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https://fhctoday.com/25976/sweat/joining...et-family/

Looks like another verbal commit, Yaniah Curry. That makes five by my count: Curry, Mali Morgan-Elliott, Sophia Wiard, Quinesha Lockett, and Soleil Barnes. We'll see which of these actually signs during the early period, which runs November 14-21. Wiard looks like the only one to get serious accolades in high school, so I'm not sure this list will quiet the skeptics.

A couple observations about our recruiting. Under Coach K, the men's team has had a number of players who have started from day one: Marreon Jackson, Juice Brown, Boothe, Sanford, Navigato. On the other hand, in all of Cullop's years I think that Naama is the only one who started from the beginning. Dortch and Bravo-Harriot got starting positions mid-way through their freshman seasons. Standouts such as Inma, Yolanda Richardson, McIntyre, and Boyd did not start at all their freshman years. Yolanda and Kayla didn't start until they were juniors. My point is that it takes longer to evaluate Cullop's recruiting classes.

On another note, our foreign recruiting seems to have dried up completely. Tyra is foreign, but we got her as a transfer out of UIC. It looks like this will be the third straight class without a foreign recruit. Where would this program have been without Naama, Inma, Janice Monakana, and Jay-Ann? If we're not going to get the overseas players, we better start getting more top-notch U.S. recruits.
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RE: WBB Recruiting
(11-04-2018 04:04 PM)Dwight Wrote:  https://fhctoday.com/25976/sweat/joining...et-family/

Looks like another verbal commit, Yaniah Curry. That makes five by my count: Curry, Mali Morgan-Elliott, Sophia Wiard, Quinesha Lockett, and Soleil Barnes. We'll see which of these actually signs during the early period, which runs November 14-21. Wiard looks like the only one to get serious accolades in high school, so I'm not sure this list will quiet the skeptics.

A couple observations about our recruiting. Under Coach K, the men's team has had a number of players who have started from day one: Marreon Jackson, Juice Brown, Boothe, Sanford, Navigato. On the other hand, in all of Cullop's years I think that Naama is the only one who started from the beginning. Dortch and Bravo-Harriot got starting positions mid-way through their freshman seasons. Standouts such as Inma, Yolanda Richardson, McIntyre, and Boyd did not start at all their freshman years. Yolanda and Kayla didn't start until they were juniors. My point is that it takes longer to evaluate Cullop's recruiting classes.

On another note, our foreign recruiting seems to have dried up completely. Tyra is foreign, but we got her as a transfer out of UIC. It looks like this will be the third straight class without a foreign recruit. Where would this program have been without Naama, Inma, Janice Monakana, and Jay-Ann? If we're not going to get the overseas players, we better start getting more top-notch U.S. recruits.

We hired a new assistant who played overseas to recruit foreign players. We'll see how that works out.
11-04-2018 07:02 PM
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Saw another offer on twitter, 2020 6'4" Caily Bolser from Denver, IN.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/7571241/Caily-Bolser

Only other offer I can see from quickly looking at her twitter is from WKU.
11-05-2018 05:59 PM
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(11-04-2018 04:04 PM)Dwight Wrote:  https://fhctoday.com/25976/sweat/joining...et-family/

Looks like another verbal commit, Yaniah Curry. That makes five by my count: Curry, Mali Morgan-Elliott, Sophia Wiard, Quinesha Lockett, and Soleil Barnes. We'll see which of these actually signs during the early period, which runs November 14-21. Wiard looks like the only one to get serious accolades in high school, so I'm not sure this list will quiet the skeptics.

A couple observations about our recruiting. Under Coach K, the men's team has had a number of players who have started from day one: Marreon Jackson, Juice Brown, Boothe, Sanford, Navigato. On the other hand, in all of Cullop's years I think that Naama is the only one who started from the beginning. Dortch and Bravo-Harriot got starting positions mid-way through their freshman seasons. Standouts such as Inma, Yolanda Richardson, McIntyre, and Boyd did not start at all their freshman years. Yolanda and Kayla didn't start until they were juniors. My point is that it takes longer to evaluate Cullop's recruiting classes.

On another note, our foreign recruiting seems to have dried up completely. Tyra is foreign, but we got her as a transfer out of UIC. It looks like this will be the third straight class without a foreign recruit. Where would this program have been without Naama, Inma, Janice Monakana, and Jay-Ann? If we're not going to get the overseas players, we better start getting more top-notch U.S. recruits.

Some good observations, and a good point about women taking longer to develop than the men. I think that overall WBball still trails way, way behind the men's game in terms of the number of available players ready to play immediately in college. Last season was a down year for UT in terms of freshman PT, with only 1 combined start and about 5% of the minutes. But over Cullop's days at UT, in an average year, Freshmen have gotten about 8% of the available starts, and about 15% of the available minutes. Santucci started all but 1 game her freshman year. Inma had 8 starts and Lucrecia Smith 7 as freshmen.

To see how that compares, I checked stats back to 98-99 for Ehlen and his stats were similar. Freshmen on average started about 11% of the games, and got about 17% of the minutes. Great Rockets like Kelly Walker, Karin Hoogendam and Courtney Risinger combined for no starts as Freshmen. Tia Davis started 2 games.

I was curious, so I checked the MAC as a whole for last season. Overall the stats for freshmen playing time are similar. Freshmen got about 7% of the starts, and played about 15% of the minutes. Only 4 teams had freshmen make more than 10% of the starts.

Now, I agree that Cullop is not the world's greatest recruiter. She seems to try to find players that fit her style of play and are willing to focus on playing D from day 1, more so than those with the most talent. Playing D is not on the mind of most star players coming out of HS.
11-05-2018 06:21 PM
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Oh one other thing I forgot to include. I've seen some video of Wiard, including some of her training videos where she make drives jumping over artificial barriers and things like that. I know I am the farthest thing from an expert in judging young talent, but she looks to me like she could be the real deal for UT.

Also, if you've haven't seen the video from last year of her telling Cullop she is committing to UT, Cullop looks like the happiest person on Earth.

11-05-2018 06:32 PM
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From twitter, looks like Yani Curry, Sophia Wiard and Soleil Barnes signed with the Rockets today.
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11-14-2018 08:35 PM
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Looks like all 5 previously reported have signed. 4 guards and 1 forward. Gonna get even thinner up front with McIntyre and St-Fort both graduating.


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(11-14-2018 10:15 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Looks like all 5 previously reported have signed. 4 guards and 1 forward. Gonna get even thinner up front with McIntyre and St-Fort both graduating.



We don't need a big? I think we'll have 11 guards next season.
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11-15-2018 05:07 AM
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Story from the UT site about the recruits. Welcome to them -

https://utrockets.com/news/2018/11/14/wo...eriod.aspx
11-15-2018 01:38 PM
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(11-05-2018 05:59 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Saw another offer on twitter, 2020 6'4" Caily Bolser from Denver, IN.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/7571241/Caily-Bolser

Only other offer I can see from quickly looking at her twitter is from WKU.

Caily Bolser verballed to UT today on her twitter. WKU still the only offer I can find. Looks to be a legit 6'3 - 6'4 standing next to Cullop in the photo in the tweet. Can't find very much else about her tho. Good to see a big for a change.


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Nice story on Rocket commit Sophia Wiard. Looks like the Rockets got a good one. And, maybe she can fill in at LB if the football team needs a little help.

https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2...wiard.html
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(12-08-2018 09:21 AM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Nice story on Rocket commit Sophia Wiard. Looks like the Rockets got a good one. And, maybe she can fill in at LB if the football team needs a little help.

https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2...wiard.html

Agree. I think she's going to be a good one.
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(12-08-2018 09:46 AM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  
(12-08-2018 09:21 AM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Nice story on Rocket commit Sophia Wiard. Looks like the Rockets got a good one. And, maybe she can fill in at LB if the football team needs a little help.

https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2...wiard.html

Agree. I think she's going to be a good one.

I think she will start next year from game one.
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Saw another offer today on twitter. 2020 6'1 Nan Garcia from Jeffersonville, IN. Has a ton of offers already from what I can see, including Ball State, Cinci, Xavier. Nice story about her here:

https://www.newsandtribune.com/sports/gi...7dc15.html
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Here is a recent article about Rocket signee Quinesha Lockett and her team.

https://www.omaha.com/neprepzone/basketb...e81fe.html
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(12-06-2018 06:49 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  
(11-05-2018 05:59 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Saw another offer on twitter, 2020 6'4" Caily Bolser from Denver, IN.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/7571241/Caily-Bolser

Only other offer I can see from quickly looking at her twitter is from WKU.

Caily Bolser verballed to UT today on her twitter. WKU still the only offer I can find. Looks to be a legit 6'3 - 6'4 standing next to Cullop in the photo in the tweet. Can't find very much else about her tho. Good to see a big for a change.



This from Blue Star’s “Under the Radar” list:

Caily Bolser – 2020 – 6-4 – Post – Indiana’s Best – Legitimate size and frame…Runs the floor well…Lefty…Mechanical to a degree but demonstrates that she has been coached…Decent form from the perimeter but need to be more a factor down low firs
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Here's a recent article on Bolser. Looks like she switched high schools. Now playing for Mississinewa, still in Indiana. And they're saying she's 6'5".

https://www.chronicle-tribune.com/common...league-win
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Rocket signee Sophia Wiard set the Oakridge HS career scoring record last night. Her 30 points (to go along with 10 assists, 8 rebounds and 4 steals) gives her 1595 for her career.

https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2...-done.html
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