Anna Makurat Commits to UConn



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I didn't mean for it to come across overly snarky, but in a thread where everyone is super excited that we have a terrific guard/wing with lots of upside and potential, to be lamenting the lack of posts is a total
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I agree . everyone knows size would be helpful but to have talented athletic players added sure takes some of the edge off of our depleted roster size ....
 
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Come to New Britain . We welcome you! Chicopee is nice but it’s in Mass. Broad Street, New Britain, the polish capital of Connecticut.
Yes, little Poland would embrace her wholeheartedly! They might even make her the honored guest at their annual Polish event there this summer .
 

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Anna's size, movements, skills and confident aggressiveness remind me of someone...
Not to mention the "not the best" defensive skills according to another someone who was your someone's teammate. :)
 
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Carl spoke to Jasmine Thomas about Ania.


"And she's a high school kid on a team bringing in import players. The foreigners are supposed to take up all the attention and all the minutes, but she played all season. She was a significant part of that team. That's a testament to her talent."

"It helps a lot to have that professional experience. But what you gain in college is what happens to your body, the regimen that they put you through, your IQ, especially playing for Geno. Those are the areas that she will really benefit from."
 
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The difficulty and diversity in our roster names has gone up by alot. Geno and our whole coaching staff will have their hands full. :cool:
 

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I agree . everyone knows size would be helpful but to have talented athletic players added sure takes some of the edge off of our depleted roster size ....
Run those opposing bigs into the ground. Not to mention that if ONO keeps improving. we aren't that undersized and she is quicker than most bigs if not as bulky as some. and our grad transfer adds bulk.
 
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That seems to imply that Rebecca doesn’t think that Ania is terribly athletic, which is consistent with other descriptions of her game. I can imagine that defense will be a problem for her, and could limit her minutes as a freshman.
 
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That seems to imply that Rebecca doesn’t think that Ania is terribly athletic, which is consistent with other descriptions of her game. I can imagine that defense will be a problem for her, and could limit her minutes as a freshman.
I have a feeling if she can score consistently they'll find a place for her on the court unless her defense is truly awful.....
 
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That seems to imply that Rebecca doesn’t think that Ania is terribly athletic, which is consistent with other descriptions of her game. I can imagine that defense will be a problem for her, and could limit her minutes as a freshman.
I did not read it that way. Allen is saying the athleticism level around her is not great although it probably does describe her at some level.
 
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That seems to imply that Rebecca doesn’t think that Ania is terribly athletic, which is consistent with other descriptions of her game. I can imagine that defense will be a problem for her, and could limit her minutes as a freshman.
Joe, have you actually seen AM play? If not you could probably "imagine" lots of things. Not trying to be rude but Im amazed at all assumptions I sometimes read on our forum. Can we wait and see before we "imagine"?
 
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Joe, have you actually seen AM play? If not you could probably "imagine" lots of things. Not trying to be rude but Im amazed at all assumptions I sometimes read on our forum. Can we wait and see before we "imagine"?
there have been numerous quotes from her American pro teammates where her offensive skills and attitude were praised but clearly pointing out that she needs to work on the rest of her game....at that age other then Paige Bueckers, who doesn't
 

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there have been numerous quotes from her American pro teammates where her offensive skills and attitude were praised but clearly pointing out that she needs to work on the rest of her game....at that age other then Paige Bueckers, who doesn't
And I’m sure that even Paige Bueckers will have some shortcoming in her game, however slight, that Geno will harp on relentlessly until she corrects it.
 

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That seems to imply that Rebecca doesn’t think that Ania is terribly athletic, which is consistent with other descriptions of her game. I can imagine that defense will be a problem for her, and could limit her minutes as a freshman.
I don’t think Rebecca is implying that at all. Geno said when Ania’s signing was announced that she is athletic enough to play American basketball. She was a starter at 18 years old in an elite Polish league with players like Tiff Hayes, Jas Thomas, Ariel Atkins, Jordan Canada, etc. She held her own. I think Ania’s athleticism is comparable to Lou’s.
 
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Joe, have you actually seen AM play? If not you could probably "imagine" lots of things. Not trying to be rude but Im amazed at all assumptions I sometimes read on our forum. Can we wait and see before we "imagine"?
Many of us have already seen Makurat play, virtually all of her Arka Gdynia tape is available on youtube.
 
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I don’t think Rebecca is implying that at all. Geno said when Ania’s signing was announced that she is athletic enough to play American basketball. She was a starter at 18 years old in an elite Polish league with players like Tiff Hayes, Jas Thomas, Ariel Atkins, Jordan Canada, etc. She held her own. I think Ania’s athleticism is comparable to Lou’s.
I had this same discussion with posters when Nurse was entering as a freshman. I pointed out that playing with and against older players, many who were pros, was far better preparation than high school/AAU play. I have no idea how skilled she is but Makurat will be better prepared for the speed and physicality of wcbb than Griffin.
 
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I don’t think Rebecca is implying that at all. Geno said when Ania’s signing was announced that she is athletic enough to play American basketball. She was a starter at 18 years old in an elite Polish league with players like Tiff Hayes, Jas Thomas, Ariel Atkins, Jordan Canada, etc. She held her own. I think Ania’s athleticism is comparable to Lou’s.
I agree with you on this. However, after watching a few of her games, IMO her ballhandling, short area quickness, and athleticism are actually better than KLS. She sees the floor, is creative and passes very well.
 

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