Maybe Micheaux has been cleared to play? With LBK and Sissoko playing better and would throw in Bailey and Mershon too, perhaps she didn’t see a way to get on the court? It would be hard to disrupt the rotation that has improved at the end of the conference season. Wish her the best tho, I always thought she had a nice jump shot, we just don’t go inside for our offense very much.Well, transfers (in and out) are now a big part of college basketball. I could never blame a player leaving for sake of more playing time somewhere else. On Whalen's behalf, she had an unusually large and mostly healthy roster of 13 to 15 players throughout the year. It's hard to get playing time for that many people. Also, it should be pointed out that only one player transferred out last offseason. That must have at least meant the players were somewhat content here. Will there by more players transferring out? Yes, almost certainly. But if it's players who haven't been playing, I can't fault them and I can't say that's bad for the program. If it's any of the key players, that could be a problem. Although it might seem that I'm going out of my way to defend the coach and her staff, I will also point out that when you have players leave because of PT, it does mean that you either didn't do a good job of developing them or you didn't do a good job of identifying talent when you recruited them. I do hope that from this point on when they accept transfers, they take transfers who can contribute at a decent enough level that it won't impact the development of the younger players on the roster.
One other thought...Curious as to why Sconiers didn't wait until the end of the conference tourney to announce that she's entering the portal? I suppose it doesn't matter much because she probably wasn't going to play much anyway, but I'm also of the feeling that it sends a signal that you're abandoning them.