Illinois 2019 Dec 20, 2018 20:44:23 GMT -5
Post by indyrun on Dec 20, 2018 20:44:23 GMT -5
"Troubling"? You're comparing raw stats of the best setter in the entire country on the #3 team in the country against a freshman on a team that didn't even make the playoffs and you believe the differences are "troubling"?
Thanks for your assessment but I think I'll wait until I see how she plays after the Illinois coaching staff has a chance to train and prepare her. The fact she was the #7 recruit from high school, played on the US Junior National Team, and earned all conference honors at Auburn seems to indicate she has considerable ability. I don't find that very troubling at all.
Thank you. And, while I know this is going to be tough for a while, I'm thinking and hoping we can - SOON - quit putting the pressure of one of the best setters in the country on the shoulders of whomever of the 2 - Allison & Brown - end up setting for us. Let them compete in practices for the #1 spot, and NOT feel they have to be another JP. That's not going to happen - even if one turns out to be a great setter down the line, she will be her "own great". Let's give them a break, quit the pre, pre-season comparing, and just enjoy what it looks like we might have for the next few years. I'm excited to see these 2 young ladies duke it out, and also excited to see Hinton, I believe, coming in early. Know what that did for Brandi and the Illini. Sure great when you can find the great athlete and student that's taken care of academics a semester early.