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Who will be the biggest surprise this year?

Who will be the biggest surprise this year?


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EricLA

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Of the players listed, who do you think will be the biggest surprise - not necessarily scoring the most, but who will produce in unexpected and surprising ways?
 
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For me it's between HB and MJ and I'm gonna say Heather. I think Kia is gonna push her and Heather will come up big on defense and rebounding.
 

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I think we already have heard about how well BB was playing so I'm not sure she'll be much of a surprise at this point. I thnk we're not hearing so much about Kiah and yet we really need her to step up. KML I'm just expecting to be a superstar.
 
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I think we already have heard about how well BB was playing so I'm not sure she'll be much of a surprise at this point. I thnk we're not hearing so much about Kiah and yet we really need her to step up. KML I'm just expecting to be a superstar.
I'm wondering what would be a greater surprise: Heather with 4 points and 3 rebounds per game or Kiah with 8 points and 7 rebounds per game. I would expect Kiah to outplay Heather, so does lesser stats make Heather a bigger surprise?
 

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I'm wondering what would be a greater surprise: Heather with 4 points and 3 rebounds per game or Kiah with 8 points and 7 rebounds per game. I would expect Kiah to outplay Heather, so does lesser stats make Heather a bigger surprise?
I'm not sure. i think in that case the bigger surprise might be who gets the most playing time, or who is first off the bench...
 

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I just don't think BB will be a surprise anymore. GA and staff clearly think enough of her to start her so nothing she is gonna do is going to surprise me!! I think she will be awesome.

I am hoping for MJ to break out this year!!!!
 

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I don't have a clue, so why guess?
 

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I not sure why you left Tiffany Hayes off your list.

As a Senior, all the complaints about her game will be gone. Her pull up jumper will be deadly. She will be a defensive wiz. Her 3 point shooting will jump back to the upper 30%'s. Her leadship will be off the charts.

You want your possible BE Player of the year and AA? Look no further.
 

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I not sure why you left Tiffany Hayes off your list.

As a Senior, all the complaints about her game will be gone. Her pull up jumper will be deadly. She will be a defensive wiz. Her 3 point shooting will jump back to the upper 30%'s. Her leadship will be off the charts.

You want your possible BE Player of the year and AA? Look no further.

I like the way you think. Skylar who?

BE POY: TH
BE FOY: KML
 
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I not sure why you left Tiffany Hayes off your list.

As a Senior, all the complaints about her game will be gone. Her pull up jumper will be deadly. She will be a defensive wiz. Her 3 point shooting will jump back to the upper 30%'s. Her leadship will be off the charts.

You want your possible BE Player of the year and AA? Look no further.

I know I didn't make up the list but as far as I'm concerned that wouldn't be a surprise.
 

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I am the first vote for KML. Just trying to be different. Recall 4 years ago when the new kid on the block--the one wearing #23, about whom Doug Bruno said to Geno, "Tell me the truth. She's even better than you thought. Isn't she?"--was amazing? It's deja vu.

DaddyChoc and I agree totally on this (I think). Kaleena will be even better than you thought. I think we have 4 AA candidates, and the supremely talented frosh is one of them. Jantel and Maya proved that a player can be conference POY as a frosh. Some kids are just different. Maya was the ultimate winner. Kaleena is cut from the same fabric.
 
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The choice for me was easy; I feel that Brianna Banks will be a major contributor this year. To me she is a bigger Lorin Dixson with offense.
 
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My brain sez put your money on Banks (pun intended), but my heart sez "Buck."
 
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I think Kelly will find her old shooting stroke and find nothing but the bottom of the net.
 

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I not sure why you left Tiffany Hayes off your list.

As a Senior, all the complaints about her game will be gone. Her pull up jumper will be deadly. She will be a defensive wiz. Her 3 point shooting will jump back to the upper 30%'s. Her leadship will be off the charts.

You want your possible BE Player of the year and AA? Look no further.
well i left her off the list because she was the 2nd best player on the team last year, at least from a statistical standpoint. i get that people feel she was inconsistent, but i expect her to score 16+ PPG, average 3 assists per game and grab 4-5 RPG. i'd be surprised if she were NOT an AA this year. 2nd or 3rd team for sure. so that's why she wasn't on the list...

so anyway, i didn't think her having a really good year would be a surprise, but apparently others did so i should have added her. next time....
 

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I got to thinking about this thread, inquiring who we EXPECT to SURPRISE us. Is that a contradiction or some sort of an oxymoron? After all, you can't be surprised by something you expect. DOH!
 

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I expect great from KML and BB; so I voted for KS, because if she turns it up, I'll be amazed and very happy. I was looking at her Italy production and was pleased, but then it seems that almost everyone played well.
 
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well i left her off the list because she was the 2nd best player on the team last year, at least from a statistical standpoint. i get that people feel she was inconsistent, but i expect her to score 16+ PPG, average 3 assists per game and grab 4-5 RPG. i'd be surprised if she were NOT an AA this year. 2nd or 3rd team for sure. so that's why she wasn't on the list...

so anyway, i didn't think her having a really good year would be a surprise, but apparently others did so i should have added her. next time....
Indeed, there is very little that would surprise regarding Tiffany. Maybe if she grows 4 more inches, that would surprise some folks.

Since Lauren was not in the poll ... well, that surprises me. Lauren certainly has lots of opportunites to spring a surprise. Of couse, I don't expect it. (Tip of the hat to Kib)
 

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Interesting question: Can someone expecting to be surprised be surprised. The answer must be yes so long as it is not what expected and/or arrived in a way or time other than when it was expected. So yes, we can still be surprised by BB.

I mean, really, think about it. DD surprises us all the time. Folks at the Summitt are still reeling from his graciousness. Which, BTW, DD was a wonderful post.
 
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I don't have a clue, so why guess?

I say all of the above plus the other players plus the coaches and the entire BB world will be surprised and shocked when we win the National Championship!!!!!
 
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