Wednesday, October 14, 2009

From Mule to Wildcat! and Davey Crockett?

Stephanie Whitman, the super strong combo guard for Alamo Heights, has reportedly committed to Kansas St. University. Whittman was ranked in the Top 50 players nationally by Hoopgurlz before suffering a knee injury last fall.
Whittman apparently chose the Wildcats over UTSA and NC State.

Davey Crockett earned his stripes in Tennessee before coming to San Antonio to fight for the Alamo. The question is, will Meighan Simmons go the reverse route by repping the Alamo City before going on to become a Volunteer in Tennessee? Word is that her decision between Tennessee and LSU is coming sooner than reported earlier. I am fighting the inclination to speculate but here is the case:

LSU- Has been on her from the beginning. They saw the young fawn and told her how beautiful she was as a freshman. Her bright future was obvious to all who took the time to look but LSU did just that, took the time to look and SHOW her how interested they were. Reportedly, they have made school visits since her freshman year. They have a successful program led by a coach who is a Hall of Famer and has won 4 titles in the WNBA. Who better can show her the steps she needs to become a pro than the guy who coached former WNBA MVP's Cynthia Cooper and Sheryl Swoopes?

Tennessee- The school that almost every girls basketball player wishes to attend during their formative basketball years( Unless they are UCONN loyalists). Tennessee is the almost perfect hunk that Simmons has admired from afar. The Candace Parker(her basketball idol) element is hard to ignore but add that to the fact that UT has sent at least 30 players to the WNBA. Never mind that Patt Summit is the greatest winner in college basketball history, playing in front of 15,000 plus fans on a night basis is tough to turn down.

Which guy will she take to the prom? The successfully attractive gentleman(LSU) that has asked her out for years or Mr. Everything(UT) that has been the object of her affection since her childhood. Another good problem to have I suppose. Stay Tuned!