway.


What do they need besides maybe a less arrogant coach pretending to “build a culture”? I think the real culture building left when Collen left the building.

Randy wrote:
Dream always seem to take an LV (or similarly local) player in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.


Wasn’t that all in the Cooper era?

Randy wrote:
I kind of doubt either Nared or Russell will fall that far.


Russell (or both really) seems to have checked out early at Tennessee, but if she has a big game in NCAAs, her stock should bounce back. Not many viable bigs to choose from in this draft. Whatever made Russell the #1 prospect out of high school according to ESPN is probably still in there. You just need to find the right coach to bring it out.

It’s hard to see that many teams that could use her kind of size passing on her:
SEA, DAL, WAS, PHX (practice player for Griner. She literally loves her LV’s), MIN, LVA (Laimbeer loves bigs. He had 4 college centers for his post rotation in NYL), IND (Pokey would pass on her at #14? No team needs height more than they do).



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Dallas will be selecting a post in the 1st Round Thats Is All.



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Dallas will be selecting a post in the 1st Round Thats Is All.


Whose post? Yours or Shades'? Smile


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I don't care who takes Vadeeva as long as she goes in the first 9 picks and pushes someone better down to NY at #10. Smile

Speaking of post players, while Russell is beginning to look like an SNL parody of herself, Billings has really stepped up recently. She is shooting 40-68 58.8% in her last five games and it's mostly been tough shots with defenders draped all over her. Monique is taking and making more mid-range jumpers, and her footwork down low is much improved. I can once again imagine a team wanting to take Billings instead of being stuck with her because there's no one else better.



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PostPosted: 03/04/18 1:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades - Dream have been going for "local" talent as throwaway picks since the days or MM (see Briggitte ANdrossi) and Fred (Marie Armstong). For the same reason, Greenwell might end up with the Dream.

As for Russell and Nared, maybe these LV players kind of get a pass because the team/coaching situation seems fraught with question marks. However, about the only LV player (post Parker) to exceed expectation is Johnson so may be not. I just don't see Russell falling out of the first round, and doubt Nared is available at 16, but if she is I think Dream would take her. I could see NY or MN picking up Russell.

Dream do need a back up center too in order to fill Morello's seat. However, the only backups for Angel are Hayes and Sykes.


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Dallas will be selecting a post in the 1st Round Thats Is All.


Whose post? Yours or Shades'? Smile


The Shades 09 post of courseee Cool



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Atlanta does not need an undersized guard
no one does especially Mccarthy.


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What do they need besides maybe a less arrogant coach pretending to “build a culture”? I think the real culture building left when Collen left the building.


Wow, he really hit a nerve with that "basement" comment, didn't he? Fortunetely, he's a good enough coach to overcome rebkell's disgust.


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