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Awesome resume. Coach Cray let's go
05-23-2017 12:51 PM
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Great news. She'll need a couple seasons to turn it around, but I think this was about as good a hire as Wood could have made. Guess he didnt want to hear it again after the men's hire. :)
05-23-2017 12:59 PM
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Can she coach men's basketball also??? 07-coffee3
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05-23-2017 01:02 PM
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Great news, think the Lady Monarchs are in good hands.
05-23-2017 01:53 PM
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This will stop any more defections. probably see immediate recruiting results. Very, very good hire.
05-23-2017 01:59 PM
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Nikki McCray's ears are probably still ringing from all the booing I fired her way when she was at Tennessee. But if she is indeed on board at ODU, I'm suddenly a big fan of hers. She is exactly the kind of coach this program needs. She has a wonderful resume -- outstanding collegiate background, pro experience, good recruiter and experience under a winning major college coach and program. I only wish this hire had been made before all the transfers and decommittments. To Coach Barefoot's credit, she had a super recruiting year. Too bad those recruits have mostly scattered. Maybe there are some uncommitted players out there. But I think Coach Nikki will do well with the players still on the roster. They can't do any worse than the past couple of years.
05-23-2017 02:01 PM
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Hope she is a big success. Hope she gets a great welcome to Norfolk from the ODU fans. Hope she is able to return some of the PRIDE to ODUWBB. 04-cheers
05-23-2017 03:25 PM
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Wow I think Wood hit this out of the park with this hire. She has the pedigree of a winner and is from the era when ODU and Tennessee were playing each other every year. Very excited about having Nikki McCray Penson as the new women's Basketball Coach.

Welcome and Good Luck bringing back the days of Glory.
05-23-2017 05:18 PM
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For the first time in a long time I'm really optimistic about ODU WBB. Great hire!
05-23-2017 05:47 PM
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Are there any unsigned prospects out there we can still pick up for next year? Tennessee has a couple of players transferring, but they would have to sit out a year...

http://www.espn.com/womens-college-baske...ansferring
05-23-2017 06:38 PM
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Everyone ESPN deems worthy is spoken for in Virginia...

http://www.espn.com/high-school/girls-ba...7/state/va
05-23-2017 06:43 PM
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She's always been a winner, so I assume she believes she can win at a place like ODU, very happy about this hire.
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(05-23-2017 06:43 PM)ODUi Wrote:  Everyone ESPN deems worthy is spoken for in Virginia...

http://www.espn.com/high-school/girls-ba...7/state/va

The new HC didn't recruit alot in Va, need to look at states like Bama, SC, Fla, Ga. If she brings in someone it will be someone she has a relationship with.
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Right now we have 8 players on the roster. 3 are seniors. Unless we go the transfer/JUCO route, we will be really young a couple of years.

PG - Jr, Jr, So
G - Sr, RSr
F - RSr, RJr, So

If you watched the women play, you know PG isn't our most productive position (unless you count turnovers). I suspect Timmons (5'7 Jr) is the best out of the group right now. At Guard, Ashley Jackson (5'9 Sr) really improved this year, hopefully she can make another jump. Kelly Loftus (5'10 RSr) the Hofstra transfer becomes eligible too. She averaged over 10 ppg her last season in the CAA. Odegua Oigbokie (6'1 RSr) is our best option in the post right now.

Hopefully we can retain the rest of our recruits (6'5, 6'4, 6'4), and get some immediate help (grad transfer, JUCO).
05-24-2017 05:44 AM
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If you look at the article in the Pilot today, it sounds as if only two of the four players that asked for a release from their scholarship have committed (one to UNC and one to UNCW). I wonder if the other two might stay now, if the new head coach wants them to?
05-24-2017 07:17 AM
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One thing I meant to add, I really hope Jim Corrigan stays with ODU in some capacity. He is a very nice guy and has done good work for ODU for a lot of years.
05-24-2017 07:18 AM
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(05-24-2017 07:17 AM)ODU Hoops Wrote:  If you look at the article in the Pilot today, it sounds as if only two of the four players that asked for a release from their scholarship have committed (one to UNC and one to UNCW). I wonder if the other two might stay now, if the new head coach wants them to?

Do you think she will bring any players with her, it seems as if players follow coaches they like?
05-24-2017 07:38 AM
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Excellent hire.
05-24-2017 09:30 AM
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(05-24-2017 07:38 AM)BigBlueMonarch Wrote:  
(05-24-2017 07:17 AM)ODU Hoops Wrote:  If you look at the article in the Pilot today, it sounds as if only two of the four players that asked for a release from their scholarship have committed (one to UNC and one to UNCW). I wonder if the other two might stay now, if the new head coach wants them to?

Do you think she will bring any players with her, it seems as if players follow coaches they like?

I would not think so. It seems to me that players follow head coaches that leave, not assistants. Plus, they would be leaving a national championship team.
05-24-2017 09:41 AM
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(05-24-2017 09:41 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  
(05-24-2017 07:38 AM)BigBlueMonarch Wrote:  
(05-24-2017 07:17 AM)ODU Hoops Wrote:  If you look at the article in the Pilot today, it sounds as if only two of the four players that asked for a release from their scholarship have committed (one to UNC and one to UNCW). I wonder if the other two might stay now, if the new head coach wants them to?

Do you think she will bring any players with her, it seems as if players follow coaches they like?

I would not think so. It seems to me that players follow head coaches that leave, not assistants. Plus, they would be leaving a national championship team.

My thoughts as well. But you never know players form bonds with assistants as well. If a player is looking for playing time they might. There may be players on SC's bench that could start here.
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