Lady Griz Basketball Wrap Up and Look Ahead (Part 4)

This is the final in a series of four posts on the Lady Griz basketball team, discussing the past season and a look ahead to next season. Part 1 Season Wrap up, Part 2 Look ahead: Bigs, Part 3 Look Ahead: Wing players and Part 4 Look Ahead: Recruits.

The Recruits

Selvig should have a big recruiting class this year, with at least 5 scholarships to offer. So far he is off to a very good start with the signing last fall of 6-0 Alyssa Smith, 5-11 Kenzie De Boer, and 6-0 Katie Baker. With only 3 of a possible 5 of there scholarships filled so far, this class is alr
eady looking like one of Selvig’s best in the past few years. While all three could make immediate impact next year Smith and Baker probably have the best chance, because of the position they play.. Baker brings offence to the table at the power forward spot, and that is something that the Griz will really need next year. Smith is not the offence machine that Baker is but is a much better rebounder and a more athletic option at the power forward spot. De Boer, who is a natural small forward, may find her options more limited beacouse of the depth the Griz will have at her position.. What DeBore will being to the table though is her ablity to score where she excalls, and as I keep repeating like a parrot, this could be an area that she could help them in next year. All three of these players are going to be big time players for the Lady Griz in the future, but there impact next year depends on who puts the work in this summer. They definitely are capable of beating out some of the returnees if they do so.

The other factors on whether they play or not could be who else will Selvig sign this spring. Robin always seems fill all of his scholarships every year so I feel pretty confident that he will sign at least two players this spring. I would have to guess that with only, two true point guards right now on the roster his #1 priority for the spring would be to sign another point guard. The Griz do have a few players that can play the point in a pinch, so it may not be a necessity for next year, but he will need to get someone in the program, who can move up the depth chart, when Johnson graduates next year. With the other scholarship I think Selvig has some options. It would be nice to get another true center in the program, so I would expect that he will be looking there first, but it is really not a necessity. Instead they may also be looking at the proverbial “best athlete available”, although they are pretty stacked at the shooting guard and small forward.

I mentioned above that the in coming freshman will need to put the work in to earn playing time next year, but a good portion of the returnees should also head this warning, because there are some very talented players coming into the program next year, do not assume that your role will automatically increase just because you played next year. Anyone who does so could be find themselves sitting on the bench behind one or more of these freshmen.


0 Responses to “Lady Griz Basketball Wrap Up and Look Ahead (Part 4)”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

March 2009
    Apr »

Mslacat on Twitter

RSS Binford’s Blog

  • CHAMPIONSHIPS November 18, 2014
    This past weekend we opened up at Boise State, my Alma Mater, where they had an Alumni Reunion and recognized our 1993-94 Big Sky Champion Team who was also nationally ranked. What an amazing season that was, and what an fantastic experience to be a part of. Although our Bobcats didn't win that night, it was a nice distraction to have dinner after the g […]
    noreply@blogger.com (Coach Binford)

RSS Coach Scanson’s BLOG

  • To whom this may concern... August 6, 2010
    I am talking to you Dan Muscatell. I am talking to all of you on twitter begging me for more blog. I know you missed me, little did I know that you were craving more blog. I put it on the to-do list and then moved it straight to the top.Montana Coaches Association - 2010 ClinicThis event gets better every year for me. It's not that the speakers are any […]
    Coach Scanson

RSS TW Courtside

  • Stock Watch: Week One November 18, 2009
    I’m back! Now that the season has started it’s time to fire TW Courtside back up for another season. Things look a whole lot different in the Big Sky this year, thanks to graduation. This will be an exciting year!This past week we finally got a chance to see all of the Big Sky teams in action. Albeit, it is always tough to gauge teams at this point because m […]

RSS MSU – Volleyball Blog

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS The Cat-Griz Insider

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Montana Recruiting News

  • Bozeman's Mack Anderson commits to Griz basketball - The Missoulian September 5, 2017
    The MissoulianBozeman's Mack Anderson commits to Griz basketballThe MissoulianMontana Grizzlies men's basketball didn't have to go too far to get its first Class of 2018 recruit. Mack Anderson, a 6-foot-8 senior forward from Bozeman High School, announced on Twitter his decision to commit to Montana on Monday night. After ...
  • Arizona small forward becomes second 2018 commit for Montana State Bobcat basketball - MontanaSports September 20, 2017
    MontanaSportsArizona small forward becomes second 2018 commit for Montana State Bobcat basketballMontanaSportsZeke Quinlan, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Oregon, has committed to the Cats. His school announced Quinlan's commitment on Twitter. Quinlan currently plays for Hillcrest Prep Academy in Arizona and is a rated a two-star recruit by www.verbalcom […]
  • Public invited to memorial for legendary basketball coach Jud Heathcote Saturday - KREM.com September 22, 2017
    KREM.comPublic invited to memorial for legendary basketball coach Jud Heathcote SaturdayKREM.comThe public is invited to a memorial Saturday in Spokane for legendary basketball coach Jud Heathcote, who died at the age of 90 years old in Spokane on Aug. 28. Heathcote played college basketball at Washington State from 1946-1949. He then coached ...and more »
  • Mack Anderson first Bozeman boys basketball player to commit to ... - MontanaSports September 6, 2017
    MontanaSportsMack Anderson first Bozeman boys basketball player to commit to ...MontanaSportsBOZEMAN - A Bozeman basketball player has done something no other Hawk has ever done before. Mack Anderson, who burst on the college recruiting scene ...and more »
  • Montana Grizzlies adding new video board in Dahlberg Arena - MontanaSports September 15, 2017
    MontanaSportsMontana Grizzlies adding new video board in Dahlberg ArenaMontanaSportsMontana will be one of three Big Sky schools with a centralized video board in its basketball arena – and by far the newest, largest and highest quality – making it not only a recruiting pitch for the environment that student-athletes will be competing ...


  • 390,027

%d bloggers like this: