Why ND women are so much better than ND men in basketball: WNBA max salary is only $110,000

Author: Curly1918 (2811 Posts - Joined: Aug 30, 2017)

Posted at 12:32 pm on Mar 18, 2019

The degree is worth more to elite recruits than the chance for a basketball career. It's also why they are more likely to stay 4 years.

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I have been saying that like forever. ND women and men want degree but best men basketball players

Author: THEISMANCARR (9486 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 2:55 pm on Mar 18, 2019

want NBA money immediately, women, not as important to them since it is not great money.

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ND doesn't get those sorts of players.

Author: MAS (11481 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:40 pm on Mar 18, 2019

The two highest-rated recruits since 'Phonz were Demetrius Jackson and Torin Francis and neither was even drafted.

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Chris Thomas was a McD AA and Indiana “Mr Basketball”.

Author: Aragoto (2333 Posts - Joined: May 14, 2018)

Posted at 9:30 pm on Mar 19, 2019

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Was not rated in the top 30 as a senior. Luke Zeller also made the McD's AA team and was not top 30.

Author: MAS (11481 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:25 am on Mar 20, 2019

Torin Francis was top 10 and Jackson was top 25/30.

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You never specified top 30. Demetrius was drafted.

Author: Aragoto (2333 Posts - Joined: May 14, 2018)

Posted at 12:16 pm on Mar 20, 2019

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I stated that Francis and Jackson were the two most highly recruited players.

Author: MAS (11481 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:23 pm on Mar 20, 2019

Which they were.

I stand corrected on Jackson.


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Demetrius Jackson was drafted by the Celtics.

Author: Aragoto (2333 Posts - Joined: May 14, 2018)

Posted at 9:32 pm on Mar 19, 2019

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Nearly every ND men's basketball players stays four years and very, very few make it to the NBA.

Author: MAS (11481 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:18 pm on Mar 18, 2019

The men's players understand the value of the degree and I think most of them understand that they will not be making millions playing basketball after they're done at ND.

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coaching plays a huge role.

Author: und67 (5098 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:12 pm on Mar 18, 2019

last year, muffet lost 80% of her starting lineup for one reason or another. instead of making excuses, she modified her strategy to fit the strengths of the remaining players - even teaching some of them totally new positions -, and won the nc. as far as i know, that's never happened in any sport at any level. 80% is beyond a significant number.

there's your answer: coaching.


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Re: coaching plays a huge role.

Author: garryowen (2162 Posts - Joined: Oct 22, 2007)

Posted at 6:15 pm on Mar 18, 2019

That is the key difference.

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Bullshit, talent at the same level is the main difference. The coaches know the strategies the

Author: THEISMANCARR (9486 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 2:12 am on Mar 22, 2019

problem was this year every body shot poorly in just about every game. You can win with good coaching and smart players if up to three guys are off their games but not when all five are.

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so basically, you're saying....

Author: und67 (5098 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:22 pm on Mar 22, 2019

....if you take the nd players to rutgers, they would win the national championship.

now there's some bullshit for you.


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What don't you get about the money not being critical when recruiting women because even the stars

Author: THEISMANCARR (9486 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 2:59 pm on Mar 18, 2019

value the degree. ND, UConn and maybe three other teams get the best recruits. Both coaches know what works the good thing about our women is is that there are only 4 other good teams, so the recruits go to the top 4 programs.

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so you're implying

Author: und67 (5098 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:18 pm on Mar 18, 2019

that there are only @40 top women hoops players in this entire country, that all 40 go to only the top 4 schools, and that coaching is not a factor. based on your logic, one would think that harvard, yale, princeton, wellsley, stanford, and wilson, etc., would field the top women's programs because of the superior educational opportunities.

hmmm.


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Those teams are not the glamour right now in women's basketball. it is UConn, certainly no academic

Author: THEISMANCARR (9486 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 8:40 pm on Mar 18, 2019

giant, Baylor ditto, Mississippi State ditto, Louisville ditto, and us. But in none of those schools are women leaving early to turn pro. Not worth it.