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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:12 am

OZBaller wrote:Hey DD

I see another Aussie girl from Perth 2021 signed with pilots

Could be the new Saint Mary’s
Hmm, we're aware of a 2018 center/forward from Brisbane who's in the transfer portal, but that's the first we've heard of a 2021 recruit from Perth.  Do you have her name or a link?

Under current NCAA rules she cannot have signed yet, the earliest she could do that is next November, but is it possible she's verbally committed?
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Post by wrv on Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:42 pm



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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:59 pm

wrv wrote:Emma Strelein, 5-10, guard from Perth apparently committed to the Pilots on March 1.
FieldLevel wrote:Perth, WA, March 12th, 2020. Emma Strelein, a recruit from Kalamunda Eastern Suns, commits to play college women's basketball at University of Portland.

Name: Emma Strelein
High School Graduation Year: 2021
Height: 5' 11"
Positions: PG, SG, SF

https://www.fieldlevel.com/app/commitments/emma.strelein/basketballwomen
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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:20 pm

wrv wrote:Emma Strelein, 5-10, guard from Perth, apparently committed to the Pilots on March 1.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=emma+strelein+basketball+perth&view=detail&mid=B9B4B9682BD6D104D452B9B4B9682BD6D104D452&FORM=VIRE
You gotta love she was the 2018-19 MVP of the U-19 men's league using the men's size ball and shooting from the FIBA 3-point line.
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Post by wrv on Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:28 pm

An article which tells us about Emma's recruiting, including contact with Haylee Andrews, comments on the coaching staff here and her future intentions.

She looks good on video. Playing with young men seems pretty easy for her.

https://pickandroll.com.au/emma-strelein-commits-to-university-of-portland/

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed May 20, 2020 11:55 am

More highlights from 2021 commit, Emma Strelein.  This from the 2019 U-18 Australia Junior Championships.

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Post by wrv on Wed May 20, 2020 12:14 pm

Emma appears to be formidable and I suspect will challenge for immediate playing time.

Though it hardly matters, this video was already posted on March 20--and it remains enjoyable.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed May 20, 2020 1:17 pm

Saw this about six weeks ago, but wanted to get confirmation from the staff before posting here.

Maddi Condron, a 6-7 post from Melbourne, has given her verbal commitment to play for the Pilots beginning in the fall of 2021.

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https://pickandroll.com.au/portland-secures-a-fourth-aussie-in-centre-maddi-condron/


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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed May 20, 2020 1:18 pm

This from nine months ago...

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Post by wrv on Wed May 20, 2020 2:13 pm

Welcome Maddie. Look forward to seeing you here on the court.

Go Pilots.

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Post by up7587 on Wed May 20, 2020 2:33 pm

Hey, at least one team got the "big" we've been asking for.
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Post by wrv on Wed May 20, 2020 7:35 pm

We'll see if Ms. Condron proves fleet afoot enough and athletic enough to make a contribution or to be the caliber of "big" we would "ask for."

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Post by DoubleDipper on Thu May 21, 2020 10:26 am

wrv wrote:We'll see if Ms. Condron proves fleet afoot enough and athletic enough to make a contribution or to be the caliber of "big" we would "ask for."
I'm somewhat embarrassed to say I thought the same when I saw her on tape, but by all accounts she is just now beginning to blossom as a player, and as the article stated, "Like many taller players, Condron’s game has developed later than most but she's currently on an exponential development curve."

Let's face it, she'll need time to develop, and she has another 18 months before she begins playing D1 basketball actively or as a redshirt...and when she does start playing she'll likely be a "disrupter" more than a scorer.

I think of BYU's Sara Hamson who is so fun to watch because at 6-7, she's like a windmill on the court always disrupting the other team's inside game while blocking shots and rebounding.  In three years at BYU Hamson is averaging less than six points per game, but averages 4 blocks and 8 rebounds.  It's too bad there is no stat for "disruption" because despite her stats, she was twice the WCC Defensive POY and this past season she was named to the WCC Second Team.  Oh, and she has 336 career blocks, with one year to go.

I don't know if Hamson took a two-year LDS mission, but in her first two years at BYU she started a total of 28 games, and last season she started 29.  So as good as she is, it has taken awhile for her to develop her body and stamina, just as it has taken UP's 6-5 Lauren Walker a few years.

As I often hear, "you can't teach height" when it comes to basketball players...
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Post by wrv on Thu May 21, 2020 12:09 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
wrv wrote:We'll see if Ms. Condron proves fleet afoot enough and athletic enough to make a contribution or to be the caliber of "big" we would "ask for."
I'm somewhat embarrassed to say I thought the same when I saw her on tape, but by all accounts she is just now beginning to blossom as a player, and as the article stated, "Like many taller players, Condron’s game has developed later than most but she's currently on an exponential development curve."

Let's face it, she'll need time to develop, and she has another 18 months before she begins playing D1 basketball actively or as a redshirt...and when she does start playing she'll likely be a "disrupter" more than a scorer.

As I often hear, "you can't teach height" when it comes to basketball players...

Let's hope that Ms. Condron's effectiveness is comparable to the BYU center. She has time to develop obviously.

I am not sure how Coach Meek views redshirting his recruits but this may be a player whose ongoing development suggests a redshirt year.

That said, any insight on whether we continue to recruit others at the post for next or the following year?

Condron is not a graduate transfer or transfer. Do we continue to search or are we done recruiting for this year?

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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri May 22, 2020 8:01 am

wrv wrote:I am not sure how Coach Meek views redshirting his recruits but this may be a player whose ongoing development suggests a redshirt year.
I think he’s generally for it.

This past season Mike wanted to redshirt Megan Engesser (since transferred to D2 Black Hills St.) because she needed more development, but the team was so decimated by injury the staff needed her in uniform.
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Post by wrv on Tue May 26, 2020 10:36 am

Some recent highlights of Maddi Condron not yet posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cDf47LCy_8

According to the opening frame she is 6'8", an inch taller than previously indicated.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Tue May 26, 2020 3:44 pm

wrv wrote:Some recent highlights of Maddi Condron not yet posted:
She's obviously got a long way to go in her development, but you gotta like that she appears to be equally adept with either hand when shooting near the basket.
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