Monday, October 06, 2008

Buschmann Verbals, Shocking MVP

#1 posting 10.6.2008
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Lauren Buschmann of St. Catharine Governor Simcoe, Ontario has verballed Vermont. Buschmann is a 6-1 post player. From the St. Catharines Standard.

Buschmann is the first Ontario player from the 2009 class to verbal.

Yesterday we reported on the Jade Rogers (Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2010) verbal to Iowa. Here is the Cedar Rapids Gazette's story.

The Detroit Shock won the WNBA championship with a 79-60 win in game 3 over the San Antonio Silver Stars. Former Lynxster and Ohio State Buckeye Katie Smith contributed a team high 18 points for the Shock. It is the Shock's third WNBA championship. Smith was named MVP of the series. From the Detroit Free Press.

Indiana women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack helped out with the 9th Annual Hoosiers Outrun Cancer event this weekend.

The following teams are entered in The Breakdown Fall League at Becker and Bloomington Kennedy. We have had numerous inquiries from teams about entering, so please fax or mail in your registration forms. The Breakdown Fall Leagues will be the premier Fall Event in the state of Minnesota. Both locations will be basketball hotbeds for fans, coaches, players, and college recruiters.
Here is the link for more information.

Kennedy Girls Varsity
1. Eastview
2. Chaska
3. Jefferson I
4. Jefferson II
5. Prior Lake
6. Roseville
7. New Life Academy
8. New Prague
9. Mpls SW
10. Roch Century
11. Forest Lake
12. Benilde-SM
13. Austin
14. Lakeville South
15. Osseo I
16. Osseo II
17.Lakeville North
18. Northfield
19. Rosemount
20. Tartan
21. Plainview-Elgin Millville
22. Holy Family
23. Providence Academy
24. Farmington
25. Blake
26. Holy Angels
27. Park
28. Henry Sibley
29. Red Wing
30. Stillwater
31. Eden Prairie
32. White Bear Lake
33. Minnetonka
34. Waconia
35. Edina
36. Maple Grove I
37. Maple Grove II
38. Maple Grove III
39. Maple Grove IV
40. Mpls South
41. Shakopee
42. Hopkins I
43. Hopkins II
44. Woodbury
45. Burnsville I
46. Burnsville II

Becker Girls Varsity
1.Park Center
3. Elk River
4. Andover I
5. Andover II
6. Champlin Park I
7. Champlin Park II
8. Hutchinson
10. Albany
11. Blaine
12. Anoka
13. Annandale
14. Kimball
15. Staples-Motley
16. Grand Rapids
17. Big Lake
18. Sartell
19. Howard Lake-W-W
20. Rogers
21. Cambridge-Isanti
22. Maranatha

Looking back at the Stars Showcase held last weekend here are some thoughts.
#1 30 minute halves may be too long. I saw three contests. If the halves were shorter I could have squeezed another game in the mix.
#2A the play was ragged at the beginning of the day, but got better as the players became more familiar with each other. Look at the pp100s in the three contests I watched: first game 79.1 & 69; second game 84.8 & 55.3; and the third game 103.6 and 91.7.
#2B I think this is critical---players need to get over their shyness when thrown into these events and take the initiative and introduce themselves and ask questions about their new teammates. Most of the time the team looks more like a collection of players rather than a real team. Communication will help chemistry and the players you reach out to will probably think you are a great human being. Plus it is great leadership training.
#3 most players try to show what they can't do instead of what they do best. The result is forced energy, play that is painful to watch. The better players I saw on Saturday looked like they were in the zone---looked like they were in total control/command of the events swirling around them.

Next up: tomorrow....unless