"I'm just saying my flame of enthusiasm will be rekindled only if we bring in players who I believe will actually be here for 4 years."
And how will you have the slightest idea about who will stay for 4 years until they've actually done it?
If you've got that one figured out, about 200 college coaches will want to have a chat with you...Soon. GO BEAVS!!
A player that grows up a local fan of the program, as she essentially stated on Instagram, is a strong indicator of a deeper commitment. Not a sure thing, but very different from a non-regional kid who struggles to decide between many options that are weighted similarly.
Kat Tudor probably wasn’t a D1 player either when she signed
There really was no question about Tudor's ability to compete at the D1 level for anyone who saw her play EYBL for the Cal Stars Nike Elite squad that won the national title with Ionescu in 2015 or during her final two years at St. Mary's HS. Tudor was an elite shooter as a teen and those who saw her play instantly knew how she would be able to stretch the floor with her shooting ability at the next level.
Kat Tudor was a 4-star recruit rated #93 by ESPN Hoopgurlz in the class of 2016, every bit a Division I prospect. (Sabrina was #4, Destiny #7, and Mikayla #26.)
Bret McCormick has solid credentials - so I'll assume this truly is an encouraging and upbeat evaluation of Shuler's game. However, to me it reads like generic praise from a writer in a hurry....I hope he writes something more thorough about Kennedie's game in the future. GO BEAVS!! ------------------------------------------ "Bret McCormick joined Blue Star in 2022 after over 20 years in the women's basketball world. Recognized as one of the top national evaluators with ASGR (All Star Girls Report) for nearly two decades Brett has always been one of the most respected scouts in the industry. Prior to being the National Scouting Director for ASGR McComick was a college coach with stints at the Univ. of Cincinnati and Marshall. McCormick presently resides in Kentucky."
I'm glad to see us recruiting, and getting, players from the northwest and, specifically, Oregon. I note that, of the 4 undergrad starters on last year's team, the one who didn't quit was from Washington. Greta, from Illinois, went to Michigan (fairly close} and Taylor from Texas went to Texas. Last year, Sasha from Arkansas went to Arkansas.
I'm certainly not advocating that we stop recruiting nationally by any means. I'm just saying my flame of enthusiasm will be rekindled only if we bring in players who I believe will actually be here for 4 years.
”My old flame I can’t even think of her name But it’s funny now and then How my heart goes flashing back again To my old flame”.
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2022 16:56:18 GMT -8 by Werebeaver
Shuler made the second team of the Select 40 tournament:
I was impressed to see her make 2nd team. There were a lot of good teams and players in this tournament. Beavs are recruiting a few 1st teamers. Kennedie continues to play well. Her and Donovyn are nice additions. Would like to see at least one more with size added for 2023.
“The 5-foot-10 point guard also received Division I offers from Portland, Cal Poly, Sacramento State, Hawaii, St. Mary's College and Seattle University. But she committed to the Beavers on June 19, less than two weeks after getting an offer from them on her birthday, June 6.”