That venerable Sage from the east
- Jan 9, 2015
Bueckers and Edwards - I’ve read several posts that seriously suggest these two SHOULD start, and Anna should come off the bench. Besides Edwards, none of the freshmen have proven (at this point) they can play against elite players at this level consistently. I prefer experience over potential that has not been shown or proven yet. Don’t tell me, show me! Freshmen leave all of the glory and accolades achieved in high school at the door when they enter the Werth Center.Just wondering which freshman are you "wondering" why a poster chose her to start?
Secondly, in 18-19 did you expect Coombs or Bent to start over CWill?
In 15-16, you were expecting Gabby to start over Katie Lou as the season progressed?
Griffin has 32 games under her belt. Westbrook has over 60. My starting 5 are ONO, Williams, Makurat, Griffin and Westbrook to begin the season. Changes can be made to that unit as the season progresses and individual play demands.
Paige can start when/if she proves she can be a floor general for this team, and a leader her teammates will follow. She hasn’t done that yet. What's the hurry? When she’s ready, Geno will start her. I simply don’t believe in anointing her, and tossing her the keys to the program the first time she walks into the gym. New teammates, new system, faster speed/pace. She has to make some adjustments. If she can do that in 3 weeks, great. I don’t care what players that came before her did. That has nothing to do with her. I, like so many others expect Paige to be one of the best players to put on a UConn uniform, but all in due time. No need to rush.
This is May. In late October (after 3 weeks of practice) my choice for a starting 5 may change. Right now, I like the 5 mentioned above to begin the season.