The new season is here for the Women’s Basketball team and Cox Mox has a banger of a team she’s put together.
Got my tickets! I’m anticipating a breakthrough season, and certainly an exciting one. Like the men’s team, this is an easy group to root for. Look out ACC
I agree. Coach Mox has started (or restarted) an energy and level of excitement around women’s BB that was sorely lacking for far too long. I’m excited for what I expect to see from the team.
Most important question of the season: How we feeling about the new unis?
I’ll go first - mild upgrade!
I do wonder what the starting line up will look like and whether Mox is a “veterans start no matter what” type or a “Those who are best play more” type… LOL jk
I would feel like such a dope doing all these photo and video shoots. “Now point at the camera, ok now flex, great now do a little dance…”
Brown is a stud.
Look Hoos getting off a bus!
Olivia walking off a bus without crutches (though she was carrying them) seems… good? Like, not a catastrophic injury?
That’s huge. It was coming off a screen but it looked like no contact/didn’t see a bump. That and her immediately not being able to put wait on it is scary.
Also man the women’s team has the potential to be legit and thats even with Mir McLean and Sam Brunelle slowly being worked back in later in the season.
Kymora Johnson straight up looked like the best player on our team, Cadey Pauley showed her shooting touch, Yonta is kinda like a reece type in terms of defense first guard. And Jillian Brown and Paris Clark showed high level driving and dishing.
Front court, Cam and Clarkson shoud be a legitimate 1-2 punch, and the tall k state transfer is tall. Did I mention she’s tall?
Also Kudos to coach mox. This is the first time in my entire UVA fandom I have known the names of more than 1 player on the team. Im going to actually tune in and try to catch all their games this season like last year.
Which team spends more time in the AP Top 25 this season?
- UVA Women’s BB
- UVA Men’s BB
Men have a much shorter hill to climb
Yeah the women are going to be exciting this year but they’re probably still a year away from challenging for the Top 25. If Sam and Mir were healthy this year I might be willing to buy into them being ahead of schedule, but we’re going to miss their veteran presence in the frontcourt, and frankly I’m skeptical either really returns to top form this year at all.
With the other pieces I don’t think Sam is super important but Mir is
Either or both could redshirt. Mir also has her Covid year after this one if she so chooses to use it. I’m not sure about either of their pro prospects, I doubt Sam has much given her extensive injury history, so she might want to stick around and earn more NIL money while doing her media work. Mir maybe has a chance(?), but it’s just hard to break into the WNBA with only like 100 roster spots in the league.