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02
Jun
09

Which Lady Griz recruit will make the biggest impact?

I had a poll like this on my previous blog last March and since Robin Selvig only signed walk-on Kelsey Hildal since that poll it is going to look a lot the same as that poll. Since then though I think I have changed my opinion a little so I thought I would revisit it. Below is the poll. Make your vote and then read what I have to say. If you disagree let me know.

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27
May
09

Robin Selvig stands Pat

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I have been scratching my hear the past week or so trying to figure out how to wrap up the Lady Griz year end recruiting, when they have decided to stand pat with the athletes they signed this fall. Basically no one wants to sound like a broken record, but I will try to add a little freshness to things I may have already said.

I am told that Selvig and his staff looked at the athletes they had on their radar this spring and those coming up next fall and decided they like next years class potential a whole lot better.

While this year’s class is small, it is very talented. I have talked to a small handful of folks who know a lot more about women’s basketball than I and there is no consensus as to who is the best get of the class. I have heard three separate arguments for who will be the better Lady Griz player. The area that all agree is this class is very good and will push returnees for playing time. Here are the arguments I have heard for each player.

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10
May
09

Griz recruit: Kelsey Hildal

If you want to read a very nice article take a look at this Sunday’s Missoulian for a really good article on future Lady Griz players Kelsey Hilda.  If you ever have had a child who has faced adversity, whether it be medical or other wise this article will really hit home.  hats off to Kelsey and her parents, I know the Griz are going to be better for having some one of your character and conviction on their team.

BILL SPELTZ: Wondrous walk-on eyes spot on Lady Griz

29
Apr
09

Kelsey Hildal to Walk-on with the Griz

The Lady Griz have received a commitment from Kalispell’s 5-4 Kelsey Hildal. Hildal is dynamo on the floor from the point guard position, averaging about 19 points a game. Her high game this season was a 39 point out burst against Missoula Big Sky. Hildal is the first Montana player this year to commit to the Griz and should be a great walk-on pick up for the Griz. With a little seasoning … i.e. a redshirt year and maybe a development year she should be able to give the Griz a nice change of pace option off the bench.

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20
Apr
09

6 days 4 programs 1 signing

It has almost a week and the only confirmed signing that has been reported by the Bobcat or Grizzlies at this point. The one athlete that has been reported is Rachel Semansky by Tricia Binford’s Lady Bobcats. North Idaho College and the Spokane Review reported last week that Michel Swita has signed with the Bobcats, but nothing official from MSU.

I thing I keep hearing though, is that this signing period has been incredibly difficult, more so for the men than the women to get things done this spring. It seems that between the NCAA tourney, Easter, and high school basketball last into March coaches have been having a very hard time getting in to prospective students homes and then on campus. This is even worse for JC players. A lot of players are just now in the middle of taking their trips, and if a player takes all 5 trips it could be a while before things shake out. The other thing that drags this whole thing out is that Tinkle, Huse and Selvig have a history of waiting until they have all or most of their recruits signed before issuing a press release.

Here is what I hear.

Bobcat Men: I was told that the Bobcats will announce a group of signees today or tomorrow. I expect it will be Michel Swita and Colt Idol … possibly more but I doubt it. I believe they are waiting on a couple athletes who have already been on campus who are priority.

Bobcat Women: While announcing Semansky’s signing Binford said she hopes to announce two more signees this week. I believe both recruits are already committed, with one being 6-0 Carrie Ojeda and the other is unknown (to me) at this point.

Griz Men: No word on anything yet, but I have been keeping my eye 5-7 point guard Steven Bennett of Citrus JC in California who I have heard the Griz are looking hard at. Four of Bennett’s team mates from Citrus JC have already committed, but not him. Also high schooler Marcus Tibbs is in the midst of taking his trips and it appear to be looking hard at Montana and Portland State after San Francisco and Montana State have backed off.

Lady Griz. Typically Robin gets this done quick so I would expect to hear something early this week.

13
Apr
09

Lady Griz Recruit Update: Kenzie De Boer

Lady Griz fall signie Kenzie De Boer was recently named the Washington 2A player of the year by the Bellingham Herald. Here is what they had to say about Ms. De Boer:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: KENZIE DE BOER

School: Lynden Christian

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

What she did: The four-year starter helped lead the Lyncs to four consecutive state tournament appearances, placing first, second, third and fourth during the run … De Boer was second in the Northwest Conference in scoring with 17.7 points per game and was named the NWC’s Most Valuable Player … The Lyncs’ all-time leading scorer will continue her career at the University of Montana.

Coach’s quote: “She’s 5-11 and has great quickness to go along with that. She has a nice 3-point shot, she can beat you off the dribble and she has one of the strongest pull-up jump shots that we’ve had. Those three strong weapons make her an all-around player.” —

Here is the orginal article Link

Here is a detailed article on Ms. DeBoer: De Boer leaves behind more than records at Lynden Christian
09
Mar
09

Update on Lady Griz fall signies

I thought I might do an update on the Lady Griz fall signies. I don’t think the Griz are have filled out all of their scholarships yet, and could sign one more this spring, but so far this looks like a very strong class for the Griz. I have done the best I could to get as much current stat info on these players but for whatever reason stat info is harder to come by in the women’s games. I believe my stats are very close but may have changes a little by the end of the season.


Alyssa Smithhttp://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090113/SPORTS01/701139904/1007
Kenzie De Boer
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/601/story/822137.html
Baker is a 6-0 forward from Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. She originally was born in Hamilton but her family moved to Idaho when she was young(er). She averaged 21.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots a game and is a two time Idaho Gatorade player of the year. She played the post in high school but is projected as a small forward in college. She is a very good 3 point shooter, and has decent ball skills, which should help her in the transition. She has a rating of 40 (which means they have not seen her) by ESPN/ Hoop Gurlz and no national rating, but in my opinion could be the star in this class so far.
http://www.cdapress.com/articles/2009/02/03/sports/sports01.txt

Alyssa is a 6-0 forward from Archbishop Murphy high school in Monroe Washington. Murphy has been ranked #2 the class 2A almost all season. She averaged 10 points a game on a team that had 4 players who averaged between 8 and 11 points a game. She was also voted the Cascade Conference player of the year. Smith is projected as a power forward in college but may see some time at the small forward spot. She has a rating of 83 by ESPN/ Hoop Gurlz and ranked as the # 52 forward in the country

Here is a nice article on her:

 

 

Kenzie is 5-11 guard from Lynden Christian high school in Lynden Washington. Her high school plays in Washington 1A class. She averaged about 19 points a game, but is also known as a defensive stopper averaging 3+ steals a game. She is projected as a shooting guard but could also play at the small forward. She has a rating of 69 by ESPN/ Hoop Gurlz and ranked as the # 97 guard in the country

Here is a nice article on her:

 

Katie Baker

Here is a nice article on her:

 

This is a one of the better classes in some time, for a coach who is used to having top recruiting classes in the Big Sky conference. I think the Griz are looking for a center in the spring, but could also sign a guard.

Future Triva: If the Lady Griz do not sign a Montana player this spring, I believe the lady Griz 2009 recruiting class will be the first class since at least 1980 where Robin Selvig has not signed at least one Montana player.




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