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I agree 100%, but let's expand it to current players and everyone else. These kids read this stuff, their friends read this stuff, their families read this stuff. We should keep that in mind before hitting the "post reply" button.
Perhaps this does not need saying, but I'll say it anyway:
What we say about a particular player is one thing, how we feel about them is another. It should be obvious ( I guess) that we spend time, thought and effort following all things Husky and commenting because we think they are a special and often extraordinary group of athletes, and worthy of our notice.
If we dissect a season, particular game or portion of a game, and indicate that someone could have performed better, it's precisely BECAUSE we believe they COULD do better.
A sportswriter once criticized a baseball player (a catcher) in his column after the player had struck out 3 times against a very good pitcher.
The next time they met, the player reminded the sports writer that he had broken a finger on a foul tip the day before and was playing with his hand taped up.
He said "I'd like to see YOU hit Robin Roberts with bad hands!!"
The sportswriter, in a rare moment of empathy and humility said "I couldn't do it with GOOD hands"
So, CW, Liv, Nika, Aubrey, Evina, Ayleah, Mir, Piath, Saylor, Paige, the next time we point out that you could have shot or scored more, outfought someone for a rebound, kept an excellent guard from getting behind you in the lane, not committed a questionable foul or.....
G-D forbid, made a critical free throw or two. please keep in mind that if we did not have such high expectations, we wouldn't bother...or be watching for that matter.
P.S. I couldn't guard Ari McDonald or Chelsea Dungee on my BEST day.
 

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#1. I am happy for Autumn if she’s happy
#2. I really wish her the best and hope what she learned at UConn allows her to play meaningful minutes and contribute at LSU Eunice.
#3. My logical observation of this, is she does want to play basketball at some level and having tangible statistics with playing at LSU Eunice may garner her some offers from lower D1, any D2 or D3 school.
#4. Based on this choice and my watching her in the very limited time she received last year is she is not a top 175 D1 school player. Could she get offers for schools 176-351, maybe/probably if she plays well this year.
#5. This announcement will still not quell the bizarre posts by our brethren that she is bound for LSU or Vandy or other P5 schools. Heck, I honestly think she would be lucky to get an offer from any mid-major and am rooting she does.
#6. My very cursory search for any players going from LSU Eunice to any D1 school has not found any results. So, let’s all wish her the best and be fairer on the assessment of her skills. She was a good to great UConn teammate and a definite fan favorite but D1 player is probably a long shot.
All respect intended. DefenseBB

I had hoped that the above post would be the final word in this thread.

While there are several things keeping it going, one set of them is continued over-the-top statements about Autumns BB potential.

She has not received (or there’s no evidence of) any D1 scholarship offers. And that’s fine.

But it is incredibly unlikely that anyone would get a D1 offer after 2 years, so someone trying to argue that she will does not have history on their side.

I hope she has a nice D2/D3 career.
 

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Maybe she wanted to be close to home and play basketball?
 

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Slow down there Bart! So Geno, allowed a young women with no skill, strength or knowledge to play at UConn?
You can’t be serious. There is no way he would have kept her even as a walk-on, if she didn’t show some basketball acumen and skill.
Given there are 351 schools in D1, yes I do think she could make a roster. How much playing time is certainly a fair question but she did show some skills in the junk minutes we saw and Geno constantly supported her so I think I will defer to his view vs. yours.
Great post! Well, other than the fact that he never said the point that you so skillfully refuted… But other than that, really well done!
 
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