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RE: [split] Women's Basketball Recruiting Thread 2021
(11-03-2021 04:14 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
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(11-03-2021 04:01 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  I was at the scrimmage last week against HBU and I already am thinking Edmonds might end up being a better game coach than Langley. I really liked her demeaner on the sideline.

But she certainly will have growing pains this year.

Are you allowed to disclose anything more about the scrimmage? Not score or stats or anything - more like general impressions (about system or players).

Probably not, but I think it's okay to say that we only played 7 players (we didn't play the freshman walk-on, and then our three most experienced returning players didn't play). But I really get the sense that all three (Crossthwaite, Swayze and McCurry) will be good to go in the opener next week. Crossthwaite suited up - the other two did not but were in warm-ups and didn't look to be dealing with major injuries?

We seem to be pushing an up-tempo offense and an aggressive defense too, although we were a little gassed at the end of the game.

I really don't think I should say any more. If we can stay healthy, we'll be competitive in most of our games. Pray for good health.

Not sure what McCurry's injury is, but Crosthwait had a back issue (though she did participate in a couple shooting drills when I saw a practice a couple weeks back). Swayze is still nursing an ankle injury, but she expected to be back soon.

From what I've seen and read, Edmonds preaches an extremely up tempo offense (ala Pera) vs. half court offense which we deployed more frequently with Mulkey in the mix. The issue is whether we have the rebounders and ball handlers to make such a style of play effective. The defensive drills I saw appeared to indicate a much more aggressive, in your face style of play. However, with only 9 or 10 players on the roster, and probably a 7 - 8 person rotation, that is extremely risky from a foul trouble standpoint.
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RE: [split] Women's Basketball Recruiting Thread 2021
(11-03-2021 04:34 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(11-03-2021 04:14 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(11-03-2021 04:07 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  
(11-03-2021 04:01 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  I was at the scrimmage last week against HBU and I already am thinking Edmonds might end up being a better game coach than Langley. I really liked her demeaner on the sideline.

But she certainly will have growing pains this year.

Are you allowed to disclose anything more about the scrimmage? Not score or stats or anything - more like general impressions (about system or players).

Probably not, but I think it's okay to say that we only played 7 players (we didn't play the freshman walk-on, and then our three most experienced returning players didn't play). But I really get the sense that all three (Crossthwaite, Swayze and McCurry) will be good to go in the opener next week. Crossthwaite suited up - the other two did not but were in warm-ups and didn't look to be dealing with major injuries?

We seem to be pushing an up-tempo offense and an aggressive defense too, although we were a little gassed at the end of the game.

I really don't think I should say any more. If we can stay healthy, we'll be competitive in most of our games. Pray for good health.

Not sure what McCurry's injury is, but Crosthwait had a back issue (though she did participate in a couple shooting drills when I saw a practice a couple weeks back). Swayze is still nursing an ankle injury, but she expected to be back soon.

From what I've seen and read, Edmonds preaches an extremely up tempo offense (ala Pera) vs. half court offense which we deployed more frequently with Mulkey in the mix. The issue is whether we have the rebounders and ball handlers to make such a style of play effective. The defensive drills I saw appeared to indicate a much more aggressive, in your face style of play. However, with only 9 or 10 players on the roster, and probably a 7 - 8 person rotation, that is extremely risky from a foul trouble standpoint.

Honestly, the more I hear about her preferred offensive and defensive styles, the more confused I am about why she didn't add 2-3 more senior bodies in the transfer portal. Wouldn't have jeopardized our future scholarships and would be much easier to play aggressively when you can sub more liberally.

I also agree with you, Walt. I'm really not sure who the ball handlers are for an uptempo offense. I guess it's possible that Crosthwaite has been getting reps at the 1, but apart from her, it's basically just Destiny Jackson who at least in her first two years wasn't really a true handler.
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(11-03-2021 04:46 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  
(11-03-2021 04:34 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(11-03-2021 04:14 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(11-03-2021 04:07 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  
(11-03-2021 04:01 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  I was at the scrimmage last week against HBU and I already am thinking Edmonds might end up being a better game coach than Langley. I really liked her demeaner on the sideline.

But she certainly will have growing pains this year.

