Would Becky Hammon have been...

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..a Husky? Being from SD, I got to know Becky's dad Marty over the years. I never knew until recently that he is from Connecticut. He was a coach and got a coaching job in South Dakota where he raised his family. Becky played at Rapid City Stevens and with a lack of AAU programs, still got recruited to Colorado State. I can't help but wonder how it would've turned out if Marty stayed in CT and Becky played in Connecticut where her father had his roots. Something tells me she would've caught Geno or CD's eye...as we all know, Becky went on to be an all-time great in the WNBA.
 

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..a Husky? Being from SD, I got to know Becky's dad Marty over the years. I never knew until recently that he is from Connecticut. He was a coach and got a coaching job in South Dakota where he raised his family. Becky played at Rapid City Stevens and with a lack of AAU programs, still got recruited to Colorado State. I can't help but wonder how it would've turned out if Marty stayed in CT and Becky played in Connecticut where her father had his roots. Something tells me she would've caught Geno or CD's eye...as we all know, Becky went on to be an all-time great in the WNBA.
That would have been around 1994-95 and UCONN was very much NE focused in recruiting. A quick glance of the roster, Sales and Rizzotti were in state while Lobo and Wolters were from near by Mass. Kim Better and Jamelle Elliot were from the DMV area.
 

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I have been to Rapid City, the City of Presidents. It is not too far from Mount Rushmore. They have life-size bronze statues of the Presidents at various streets, street corners, etc.

Maybe Becky would have ended up on UConn`s Mount Rushmore.
 

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My interest in Becky is more in the present and future rather than the past.

Understanding her success in the NBA, I would still hope to see her return to the woman's game as the coach of a major university program or secondarily in the WNBA.
 

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