- May 22, 2014
The fact that Betts is 2022 is really scary. She is going to be a beast. Like Verhulst a lot too. Mom played at Duke, perhaps @triaddukefan is familiar.Mike Flynn's early take:
These trials are about filling the pipeline after Fudd. And, on first look at the list of participants this might be the best and most deep big forward-post group in the history of the U16s. There are 32 players from 6-foot 2-inches up to 6-7 and they are some of the best across the USA.
Right now I have a list of 27-35 players making it to the next-to-final workout. Because of the depth at the forward, post and even some of the other positions it would be fair to say that this year’s 2nd team selection would also dominate in FIBA international play.
Unlike average years where the top players are easy to distinguish at each position there’s really only three who should make the team based on play so far: 6-7 post Lauren Betts (2022, CO), Olivia Miles (2021, NJ) and Payton Verhulst (2021, KS) as their skill sets and maturity of play pushes them to Sunday afternoon.
Colorado Springs, CO – The next generation of USA Basketball talent was on show yesterday and today as 152 participants congregated for the next cycle of talent selection for the USA U16 Women’s National Team that will participate in the FIBA Americas tournament June 16 to June 22 in wintery...www.bluestarmedia.org
Ok... thats a few years before i started following Duke WCBB religiously.Robin Baker