UConn dismantles Texas A&M: More than just the numbers in a box score | The Boneyard

UConn dismantles Texas A&M: More than just the numbers in a box score

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
1,306
Reaction Score
957
The difference though, according to A&M coach Blair was the Huskies fifth leading scorer in this game, center Stefanie Dolson, and it was not what necessarily appeared in the box score. The 11 points and nine rebounds were important, but it was much more.

“I really think the difference in this game was Dolson,” Blair said post-game, “she is so improved, she is so long.”

http://www.hoopfeed.com/content/201...am-more-than-just-the-numbers-in-a-box-score/
 

EricLA

Cronus
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
14,021
Reaction Score
32,530
taht's great to read about Stef. she hasn't really lit it up with scoring, but watching her play, she does a lot more, much like Faris, that does not show up in box scores. i can't tell you how many times i've heard Meghan or Kara say that Stef should have gotten an assist for the great screen, or something else she did.
 

doggydaddy

Grampysorus Rex
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
6,009
Reaction Score
4,489
taht's great to read about Stef. she hasn't really lit it up with scoring, but watching her play, she does a lot more, much like Faris, that does not show up in box scores. i can't tell you how many times i've heard Meghan or Kara say that Stef should have gotten an assist for the great screen, or something else she did.
Dolson > Bone
 

vtcwbuff

Civil War Buff
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Messages
4,106
Reaction Score
4,670
Several times during the game I remarked that a score by a UConn guard was the direct result of great positioning by Dolson.
 

EricLA

Cronus
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
14,021
Reaction Score
32,530
Dolson > Bone
totally agree with you on that one. i'd never seen bone play before. i figured being a year older with 2 years net experience would have made them about even. not so much... i do think Bone will be good, but i'm much happier we have Stef, if i had to choose between the two!!
 
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
3,157
Reaction Score
1,680
.
"Jim Valvano's infamous speech from the ESPY's ... ??????"

Somebody needs a dictionary this Christmas.
.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
1,306
Reaction Score
957
.
"Jim Valvano's infamous speech from the ESPY's ... ??????"

Somebody needs a dictionary this Christmas.
.

Nah, somebody just needs to stop writing at 1:00 am, and leave it for the next day! :confused:
 

Icebear

Andlig Ledare
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,788
Reaction Score
9,889
Several times during the game I remarked that a score by a UConn guard was the direct result of great positioning by Dolson.
That happens all the time.
 

DaddyChoc

Choc Full of UConn
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
12,359
Reaction Score
9,232
totally agree with you on that one. i'd never seen bone play before. i figured being a year older with 2 years net experience would have made them about even. not so much... i do think Bone will be good, but i'm much happier we have Stef, if i had to choose between the two!!
thats not fair...no one expected Dolson to progress as she has and who's to say what would have become of Bone if she was in a UConn jersey.

in highsight... but coming out of HS choosing between the 2 I sure you would have preferred Bone. (just based on how closely you follow the ranking services)

2 yrs net experience? (insert Heather) just because you been on any time longer doesnt mean you're going to get better. Of course we wish they all would but it does work like that. (MJ, Lauren E.)
 

Ozzie Nelson

RIP, Ozzie
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
2,249
Reaction Score
2,308
thats not fair...no one expected Dolson to progress as she has and who's to say what would have become of Bone if she was in a UConn jersey.

in highsight... but coming out of HS choosing between the 2 I sure you would have preferred Bone. (just based on how closely you follow the ranking services)

2 yrs net experience? (insert Heather) just because you been on any time longer doesnt mean you're going to get better. Of course we wish they all would but it does work like that. (MJ, Lauren E.)

The Boneyard was very high on KB...she was discussed(comparatively as a recruit) much more than SD. That is how I recall the two.
 

