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John A. Tweet from yesterday:

"Sopjhomore #MIchalaJohnson says her knees are fine and she is ready to make her contribution to UConn's frontcourt"
 
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Glad to hear it! I wondered how she was doing and how much she'll be ablee to contribute.
 

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good to hear. the more depth and competition for each position, the better we will be overall.
 

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MJ looks small in comparison to Heather. She may be much better suited for the 4 than the 5. Let's see what she does. She looks more like Swin's build. Maybe she can use her quickness. She is not likely to overpower anyone.
 

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MJ looks small in comparison to Heather. She may be much better suited for the 4 than the 5. Let's see what s.
True, but if you have...

Stef - 5
Kiah - 5
Heather - 5,4
Michala - 4
KML - 3.2.4
Kelly - 3,4,2

and can use them at a high level of performance, it gives many more options. we all seem to think Kelly will be the starting "4" in that Geno will probably start 4 guards and Stef. but with the tremendous depth we have at the 1-3 spots, having dept at the 4-5 spots will also be key in case of foul trouble, etc. and given KML's ability and strength in the post, she could also play the "4"... you get my point... lots of versatility and lots of options!
 
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MJ looks small in comparison to Heather. She may be much better suited for the 4 than the 5. Let's see what s.

Yes , Heather is taller by 2-3 inches, but it will be more than height which determines playing time.

BTW, they are both great young ladies!!!
 

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True, but if you have...

Stef - 5
Kiah - 5
Heather - 5,4
Michala - 4
KML - 3.2.4
Kelly - 3,4,2

and can use them at a high level of performance, it gives many more options. we all seem to think Kelly will be the starting "4" in that Geno will probably start 4 guards and Stef. but with the tremendous depth we have at the 1-3 spots, having dept at the 4-5 spots will also be key in case of foul trouble, etc. and given KML's ability and strength in the post, she could also play the "4"... you get my point... lots of versatility and lots of options!

My early impressions are that Kiah could play the 4 alongside Stef or Heather. Heather herself talked about being comfortable at the 5, and when I see her play that's what I see, too. Kiah to me seems more mobile, and I think she will give us more valuable minutes as a 4 rather than a 5. Just my two cents
 

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The difference may be an asset. But, for example, MJ likely would get pushed around by Griner, Bone, and Ogwumike. Heather is much stronger. It will help to have a quick backup and a strong backup. Clearly, with Heather improved, Michala healthy, and Kiah on the team, post depth is far better than last year, especially after Samarie left. My basic point was don't look for MJ to get physical with someone like Elizabeth Williams or Kelsey Bone.
 

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There's bulk strong and there's wiry strong. Both are effective in basketball. Let's hope Michala is wiry strong.
 
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There's bulk strong and there's wiry strong. Both are effective in basketball. Let's hope Michala is wiry strong.

Michala needs to beef up if she hasn't already done so because last year she was razor thin. Not just additional weight, but muscle. By doing this she won't be pushed around by opposing posts. That being said I think she has the potential to be a very good player and contribute to the teams success.
 

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With Michala, Dawanna Bonner comes to mind...now that wouldn't be a bad thing.
 

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With Michala, Dawanna Bonner comes to mind...now that wouldn't be a bad thing.

NO!! Its not at all! I have seen Michala play in HS in Chicago and she is good!! She was quick and at 6'3 she could move around posts that had no moves. She was quite impressive. I hope she has a breakout Sophomore year. I am pulling for her!
 
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NO!! Its not at all! I have seen Michala play in HS in Chicago and she is good!! She was quick and at 6'3 she could move around posts that had no moves. She was quite impressive. I hope she has a breakout Sophomore year. I am pulling for her!

If this happens, look out UConn opponents!

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