- Oct 17, 2011
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I think this kid has the potential to be great. She's got a lot to learn, and greatness will obviously not emerge overnight. Her rebounding and her shot-blocking ability combine to offer her team a real contribution immediately, while the rest of her game develops. But I have to say that I'm surprised that the coaching staff, and especially CD, who has primary responsibility for the post players, has not moved aggressively to alter one part of her game. Simply put, Olivia fails to utilize her natural height advantage when shooting in the paint. Most of her shots are launched from chest level, or shoulder level at best. Accordingly, and somewhat shockingly, she is fairly vulnerable to having her own shots down low blocked. It's a mystery to me that she is apparently not being drilled in going to the rim with the ball held well-above head level where it would become virtually impossible for most defenders to contest. Just wondered if others here have noticed this.