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PostPosted: 09/06/17 5:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Why is it a major issue with the people on this board that Coates has not signed a contract with the Sky yet? Anchonwa tore her ACL during the Final Four game in 2014. She was drafted that year in the first round. She didn't sign her contract with Indiana until February of 2015. Confused Much ado about nothing.


There was some speculation at the time that she might re-enter the draft, even though she said she wouldn't. I said in September 2014...

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A healthy Achonwa might be the #1 pick next year


http://boards.rebkell.net/viewtopic.php?p=1258285#1258285

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Events evolve with every passing day. The pre-draft trades rumors are now in the wind and are presently floating over North Korea.
There was a post logjam in Chicago and now not so much. Like sands in an hourglass these are the days of our lives...



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If Coates doesn't sign, Chicago loses her. If Coates plays overseas and does not sigh, she becomes a free agent.

Coates is now like Fowles: Here's where I want to go, If you don't sign me and trade me there you get nothing for me.

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Gabby's already has two point range, has a quick first step going to the hole and will develop or have a three point shot


Perfect example of what I said in the KML thread. In 15 years of basketball she's shown no aptitude for perimeter shooting, but don't worry, between April 15 and May 15 next year she'll magically develop a shot. Rolling Eyes

At the same time I also have little doubt that some GM will overdraft her based on exactly that silly presumption. It's a great way to get fired, but somebody will do it.

Seriously, we're not talking some Lindsay Allen "she doesn't shoot much" situation. This also isn't someone who has simply struggled with her 3pt shooting percentage. Not someone who has at least at times manifested some modicum of shooting fundamentals. No. We're talking someone who has made ONE - no that's not a typo, it's one - three point shot in three years of college play. The notion that her fairy godmother is going to wave her wand and grant her a three point shot at this point in her career is, shall we say, unlikely in the extreme?

I see no more reason to think she's going to suddenly "develop" a three point shot than there is to think Danielle Robinson is going to drain 100 3s next season.

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She hasn't needed to shoot threes at UConn. Let's see what happens this year in her continuing development.


Yep. As I said in the other thread, she has one more year to demonstrate she can make shots from the arc. But if she doesn't, GMs need to evaluate her draft prospects on the assumption she never will. It is crazy to gamble a high choice that she'll "develop" a three point shot where none has ever existed before. And then what she is is an undersized 3 with no outside shot. Is that really worth a top ten pick?


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Anybody heard of Kahleah Copper? They said it couldn't be done, but a scout here believed in her.



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RavenDog wrote:

Gabby's already has two point range, has a quick first step going to the hole and will develop or have a three point shot


Perfect example of what I said in the KML thread. In 15 years of basketball she's shown no aptitude for perimeter shooting, but don't worry, between April 15 and May 15 next year she'll magically develop a shot. Rolling Eyes

At the same time I also have little doubt that some GM will overdraft her based on exactly that silly presumption. It's a great way to get fired, but somebody will do it.

Seriously, we're not talking some Lindsay Allen "she doesn't shoot much" situation. This also isn't someone who has simply struggled with her 3pt shooting percentage. Not someone who has at least at times manifested some modicum of shooting fundamentals. No. We're talking someone who has made ONE - no that's not a typo, it's one - three point shot in three years of college play. The notion that her fairy godmother is going to wave her wand and grant her a three point shot at this point in her career is, shall we say, unlikely in the extreme?

I see no more reason to think she's going to suddenly "develop" a three point shot than there is to think Danielle Robinson is going to drain 100 3s next season.

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She hasn't needed to shoot threes at UConn. Let's see what happens this year in her continuing development.


Yep. As I said in the other thread, she has one more year to demonstrate she can make shots from the arc. But if she doesn't, GMs need to evaluate her draft prospects on the assumption she never will. It is crazy to gamble a high choice that she'll "develop" a three point shot where none has ever existed before. And then what she is is an undersized 3 with no outside shot. Is that really worth a top ten pick?