Are you allowed to disclose anything more about the scrimmage? Not score or stats or anything - more like general impressions (about system or players).

Probably not, but I think it's okay to say that we only played 7 players (we didn't play the freshman walk-on, and then our three most experienced returning players didn't play). But I really get the sense that all three (Crossthwaite, Swayze and McCurry) will be good to go in the opener next week. Crossthwaite suited up - the other two did not but were in warm-ups and didn't look to be dealing with major injuries?

We seem to be pushing an up-tempo offense and an aggressive defense too, although we were a little gassed at the end of the game.

I really don't think I should say any more. If we can stay healthy, we'll be competitive in most of our games. Pray for good health.

Not sure what McCurry's injury is, but Crosthwait had a back issue (though she did participate in a couple shooting drills when I saw a practice a couple weeks back). Swayze is still nursing an ankle injury, but she expected to be back soon.

From what I've seen and read, Edmonds preaches an extremely up tempo offense (ala Pera) vs. half court offense which we deployed more frequently with Mulkey in the mix. The issue is whether we have the rebounders and ball handlers to make such a style of play effective. The defensive drills I saw appeared to indicate a much more aggressive, in your face style of play. However, with only 9 or 10 players on the roster, and probably a 7 - 8 person rotation, that is extremely risky from a foul trouble standpoint.

Honestly, the more I hear about her preferred offensive and defensive styles, the more confused I am about why she didn't add 2-3 more senior bodies in the transfer portal. Wouldn't have jeopardized our future scholarships and would be much easier to play aggressively when you can sub more liberally.

I also agree with you, Walt. I'm really not sure who the ball handlers are for an uptempo offense. I guess it's possible that Crosthwaite has been getting reps at the 1, but apart from her, it's basically just Destiny Jackson who at least in her first two years wasn't really a true handler.

I think our Freshman duo of Fisher and Gooden are our best ball handlers. Also, as I said in a post after that Assist Club practice, I thought Austin was the best player on the court. She's improved a ton.
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Just saw this tweet from WBB - seems Dominique Ennis from Kings Christian collegiate (Canada) has committed even though she hasn't announced it on her media. Appears she may be the sister of Dylan Ennis (also from Canada and has a sister named Dominique who plays BB).

https://twitter.com/RiceWBB/status/1458560127536074752
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(11-10-2021 05:53 PM)NYNightOwl Wrote:  Just saw this tweet from WBB - seems Dominique Ennis from Kings Christian collegiate (Canada) has committed even though she hasn't announced it on her media. Appears she may be the sister of Dylan Ennis (also from Canada and has a sister named Dominique who plays BB).

https://twitter.com/RiceWBB/status/1458560127536074752

Great pick-up. Always loved Dylan Ennis, even if Rice was only his first stop (later Villanova and Oregon). Tyler Ennis played a bit for the Rockets. I see there is another sister named Makayla who played her first two years at Virginia Tech, but has since transferred (to Hofstra?).

Anyway, looking at her video, she looks to have a great looking shot.

I've heard they love their recruiting class (which may be announced later today?).
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(11-02-2021 05:01 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  So is that 4 commits for the current senior class (Class of 2022) and two junior commits (Class of 2023). It's tough to keep track to be honest.

But I believe it's Shelby Hayes, 6-2, P (Cedar Park)
Kennedy Clifton, 5-11 F/G (Alexandria, VA - Bishop Ireton)
Hailey Adams, 6-0 G (San Antonio Clark)
Jazzy Owens-Barnett, 5-7 G (Plano Liberty)

Signing day is a week from tomorrow (November 10)

So those four plus Dominique Ennis (5-7 G, Brampton, Ontario - King's Christian)

If we keep all 10 current scholarship players, that's a full 15 on scholarship for 2022-23.

https://riceowls.com/news/2021/11/10/wom...class.aspx

One service rates the class #1 in CUSA and 32nd nationally
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(11-10-2021 06:21 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(11-02-2021 05:01 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  So is that 4 commits for the current senior class (Class of 2022) and two junior commits (Class of 2023). It's tough to keep track to be honest.

