Lavey - doesn't really make meaningful things happen.
The goal was to qualify for the world cup with our B team. They achieved this. Move on, nothing to see here.
mastly Agreed except that I think that any of last years Olympic players who made this group HAD to significxantly dominate in their positions both against their direct opposition, and also to make the load easyier for the team.
I don't think Lavey or Hodges did that, I think they are both done
Those who were not Olympic opals were given a chance to having a red hot go at showing what they could bring to the table in the worlds and olympics for the next 4 years - really only Griffin and possibly Smith and Mansfield did that , Ezerby's get a case to put during the WNBL season and in the camps,
Opals on top whenever Snell is out there, +14!
Snell - more than justified her selection IMO. Shooting was off in the final, but she makes good decisions, and at 36 is out-hustling players virtually half her age. It's good for them to see that.
Snell is out there making a statement IMHO , its basically " we all know that Snelly not going to be representing Oz in the next olympics, but if YOU can't get yourself up to comprehensivley takeon THIS old warhorse in the camps then you ain't going to go either, and IF she ends up chewing up and spitting out EVERY under 35yo Sg/Sf in the squad, well she'll have earnt a spot.,"
Hodges failed to do the same job, and Lavey is just an invitation for every parent of a junior to plug their daughter as the next saviour, thankfully Heal's not in this coaching group.
Young pups look good but you need someone who will step up and get it done, or at least try a lot harder than some. Too many under the last coach were essentially promised a ride because of their potential.
Sandy will basically say - you all have a chance to prove to me you want it and are better then any other option.
Philips is available for international selection, and Hurst is almost 100% recovered from injury, I can see either of them tearing Lavey up fairly consistently , and possibly some other PGs as well. If nothing else they will push those others to a higher standard than Joyce did.