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Simply amazing.


I agree. It is simply amazing. Maybe you'd like to elaborate how exactly you're so convinced someone who has made ONE....count 'em, ONE...... three point shot in her career will suddenly "develop or have" a three point shot.

I mean, it's not like she has a coach who discourages it. Even Stephanie Dolson had the green light to shoot 3s occasionally. Morgan Tuck shot 3s. Even Collier, who is generally considered as not being a perimeter shooter, made 22 of them last year. And still, there's Williams' glaring career one for six from the arc. But don't worry. She'll develop one.

I can't wait to read this one.

If it's so damn easy, you should definitely send a copy of your explanation to Danielle Robinson. It could give her a whole new career.


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RavenDog wrote:

Simply amazing.


I agree. It is simply amazing. Maybe you'd like to elaborate how exactly you're so convinced someone who has made ONE....count 'em, ONE...... three point shot in her career will suddenly "develop or have" a three point shot.

I mean, it's not like she has a coach who discourages it. Even Stephanie Dolson had the green light to shoot 3s occasionally. Morgan Tuck shot 3s. Even Collier, who is generally considered as not being a perimeter shooter, made 22 of them last year. And still, there's Williams' glaring career one for six from the arc. But don't worry. She'll develop one.

I can't wait to read this one.

If it's so damn easy, you should definitely send a copy of your explanation to Danielle Robinson. It could give her a whole new career.


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ArtBest23 wrote:
RavenDog wrote:

Simply amazing.


I agree. It is simply amazing. Maybe you'd like to elaborate how exactly you're so convinced someone who has made ONE....count 'em, ONE...... three point shot in her career will suddenly "develop or have" a three point shot.

I mean, it's not like she has a coach who discourages it. Even Stephanie Dolson had the green light to shoot 3s occasionally. Morgan Tuck shot 3s. Even Collier, who is generally considered as not being a perimeter shooter, made 22 of them last year. And still, there's Williams' glaring career one for six from the arc. But don't worry. She'll develop one.

I can't wait to read this one.

If it's so damn easy, you should definitely send a copy of your explanation to Danielle Robinson. It could give her a whole new career.


Alysha Clark even has developed an occasional 3-point shot. It's not impossible if you put in the required work.


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Laughing No response.


Well there's a shock. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


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Gabby was the player of the game in the big contest against ND last season.
She was a one-woman wrecking crew.


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Alysha Clark even has developed an occasional 3-point shot. It's not impossible if you put in the required work.


Clark made over 40 threes during her time at Belmont and Middle Tenn. Forty may not seem like a lot, but it's a lot more than one.


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Gabby was the player of the game in the big contest against ND last season.
She was a one-woman wrecking crew.


This graphic doesn't include the 6 assists and 5 steals


Overrated .. Arrow I wont diminish the talent though she shows me flashes of Catchings + Alyssa Thomas. Low End she could be another Alysha Clark !



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I don't think Gabby has to have a three point shot in order to be drafted high. She has a much better shot than Alyssa Thomas for instance....and is more athletic and has just as good or better all-around game IMO. No reason to hate on her just because she is a UConn'er.



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I don't think Gabby has to have a three point shot in order to be drafted high. She has a much better shot than Alyssa Thomas for instance....and is more athletic and has just as good or better all-around game IMO. No reason to hate on her just because she is a UConn'er.


I think my hate has more to do with the inflation of draft stock uconn players receive vs the rest of the country.



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Gabby was the player of the game in the big contest against ND last season.
She was a one-woman wrecking crew.



And your point is what? Did she make a bunch of threes and I missed them?

She's not being drafted to play in college. We're discussing her obvious limitations (actually her one limitation) at the WNBA level. Anything to add that's on topic?

If she had a shot, she could probably be excellent as a pro 3, even undersized as she is. She'd deserve to be a lottery pick. She has a lot of ball skills and is probably the best overall athlete in the draft. Even undersized and with no shot, I expect she'll make it and play well, but I'm not convinced she's worth a lottery or top five pick like some people are suggesting.

