FSU Game Notes
by MPG (2019-02-11 17:02:18)
Edited on 2019-02-11 17:03:42

Arike played a near perfect game. Besides shooting over 50% from the field, she had a team leading nine rebounds and six assists; not to mention zero turnovers. Judging from some post game quotes, there seemed to be an effort to have her start scoring early.

Jackie Young took and made a few mid-range jump shots which is another good sign for the offense. Jess Shepard took three jumpers and made one.

This was the game when Abby Prohaska cemented her crowd favorite status with her hustle plays and three baskets. As I mentioned in an earlier post, she has the same smooth stroke on all of her jump shots and free throws. She has more potential to be a 20 minute per game contributor than I originally thought. She made her first appearance when ND went to four guards with Brianna going to the bench. The four guard look is a nice change for the half-court offense as a variation to the feed the post attack.

Jess Shepard was recognized before the game for passing the 2,000 point mark. It has been a pleasure to watch her play!

I am concerned about Mik Vaughn making it through this season in good health. This was the second consecutive home game with an injury for her. Valencia Meyers of FSU could have been ejected for a couple of her plays that were not called as fouls.

I was not able to identify two possible recruits who were in the ND guest section. One of them could have been Treasure Thompson (2020) of Illinois, but she never stood and didn't look like the listed 6-2. The other had a blonde ponytail with one side of her head buzz cut. She seemed to be of guard height.

For what it is worth, Raoul had a report that mentioned ND among those seriously interested in Madison Hayes (2020), although not among those who have offered.




Treasure Thompson is ranked 44th in HoopGurlz,
by BabaGhanouj  (2019-02-11 18:13:54)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

but only #138 in Blue Star. Apparently, she has offers from Georgia, Cincinnati, Massachusetts, Michigan, NC, and Purdue. Listed some places as 6'3". From videos she appears young (duh), fairly raw, but decently athletic. She has to catch up to her growth. She'll never make the All-Name Squad over Treasure Hunt.

Madison Hayes is also listed some places as 6'0", and she has hops, serious shot rejecting hops. She really appeared quite athletic, tenacious, fairly intense. I can see why Muffet likes her. She is #50 in HG, #54 Prospects, and #47 BS. She also did a Q&A session with Treasure Hunt (both from Tennessee) where she came across as very articulate.

[EDIT: I see Dillon posted similar info. He's fast, but Madison Hayes is no slow poke either.]


What a great name.....Treasure Thompson.... *
by Wolfetone  (2019-02-11 17:26:42)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


You Can Double Your Treasure in 2020 ...
by dillon77  (2019-02-11 18:07:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

..with 5'11" Treasure Hunt, a Tennessee-based wing who is #28 in the Hoopgurlz rankings for 2020. And Treasure Thompson, the 6'2" athletic stretch 4 from Joliet, Illinois. She's ranked #44 in HG, right above one Maddy Westbeld, who is also 6'2", but is a wing.

So, if this was Ms. Thompson, that could be another forward that ND is perhaps looking at. Would be interesting to see who the player with the interesting haircut is....

Thanks to MPG for these nuggets!

BTW, have placed Ms. Hayes into the recruiting round-up. She, like the aforementioned Ms. Hunt, is from Tennessee.


I may have seen De'Ahna Richardson a 2021 forward from
by MPG  (2019-02-11 23:03:53)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Treasure Thompson's Bolingbrook HS, instead of Treasure herself. She is a couple of inches shorter. The coach of the Bolingbrook Panthers AAU team was there and posed with Arike and an FSU player after the game.


Considering De'Ahna & Treasure May/May Not Be "On the Map"
by dillon77  (2019-02-12 10:40:24)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

...or perhaps new to it (gosh these metaphors can be anchors), best to keep track for a bit, particularly for Ms. Richardson, who is in the class of 2021.

I can see MM, Niele and Carol expanding the post search a bit to cover bases.

Thanks, as usual.


Thanks, always enjoy reading these *
by Orangutan  (2019-02-11 17:18:03)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Yes, same here. Great eyewitness news. Thanks. *
by BabaGhanouj  (2019-02-11 17:30:52)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post