Both basketball teams will be missing their most athletic player.Agreed. I was really looking forward to seeing her athleticism on the court. She must be so disappointed. She is a really impressive young person and I am sure she will come back strong.
There are so many knee injuries in athletics, I almost wonder if everyone should go under the knife preemptively to surgically strengthen their knees!
Holloway injured the anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee. She will have surgery in the coming weeks and will need a year of recovery.
I think its mostly bad luck, ACL injuries are really common in basketball players and much more likely in womens sports. We have had injuries on the womens side but we havent had many knee injuries at least in the Whalen era that I can remember so I think the staff has done pretty well. Its just a unfortunate situation.Both men's and women's have players go down with knees in the summer??
Is there something weird that the strength staff is doing? That seems freaky unlikely?
Agree on Gradwell. Can she comeback for a 6th year?FYI Isabelle Gradwell has been shooting better since my last post. She contributes to realistic expectations, I think. She started the season with misses on the few she took and needed to contribute.
Next season will be interesting with Holloway and the 2023 recruits.
Others can speak to how Holloway may have done. I assume well.
This season was a golden opportunity to get reps and learn -- a freebie practice season where the record does not matter.
Holloway is the most athletic of the 4 and the best defender of the group. She's got a little ways to go on offense but she definitely woulda played quite a bit.How much would Holloway have helped this year, and how much can she be expected to help next year? The fact that the Gophers have three true freshman starters who can more than hold their own is amazing. Would Holloway have been a fourth? Will she start next year and be an upgrade? To my eye, the team this year is short 1-2 Big Ten quality starters.