And this "she"'ll develop one" is at this point pure fantasy. Any GM drafting on that assumption deserves to get fired.

I also think there's a good shot she'll be picked in the top five anyhow. That doesn't prove it's a smart pick.


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myrtle wrote:
I don't think Gabby has to have a three point shot in order to be drafted high. She has a much better shot than Alyssa Thomas for instance....and is more athletic and has just as good or better all-around game IMO. No reason to hate on her just because she is a UConn'er.


She's three or four inches shorter than Thomas. At that position, that's like night and day.

BTW, I don't hate her. She and Collier seems like two of the more likeable UConn players and she's fun to watch (or would be if she played for a different team Very Happy ).

Also BTW, Thomas was 19-71 from the arc at Maryland. That's not a lot, and we'll see what Williams' numbers are after this year, but 19-71 is a lot more shots and makes than 1-6.


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myrtle wrote:
I don't think Gabby has to have a three point shot in order to be drafted high. She has a much better shot than Alyssa Thomas for instance....and is more athletic and has just as good or better all-around game IMO. No reason to hate on her just because she is a UConn'er.


I think my hate has more to do with the inflation of draft stock uconn players receive vs the rest of the country.


So what? They typically provide the most "pro-ready" players, it's not their fault many players around the country don't come in as prepared and ready as UConn's players do.


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If Coates plays overseas I believe she becomes a reserved player for Chicago, meaning that from that point on Chicago is the only team she can sign with unless Chicago trades her rights. She can not re-enter the draft or become an UFA. If she doesn't play overseas it is a different story.


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ArtBest23 wrote:
Shades wrote:
Gabby was the player of the game in the big contest against ND last season.
She was a one-woman wrecking crew.



And your point is what? Did she make a bunch of threes and I missed them?

She's not being drafted to play in college. We're discussing her obvious limitations (actually her one limitation) at the WNBA level. Anything to add that's on topic?

If she had a shot, she could probably be excellent as a pro 3, even undersized as she is. She'd deserve to be a lottery pick. She has a lot of ball skills and is probably the best overall athlete in the draft. Even undersized and with no shot, I expect she'll make it and play well, but I'm not convinced she's worth a lottery or top five pick like some people are suggesting.

And this "she"'ll develop one" is at this point pure fantasy. Any GM drafting on that assumption deserves to get fired.

I also think there's a good shot she'll be picked in the top five anyhow. That doesn't prove it's a smart pick.


Gabby is listed at 5’11 but has a long wingspan, and looks closer to 6 foot, that’s not really undersized for the 3 in the WNBA, most of the small forwards are about 6’1, I think Gabby should be taken 2nd behind Wilson.
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I had this discussion with clayk about the need of three point shooting. His point is that three point shooting is a necessity for the way the game is played today. Everyone has seen how successful the Golden State warriors have been with their talented long range shooters and now believe that is the gold standard to aim for if your team wants to win championships.
I won't disagree that having great three point shooters on any team does help to win games. I just would like to see more young people try to master making midrange jump shots. Having a great midrange shot adds so much to a player's offensive arsenal. The ball fakes that you can use with a midrange opens up driving lanes to the basket.
I'm afraid the midrange shot will die and join the hook shot in the basketball cemetery.



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Lexie Brown is really flying under the radar

Last season:

18.3p/3.9a/3.7r/2.8s/49%/40%/93%

If Lexie had a uconn logo on her uniform,people would say she's a lottery pick.


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J-Spoon wrote:
If Coates plays overseas I believe she becomes a reserved player for Chicago, meaning that from that point on Chicago is the only team she can sign with unless Chicago trades her rights. She can not re-enter the draft or become an UFA. If she doesn't play overseas it is a different story.


