Louisville: Monique Reid, Tia Gibbs get another year
The end to a sad chapter at Middle Tennessee: Jury convicts roommate of murder in stabbing of Tina Stewart
In high school news, Glenn says 2013 class oozes with ‘It’ factor
The “It” factor is difficult to define, but you know it when you see it.
Most of the time, that is.
Courtney Vandersloot seemed to have something special when it came time to rank the girls’ basketball class of 2007. I’d known her since she was a fourth-grader in Kent, Wash., and I had my fifth-grade team from Seattle triple- and quadruple-team her because “darned if we’re going to let the little blonde girl with the ponytail beat us by herself.” She grew into a rare high school player who so quickly could make the decision between setting up a teammate and taking her own shot, maintained crystal-clear vision of teammates and defenses during a dribble drive, and who only missed shots by millimeters.
In pro news, Mechelle says WNBA season as wide open as ever
Ever been trying to cook something only to make a mistake at the start and then compound that by messing up more with each attempt to fix it?
No? OK, you’re a top chef then. But if you have ever done this, then you’ve got an idea of what things have been like for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock the past two seasons since the franchise’s relocation from Detroit.
Now you might wonder: Why begin a season preview with the team that everyone expects to be the worst (again) in the WNBA? Well, because before tipoff of the league’s 16th season, which starts Friday, even Tulsa can feel hopeful.