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Senior Forward Napheesa Collier
On the play of Christyn Williams and if something has clicked:
"I do think so. One thing with Christyn is she's really confident, even though she wasn't playing as well, she stayed really confident. She knows she's a good player, she knows that we think she's a good player. Freshmen have ups and downs. She went through a down stage, and I think she's back on the rise right now. She's still as confident as she ever was, and I'm not worried about her."

UConn-South Carolina Postgame Quotes - University of Connecticut Athletics
 
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"play my natural game, not over-think". Maybe coaches get players over-thinking, especially early in their careers. Something that really stands out to me is that I don't see her forcing things much, even at her young age. That's very difficult for any player, as she mentioned when talking about being aggressive, and the fine line between taking what's given to you and forcing things. I think she has a really high basketball IQ.
 
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What a great interview. So self aware as a freshman. And she could barely contain her excitement. What a joy. :):):)
Squeaks and bubbles from the Okey Dokey kid! Her personality is infectiously up beat. I can see this scene of a little Geno office serious chat. About half way through Geno asks "Are you getting what I'm saying Crystal? Cuz if you are you shouldn't be smiling. Okay? CW: "Smiling? I thought I was frowning." Geno goes to the hair rub!!
 

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and in front of a camera. It's fun listening to a player who is perhaps a little less guarded in some of their responses.
Yes, she certainly has a fun personality. Unfortunately, after her preseason faux pas, I doubt we'll get anything as provocative as "People are going to feel UConn" again.

And honestly, that's not provocative at all. It just sticks out among the uniformly anodyne answers typically given by players. The women's college game could use a bit more banter.
 
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After years of watching Notre Dame and others (i.e. SC last night) physically drive into UConn players and get foul calls, love having a strong, physically gifted guard who can do the same. When she has the confidence to drive, few are strong enough to stop her.
 
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I think the biggest problem freshman have is attempting to do too much too early. You can build a better foundation slowly than you can quickly. When you build too quickly cracks that need to be filled in are often ignored and then later forgotten about. Even if you can put up some bigger numbers they should not be forced and only come within the flow of the offense.

CW seems to have her head squared on her shoulders and that speak well for her being able to get the most out of Geno's coaching and system. I for one was not a fan of some posters premature expectations of her and wanting her to force living up to them.
 

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I think the biggest problem freshman have is attempting to do too much too early. You can build a better foundation slowly than you can quickly. When you build too quickly cracks that need to be filled in are often ignored and then later forgotten about. Even if you can put up some bigger numbers they should not be forced and only come within the flow of the offense.

CW seems to have her head squared on her shoulders and that speak well for her being able to get the most out of Geno's coaching and system. I for one was not a fan of some posters premature expectations of her and wanting her to force living up to them.
Do you remember DT or Sveta or Sue as Freshmen. They did it all (almost Defense wasn't their big suites). But as players, as scoring as for winning there have been few to match them.] Ooops forgot the best Maya as a frosh played big time in first game of her freshman year and never looked back. If she had a frosh slump--or Sue or DT or Svetlana--they were not memorable.
 
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