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zune69 wrote:
Lexie Brown is really flying under the radar

Last season:

18.3p/3.9a/3.7r/2.8s/49%/40%/93%

If Lexie had a uconn logo on her uniform,people would say she's a lottery pick.

She is not below my radar. I will have eyeballs on her this upcoming season. Wink



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But she is a Duke player Laughing Wink


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zune69 wrote:
Lexie Brown is really flying under the radar

Last season:

18.3p/3.9a/3.7r/2.8s/49%/40%/93%

If Lexie had a uconn logo on her uniform,people would say she's a lottery pick.


not me lol i'ma be watching all her games this season. and im sure WNBA Scouts will as well.


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LibFan25 wrote:
zune69 wrote:
Lexie Brown is really flying under the radar

Last season:

18.3p/3.9a/3.7r/2.8s/49%/40%/93%

If Lexie had a uconn logo on her uniform,people would say she's a lottery pick.


not me lol i'ma be watching all her games this season. and im sure WNBA Scouts will as well.



Shhh Lexie has already stated she hopes shes drafted to LA on her IG live dont let the cat out the bag !!



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LibFan25 wrote:
zune69 wrote:
Lexie Brown is really flying under the radar

Last season:

18.3p/3.9a/3.7r/2.8s/49%/40%/93%

If Lexie had a uconn logo on her uniform,people would say she's a lottery pick.


not me lol i'ma be watching all her games this season. and im sure WNBA Scouts will as well.



Shhh Lexie has already stated she hopes shes drafted to LA on her IG live dont let the cat out the bag !!



Lol LA already got Sims and Gray, that would be kinda not fair Crying or Very sad


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I had this discussion with clayk about the need of three point shooting. His point is that three point shooting is a necessity for the way the game is played today. Everyone has seen how successful the Golden State warriors have been with their talented long range shooters and now believe that is the gold standard to aim for if your team wants to win championships.
I won't disagree that having great three point shooters on any team does help to win games. I just would like to see more young people try to master making midrange jump shots. Having a great midrange shot adds so much to a player's offensive arsenal. The ball fakes that you can use with a midrange opens up driving lanes to the basket.
I'm afraid the midrange shot will die and join the hook shot in the basketball cemetery.


A couple points, from my perspective:

1) When I work with girls, I start with layups, then work on free throws, and then on three-pointers. Once they're comfortable with those aspects, I like to add something in the mid-range (I prefer the runner, but it depends on the girl's strength). So it's not as if the mid-range shot isn't a good thing to have, it's just that given the way the game has evolved, mastering the others first is more important.

So a girl with a mid-range jumper or consistent floater is going to be a better offensive player than one without, but not that many girls are really consistent with either, in part because the other shots are more important.

2) I remember the hook shot -- but I don't know that the game has missed it that much. Even the jump hook has faded away ... evolution in action, I guess.



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Clayk, the best center and the top scorer in NBA history used a hook shot to score the majority of his points.
I guess I'm just showing my age with my love affair with the midrange jump shot. The basketball stars of my youth made long successful careers by making midrange jump shots. I was a Kobe Bryant fan because during his prime he was a throwback to how the game was played decades ago..



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I agree with Rock at least partially. Especially IMO, the mid-range pullup from 12' is such a sweet shot. I love it when a player can be consistent with that shot and a kid with a quick first step should be able to get a good look on a regular basis. Obviously if it's not consistent then it's not a good shot because you want it to be high % or it's mathematically not practical. Anyway, glad to hear you work on FTs because that is one of my pet peeves. There is something wrong when a player can make threes consistently but shoots 60% from the FT line.



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I agree with Rock at least partially. Especially IMO, the mid-range pullup from 12' is such a sweet shot. I love it when a player can be consistent with that shot and a kid with a quick first step should be able to get a good look on a regular basis. Obviously if it's not consistent then it's not a good shot because you want it to be high % or it's mathematically not practical. Anyway, glad to hear you work on FTs because that is one of my pet peeves. There is something wrong when a player can make threes consistently but shoots 60% from the FT line.


