Sunday, January 17, 2010

NCAA Senior Watch: Week 7

Taylor LillyOregon#2 last week
Jordann PlummerDrake#3 last week
Cortnay PilypaitisVermont#1 last week
Ashley HoutsGeorgia#4 last week
Quenese DavisSan Diego StateNR last week

Kalana GreeneConnecticut#1 last week
Ashley BarlowNotre Dame#2 last week
Alison LaceyIowa State#4 last week
Brittainey RavenTexas#5 last week
May KotsopoulosVermont#3 last week

Alysha ClarkMiddle Tennessee#1 last week
Shanara HollinquestChattanooga#3 last week
Danielle McCrayKansas#2 last week
Amanda ThompsonOklahoma#5 last week
Lacey SimpsonIllinoisNR last week

Kelsey GriffinNebraska#1 last week
Jenna SmithIllinois#2 last week
Siarre EvansEast Tennessee StateNR last week
Gabriela MargineaDrexel#4 last week
Jacinta MonroeFlorida State#5 last week

Tina CharlesConnecticut#2 last week
Jayne AppelStanford#1 last week
Keke CarrierAuburn#3 last week
Alyssa DeHaanMichigan State#4 last week
Angel RobinsonGeorgia#5 last week


Q McCall said...

Watching Allison Hightower (LSU) now..and she's a very, very skilled scorer.

But what really caught my attention is when the commentator said she has 8 rebounds about halfway through the second half.

Although she is not averaging that many on the season, I'm wondering how important guard rebounding is for the college to WNBA transition. Hollinger has written that strong rebounding guards tend to do well in the NBA...

Patrick said...

She has not been a great rebounder this season...she is not even top 10 at the guard spot. I think rebounding is a bigger indicator in the women's game than is generally considered for guards. That is why I use it for all of my positional ratings. I just make it more important for the posts. Hightower is a great scorer and well rounded which are her statistical strengths.

Q McCall said...

I was much more impressed with Ole Miss' G Bianca Thomas yesterday -- lower fg% on the season, but solid rebounding average.

Where might she rank? It does appear she turns the ball over a lot, which is not good because she's rarely handling it outside of scoring opportunities.

Patrick said...

I am not tracking anyone from Ole Miss this season. They have six seniors on the roster, but none struck me as being draft picks.

JCGlobal said...

What do you think about Alysha Clark?

JCGlobal said...

I heard someone say that she is the best player you've never heard of

Patrick said...

I have not had a chance to see her play yet. Statistically she is VERY impressive and is clearly one of the great NCCA seniors this year. The main knock on Clark is that she is playing Power Forward for Middle TN and is not a very strong shooter, scoring most of points under the basket. At 5'10" she simply won't be able to play the post as a pro in the WNBA. She will need to develop range on her shot. Without being a strong shooter, it may be hard for her to do well overseas, either. She will get drafted and have a chance to prove herself in camp.