Thanks for re-posting this thread greybeav.....It was fun to go thru it again - actually it's fun to read anything about WBB and recruiting.... I'll be the umpteenth person on this board to point out that this Blacklock kid is a very special talent.... She's too young to have developed her defensive game, but her offensive game is downright stunning to watch.....
As has been pointed out, she plays against weaker talent in her high school division, and that makes a big difference. BUT, her offensive skills are impressive no matter who she is playing against. Her ability to catch and shoot on the move is totally impressive - (in contrast to Kat & Aleah's great ability to catch and shoot when squared up).
In a nutshell, she has the athletic dexterity, and shooting skills that are more similar to boys of this age than girls of this age. She's a good one. A very good one. GO BEAVS!!
Does this mean she is ready to play, or would they invite her either way, out of respect? We saw the pictures of her wearing the sleeve, but as expected no news about what exactly happened, any operation, her condition now, etc. I understand the "news blackout" about medical issues and hope she really is ready to play in Oct ! I am enquiring about her with the reporter from Lubbock, Alexis Cubit, will share if I get anything back.
Follow up, I got this back "nothing new to report at the moment. I think she’s been working out for the most part.", I'll report anything more I get, and anyone else that has a pipeline to Lubbock feel free to jump in.
Post by beaverstever on Sept 29, 2020 8:37:59 GMT -8
Wouldn't someone needing surgery that would cause a whole season to be missed that was 6 months out be wearing more than just a sleeve shortly thereafter the apparent injury? My view is that she tweaked it, someone saw (or heard 2nd hand) that it looked bad and concluded a major ACL injury occurred, and that's what ended up on the Boneyard and nowhere else.
Pretty much agree with you on this one beaverstever..... And, of course, the practical question one might ask is this: Would a sports writer who makes her living writing local sports, be able to figure this one out from the available evidence? Or perhaps, gasp, from making a phone call or two?
Note: Spare me the "medical privacy" chatter. Anyone with eyes to see can tell when a player is hobbling on crutches or messing around half speed in the gym. I appreciate greybeav looking into this, but basically, in Lubbock you've got a sports journalist, whose beat is h.s. sports, who is operating at mid to low-range competence.... How many nationally prominent h.s. athletes in Lubbock does she have to keep track of?
Sorry (kinda) - Covid isolation is getting to me...
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