LC
Last year

#41729

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

Report this topic


 

Hoopie
Last year
09:13 1 Sep 17

Reply #645388

re: Alanna Smith:Overnight success years in the making

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


Report this post



Anonymous
Last year
22:44 1 Sep 17

Reply #645484

re: Alanna Smith:Overnight success years in the making

Well done!


Report this post



Kings Fan1
Last year
21:20 13 Sep 17

Reply #646650

re: Alanna Smith:Overnight success years in the making

Sounds like a gun!


Report this post



Bear
Last year
09:58 14 Sep 17

Reply #646671

re: Alanna Smith:Overnight success years in the making

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...


Report this post



Anonymous
Last year
10:35 14 Sep 17

Reply #646676

re: Alanna Smith:Overnight success years in the making

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

Smith-Stanford
Wallace-Baylor
Yaeger, Maley-Oregon
Horvat-Ucla
Bibby-Mississippi state
Maybe Mangakahia at Syracuse.


Report this post





 

Reply to this topic

Name Email

Random name suggestion for anonymous posters: Dione 75

Title
Rules: You must read the Terms of Use. No spam, no offensive material, no sniping at other clubs, no 'who cares?'-type comments, no naming or bashing under 18 players. Learn how to embed YouTube videos or tweets
Message

Please proof-read your post before submitting as you will not be able to edit it afterwards.
 


Dunk.com.au - Custom basketball uniforms
Liam Flynn - basketball coaching and consulting

Advertise on Hoops to a very focused, local and sports-keen audience. Email for rates and options.

Recent Posts

.


.


An Australian basketball forum covering NBL, WNBL, ABL, Juniors plus NBA, WNBA, NZ, Europe, etc | Forum time is: 4:18 am, Tue 20 Feb 2018 | Posts: 698,871 | Last 7 days: 1,117