Icebear

Andlig Ledare
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,788
Reaction Score
9,889
The Boneyard was very high on KB...she was discussed(comparatively as a recruit) much more than SD. That is how I recall the two.
That is accurate. But I had seen Stef in high school and was very happy to have her but really wanted both.
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2011
Messages
62
Reaction Score
89
Stef also did a fine job leading the assembly with the Pledge of Allegiance ...
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
151
Reaction Score
56
At the time I would have chosen Bone in a heartbeat over Steph. Fortunately that didn’t happen. She’s such a hardworking and joyous individual… that’s priceless for a team.
 

alexrgct

RIP, Alex
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
10,096
Reaction Score
7,842
Bone has focus issues and has some growing up to do. Her raw athletic attributes were greater than Stef's coming out of high school, but she hasn't shown a ton of maturity or leadership or, from what I can tell, a desire to be great. The light could come on for her, possibly even sooner than later, but yes, Stef has been a godsend for UConn to this point.
 

EricLA

Cronus
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
14,021
Reaction Score
32,530
thats not fair...no one expected Dolson to progress as she has and who's to say what would have become of Bone if she was in a UConn jersey.

in highsight... but coming out of HS choosing between the 2 I sure you would have preferred Bone. (just based on how closely you follow the ranking services)

2 yrs net experience? (insert Heather) just because you been on any time longer doesnt mean you're going to get better. Of course we wish they all would but it does work like that. (MJ, Lauren E.)
i didn't say "two years ago i would have preferred Stef". i said i'm much happier we have Stef. if it wasn't clear, i meant that even as a year younger, i think Stef is better (right now - as a 2nd year player vs. Bone as a 3rd year player) and i'm glad we got her.

but yeah, 2 years ago #2/3 ranked Bone vs. Stef who was ranked anywhere from 12 to 40, i'd have preferred Bone based on the high school ratings... but as Alex pointed out, Bone may have the edge in raw athleticism, but she seemed to lack focus and maturity, and her fitness was no better than Stef's, in spite of being in college for 1 more year. She certainly (Bone) had some very nice moments in the game, but the lack of consistent effort and intensity hurt her team.

no slight against Bone - i think she will be a good one for Blair. it will be interesting to see how she and Gilbert do when they go up against Griner...
 

AboutWeston

Artiste Extraordinaire
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
371
Reaction Score
95
You are right, Bone was long gone by the time Stef committed. Two years earlier in commitment time.

I sort of remember that Stef was the last tall, big center "left" after others had committed elsewhere.

Goes to show that intensity and drive go a long way to making success! Also, a sense of humor and positive outlook! Plus dance moves!!!:)
 
Joined
Aug 29, 2011
Messages
675
Reaction Score
114
The difference though, according to A&M coach Blair was the Huskies fifth leading scorer in this game, center Stefanie Dolson, and it was not what necessarily appeared in the box score. The 11 points and nine rebounds were important, but it was much more. “I really think the difference in this game was Dolson,” Blair said post-game, “she is so improved, she is so long."
.
I'm sure he meant this as a compliment for Dolson. However, I suspect it was also meant as a motivator for his center, Bone.
.
 
Joined
Aug 29, 2011
Messages
675
Reaction Score
114
thats not fair...no one expected Dolson to progress as she has Totally UNFAIR statement! Geno, CD, and Marissa certainly expected her progress. and who's to say what would have become of Bone if she was in a UConn jersey. Obviously she was not to improve even at UCONN. Geno talked to both Bone and her mother and could see what their collective attitude would lead to. Nothing good.

in highsight... but coming out of HS choosing between the 2 I sure you would have preferred Bone. (just based on how closely you follow the ranking services) I preferred Bone until I heard about her and her mothers attitude. When Geno focus on Dolson, I was sold on Dolson. In Geno I trust!

2 yrs net experience? (insert Heather) just because you been on any time longer doesnt mean you're going to get better. Of course we wish they all would but it does work like that. (MJ, Lauren E.)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Online statistics

Members online
499
Guests online
1,488
Total visitors
1,987

Forum statistics

Threads
165,354
Messages
4,012,555
Members
8,803
Latest member
BigRigTig


Top Bottom