Cal vs. Michigan & Pepperdine for Crocker 2019

wbbilluminati
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Finally some encouraging recruiting news.
SFCALBear72
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Interesting choices.

Michigan finished 23-10 last season and 10-6 in the Big Ten. They went to the NCAA Tournament and lost in the 2nd round to Baylor. Sounds very similar to Cal.

Pepperdine has a new coaching staff. Coach Milton-Jones played in the Olympics and WNBA (LA Sparks). The team finished 10-20 last season in her debut as coach.
CalFanatic
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It sounds like we are in a very good position to land two more talented guards outside of Fields. That's wonderful and all- but what about the post recruiting? CJ is going to need some help next year!
stu
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CalFanatic said:

It sounds like we are in a very good position to land two more talented guards outside of Fields. That's wonderful and all- but what about the post recruiting? CJ is going to need some help next year!
Even more worrisome is the following year, when CJ will be gone. I like small ball but not to the point of putting 5 guards on the court!
annarborbear
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Missing out on post players last year is what really hurts. We should probably be looking for a mature foreign player and possibly a grad transfer along with one or two frosh recruits. And we should definitely have some Plan B players in the pipeline in case the Plan A post targets go elsewhere.

Based on my years in Ann Arbor, we should also start a fund to help Crocker make a visit to Ann Arbor in December or January.

Regarding a possible grad transfer, you are probably looking for someone like Caldwell who has had a medical redshirt along the way and has the units to graduate early if they want to. Not sure if you can reach out to people like that, or if you have to wait for them to reach out to you.

Interestingly, Michigan also has a grad transfer on their team this year. Taylor Rooks started out at Stanford, didn't do much there, and then transferred to Harvard. She completed her degree at Harvard last year, and with one year of eligibility left, is now enrolled for a masters in business at Michigan.
puget sound cal fan
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Did Cal ever pursue her?
SFCALBear72
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Also as per Raoul on Twitter (Sept. 4, 2018):

WBB: Top-60 ranked Sydnee Roby, 6-3 C, Milwaukee King HS (WI-2019), took her first official visit over the weekend, to Texas A&M. Her other finalists are Cal, Louisville, Marquette, Miami (FL), Michigan State, and Notre Dame.
CalFanatic
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Am I missing anyone?

Cal recruits/still in running.

Cailyn Crocker
Alexis Tucker
Sydnee Roby
Angel Jackson

I know we were recruiting the talented WA post from this class. Just don't have any information her recent recruiting. GO BEARS!
SFCALBear72
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Haley Jones?

Has she eliminated us?
ricehntr5
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lets be honest.. that was formality to make it that far in her choices. No chance
SFCALBear72
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CalFanatic said:

Am I missing anyone?

Cal recruits/still in running.

Cailyn Crocker
Alexis Tucker
Sydnee Roby
Angel Jackson

I know we were recruiting the talented WA post from this class. Just don't have any information her recent recruiting. GO BEARS!
Competition for Angel Jackson:

"In addition to Florida, other schools that Angel Jackson, 6-3 C, Salesian HS (CA), *might* be looking at (based on home/school visits in March) include Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, UCLA, Colorado, and USC". -Raoul (Sept.5, 2018).
puget sound cal fan
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Crocker is a solid recruit, but where are the front court recruits the Bears need in a big way?
wbbilluminati
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Crocker highlights. I'm impressed. Love her mid-range game.

SFCALBear72
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According to Raoul on twitter, Cailyn Crocker is taking her official visit to Michigan this weekend (Sept 14-16).
annarborbear
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Michigan's coach, Barnes-Arico, has been somewhat of a disappointment since coming in from St. John's, although she has made it twice to the NCAA second round. However, it looks like she has now had a break-through recruiting class this past year, and that may make it attractive to others now being pursued. Most top players in that last class were front-line people, so they will still be looking for additional guards.
CalFanatic
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SFCALBear72 said:

According to Raoul on twitter, Cailyn Crocker is taking her official visit to Michigan this weekend (Sept 14-16).
The same time Jackson made hers- spotted at the Cal football game yesterday!
SFCALBear72
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CalFanatic said:

SFCALBear72 said:

According to Raoul on twitter, Cailyn Crocker is taking her official visit to Michigan this weekend (Sept 14-16).
The same time Jackson made hers- spotted at the Cal football game yesterday!
Yes. Hosted by McKenzie Forbes, Cal Stars teammates. Lauren Fields is also here on her official visit and hosted by Kianna Smith.
puget sound cal fan
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Pepperdine and Michigan--that's quite a contrast in those two schools.
SFCALBear72
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Looks like Coach G went down to Mater Dei HS yesterday to watch the girls basketball practice.
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