- Sep 9, 2015
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The pandemic kept former five-star recruit Kadi Sissoko from practicing for much of 2020, but she's had more chances to work on her game this year, and it shows.
A couple snippets from a practice last week as the Gophers women's basketball team prepared for Tuesday's season opener against Jacksonville:
When it comes to the combination of size (6-2), speed and quickness, Sissoko is the Gophers' most athletic player. And she spent the better part of October, in the team's training camp, showing it.
- During a scrimmage, Kadi Sissoko got a defensive rebound and got the ball to point guard Jasmine Powell. Seconds later, having outsprinted everyone down the floor, Sissoko took a long pass from Powell and scored.
- Moments later, in the post, Sissoko got the ball. She head-faked to her right, then spun left with such quickness that the guy who was part of the practice group never moved.
"She is in a great place,'' Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen said. "I think she's just comfortable, finally.''