Free throws are difficult in that they are really mental, not physical. As I tell players, even fifth graders, "Everyone here can make a free throw. Your body knows how to do it -- what gets in the way is your head."

Of course, a significant minority have some mechanical flaws, but really, cleaning those up mainly gives the player reason to believe that things will be better -- and that's really the key.

I always ask this question first: "Are you confident at the free-throw line?" If the answer is "yes," I leave the girl alone, because that's 90% of it. I'd rather have a confident girl with bad form than a girl who doubts herself with perfect form.



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Shades wrote:
Gabby was the player of the game in the big contest against ND last season.
She was a one-woman wrecking crew.


This graphic doesn't include the 6 assists and 5 steals


She will need to be a 3 in the WNBA and right now has no 3-point shot. But Alicia Clark made the transition and developed the shot.


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ClayK wrote:

I always ask this question first: "Are you confident at the free-throw line?" If the answer is "yes," I leave the girl alone, because that's 90% of it. I'd rather have a confident girl with bad form than a girl who doubts herself with perfect form.


I think a lot of times players get worse when the deviate from the form they learned (maybe when they were not strong enough to use the right form). They sort have to start over and get worse before they get better.


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tfan wrote:
Shades wrote:
Gabby was the player of the game in the big contest against ND last season.
She was a one-woman wrecking crew.


This graphic doesn't include the 6 assists and 5 steals


She will need to be a 3 in the WNBA and right now has no 3-point shot. But Alysha Clark made the transition and developed the shot.



Exactly, except I believe Clark has been a post player all her life, while Geno has converted Gabby from a guard to a hybrid post player for his evil purposes. It should be much a less difficult and lengthy transition for Gabby, and hopefully this transition will start in Gabby's senior year.

Even if she doesn't develop a consistent jump shot her senior year, I don't think it'll drop her stock that much. Her energy and willingness to play defense will make her a top target.



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It seems that one of her biggest attributes is being overlooked- her passing, she had 190 assists. Geno played her at the high post as Collier could not make the passes Or reads Gabby does, Gabby could have easily scored more, particularly on passes from KLS but that would not play to the strength of the team which was having Gabby in that spot.


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It seems that one of her biggest attributes is being overlooked- her passing, she had 190 assists. Geno played her at the high post as Collier could not make the passes Or reads Gabby does, Gabby could have easily scored more, particularly on passes from KLS but that would not play to the strength of the team which was having Gabby in that spot.

I don't know her high school history very well but I heard she played the point guard position there. That would explain her passing skills and ability to read the defense..



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It seems that one of her biggest attributes is being overlooked- her passing, she had 190 assists. Geno played her at the high post as Collier could not make the passes Or reads Gabby does, Gabby could have easily scored more, particularly on passes from KLS but that would not play to the strength of the team which was having Gabby in that spot.

I don't know her high school history very well but I heard she played the point guard position there. That would explain her passing skills and ability to read the defense.



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Yes she played PG, it is always easier for those who have experienced playing on the perimeter than those forwards who have always played in the paint as that's where there instincts are and they haven't had the reps.


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Gabby Williams has the heart of the lion, goes hard every possession. agree with Rebecca Lobo when she compares her to Tamika Catchings. i will be shocked if she's not a lottery pick, if she falls, Libs better jump all over that


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Gabby Williams has the heart of the lion, goes hard every possession. agree with Rebecca Lobo when she compares her to Tamika Catchings. i will be shocked if she's not a lottery pick, if she falls, Libs better jump all over that


Williams IS a lottery pick. Without question.



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LibFan25 wrote:
Gabby Williams has the heart of the lion, goes hard every possession. agree with Rebecca Lobo when she compares her to Tamika Catchings. i will be shocked if she's not a lottery pick, if she falls, Libs better jump all over that


Williams IS a lottery pick. Without question.


