Two years ago

Alanna Smith:Overnight success years in the making

The campus of Stanford University is known to all in the Cardinal family as The Farm, as the land the university stands on was once the farm of founders Leland and Jane Stanford. It is a nickname perhaps befitting the location of Alanna Smith's first season and a half in college basketball, where no amount of hard work was guaranteed to reap tangible benefits.

Alanna Smith: Overnight success years in the making

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Two years ago

Nice read. I hope she gets fast-tracked into the Opals.

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Two years ago

Well done!

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Two years ago

Sounds like a gun!

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Two years ago

Another great article LC, good stuff. Confidence is a wonderful thing that many Aussie kids going to college in the US either don't quite get to enjoy or build up in the ensuing years as it appears Alanna is doing.

It will be fun watching her and many others this season as college hoops is invaded by more and more of our talent.

Like many of our proteges in the past, the US coaches really like the way our kids play, their character, team work and high basketball IQ. More recently we are sending a higher level of athleticism as well, so the positive signs continue to improve for the future of Aussie basketball IMHO...

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Two years ago

Likely going to see 5-6 Aussie girls in the sweet 16/elite 8 this season.

Yaeger, Maley-Oregon
Bibby-Mississippi state
Maybe Mangakahia at Syracuse.

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