- Aug 26, 2011
As I mentioned in my post if she wants to play underneath and pop out for an occasionaly jumper fine she would be a great addition. However if she wants to be a perimiter player and needs to be developed into one with 2 years eligibility I dont see it. I see this incoming class along with all our current roster which is pretty much around for 2 more + years as terrific. To take minutes away from them might not be a good idea but I wll leave it up to Geno who knows alot more then me.@Tonyc I'll sum up my disagreement in two words-Sedona Prince. A few shorts months ago UCONN evaluated Sedona Prince and thought she would be a good fit. Prince is a very similar player to Austin. At USA basketball Prince spent way too much time on the perimeter and was going to need UCONN coaching attention to diversify her game and make her into a post contributor. Since Prince's waiver was denied she will be WNBA eligible at the same time as Austin. The investment and potential payoff is the same for Austin as it was for Prince. The only wrong move here is to not do the evaluation.
Lastly I think some (you included) are overstating . E.g." To bring in Austin and her not willing to play underneath...." I have not read where Austin is " unwilling" to play down there. My interpretation is that she does not want to play down there "all the time". UCONN doesn't need her to play down there all the time.