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And I see that she doesn't get much PT for uconn.
Their latest game, she:
a) did not start
b) had 2 points
c) played a total of 12 minutes
Why would you...............??
Obviously, she'd be playing a lot more for a Top 25 team, right in her own backyard.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
She wanted to win a National Championship I guess. UConn will probably do that. But she is outshined right now by a ton of studettes. If she had committed, The Iowa sophomore class would have been a Top 5 class in the country most likely. I wonder if she wishes she had come to Iowa now.
It's important to keep in mind that she's still only a sophomore. A lot of players see limited minutes as underclassmen/underclassladies for elite teams before blossoming into superstars after those ahead of them graduate or move on. Look at Thomas Robinson of Kansas. He averaged 7.2 and 14.6 MPG his first two years at KU. After others ahead of him moved on, Robinson blossomed into the national POY. I'm not saying this will happen to Stokes (UConn has a TrFr center that gets more minutes than Stokes), and I would love to have her at Iowa, but I think it's prudent to wait to pass judgment.
If I remember right, the state of Iowa had 4 Top 100 girl high school players that year. Just think "what if" Taylor Greenfield (Stanford), Markisha Wright (Notre Dame), along with Kiah Stokes (UConn) had joined Virginia Johnson and Samantha Logic at Iowa?
There would have been no need to go "piggie-back" their name to a team vying for a National Championship. They could've built a championship team here at home. All 3 made the final four last year, and I did enjoy the fact that none of them won it.
And I'm not really trying to pass judgement.
Obviously, she saw something about Gino she liked and I NEVER have, so good for her.
She would be getting about 35 minutes per game, if she was an Iowa Hawkeye, right now.
A friend of mine always makes the point that, as an athlete, you want to go where you're going to play the most.
Say what you want......PT beats the Pine, every time.
Not sure what I think about the posts in this thread. Apparently, if people think Kiah is a shoo-in for vast amounts of PT at Iowa but she isn't seeing a lot at UConn, then that kind of says something about the Iowa program. You don't know all the reasons why she chose UConn and there could have been some that had nothing to do with PT or basketball at all. Maybe she wanted to challenge herself.
Great athletes want to go where they will have to work hard to get PT and be challenged.
It's Geno BTW.
I think I remember her saying that she wanted to win a national championship. Obviously, she went to the right place if that is her goal. Maybe she doesn't mind riding pine until her junior or senior year as long as she gets a championship.
Well, it will always be Jeano to me.
Not sure why guys take offense, when I simply point out that this Iowa kid would be
a major part of the Iowa women's Front court, right now. And why some guys seem to
snarl when you point out that poor Kiah is riding the pine at UConn, and Gino is only playing her
in mop up duty.
Maybe Kiah doesn't think she is poor Kiah. That is the point.
And simply pointing out that she would be playing lots of minutes and be a bigwig on the Iowa team does indeed show that if this accurate, then the Iowa women's bb team is apparently light years away from the top programs in the nation.
Wow, Kiah Stokes got Only 6 minutes in Uconn's win last nite over Duke.
That must be fun, being a practice player for Jeano and watching other girls run up and down the court on
Game nights. What could be more fun than riding the pine, anyway? Especially, knowing that the school that you
turned-down, where your Dad played, you would be playing 35 minutes per game and regularly being seen on
National TV on the BTN. Hmmmmmmmmm............poor Kiah.
In other news, theeee IOWA HAWKEYE Women's team is now receiving votes in the Top 25, after knocking off their
umpteenth ranked opponent, this year. I've lost track of all the Ranked teams that Lisa Bluder has taken-down this year..
Purdue, Iowa State, Texas, etc, etc.
This post was edited by Skyhawk52 15 months ago
Alas, yet another Iowa sports program not "sexy" enough to attract the top recruits, even if they are in-state. (But sure glad we can still get Wisconsin's!) Amazing how Iowa sports are able to survive somehow or other, KK!
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