Everything has its time. AB left with a degree and love for HC, and has had the chance to experience playing at a big time school. MM got to play and develop a talented group of young players who have succeeded beyond expectations. Seems to me it worked out perfectly for everyone.
Agree it was the best decision for Avery, except for the losing her current team is experiencing. The decision may be somewhat beneficial for HC in the long run, giving some of her minutes to young players. That may be hard to prove. Whether it is beneficial for this year’s team has yet to be determined. Doing very well now. The rest of the season ? I think Avery’s absence will be sorely felt at some critical juncture, especially at the end of one, or more, pivotal games. We shall see.
Will it? They are a marginally worst offensive team this season, averaging 59.6 pts per game vs 60.4 last season, but are substantially a better defensive team giving up on average only 52.3 pts/game vs 56.5 last season.
Avery wanted to get a degree in sports management and HC doesn’t have that. She wanted to test her skills against power conference players. That she became team captain at Wisconsin demonstrates her continued leadership skills and abilities. As we know, she speaks well in front of the camera.
She’ll be a success at whatever she chooses to do.
Yes. And if she chooses to try professional ball somewhere in the world she has an enhanced resume having been a key contributor on a power conference team. She can't be as easily dismissed due to her height and who she earned her stats against now.
Post by oldschoolhoops on Feb 14, 2023 22:55:20 GMT -5
I stand corrected. Apologies to the writer/reporter. Avery is indeed the leading 3-point shooter in league games. Overall games she's a little further down. She's on an impressive stretch in BIG10 play!
I believe that women’s pro hoops’ opportunities are limited in Western Europe. Before recent events, the better chances were in Russia.
Prior to the recent problems it is true that the highest paid players were in the Russian Premier league, however, the were almost all WNBA All-Star quality players and were paid substantially more than what they were getting in the US. There are leagues in Spain & Italy that pay upwards to 7,000 a month but slots are limited.