Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Louisville @ Connecticut

I caught the Louisville game at Connecticut last night. It is really fun to watch the Huskies play this season. They just seem to do everything right at both ends of the floor and have such a nice set of competent role players. They have an excellent control over game pace and Maya Moore is simply fantastic. She is one of those players that you just have to watch. I was tracking two Louisville senior in this game...

Candyce Bingham
WNBA Player Comparison: Allison Bales
Candace is a big player who plays well. She is not fantastic at either end of the floor but she is a solid complement to star player McCoughtry. She is an adequate rebounder at both ends and shoots a strong percentage by sticking to her strengths. She could be a backup player on a 13 player roster needing post depth.

Angel McCoughtry
WNBA Player Comparison: Deanna Nolan
She is not as graceful and lacks Tweety's shooting form, but her length, athleticism and ability to use her length to get off her shot on offense and disrupt the ball on defense is very similar. She also has a little more "flair," or ego in her game than the ever cool Tweety. I am not sure that she has the upside of Nolan, but she could excel with the right coach and system. Her main weakness in my eye is her dependance on going right. She clearly favors going right and, at least in this game, shoots a significantly higher percentage when she does go right. She hit only one shot in the game going left, and it was a layup.

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