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6-5 C Daphane White has transferred to a JUCO from Mississippi State. Was a top 50 prospect in class of 2018. It was very likely grades as many were surprised she even made it to campus with her grades.

Regardless, this opens up a scholarship for them which gives them 3 available if Zion Campbell doesn’t use her fifth year. Permitting she doesn’t use her 5th year at State, Jessika Carter and Promise Taylor are their only forwards. Does this help with their chances for Maori Davenport? Does this affect Taylor’s waiver or no since it was already submitted?
 
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Sometimes, it's a small world and basketball is somewhat responsible for that...

My colleague on McGraw's Bench, Baba Ghanouj, is running a set of ND-related quizzes based on last year's 2017-18 season and one was on who played the most on the Irish last year, given it's shortened roster. The answer was Jackie Young, who played 34.7 minutes per game (mpg), even with a broken nose for much of the season.
(Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey were right behind.)

Baba then asked how Jackie's mpg compared to others in the NCAA and the answer was pretty wild:
She ranked 188th, i.e. there were 187 other players who averaged more than her 34.4 minutes per game. By the way, the player with the highest mpg -- Indiana's Tyra Buss -- ranked #1 with 40 minutes per game. Actually a tad more than 40 mpg, which means she also played OT.

Now, the world starts getting more focused:
- Buss played her HS ball at Mount Carmel, on the Illini side of the Indiana-Illinois border. Her HS rival was Princeton, in Indiana, led by one Jackie Young. The high schools are 13 miles apart. The last time they played when Buss and Young were both in the lineups, more than 4,000 people packed the gym.

- Buss and Young also played for the same AAU team.

- They consider each other friends. This video says "best friends."

- In the spring of 2018, Buss' Indiana Team won the WNIT one day before Jackie Young and ND won the NCAA.

- And, of course, both of them never (Buss) or rarely (Young) come off the court.

- Buss, who just graduated, was drafted by the Connecticut Sun but didn't make the team. She just signed a pro contract to play for Sporting Athens, a first-division club in Greece, so maybe Jackie can go see the sights sometime next semester.

- So, who is going to step into the "Iron Point Guard" role for Indiana this season? A good shot is Ali Patberg, the transfer from Notre Dame and, you guessed it, friend of Jackie Young (too).

Here's a local TV report on the two of them, as well as a press release on Buss signing in Greece.

Tyra Buss and Jackie Young share bond through basketball

Tyra Buss Signs Professional Contract In Greece - Indiana
 

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Thanks for the heads up donalddoowop. Those are kind of fun. It's interesting to get a little glimpse at the personalities of the players from various teams, most of them seem to have a lot of fun in the studio. Also interesting to see new leaders emerge each year.
 

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Watch out for Onyenwere this year. She is going to explode.
Will be interesting to watch Mariya Moore’s contribution at USC with her sister.
Nobody is really expecting much from UCLA this year.. with Oregon and OSU being the conference powerhouses but I still really like that class they brought in with Onyenwhere
 
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Word on the BU board is that Morris will "Redshirt" this year and return to the Baylor team next year. From one of the very reputable sources that posted on the BU board. Not holding my breath, but a reply to a tweet she had makes me believe that this is could be very true.
 
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Watch out for Onyenwere this year. She is going to explode.
Will be interesting to watch Mariya Moore’s contribution at USC with her sister.
On top of that, Vandy transfer Kayla Overbeck was granted a transfer waiver to play immediately. One of those solid, 6'0" players who takes up space and plays both bigger and quicker than expected. She'll help for her two years of eligibility. And USC landed a similar player with Alissa Pili, from Alaska.

Coach Mark Trakh and his recruiting coordinator, Aarika Hughes, tore it up for 2019, with five commitments, including Pili.

As I've said elsewhere, I think Coach Tara and Stanford have quietly been putting together some solid classes with Jenna Brown and the Hull sisters in 2018 and a few commits from the state of Colorado in future years, including Fran Belibi.

Will make the Pac12 a very interesting conference to watch....
 

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Word on the BU board is that Morris will "Redshirt" this year and return to the Baylor team next year. From one of the very reputable sources that posted on the BU board. Not holding my breath, but a reply to a tweet she had makes me believe that this is could be very true.
If true Morris will be coming back to Baylor to face some still competition for playing time in Honesty and Jordyn Oliver.
 
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If true Morris will be coming back to Baylor to face some still competition for playing time in Honesty and Jordyn Oliver.
Yep, but will also help since we only have 1 recruit thus far for 2019 class. However, if she does make it back I think she will come back even more determined.
 

