30 chosen for 2017 National Team Training Camp

Discussion in 'UConn Women's Basketball' started by JavaMan, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. YellwJcket999

    YellwJcket999

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2017
    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    599
    Everyone is tap dancing around the edges.

    What did she (Parker) do?


    This is a fan bb, with online presence represented as avatars. I doubt there is any consequence to expressing the knowledge that some many in the know have about her situation with USA Basketball.

    Inquiring minds want to know. As someone mentioned earlier, I am open to inbox messages if there is hesitance to posting publicly.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
    UCONNfan1, willtalk and Wally East like this.
  2. UConnCat

    UConnCat Wise Woman

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,640
    Likes Received:
    7,876
    Final list of attendees for next week's camp. Those playing in the WNBA finals and Tina Charles will not be there. Assistants not named yet, court coaches will be Rizzotti, Semrau, Walz and Clark-heard.

     
    Wally East likes this.
  3. MilfordHusky

    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    22,028
    Likes Received:
    20,479
    A few thoughts:

    Is Tina taking a rest break?

    I look for Lou and Pheesa to observe and work hard. They will be like pros in college by their senior year, as Maya and Stewie were.

    There is no one on that list who can match Tiffany's drives to the hoop, though Griner can probably stop her.
     
  4. DishNSwish

    DishNSwish

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    814
    Pretty darn impressive nine players from Sparks and Lynx that will have to miss.
     
    UCONNfan1 and MilfordHusky like this.
  5. YellwJcket999

    YellwJcket999

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2017
    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    599
    Quietly you could run an all Uconn team and probably win the gold.
     
  6. UConnCat

    UConnCat Wise Woman

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,640
    Likes Received:
    7,876
    I believe it's only fair that the answer to your question be: Candace knows.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017
    Wally East, dogged1, MJL243 and 3 others like this.
  7. bbsamjj

    bbsamjj Rutgers Rooter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    138

    I don't quite get why you can so confidently go after other posters for putting out other information that runs counter to your read of the situation, but then say you're unwilling to reveal all of this secret "knowledge" you possess. If you want to denigrate what other posters are putting out there, I think you should be willing to share what you know. Otherwise, it seems to me you are engaging in the same type of petty character assassination you're accusing Parker of perpetuating.
     
    JordyG, CocoHusky and mudcat like this.
  8. EricLA

    EricLA Cronus

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    10,796
    Likes Received:
    14,835
    LOL :rolleyes: Maybe you should hobnob with more important folks. Then you'd know as well. Or ask Candace. SHE knows...!
     
    UCONNfan1 likes this.
  9. UConnCat

    UConnCat Wise Woman

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,640
    Likes Received:
    7,876
    Including, perhaps, the next starting point guard. Another good performance by Gray in the finals could give her a leg up on the competition.
     
  10. CocoHusky

    CocoHusky

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    7,179
    Likes Received:
    11,531
    Agreed that the video of her dunking on UCONN was not a flattering side of Parker.
    Equally unflattering was USA basketball filming promotional ads with Parker for the 2016 Olympics at a time when she was not selected for the team.
     
    dogged1 and Knoxville like this.
  11. UConnCat

    UConnCat Wise Woman

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,640
    Likes Received:
    7,876
    The promotional ads were by NBC Sports. How do you know those ads were filmed after the Committee had voted to select the team?
     
    EricLA and Plebe like this.
  12. CocoHusky

    CocoHusky

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    7,179
    Likes Received:
    11,531
    If they were filmed after the committee voted doesn't that make it worse?
     
  13. Alydar

    Alydar

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,387
    Likes Received:
    1,714
    I'd call it awkward, not unflattering. The ads were recorded prior to the team being picked.

