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    Default OT - The Rich get Richer (Oregon Duck Info - You Have Been Warn)

    From ESPN:

    Taylor Mikesell eligible to play this season for Oregon Ducks
    Graham Hays
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    Former Big Ten Freshman of the Year Taylor Mikesell is eligible to play for Oregon during the 2020-21 season, the school said Wednesday.

    A transfer out of Maryland, the 5-foot-11 guard provides an immediate infusion of experience for the reigning Pac-12 basketball champions. Oregon was ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25 when the coronavirus shut down the most recent season, but it subsequently saw starters Ruthy Hebard, Sabrina Ionescu and Satou Sabally selected in the first round of the WNBA draft.

    The NCAA granted Mikesell's waiver request for immediate eligibility. She has two remaining years of eligibility.

    Mikesell received all-conference recognition in each of her two seasons at Maryland, including first-team honors as a freshman when she averaged 13.4 points and 3.3 assists per game. Playing slightly fewer minutes this season, she averaged 11.2 points and 2.3 assists per game and received all-conference honorable mention.

    But it's from the 3-point line that Mikesell sets herself apart. She made 185 3-pointers in her first two seasons, including a Maryland single-season record 95 as a freshman. She tied for 12th nationally in 3-pointers made this past season, while also ranking among the 25 most accurate 3-point shooters in Division I at 42.5 percent.
    Article Link: https://www.espn.com/womens-college-...n-oregon-ducks

    Seems to me to be a little more uneven application of the waiver rule to me by the NCAA. Hopefully we can get this whole waiver process eliminated next year.

    To put this in perspective, our fabulous KC made 122 3-pointers in her three years at Gonzaga while Mikesell made 185 3-pointers in 2-years at Maryland at a average make rate of 42.5%. Combine this with 5 freshman players coming into the Duck program all ranked in the top 22 of the ESPN Hoopgurlz rankings.

    Watch out for the Ducks this season if we have a season.

    ZagDad

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    So what was Taylor Mikesell's rationale for her waiver request? I must have missed something
    since I have yet to see any reason for her waiver request articulated by her or anybody else for that
    matter...

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    Here are some direct quotes from Taylor Mikesell:

    "I want to win a national championship. I haven’t done that yet, but I have won two conference championships [at Maryland]. — Taylor Mikesell told 247sports’ Erik Skopil"
    "First of all, I would like to say thank you to the University of Maryland for allowing me to fulfill my dream of playing D1 basketball," Mikesell wrote. "But, after much thought, prayer and consideration, I feel it is in my best interest to enter the transfer portal and explore other options at this time."
    “When I was in high school, obviously I had seen and heard of Sabrina,” Mikesell told The Register-Guard after announcing her decision to transfer to Oregon in May. “I watched her game a lot when I was coming out of high school. Just over the past few years, with how successful they’ve been and kind of exploded on the national scale, they have a really great chance of winning a national championship.

    “That’s something I’m really chasing right now.”
    None of my business, but nothing in the above would indicate any reason for granting her an emergency waiver and avoiding having to sit out a year.

    ZagDad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagDad84 View Post
    From ESPN:



    Article Link: https://www.espn.com/womens-college-...n-oregon-ducks

    Seems to me to be a little more uneven application of the waiver rule to me by the NCAA. Hopefully we can get this whole waiver process eliminated next year.

    To put this in perspective, our fabulous KC made 122 3-pointers in her three years at Gonzaga while Mikesell made 185 3-pointers in 2-years at Maryland at a average make rate of 42.5%. Combine this with 5 freshman players coming into the Duck program all ranked in the top 22 of the ESPN Hoopgurlz rankings.

    Watch out for the Ducks this season if we have a season.

    ZagDad
    And to top it off Graves is raving about Texas transfer Sedonia Prince at 6ft -7 as being one of the top players in the nation this coming season

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    We have seen Oregon reload to the gills, but do not forget about the defending champion Baylor Bears. From ESPN:

    Baylor lands former Penn State women's basketball star Kamaria McDaniel as transfer
    Graham Hays
    ESPN.com

    Former Penn State women's basketball standout Kamaria McDaniel will transfer to Baylor, bringing one of the nation's leading scorers to a program that remains the defending national champion.
    Baylor announced the addition Monday, a week before the start of classes.

    McDaniel averaged 19.8 points per game on 40 percent shooting for Penn State last season, earning first-team all-Big Ten honors. She ranked second in the Big Ten in points per game and would have ranked fifth nationally among returning players in Power 5 conferences this season, trailing only Kentucky's Rhyne Howard, Rutgers' Arella Guirantes, Arizona's Aari McDonald and Iowa State's Ashley Joens.

    McDaniel scored a career-high 40 points in a win against Pittsburgh last season and scored more than 30 points on two other occasions.

    Baylor previously added high-profile transfers DiJonai Carrington from Stanford and Jaden Owens from UCLA this offseason. Only Carrington is expected to be eligible for the upcoming season, but the influx of talent allows Baylor to reload for the short- and long-term futures after losing WNBA draftees Te'a Cooper, Lauren Cox and Juicy Landrum from a team that had a 28-2 record when the NCAA tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    McDaniel is the sixth player to leave Penn State by transfer since the start of last season, the first season under coach Carolyn Kieger. Four of those players transferred to other Power 5 programs, while a fifth transferred to the Big East.
    Article Link: https://www.espn.com/womens-college-...aniel-transfer

    Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey is not going to let KG get a big lead in the transfers department.

    What is going on with Penn State? Losing six players in the course of less than a year is not good.

    ZagDad

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