Williams is a top 2 pick, unless Collier comes out early.
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PostPosted: 09/09/17 10:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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toad455 wrote:
LibFan25 wrote:
Gabby Williams has the heart of the lion, goes hard every possession. agree with Rebecca Lobo when she compares her to Tamika Catchings. i will be shocked if she's not a lottery pick, if she falls, Libs better jump all over that


Williams IS a lottery pick. Without question.


Williams is a top 2 pick, unless Collier comes out early.

That'd be tough on her if the lottery goes by the numbers. On top of the expectations for any #2, she'd instantly be 'the next Tamika Catchings' in Indiana.



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PostPosted: 09/09/17 11:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
toad455 wrote:
LibFan25 wrote:
Gabby Williams has the heart of the lion, goes hard every possession. agree with Rebecca Lobo when she compares her to Tamika Catchings. i will be shocked if she's not a lottery pick, if she falls, Libs better jump all over that


Williams IS a lottery pick. Without question.


Williams is a top 2 pick, unless Collier comes out early.


Williams will be taken high but anyone who watched the Miss St game wouldn't think Collier was better than Williams #exposed Laughing


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Nixtreefan wrote:
#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
toad455 wrote:
LibFan25 wrote:
Gabby Williams has the heart of the lion, goes hard every possession. agree with Rebecca Lobo when she compares her to Tamika Catchings. i will be shocked if she's not a lottery pick, if she falls, Libs better jump all over that


Williams IS a lottery pick. Without question.


Williams is a top 2 pick, unless Collier comes out early.


Williams will be taken high but anyone who watched the Miss St game wouldn't think Collier was better than Williams #exposed Laughing


Collier has a very unique skill set, I could see her leading the league in scoring, Williams is a great player but gets most of her points off hustle plays.
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#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
Nixtreefan wrote:
#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
toad455 wrote:
LibFan25 wrote:
Gabby Williams has the heart of the lion, goes hard every possession. agree with Rebecca Lobo when she compares her to Tamika Catchings. i will be shocked if she's not a lottery pick, if she falls, Libs better jump all over that


Williams IS a lottery pick. Without question.


Williams is a top 2 pick, unless Collier comes out early.


Williams will be taken high but anyone who watched the Miss St game wouldn't think Collier was better than Williams #exposed Laughing


Collier has a very unique skill set, I could see her leading the league in scoring, Williams is a great player but gets most of her points off hustle plays.


Tell us more about her skill set. At her height, she'd have to have the motor of a Sophia Young or Ogwumike to make it as a PF in the WNBA.



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Richyyy wrote:
#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
toad455 wrote:
LibFan25 wrote:
Gabby Williams has the heart of the lion, goes hard every possession. agree with Rebecca Lobo when she compares her to Tamika Catchings. i will be shocked if she's not a lottery pick, if she falls, Libs better jump all over that


Williams IS a lottery pick. Without question.


Williams is a top 2 pick, unless Collier comes out early.

That'd be tough on her if the lottery goes by the numbers. On top of the expectations for any #2, she'd instantly be 'the next Tamika Catchings' in Indiana.


I think Gabby can be Catchings like, to me she would be the perfect wing for the stars.
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Catching like or Catching Lite?


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I really don't care what other people think. If Williams can shoot the ball at a high percentage at the fifteen foot range this college season she will be a lottery pick and she will be a damn good WNBA player. She can have a Randy Moss size chip on her shoulder and prove all the haters that they were wrong. Cool



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PostPosted: 09/09/17 11:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Rock Hard wrote:
I really don't care what other people think. If Williams can shoot the ball at a high percentage at the fifteen foot range this college season she will be a lottery pick and she will be a damn good WNBA player. She can have a Randy Moss size chip on her shoulder and prove all the haters that they were wrong. Cool
She's going to be a lottery pick. The narrative is already been stated on that. UConn players draft stock are are more likely to be be over inflated than under inflated because they are seen as pro ready, low risk high reward players.


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