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Yep, but will also help since we only have 1 recruit thus far for 2019 class. However, if she does make it back I think she will come back even more determined.
Agree. Don't know what the infraction was or even what the process would be, is it possible for her to negotiate a reduced punishment say 1 semester vs 1 whole year similar to Joyner Holmes? One other point of clarification, the announcement said she was kicked off the team vs being expelled from the university, can you clarify?
 
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Agree. Don't know what the infraction was or even what the process would be, is it possible for her to negotiate a reduced punishment say 1 semester vs 1 whole year similar to Joyner Holmes? One other point of clarification, the announcement said she was kicked off the team vs being expelled from the university, can you clarify?
Speculation, per the BU board, is domestic violence.
 
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It didn't happen on campus and had happened in houston with a GF. So Kim kicked her off the team. She is still enrolled in the University. So I think she sits out all year as her punishment and then can rejoin the team after the year is up.

No charges were filed, from what I heard. Just think she and her GF got into an altercation. Wasn't her beating someone against their will or in Waco.
 
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It didn't happen on campus and had happened in houston with a GF. So Kim kicked her off the team. She is still enrolled in the University. So I think she sits out all year as her punishment and then can rejoin the team after the year is up.

No charges were filed, from what I heard. Just think she and her GF got into an altercation. Wasn't her beating someone against their will or in Waco.
Is that really punishment though?? If she's red shirting, there's no lose. She still gets 3 years.
 
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Is that really punishment though?? If she's red shirting, there's no lose. She still gets 3 years.
IDK I'm just reporting what I hear. If she doesn't play this year wouldn't being kicked off the team for an entire year punishment? From what I am seeing she won't have anything to do with the team until next year. So what else do you want? Her punishment seems to be sit out an entire year.
 
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Agree. Don't know what the infraction was or even what the process would be, is it possible for her to negotiate a reduced punishment say 1 semester vs 1 whole year similar to Joyner Holmes? One other point of clarification, the announcement said she was kicked off the team vs being expelled from the university, can you clarify?
I wonder if part of the deal made for Joyner was to count the two summer class periods as equivalent to a semester thus Joyner sat out the equivalent of two semesters. This is pure speculation. The good news for Morris is that she is still in school. Secondarily, if the dismissal or suspension was a Mulkey team decision and not a school mandated action, perhaps Mulkey could decide to let Morris start working out with the team at some point such as next semester. In that case, Morris would be much less behind when rejoining the team.
 
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I wonder if part of the deal made for Joyner was to count the two summer class periods as equivalent to a semester thus Joyner sat out the equivalent of two semesters. This is pure speculation. The good news for Morris is that she is still in school. Secondarily, if the dismissal or suspension was a Mulkey team decision and not a school mandated action, perhaps Mulkey could decide to let Morris start working out with the team at some point such as next semester. In that case, Morris would be much less behind when rejoining the team.
Wondering all the same. However, I think it shows accountability on Morris's part. I feel like many students would be like you screw you and transfer out. So that is sign of growth just as a person. All the information I have gotten is off the BU board so can't say it's all truth or not. Just saying what I am hearing.
 
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Hope Sniezek heals well...tough player.

As for replacements, based on everything I've read/seen about Jenna Brown when she was committed to Irish, her senior spring and during the National Team tryouts and games, sure would be worth giving her a shot and seeing if she can take that slot by the horns as a frosh, a la Lindsey Allen at Notre Dame. And, as the article noted, Williams can swing over to off guard.
 
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On top of that, Vandy transfer Kayla Overbeck was granted a transfer waiver to play immediately. One of those solid, 6'0" players who takes up space and plays both bigger and quicker than expected. She'll help for her two years of eligibility. And USC landed a similar player with Alissa Pili, from Alaska.

Coach Mark Trakh and his recruiting coordinator, Aarika Hughes, tore it up for 2019, with five commitments, including Pili.

As I've said elsewhere, I think Coach Tara and Stanford have quietly been putting together some solid classes with Jenna Brown and the Hull sisters in 2018 and a few commits from the state of Colorado in future years, including Fran Belibi.

Will make the Pac12 a very interesting conference to watch....
Recently, USC WBB has been relatively unappealing, non competitive in league play, and never managed to rise high enough to draw attention to themselves or cause a blip on the radar. Their cross-town rival UCLA receives all of the notoriety and attention from the media and local WCBB fans. They simply weren't worth the price of admission.

The Cynthia Cooper-Dyke era at USC was disastrous. Poor coaching, losing records and the inability to attract 4-5 star talent to the program led to her dismissal. Former UConn transfer Sadie Edwards fell in her lap.

I regularly attended USC women's games in their hey-day with my two children. This was in the early 80's during the Cheryl Miller/McGee twins era, when they won their only 2 national championships. In light of recent events, I may have to attend a few USC games this season. :)
 
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