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CoachJD

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Here's some footage of Aubrey Galvan at Deerfield. Seems solid but she appears 4-6 inches shorter than Whalen in the tweet. I am over short guards unless they are absolutely exceptional. Guards are relatively easy to find. This staff needs to turn up the heat and identify some solid inside players.
I don't know how many times this needs to be said. Short guards have a hard time in the BIG10. Tough time getting shots and very tough time defending. Look at the guards on Maryland, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, etc.. They are typically around 5'11"-6'2". It makes a huge difference. Talented short guards play in the mids and play within a motion offensive system.
 

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I don't know how many times this needs to be said. Short guards have a hard time in the BIG10. Tough time getting shots and very tough time defending. Look at the guards on Maryland, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, etc.. They are typically around 5'11"-6'2". It makes a huge difference. Talented short guards play in the mids and play within a motion offensive system.
There's always the exception like 5'5" former Rutgers guard (now at NC State) Diamond Johnson.
 

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I don't know how many times this needs to be said. Short guards have a hard time in the BIG10. Tough time getting shots and very tough time defending. Look at the guards on Maryland, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, etc.. They are typically around 5'11"-6'2". It makes a huge difference. Talented short guards play in the mids and play within a motion offensive system.
That's exactly why I said it! Jitterbug guards have their place in college bball but I do not like their chances in major conferences. The regular sized guards are just too athletic and the bigs are just too big and talented.
 

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I have no idea if there’d be mutual interest, but with our new roster space I’d want to reach out…

 

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I have no idea if there’d be mutual interest, but with our new roster space I’d want to reach out…

Looks very similar statistically to Helgren. If she has more offensive game than Helgren but still the rebounding and good on defense I would say she would be a good pickup.
 


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With Transfers being announced (FYI one or two more likely to be announced soon) I figured it would be a good time to once again post the known offers for recruiting. My guess is the 2023 class likely now will be a 3 player class hopefully. Also they will probably once again look to bring in 1-2, maybe three grad transfers in next season. I still say a core of Rose, Sissoko, Scalia, and the four 2022s is nothing to sneeze at, but adding maybe another 6'4 to taller post and Wing/guard wh can shoot wouldn't hurt either.

A 2023 class of Crooks, Tessa and Hull could complement the 2022s extremely nicely if you ask me.

2023:

Offered/In-state:

Tessa Johnson-
St. Michael/Albertville-5’11 Guard

Out of State Offers:

Kymora Johnson,
5’7 G, St. Anne’s-Belfield School (VA) ESPN Ranked 32 (out of Super 60)

Jasmine Brown, 5’9 G, Joliet Catholic HS (IL) ESPN Ranked #44 (out of Super 60)

Eve Fiala, 6’4 C, Indiana HS (PA) ESPN Ranked #54 (out of Super 60)

Janae Kent, 6’1 W, Oak Forest HS (IL) ESPN Ranked #57 (out of Super 60)

Laila Hull, 6’1 F, Zionsville (IN) ESPN Ranked #58 (out of Super 60)

Audi Crooks, 6’3 P, Bishop Garrigan HS (IA) ESPN Ranked #59 (out of Super 60)

Logan Nissley, 5’10 G, Century HS (ND)

Alyssa Latham, 6’1 F, Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL)

2024:

Offered/In-State:

Olivia Olson-
Benilde-St. Margaret’s-6’0 G ESPN Ranked #3 (out of Terrific 25)

Alivia “Liv” McGill, 5’7 G, Hopkins HS ESPN Ranked #11 (out of Terrific 25)

Out of State Offers:

Blanca Thomas,
6’5 P, Charlotte Catholic HS (NC) ESPN Ranked #6 (out of Terrific 25)

Britt Prince, 5’11 G, Elkhorn North HS (NE) ESPN Ranked #10 (out of Terrific 25)

Allie Ziebell, 6’0 W, Neenah HS (WI) ESPN Ranked #13 (out of Terrific 25)

Chloe Spreen, 5’9 G, Bedford North Lawrence (IN) ESPN Ranked #21 (out of Terrific 25)

Tahj Bloom, 6’3 F, Grayslake Community (IL) ESPN Ranked #22 (out of Terrific 25)

Kayl Petersen, 6’0 F, Waupun Area HS (WI)

Reagan Sipla, 6’0 G, St. Charles North HS (IL)

2025:

Offered/In-State

Aaliyah Crump,
Minnetonka- 6’0 Wing ESPN Watchlist

Out of State Offers:

ZaKiyah Johnson,
5’11 F/W, Sacred Heart Academy (KY)

2026:

Offered/In-State:

Maddyn Greenway,
5’7 G, Providence Academy

Tori Oehrlein, 5’11 G, Crosby-Ironton

Out of State Offers:

Jenica Lewis,
5’8 G, Johnson HS, (IA)
 







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With D1 Currently in a shutdown from May 2-8, figured should put out offers including new known offers over classes 23-26.

2023:

Offered/In-state:

Tessa Johnson-
St. Michael/Albertville-5’11 Guard

Out of State Offers:

Kymora Johnson,
5’7 G, St. Anne’s-Belfield School (VA) ESPN Ranked 32 (out of Super 60)

Jasmine Brown, 5’9 G, Joliet Catholic HS (IL) ESPN Ranked #44 (out of Super 60)

Eve Fiala, 6’4 C, Indiana HS (PA) ESPN Ranked #54 (out of Super 60)

Laila Hull, 6’1 F, Zionsville (IN) ESPN Ranked #58 (out of Super 60)

Alyssa Latham, 6’1 F, Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL)

Aiyana Mitchell, 6’4 P, Fountain-Fort Carson HS (CO)

2024:

Offered/In-State:

Olivia Olson-
Benilde-St. Margaret’s-6’0 G ESPN Ranked #3 (out of Terrific 25)

Alivia “Liv” McGill, 5’7 G, Hopkins HS ESPN Ranked #11 (out of Terrific 25)

Out of State Offers:

Blanca Thomas,
6’5 P, Charlotte Catholic HS (NC) ESPN Ranked #6 (out of Terrific 25)

Britt Prince, 5’11 G, Elkhorn North HS (NE) ESPN Ranked #10 (out of Terrific 25)

Allie Ziebell, 6’0 W, Neenah HS (WI) ESPN Ranked #13 (out of Terrific 25)

Chloe Spreen, 5’9 G, Bedford North Lawrence (IN) ESPN Ranked #21 (out of Terrific 25)

Tahj Bloom, 6’3 F, Grayslake Community (IL) ESPN Ranked #22 (out of Terrific 25)

Kayl Petersen, 6’0 F, Waupun Area HS (WI)

Reagan Sipla, 6’0 G, St. Charles North HS (IL)

2025:

Offered/In-State

Aaliyah Crump,
Minnetonka- 6’0 Wing ESPN Watchlist

Out of State Offers:

ZaKiyah Johnson,
5’11 F/W, Sacred Heart Academy (KY)

Aubrey Galvan, 5’7 G, Deerfield HS (IL)

2026:

Offered/In-State:

Maddyn Greenway,
5’7 G, Providence Academy

Tori Oehrlein, 5’11 G, Crosby-Ironton

Out of State Offers:

Jenica Lewis,
5’8 G, Johnson HS, (IA)
 




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