UPDATE: Jasmine Powell Leaves Team: Transfers to Tennessee





blkroll

Active member
Joined
Mar 15, 2018
Messages
128
Reaction score
41
Points
28
Effective immediately…that pretty much implies that she couldn’t stand it anymore.
 


Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
8,485
Reaction score
1,245
Points
113


Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
8,485
Reaction score
1,245
Points
113
Kent Youngblood notes...something:
After a difficult first half in a onesided loss to Iowa at Williams Arena, Whalen did not start Powell in the second half.
 

GringaGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 21, 2015
Messages
3,418
Reaction score
1,068
Points
113
I was not surprised to see this statement. The season is not gone well and the PG is the floor leader which puts enormous pressure on them. Best of luck to her .
 



EaganGopher22

Active member
Joined
Nov 29, 2018
Messages
501
Reaction score
94
Points
28
Not surprised. As noted in a different thread, she didn't seem to be on her game the last few.
 

Rickman55

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 3, 2009
Messages
849
Reaction score
348
Points
63
Can’t just be a shooter! Gotta play defense also!
She couldn’t shoot either, 32% isn’t going to cut it. As far as I’m concerned this isn’t a big loss. As a point guard you have to distribute the ball, not take 15 shots a game and make 5.
 

gopherdudepart2

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
4,098
Reaction score
599
Points
113
Sad to see players leave. Some not so kind comments about coach Whalen's appearance at games and her sideline demeanor in Startribune. Sounds like all of the losing is wearing on the morale of the program. The coach getting, sick she is probably still recovering and trying to get her energy back. Adversity and failure is supposed to spur learning and growth. I hope they can circle the wagons.and rally around each other as a team. Time to hit reset and simplify, and water down some concepts. Try to find on film what the team does best. I wish Powell the best, she always tried to hustle and played hard. For whatever reason, just didn't work out with the Gophers. Can't see them quitting just because things are tough. I hope they can at least turn up the tunes in practice, and make things fun. Small successes can build bigger things and wins. As Coach John Madden used to say winning is a good deoderant, and we need to see a few good sprays.
 
Last edited:

Shades

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 30, 2015
Messages
1,995
Reaction score
92
Points
48
DJ Jazzy Powell retweeted this Rickea Jackson post from 4 days ago. She’s also from Detroit.
 



Shades

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 30, 2015
Messages
1,995
Reaction score
92
Points
48
DJ Jazzy Powell retweeted this post 2 days ago.
 


Ragnor

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
465
Reaction score
301
Points
63
Kent Youngblood notes...something:
that is when Powell was sulking big time and not being a good leader. Noticed the same thing from Pitts a few games before she left. I think it was the game against Northwestern.
 

Ragnor

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
465
Reaction score
301
Points
63
DJ Jazzy Powell retweeted this post 2 days ago.
The energy for the players on the team should start with her. If she is implying bad energy around her, she is missing the point.
 

Ragnor

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
465
Reaction score
301
Points
63
I am very sorry to see her go, as I was Pitts. They are both supreme talents and I would say Jasmine is the best of the two. This is definitely the best decision for her if she is looking for anything other than becoming a better basketball player. Not to say she can't become a better basketball player elsewhere but she could have been even better if she stayed through the adversity of her career here. I wish her well and hope she grows and prospers in the future. Cheers Jazzy
 

whalenfan

Well-known member
Joined
May 20, 2018
Messages
1,266
Reaction score
1,277
Points
113
DJ Jazzy Powell retweeted this Rickea Jackson post from 4 days ago. She’s also from Detroit.
Winston also transferred from Michigan State a few weeks ago, lotta Detroit kids hitting that portal
 


Belzx009

Active member
Joined
May 10, 2018
Messages
182
Reaction score
150
Points
43
2 straight years having best player quit on the team surely is uncorrelated with the coach
Not 2 straight years. I do not think Powell was the best player. She has frustrated me for 3 years. She has 2 stud guards committed for next year and a top 100 pg redshirting. The writing was on the walls. It’s time to move on and start getting better for the future. Opens up a scholarship for next year.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
8,485
Reaction score
1,245
Points
113

Powell entered the portal almost a year to the day after this article appeared describing Lindsay and Jasmine's relationship. Whalen really needs to stop thinking she's Cheryl Reeve.

This tells us two things: Playing point guard for Whalen is the best job in the world. And: Playing point guard for Whalen is the hardest job ever.

"Yes," Powell said. "One hundred percent. She was a great point guard. She was obviously a successful point guard. She knows what it's supposed to look like, what it's not supposed to look like. She's hard on me because Cheryl Reeve was hard on her."

The sophomore guard has it right. When Whalen and Reeve were winning four WNBA titles with the Lynx, the relationship between player and head coach — both point guards — was tight. But it could also be difficult.

"Some days the heat was pretty intense," Whalen said. "But I always knew she was trying to get the best out of me. But let me tell you, I took my share [from Reeve]."

Now she's paying it forward. When Whalen took the Gophers job in 2018 she inherited some depth at the position in Kenisha Bell and, for two years, Jasmine Brunson. But Powell — who along with Scalia were among the first players to commit to Whalen — is Whalen's first true point guard project.

Like Reeve, Whalen wants her point guard to be the team's leader. Whalen goes to Powell to get the temperature of the team.
 

Katogopher

Active member
Joined
Jan 4, 2018
Messages
421
Reaction score
150
Points
43
She had some great moments as a Gopher, wish her the best. This team has seemed a little off the whole season and Powell hasn’t been the same, especially since the loss of her grandmother. She’ll be a good addition to a program and benefit from a fresh start.
 

CoachJD

Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2021
Messages
36
Reaction score
21
Points
8
I wish Jasmine Powell the best. I hope she gets the opportunity to experience a coach that can hold her accountable. It will help her on the basketball court and in life. Plus, she may play in a post season tournament. Always a good thing.
 

ecoperson

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 23, 2009
Messages
1,604
Reaction score
1,913
Points
113
I wish Jasmine Powell the best. I hope she gets the opportunity to experience a coach that can hold her accountable. It will help her on the basketball court and in life. Plus, she may play in a post season tournament. Always a good thing.
Oddly, I think that holding accountable by not starting the second half vs. Iowa might have actually been what prompted her to pull the trigger. Whalen has been extremely hard on Powell so I don't think accountability had anything to do with her lack of consistent success.
 

Gopherfan84

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 1, 2012
Messages
3,746
Reaction score
2,647
Points
113

Powell entered the portal almost a year to the day after this article appeared describing Lindsay and Jasmine's relationship. Whalen really needs to stop thinking she's Cheryl Reeve.
A coach being hardest on their PG is hardly just a Reeve concept. Most coaches are. I’d argue Whalen can grow on relationships of course, but she also needs to select players who fit what and how she’s coaching too.
 
Last edited:


PhiloVance

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 4, 2021
Messages
1,114
Reaction score
650
Points
113

Shades

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 30, 2015
Messages
1,995
Reaction score
92
Points
48

Ragnor

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
465
Reaction score
301
Points
63
Or that her pg have her temperament.
I think this is a good point. You definitley need different approaches to getting different players to do what needs to be done based on the players temperament/personality. Still, at the end of the day the person needs to do what needs to be done. If they don't it they have failed and if the coach can't find a way to have that message received and executed then the coach has failed.
 




Top Bottom