October UConn Recruiting Thread



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H E double hockey sticks YES! One plays the 4 and the other the 5. Plus there are 5 seniors this year so we need good players.
Just one starter leaving after this year and one the year after that. A lot of the top HS players are looking to start right away (not all). They have a crossover and a spin move and think that will carry them through 4 years. Or else their parent(s) think this.
Cardosa and Edwards have huge potential. Whether they are the types to be driven to be "all they can be" is unknown. Geno has sufficient talent coming in to win in 2021 and 2022.
Cardosa may not want to go on an official with a group. Or maybe she made up her mind and all these officials are to convince her family. So I'll just watch it all unfold.

Let's just hope that Paige & Azzi remain each other's slime. :rolleyes:
 
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If both Cardosa and Edwards want to commit, UCONN should take both. Yes, I know they would then have six commits for 2020, but both are excellent players and there is no guarantee that UCONN will get Amari DeBerry in 2021. UCONN would also solve their lack of height problem for the near future.
 
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Just one starter leaving after this year and one the year after that. A lot of the top HS players are looking to start right away (not all). They have a crossover and a spin move and think that will carry them through 4 years. Or else their parent(s) think this.
Cardosa and Edwards have huge potential. Whether they are the types to be driven to be "all they can be" is unknown. Geno has sufficient talent coming in to win in 2021 and 2022.
Cardosa may not want to go on an official with a group. Or maybe she made up her mind and all these officials are to convince her family. So I'll just watch it all unfold.

Let's just hope that Paige & Azzi remain each other's slime. :rolleyes:
If Westbrook is able to play this year, it will be 2 next year. And wouldn’t it be nice to sub 5 in 5 out!!?? Or just have a really strong bench like 2001 and 2002??
 
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If Westbrook is able to play this year, it will be 2 next year. And wouldn’t it be nice to sub 5 in 5 out!!?? Or just have a really strong bench like 2001 and 2002??
Westbrook has 2 years left. If she plays this year then I also think she MAY leave for the pros as I think she will be eligible. But there are the other 2 scenarios where she plays in 2022, that she doesn't get the waiver or she gets it and plays 2 years. A guard roster in 2022 could include Williams. Westbrook, Bueckers & Fudd. Very possibly 4 future Olympians. That would be unprecedented.

And when Williams and Westbrook leave Ms. Smith will cite their loss as why she has UConn 7th in her pre-season prognostication. :rolleyes:
 
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Old, but not sure if it was ever posted, but Jasmine Lister was in WA watching Talia von Oelhoffen on September 23.
Not reported here. Where did you see that? I can't find it anywhere.
 
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If both Cardosa and Edwards want to commit, UCONN should take both. Yes, I know they would then have six commits for 2020, but both are excellent players and there is no guarantee that UCONN will get Amari DeBerry in 2021. UCONN would also solve their lack of height problem for the near future.
UConn is done recruiting for 2020, IMHO.
 

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Talia von Oelhoffen is a very nice player just don't see a good fit for her at UCONN with a roster that going to include four (Aubrey, Mir, Saylor, Anna) who can all play the SF position and three guards (Christyn, Paige, & Nika that are the same size as Talia and can play SG and slide over and play SF.
 

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Talia von Oelhoffen is a very nice player just don't see a good fit for her at UCONN with a roster that going to include four (Aubrey, Mir, Saylor, Anna) who can all play the SF position and three guards (Christyn, Paige, & Nika that are the same size as Talia and can play SG and slide over and play SF.
Christyn will be 3 years ahead of her, and Aubrey and Anna 2 years ahead of her. Maybe Talia is our back-up plan in case we don't get Azzi.
 

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Christyn will be 3 years ahead of her, and Aubrey and Anna 2 years ahead of her. Maybe Talia is our back-up plan in case we don't get Azzi.
:eek: Sorry but I just can't endorse that kind of thinking!
Besides Azzi there is still Miles, Rivers, Verhulst, and Key. My personal favorite Marshall is also reportedly holding a UCONN offer.
 
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:eek: Sorry but I just can't endorse that kind of thinking!
Besides Azzi there is still Miles, Rivers, Verhulst, and Key. My personal favorite Marshall is also reportedly holding a UCONN offer.
Yes, but evidently, the coaching staff does not agree with you. Maybe they don't think their chances of getting commitments from those players are good.
 