But I believe it's Shelby Hayes, 6-2, P (Cedar Park)
Kennedy Clifton, 5-11 F/G (Alexandria, VA - Bishop Ireton)
Hailey Adams, 6-0 G (San Antonio Clark)
Jazzy Owens-Barnett, 5-7 G (Plano Liberty)

Signing day is a week from tomorrow (November 10)

So those four plus Dominique Ennis (5-7 G, Brampton, Ontario - King's Christian)

If we keep all 10 current scholarship players, that's a full 15 on scholarship for 2022-23.

https://riceowls.com/news/2021/11/10/wom...class.aspx

One service rates the class #1 in CUSA and 32nd nationally

Where does it rank in AAC?
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(11-10-2021 07:18 PM)WestGrayStreetOwl Wrote:  
(11-10-2021 06:21 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(11-02-2021 05:01 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  So is that 4 commits for the current senior class (Class of 2022) and two junior commits (Class of 2023). It's tough to keep track to be honest.

But I believe it's Shelby Hayes, 6-2, P (Cedar Park)
Kennedy Clifton, 5-11 F/G (Alexandria, VA - Bishop Ireton)
Hailey Adams, 6-0 G (San Antonio Clark)
Jazzy Owens-Barnett, 5-7 G (Plano Liberty)

Signing day is a week from tomorrow (November 10)

So those four plus Dominique Ennis (5-7 G, Brampton, Ontario - King's Christian)

If we keep all 10 current scholarship players, that's a full 15 on scholarship for 2022-23.

https://riceowls.com/news/2021/11/10/wom...class.aspx

One service rates the class #1 in CUSA and 32nd nationally

Where does it rank in AAC?
Which version of the AAC?
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Langley was able to recruit a top 10 class with 3 top 100 players.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.seattle...s/%3famp=1
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Well, Edmonds got the #1 class in CUSA and #32 in the country. Great job by the coaching staff. I only wish they had focused just a wee bit on this year's transfer pool while going after the next two incoming classes...

https://riceowls.com/news/2021/11/10/wom...Ih03d1gHZ8
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As sort of an unofficial Rice athletics historian, I'm trying to remember if Rice has ever both a male and female family member both play basketball. I really don't recall that ever happening. Back in the 1990's, we had an amazing brother-sister combination of Emmett Waldron and Sammy Waldron, but that was football and volleyball.

Obviously, we've had tons of siblings all attend Rice on athletic scholarships, but usually from the same sex (such as the current Forbes sisters all in track and field/cross country).

The only other brother-sister combination I can recall was Omar Mance in basketball (now the head coach at Trevecca Nazarene) transferring to Rice from LSU, and then later his younger sister was a student at Rice (but not an athlete). I'm probably missing somebody?
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(11-10-2021 08:13 PM)dragon2owl Wrote:  Langley was able to recruit a top 10 class with 3 top 100 players.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.seattle...s/%3famp=1

Highlighted by "a trio of Top-100-rated guards from California" who are, respectively, 5-10, 5-10 & 5-11!!

https://gohuskies.com/news/2021/11/10/hu...class.aspx
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I wonder if any of these recruits we're Langley recruits before she left?
(11-10-2021 06:21 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(11-02-2021 05:01 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  So is that 4 commits for the current senior class (Class of 2022) and two junior commits (Class of 2023). It's tough to keep track to be honest.

But I believe it's Shelby Hayes, 6-2, P (Cedar Park)
Kennedy Clifton, 5-11 F/G (Alexandria, VA - Bishop Ireton)
Hailey Adams, 6-0 G (San Antonio Clark)
Jazzy Owens-Barnett, 5-7 G (Plano Liberty)

Signing day is a week from tomorrow (November 10)

So those four plus Dominique Ennis (5-7 G, Brampton, Ontario - King's Christian)

If we keep all 10 current scholarship players, that's a full 15 on scholarship for 2022-23.

https://riceowls.com/news/2021/11/10/wom...class.aspx

One service rates the class #1 in CUSA and 32nd nationally
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Probably the Texans but what difference does it make?
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(11-11-2021 11:23 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Probably the Texans but what difference does it make?

She was not able to land non-transfer recruits that highly rated while at Rice. No doubt her now-proven track record, and P5 affiliation helped her over the hurdle
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And Katie Faulkner, who is a recruiting whiz.
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