    I'm sure there is an interesting story behind the naming of the team but insiders won't talk. It will no doubt come out in a book sometime in the next 20 years.
     
    dogged1, EricLA and CocoHusky like this.
  14. UConnCat

    UConnCat Wise Woman

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,640
    Likes Received:
    7,876
    Of course, I misunderstood your post. I thought you were saying that the ads were filmed after the team had been chosen but that's not what you said. Sorry.

    But the alternative is to have no promotional ads before the team is chosen. NBC sports decided they wanted to use Parker and the committee hadn't yet voted. Should appearances in promo ads sway the committee? That's surely not right.
     
    CocoHusky and Plebe like this.
  15. j66kicker

    j66kicker

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    6,045
    Likes Received:
    6,360
    "The Very Best - All About Me"

    by Candace Parker
     
  16. CocoHusky

    CocoHusky

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    7,179
    Likes Received:
    11,531
    Definitely not. But I'm sure NBC just didn't show up at practice and say we want Candace, Sue, Diana and Maya to be in the ads without talking to USA basketball. They are partners and some communications is required in any partnership.
     
  17. bbsamjj

    bbsamjj Rutgers Rooter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    138
    I thought boneyarders were the important folks!

    candace may "know" but it seems like her and USA basketball would have a different interpretation of the events
     
    UCONNfan1 and EricLA like this.
  18. CocoHusky

    CocoHusky

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    7,179
    Likes Received:
    11,531
    Unfortunately this is a return engagement of a prior mud sling that was thankfully cleanup by the moderators.
     
  19. UConnCat

    UConnCat Wise Woman

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,640
    Likes Received:
    7,876
    That's right, of course. But what was USA Basketball to say if the committee hadn't met yet? Candace is on the bubble so don't use her? There are always risks that someone appearing in an ad won't play (e.g., injury). Once the team is chosen, edit the ads and the only ones who even remember that Parker once appeared in the ads are her, her family and Tennessee fans. All things considered, not a big deal. There are worse things that happen in life.
     
    MilfordHusky, CocoHusky and EricLA like this.
  20. EricLA

    EricLA Cronus

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    10,796
    Likes Received:
    14,835
    Quite probably! But the point of my original post, or at least the point I was trying to make is that IMHO Parker is a primadonna and her snarky "fool me twice" tweet is similar to other stuff she's tweeted/said/posted regarding the original selection of the team back in 2016. And given that "attitude" of hers has been seen numerous times in tweets, articles, interviews, etc, my final point about her "woes" regarding USA basketball being self inflicted.

    Anyway you seem to have much more good humor than some, that's for sure! It's definitely a good idea to not take things personally on this board... :)
     
    Plebe and UCONNfan1 like this.
  21. CocoHusky

    CocoHusky

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    7,179
    Likes Received:
    11,531
    Definitely more important things in life, season starts in 54 days.
     
    JordyG and UConnCat like this.
  22. CocoHusky

    CocoHusky

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    7,179
    Likes Received:
    11,531
    It has been 515 days now since "something" happened "outside of the public eye" and was "bound to come out" which resulted in Candace being left off the 2016 Olympic team.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. EricLA

    EricLA Cronus

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    10,796
    Likes Received:
    14,835
    Ask Candace. She will tell you!
     
    UCONNfan1 likes this.
  24. Plebe

    Plebe

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2016
    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    4,507
    It's my prediction that the earliest we'll find out any reliable account of CandaceGate 2016 will be after Candace and Geno have both retired from their respective careers. And even that's not too likely.
     
    EricLA and CocoHusky like this.
  25. JordyG

    JordyG

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Messages:
    5,191
    Likes Received:
    6,964
    Frankly I don't care whether Candace was left off of the team because of her own self absorbed nature, because Geno didn't want her there, whether her teammates felt she was a team obliterator, whether the committee felt she wasn't team oriented enough/didn't fit well with the squad, or any combination of the former. I like our Olympic chances with or without her. Life's too short for this noise.

    I will admit though the camera finds her easy on the eyes.
     
    UCONNfan1, UcMiami and EricLA like this.