01
Oct
10

Lady Griz Basketball Preview (part 2)


This is the second part of my two part series looking at the Lady Griz basketball program players. In this post I am looking at the front court players that included the power forward (4) and the center (5). .

Front Court (power forward and center)
The Lady Griz has one of the talented and deepest group of posts that I can remember in quite some time. Between the established old guard of the programs and the new guard coming in it should make for some interesting battles for playing time.

Sarah Ena 5-11 (PF)
Ena is the only “Big” that has her starting power forward spot nailed down. Ena is a strong rebounder and scorer, but she will need to improve her play this year. Last season she became the focus of opposing team’s defense, and she seemed to struggle at times. Still though by the end of the season she seemed to really figure things out. I look for her to have a very productive senior season.

Katie Baker 6-0 (PF, C)
Baker who is more of a natural power forward but if healthy she should nail down the starting center spot this year. Baker injured her knee mid season last year after starting as a true freshman. She was the team’s second leading scorer and leading rebounder before her injury. Baker was scheduled to get back on the court in October but again the coaches are taking things very cautiously.

Jessa Loman Linford 6-1 (PF, C)
Loman-Linford has been a solid reserve for the Lady Griz for the past two years. She was a part time starter last season and gives the Lady Griz a solid scorer, rebounder and defender off the bench. Still though she is constantly being pushed by the younger players. She not as dynamic as some but she should one of the first starters off the bench.

Alexandra Hurley 6-0 (PF)
Hurley had a tough season last year, but made the most of it. She switched from a shooting guard to the power forward spot – move that not many could make, and struggled early on. by seasons end, though she was playing quite well and looked much more comfortable on the court. She has a nice combination of skills that could really could really stretch defense.

Alyssa Smith 6-0 (PF)
Another of the young players looking to make a splash this year. She had a solid freshman campaign coming off the bench. She is one of the most balanced players in the front court and can shoot out to three point range. She is a scrapper and will do what ever it takes to win.

Jordan Sullivan 6-2 (SF, PF)
Sullivan is primed for a very good true freshman year. I hear predictions that she will push for a starting spot this year. I am not ready to plug her into the starting line up yet but, it will be interesting to see what happens by the end of the season. Sullivan is a sweet shooting power forward/ small forward. She need to improve her ball skills and three point shooting, a little, to reach her full potential at her natural potential at small forward.

Carly Selvig 6-2 (PF, C)
Selvig may find herself in a redshirt situation due to the depth at the power forward and center positions. Selvig is a good defender and runs the court very well. She needs to work on her aggressiveness and conditioning so a redshirt may not be a bad thing.

While it is too soon to put anything in stone this is how I see the players right now. Things will change once practice gets underway.

Projected Starters

With all the 4 players coming off of knee injuries there is still a lot of unknowns, but this is my look at it assuming everyone is at 100%. Baker’s recovery is the biggest unknown right now. If she is not ready to go there could be ramifications throughout the start up.

Point Guard Lexie Nelson/ Torry Hill / Ashley Ferda
Shooting Guard Stephanie Stender
Small Forward Kenzie De Boer
Power Forward Sarah Ena
Center Katie Baker

Projected Bench
Tianna Ware
Jordan Sullivan
Alyssa Smith
Jessa Loman Linford

Players Looking to Establish Themselves
Misty Atkinson
Alexandra Hurley

Projected redshirt
Kellie Cole
Carly Selvig

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Lady Griz Basketball Preview (part 2)”



  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


October 2010
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Jan »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

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 […]
    Tyler

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

  • Will the Lady Griz leapfrog everyone next season? - The Missoulian March 25, 2017
    The MissoulianWill the Lady Griz leapfrog everyone next season?The MissoulianMontana head women's basketball coach Shannon Schweyen speaks to an official during a game this past season. Schweyen is looking for to a 2017-18 season that will blend proven Lady Griz veterans with promising young players that cut their teeth this ...
  • Former Montana recruit Wiley found a home at Eastern Washington - Billings Gazette March 6, 2017
    Billings GazetteFormer Montana recruit Wiley found a home at Eastern WashingtonBillings GazetteWiley's journey began in Long Beach, California; then moved to Newport, Washington; to Missoula, Montana; then Lewiston, Idaho; and on to Cheney, Washington. It was the stop at NAIA Lewis-Clark State where Wiley discovered how much the game really ...and more  […]
  • Montana Special Olympics is recruiting volunteers in the Helena - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana - KXLH Helena News March 23, 2017
    KXLH Helena NewsMontana Special Olympics is recruiting volunteers in the Helena - KXLH.com | Helena, MontanaKXLH Helena NewsSwenson says they're looking for people to help with events like Bowling Bashes, track meets, and the annual Montana Special Olympics basketball tournament. They're also trying to recruit members for the Tri-County Area manage […]
  • Can Cuonzo Martin recruit at Mizzou? - STLtoday.com March 21, 2017
    STLtoday.comCan Cuonzo Martin recruit at Mizzou?STLtoday.comCuonzo Martin waves as he walks out to be formally introduced as the new basketball coach at Missouri, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Columbia, Mo. Martin has spent the ... Rorie signed with Oregon then later transferred to Montana. On the flip side ...and more »
  • Montana Album: Calls to stock Holter with trout; Great Falls suggested as 'unpatriotic' - Great Falls Tribune March 25, 2017
    Great Falls TribuneMontana Album: Calls to stock Holter with trout; Great Falls suggested as 'unpatriotic'Great Falls TribuneBOZEMAN – Montana State University basketball coach Roger Craft expressed pleasure and surprise Thursday at a pair of new rules changes that will go into effect next basketball season. Craft is pleased with the new stall limi […]

Categories

  • 388,171

%d bloggers like this: