I agree - next hope is that she stays healthy until she arrives and throughout her career ! I just hate seeing injuries to these young athletes , especially young females because they 'seem' to always take longer to come back ! Brown's injury seems to be really taking a long time, and Kat also seemed to take forever ... could be that we missed them so much on the court and we ended up being a loittle shorthanded as a res?
Kat's rehab did not take forever. If it anything it was probably too quick. Injury in early January I believe and returned a few games into the following season. Never really looked like herself that whole Sr. year though.
Watched her highlight video again- In most cases , the tallest one on the floor / but she seems to set up quickly , allow the ‘D’ to challenge the shot , and then she gets the ball off very quickly . She always seems to have plenty of time - but waits for the defender to commit before she takes the shot ! Definitely does not mind flying bodies or hands in her face. I also think that her stance will help with the step - back shots , because she can create more space with one leg already out front She is definitely composed and confident !
Here's a full game of Lily's from this year impressively well shot, multi-camera even, she is #2 in white.
Really good game to watch. Sounds like Appleton East is ranked 4th, and they are playing the #2 team in WI in this game (Kimberly). Kimberly is a much better coached team and controls the game throughout until late.
The few minutes of the game are worth the watch for any OSU fan, as you see exactly why SR made the offer to Lily. I was pretty concerned watching the first half, as Lily really wasn't much of a factor. A lot of that though is due to the offense that East runs (or lack thereof), which appears to primarily be having their PG go 1:1 (Emily LaChapell - the coaches daughter I assume based on last name, has committed to Marquette so clearly also a talent). They do very little to free up Lily with their offense; she finally does it herself late.
She definitely appears to have a lot of upside IMO, especially if she becomes more willing to take players off the dribble more. Regardless, her ability to step back into 3s with accuracy and with defenders in her face should translate to D1 production.
beaverstever - thanks for the comments on the game film..... It is interesting what you had to say about the team's star player - Emily LaChapell - - as I pointed out on May 23 - she is the # 1 rated player in the state of Wisconsin... Lily is the # 3 rated player in the state!! That's an impressive 1-2 punch, but from the sound of things, their coach didn't maximize it very well during this game....
It is hard to evaluate the talent of players who play on a team that has a go to, do everything point guard. They dominate so much it's hard to calculate how good the others players are.
Obviously Coach Rueck believes what he sees in Lily - even though she is not the official star of her h.s. team, she may be the best prospect....Or, she may simply be the 2nd best prospect on a really good team.... GO BEAVS!!