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spudzag
05-08-2011, 11:45 AM
I've got to believe or at least suspect that Coach Graves and staff are recruiting Katie heavily (and are far from the only ones). She is a terrific prospect and at 6'-3" would fill an importantly void when Kayla Standish graduates. Katie is getting some national press. The Tree of Hope, her club team, recently travelled to the east coast. Here's a link to an article on Katie from that tournament. Interesting to note that Katie wasn't MVP, as she usually is, but her teammate Sasha Weber.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/womens/news/story?id=6436571


Deep South Classic-April 11: Lots of physical and basketball tools. Has advanced her game to be a threat both in the paint as well as in the high post. Still not quite ready to reside on the perimeter full time but has a lot of the skills to be successful in a four out set. Her agility makes her a difficult match up for defenders and she's not backing down from the pushing and shoving inside. She brings a lot to the table.

She is ranked 61st overall and12th among power forwards with an overall Scout Score of 93.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/77446/katie-collier

Competition will be tough and she would be a great addition to the team.

One more interesting link.

http://rise.espn.go.com/girls-basketball/articles/2011/04/27-Deep-South-2.aspx

BobZag
05-08-2011, 04:19 PM
She's very highly coveted by the Zags staff, along with the Corral girl from Prairie High in Vancouver. I think we have a terrific shot at Katie!

spudzag
05-10-2011, 04:10 PM
Katie Collier, the 6-foot-3 interior player from Covington, Wash., checks in at No. 22 in the recently released ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 for the class of 2012.

Some will point to her physical growth, but the main reason Collier went from unranked to top 25 is her ability to lead. She has long been considered one of the most skilled frontcourt players in the class, but on a loaded Tree of Hope club team with several other major conference prospects, her ability to dominate wasn't always evident. Even while at Seattle Christian School (SeaTac, Wash.), a small private school south of Seattle, she was ancillary to one of her talented guard teammates.


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/womens/news/story?id=6520182

webspinnre
05-10-2011, 04:22 PM
22 overall? Wow, that is impressive. That'd be our highest ever female recruit, yes?

BobZag
05-10-2011, 05:00 PM
22 overall? Wow, that is impressive. That'd be our highest ever female recruit, yes?

Oui. :)

Zags are all in for Katie.

spudzag
05-13-2011, 12:00 PM
Another article, about the same content.


Katie Collier takes on leadership role, moves on up in 2012 player rankings
Post player from Seattle Christian (SeaTac, Wash.) has emerged as a go-to offensive threat. The buzz in the Pacific Northwest is centered on an uber-talented class in Oregon from the 2013 and 2014 classes. But in the rising senior class, one player from Washington joins the ranks of players making considerable moves up the national rankings.

Katie Collier, the 6-foot-3 interior player from Covington, Wash., checks in at No. 22 in the recently released ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 for the class of 2012.

Some will point to her physical growth, but the main reason Collier went from unranked to top 25 is her ability to lead. She has long been considered one of the most skilled frontcourt players in the class, but on a loaded Tree of Hope club team with several other major conference prospects, her ability to dominate wasn't always evident. Even while at Seattle Christian School (SeaTac, Wash.), a small private school south of Seattle, she was ancillary to one of her talented guard teammates.

This spring it is obvious she is capable and willing to be an alpha player and she is also shoring up some of the knocks on her game, too. While often applauded for her ability to step out to the high or mid-post and create offense with a face-up game, her assertiveness in the paint is what is putting her in the conversation with the elite. She is commanding double teams on a regular basis from the blocks and she is as comfortable going with a countermove as she is going to hard-drop step.

While we are obviously considering her versatility, Collier isn't a player in love with perimeter offense. With schools big and small looking for players who really know how to get it done in the paint, she is going to be one of the most coveted prospects on the West Coast.

http://rise.espn.go.com/girls-basketball/articles/2011/05/10-katie-collier.aspx?pursuit=GirlsOther

It's great that Graves and Co were in contact early. Coming from Seattle Christian you've good to believe that she would really work well with Coach Graves coaching style and demeanor with his players.

spudzag
05-20-2011, 03:04 PM
I have no idea if the National Women's Blog Spot is total bs or a reliable source. I've included the link for you to scrutinize.



#22 Katie Collier (Seattle WA)- Collier the latest great post out of the great northwest, I believe that Notre Dame, Stanford, and Washington will be the big posts top 3. In the end I think McGuff's new staff and era in Seattle will get Collier in purple and white in the end. Insider Prediction: Washington



http://wbbinsider.blogspot.com/

BobZag
05-21-2011, 09:19 AM
We'll see. Kelly and staff won't give up easily. They like her a lot.

spudzag
05-21-2011, 06:41 PM
Good to here. Would hope that KG's coaching style combined with commitment to the program and players has got to matter to well grounded players. Katie is talented enough that she might be a four year starter. There is a terrific group it would Katie would be joining.

hondo
05-21-2011, 09:37 PM
Four years ago the great State of Washington produced some outstanding senior girls basketball players. Two of the very best had several choices of where to play college basketball. CV picked GU and AB went to play for Pat legandary Summitt. Both players will play pro ball this summer but who do you think enjoyed their college experence the most.
I don't know the answer for sure but I think most young women don't like being screamed at every day. What we have at GU is a real good deal, a chance to advance to the tourney and a coach who is sane--that's a nice combo.

spudzag
05-23-2011, 01:44 PM
No. 22 Katie Collier has her top six schools
Katie Collier, the 6-foot-3 forward-post from Covington, Wash., has six schools on her list. Her top colleges are Arizona State, Cal, Gonzaga, San Diego, UCLA and Washington, Damian Young, her Tree of Hope club team coach, told ESPN HoopGurlz.

Young said currently the in-state Bulldogs and Huskies are leading the way with Sun Devils right behind them. The three California schools also are in the mix. She has been on campus at GU, UCLA and UW to date.

http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/recruiting/player/news/_/id/77446/katie-collier