Completely forgot about Jordan Adams at USC.
Wasn't she highly ranked coming out of high school? Has she been injury plagued?
And Kanesha Horn. I am thinking both of those were ranked pretty high coming into college. Not sure though.
Both Adams and Horn have recovered from knee injuries since HS. Both had Red Shirt years in college. Horn looks so much smoother this year, on the court than last year, her first in from Alabama. Adams was playing good as a pg, so far this year, but her shot has not been there.
Both players, IMO, do not like the coach(nor do I).
After seeing last nights game, where USC had 9 days to get rest up and work on a game plan to defeat their crosstown rival, I couldnt believe that USC came out and basically did nothing. USC shot poorly in both halves, 31.4% followed by 34.4% in the 2nd half. They did nothing to pressure a UCLA team, who played two days earlier against Notre Dame, and who utilizes two freshmen as the pg's for the team, Canada and Caldwell. This was a perfect time to force UCLA into mistakes, like USC did in last years Pac12 championship game against Oregon State.
How many teams can hold their opponent to 8 for 29 shooting(27.6%) shooting in the second half and still lose? A team that has a coach that screams and yells and holds grudges against players, and can't, or won't, adjust when things arent going well.
I gave Coach Cooper-Dyke the benefit of the doubt last year, despite her track record at much lower level D1 schools.
IMO since the events of this past summer, USC would have done much better had they hired the Princeton coach, than CCD.