I just got finished watching a scrimmage where my daughter's team got crushed by Saddle River Day with their four DI starters...that team is going to be difficult to handle this season....no UConn recruits though....I'm always looking for some new info but have found things to be kind of slow as the high school season is just starting up......Sluconn really is the number one recruiting wiz here.....
If UConn doesn't get Ms. Bueckers then there is something wrong with the universe..if it turns out there is something is wrong with the universe I hope she stays in Minnesota and leads the Golden Gophers to the promised land...wherever that might be..
I just saw a couple of good games. St. Johns (Fudd) beat Edison by about 74-47. I missed the first 5 minutes. Reportedly, Azzi had 13 points before I sat down. As SLU notes, Azzi had 28 for the game (basically 3 quarters). She shot the ball well, but did miss a few. She plays good defense and handles the ball well. Her shot is at the D-I college level already, probably the best in the nation at the prep level. She missed a couple of shots following a step-back. When she goes straight up or into a shot, she rarely misses. The one FT I saw did not hit the rim. She could play for UConn right now. Azzi has teammates headed to UNC (Tshitengi-Mutombo) and Columbia. She wants to challenge Steph Curry next summer. He still has the edge, but she's insanely good. Reportedly, Geno was at her game against Good Counsel recently.
In the second game, National Christian Academy used a nice rally to edge top-ranked Christ the King by 51-49. CTK was bigger by about 4" per player, but NCA was decidedly quicker and faster. They also executed better. Natalija Marshall looked pretty good for CTK. She is built like Olivia (solid legs, thin arms), but with narrower shoulders and shorter arms. She's a 6'4" finesse player, who likes a short jump shot. She was in early foul trouble, which hurt CTK. The game was full of D-I prospects at various levels.
The first row was full of coaches, including Brenda and 2 Terp assistants.
I hope to see Aubrey tomorrow and maybe Azzi again.