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  • jackdaniel
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    No mention of Theuninck? Does she see the floor much? I see her as a bigger version of Emily Clemens of W. ILL.I'm sure at some point in her playing career the PG torch will be passed along to her.

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  • sdsu_drake
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    This is a pretty strong freshman class with a 3000 point scorer, and two gatorade player of the year winners. We should get some much needed depth at the very least.

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  • Southeast
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    Originally posted by OldHare View Post
    We should remember Stevens shooting some 3's in the past. She was able to navigate the perimeter fairly well prior to the injury.
    I recall AJ saying that she was one of the team's best 3-point shooters towards the end of her freshman year. Starter or not, she should be a great utility player that can play several positions well. She looked very enthusiastic on the bench all year and hopefully has kept up during her two seasons out.

    Theuninck will proably push Alexander for backup PG minutes at some point next season if her ball handling and defense are adequate. She scored over 3,000 points and made 336 3-pointers in her career (28 PPG this season). It's going to be hard to keep that kind of offense on the bench.

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  • bigticket1
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    AJ hasn't been afraid to start freshmen if merited - I believe both Miller and Guebert started from day 1, and Young was 6th person of the year as a freshman.

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  • BTownJack
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    I expect Selland to start right away next year. Not sure who she'll replace in the lists above but that is my guess.

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  • OldHare
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    Originally posted by MontanaRabbit View Post
    I don't see a lot of scoring punch in this second five unless one of the Syd's or Lexi take a huge jump forward. Mieras has hardly played (mainly because of injuries) since she been here so I'm not optimistic she will ever really be a contributor. Selland is the big unknown but expecting huge contributions from a true freshman is usually risky.
    Usually, there is a freshman to contribute. This year was a bigger gap than most. Guebert, Miller, or Young had quality minutes from the beginning in recent years. Tracy was the only freshman to get many minutes this year and she was not an offensive contributor like the others. Ober only scored 4+ points as a freshman in 14.7 minutes. The Jackrabbits will find plenty of points somewhere. Defense will be every player's responsibility.

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  • MontanaRabbit
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    Originally posted by sdsu_drake View Post
    I think our bench will be much better next year and we can go back to having line changes like in the past with out a huge drop. Our second string would probably start in many other teams.
    G-Lexi
    G- Tracy
    F- Palmer
    F- Selland
    C- Mieras
    That second string still will be really competitive with all the tallented freshman and others competing for time. I will be intrested to see if Bultsma will have a strong off season to jump Flatta and possibly Mieras for second string center. I think the game was a little fast for her this year but with her hieght could come around like a Lingle perhaps
    I don't see a lot of scoring punch in this second five unless one of the Syd's or Lexi take a huge jump forward. Mieras has hardly played (mainly because of injuries) since she been here so I'm not optimistic she will ever really be a contributor. Selland is the big unknown but expecting huge contributions from a true freshman is usually risky.

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  • bigticket1
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    I see Selland as the ideal 3 in AJ's sysem. Don't know that she starts out of the gate, but could very well do that as the season goes on.

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  • SteelSD
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    Originally posted by bigticket1 View Post
    I would be surprised if all three of Thompson, Larson and Stevens start. I see all of them as playing the 4/5 spots, and they should make a good three player rotation for those two spots. I don't know that any of them are mobile enough to play the 3 - I don't think Stevens played anything but the 4 when she was here before. I've never seen Larson play, but she may be the one of this group that could play some on the perimeter.
    I personally like the idea of Stevens being a rotation player at the 4 spot, but currently we don't have a player to put in the "3" spot who is good enough to start. Who would you recommend in that spot over Chynna? I see a 4-5 person rotation between the 3-4 (if we need to put a number on it) with Syd Tracy (who is probably the most "3" like of our players) and Selland rotating in. I wouldn't mind seeing Syd Tracy get time at the 3, but she needs to make serious strides offensively before she even sniffs the starting line-up. I haven't seen Irwin play, but from what I hear she is rail thin and will probably need some bulking up before she is ready to be playing in that role, but maybe someone else has more insight on her.

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  • OldHare
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    Originally posted by jacks1 View Post
    During Stevens previous stint here she could guard the 2-5 spots. If healthy, she'll be our most versatile player next year.
    We should remember Stevens shooting some 3's in the past. She was able to navigate the perimeter fairly well prior to the injury. She has a chance of following Young as the starting 3. I would be surprised if Ellie Thompson is moved out of the 4 spot as a starter, but at this point anything is possible. She may not even need to be a backup at the 5 next year if more players come forward. Ellie started all the games, played 26+ mpg, grabbed 7 boards/game, and scored 13.5 points/game and she stayed healthy all year. Stevens may start, but I would be more surprised if Thompson is moved.

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  • bigticket1
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    I guess I don't remember Stevens playing anywhere other than the high post 4 spot in AJ's system where she could back off and shoot a three from the top of the key. When she was injured two years ago, Ellie moved into that spot. I don't see her as the Young, Waytashek or Ashley Eide type wing player that AJ has typically used at the 3.

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  • jacks1
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    Originally posted by bigticket1 View Post
    I would be surprised if all three of Thompson, Larson and Stevens start. I see all of them as playing the 4/5 spots, and they should make a good three player rotation for those two spots. I don't know that any of them are mobile enough to play the 3 - I don't think Stevens played anything but the 4 when she was here before. I've never seen Larson play, but she may be the one of this group that could play some on the perimeter.
    During Stevens previous stint here she could guard the 2-5 spots. If healthy, she'll be our most versatile player next year.

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  • bigticket1
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    I would be surprised if all three of Thompson, Larson and Stevens start. I see all of them as playing the 4/5 spots, and they should make a good three player rotation for those two spots. I don't know that any of them are mobile enough to play the 3 - I don't think Stevens played anything but the 4 when she was here before. I've never seen Larson play, but she may be the one of this group that could play some on the perimeter.

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  • sdsu_drake
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    I think our bench will be much better next year and we can go back to having line changes like in the past with out a huge drop. Our second string would probably start in many other teams.
    G-Lexi
    G- Tracy
    F- Palmer
    F- Selland
    C- Mieras
    That second string still will be really competitive with all the tallented freshman and others competing for time. I will be intrested to see if Bultsma will have a strong off season to jump Flatta and possibly Mieras for second string center. I think the game was a little fast for her this year but with her hieght could come around like a Lingle perhaps

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  • SteelSD
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    FWIW, my guess as to our starting five next year (since what else is there to talk about now):

    G- Macy
    G- Maddi
    F- Ellie
    F- Chynna
    F- Tagyn

    Key Bench Players- Lexi, Syd Tracy, Selland, and hopefully good minutes from the other two Freshman (probably a little too optimistic). I would like to see more of Graettinger because she looked the part in her very limited playing time this year. If she can actually hit a wide open 3 I say welcome to the rotation!

    There is at least one other player who will undoubtedly get more PT than I think they deserve, but AJ has earned the right to be wrong occasionally...

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