The lack of frustration, specifically in regards to shooting woes, speaks to a maturity that's rather rare in a young player. So is her absolute unflappability. I know she was double- and triple-teamed in high school but she's made the transition to such defenses in college with apparent ease. Consider me impressed.When KML puts it all together, watch out. Things I've seen her do other than score:
Front Nneka Ogwumike
Make good entry passes to the post
Make extra passes even when she has a shot she could take
Get in passing lanes
Not show signs of frustration
Play long, intense stretches without tiring
BBQ needs strong Burgandies to hold up against it. Or a smokey Pinot Noir to mate with it.OK, am I the only one who saw "BB IQ", and their brain read it as BBQ IQ? I was looking forward to her insights on pork v. beef, tomato-base v. vinegar base.
As you can imagine, I'm gonna need to eat an early lunch..a big one..prob'ly sloppy!
KML is so special that a journalist in earnest used a term, "high [insert sport here] IQ", that is typically only a euphemism for "white and unathletic".
If they start saying (again in earnest) "she's like another coach on the floor" by her sophomore year, she may just be the greatest of all time at the college level.
Everyone from Texas, Kansas City, and Memphis is going to come after with pitchforks if they read that.Speaking of barbecue, or BBQ.
Lexington, NC, is widely regarded as the Mecca of BBQ. One of many barbecue shrines there has a sign to discourage, once and for all, what the principle ingredient must be. Sign reads:
"We don't hold with beef!"
I love this direct form of communication.
It's amazing how much one person can learn fromThat would make her like Sue Bird who just happens to be on campus at the moment.
I agree. I have had the good fortune to live in both Texas and Missouri, and while (obviously) there is nothing better than a Texas brisket, Gates' BBQ in KC comes close.The pulled pork in Lexington is overrated, and that's all they do. There are a dozen places in KC that are better.
Geno would disagree with you and has noted that KML is in constant movement.As much as she amazes me with her shooting, she does not impress me with her off ball skills. She often just stands around waiting for the ball to come t0o her, I wish she would step up and move a bit, but this is also a criticism Maya had so we shall see.