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Yes, but evidently, the coaching staff does not agree with you. Maybe they don't think their chances of getting commitments from those players are good.
Even if you feel you are in a good spot with certain recruits, you still have to do your due diligence as a staff and keep evaluating other players.
 
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:eek: Sorry but I just can't endorse that kind of thinking!
Besides Azzi there is still Miles, Rivers, Verhulst, and Key. My personal favorite Marshall is also reportedly holding a UCONN offer.

Not all that familiar with Marshall but Key will be a wing/forward.

I don't know where UConn stands with the others--haven't head a peep about Miles in forever--but they've scouted TVO several times this summer.
 

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Yes, but evidently, the coaching staff does not agree with you. Maybe they don't think their chances of getting commitments from those players are good.
Let's see now.: The UCONN staff is in the HoFs and I'm posting on the BY. Agreement between me and the UCONN staff would be accidental, unlikely, was never going to happen.
 
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#1 - Fudd
#2 - Miles
#3 - Rivers
#4 - Moore
#7 - Poffenbarger
#9 - Ducharme
#10 - DeBerry
#12 - Wolfenbarger
#13 - Hollingshead
#14 - Key
#15 - Citron
#16 - von Oelhoffen

...and a few more.

That's another very high rating for Poffenbarger. She went from mostly unranked, save for a high ranking at Blue Star, to top-20 by everyone else.

Also the lowest I've seen DeBerry rated by any outlet at any point. Not that 10th is lowly.

Noted that Taylor Bigby, one-time UConn POI, just gave a verbal to Oregon.


The other players mentioned with UConn:

18) - McPherson
22) - Johnson
25 - Wolfenbarger
29 - Darius
37 - Kampschroeder
73 - Adams

One player I'm still not sure about is Kiki Iriafen--new posts on her below--who is #17. There were some reasons to think UConn was scouting her but it hasn't been confirmed yet.
 
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That's another very high rating for Poffenbarger. She went from mostly unranked, save for a high ranking at Blue Star, to top-20 by everyone else.

Also the lowest I've seen DeBerry rated by any outlet at any point. Not that 10th is lowly.

Noted that Taylor Bigby, one-time UConn POI, just gave a verbal to Oregon.


The other players mentioned with UConn:

18) - McPherson
22) - Johnson
25 - Wolfenbarger
29 - Darius
37 - Kampschroeder
73 - Adams

One player I'm still not sure about is Kiki Iriafen--new posts below on her--who is #17. There were some reasons to think UConn was scouting her but it hasn't been confirmed yet.
I feel like Geno's level of interest patterns Blue Star more than other lists.
 
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I feel like Geno's level of interest patterns Blue Star more than other lists.
Well, Poffenbarger had a very good ranking there before UConn's interest in her was publicly known. Maybe Blue Star somehow knew but that might be a coincidence.
 
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Well, Poffenbarger had a very good ranking there before UConn's interest in her was publicly known. Maybe Blue Star somehow knew but that might be a coincidence.
It could also be in the organization's evaluation criteria. I'm sure they all weight attributes differently and maybe Blue Star criteria aligns more closely to the Geno criteria.
 

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That's another very high rating for Poffenbarger. She went from mostly unranked, save for a high ranking at Blue Star, to top-20 by everyone else.

Also the lowest I've seen DeBerry rated by any outlet at any point. Not that 10th is lowly.

Noted that Taylor Bigby, one-time UConn POI, just gave a verbal to Oregon.


The other players mentioned with UConn:

18) - McPherson
22) - Johnson
25 - Wolfenbarger
29 - Darius
37 - Kampschroeder
73 - Adams

One player I'm still not sure about is Kiki Iriafen--new posts on her below--who is #17. There were some reasons to think UConn was scouting her but it hasn't been confirmed yet.
Sluconn:

I just finished posting about this on McGraw's Bench with appropriate Irish prospects and wrote up both the player's ranking and their rating. What's amazing is that if you look at the top ranked prospect, Fudd, she has a 99 while the 16th and 17th ranked players come in at 96.

Yes, the rankings get headlines but I think that the ratings sometimes help explain why coaches might look at prospects "way below other ranked players," when, in fact, their ratings are pretty close. Lots of good talent in this class...and the race for the remaining 2020 prospects is winding down.
 
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