Orangutan came across a twitter post of Shepard wearing an ND shirt that Brianna had gotten her. The post was a year old, but was retweeted. Outside of that, absolute zip on Ms. Shepard.
If Bri has to take 17-18 off and Ms. Shepard comes to ND, that would be a potent post combination combining agility and hops, along with strength. Interesting, Bri likes to shoot more inside and on the run, while Shepard has post moves and a good mid-range J.
However, if that does happen, can see the push for 2018 posts/centers emphasized with Nelson-Ododa, the obvious top target. However, could see Owens and Hillman still in the mix. Both are really active around the boards and that is never a bad thing to have. MM could look for scoring help again in 2019.
As for Erin, there was a post in the Boneyard that had her interested in Vanderbilt (which has been reported) and -- drum roll, please -- both Oregon schools. If that's true, the homesickness portion of the equation takes a hit.
If she goes to OSU, she would be eligible at the same time as Destiny Slocum and incoming frosh Andrea Aquino.
And if she goes to Oregon, she'd join Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthie Hebard and the high-flyin' Ducks.
Of course, the allure of playing two hours from home with Steph White at Vandy is tough to turn away from....