2023 Recruiting - WBB

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  1. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    I'm assuming we're still recruiting Madison Booker, but not positive. Other than that, not sure there's anyone else.

     
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  2. Born in ATX

    Born in ATX 250+ Posts

    Looking at DFW_Horns' roster from the '22-'23 season thread, you have to wonder if Vic's basically done with the '23 class altogether. If everyone just comes back next year who has any eligibility left, then two things happen: (1). We'd have what you'd think would be an incredible team, loaded with primarily Jrs, Srs and Super-Srs; (2). We'd only have 1 slot open, which I assume Vic would save for a must-have transfer next Spring. So unless something really big (and unexpected) happens in the next few months, I feel like we'll only have two signees in November. However, for the '24 class, we better really do well with all of the talent coming out of the state in that class, plus do well in the portal like this year. I hope these next two coaching hires are home-runs (sorry I'm getting into 3 other threads in this one), because recruiting is going to have to really pickup for the next class.
     
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  3. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    I believe there was some mutual interest for her at one point as per earlier in this thread:

     
  4. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts


    Madison Booker is also on a visit this weekend.
     
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  5. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 1,000+ Posts

    The Madison Booker visit is certainly encouraging news! On her IG stories, she posted a photo of her with Kevin Durant.

    Durant was working OT today as an ambassador for TxWBB.
     
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  6. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    First photo I've come across of Madison Booker on her visit:


     
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  7. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 1,000+ Posts

     
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  8. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    Congrats to Gisella.

     
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  9. longhornlegend

    longhornlegend 500+ Posts

    Congratulations to her!!
     
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  10. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

     
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  11. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Looks like Abbie Bouitiler was in for a visit (official or unofficial?) this weekend:


     
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  12. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    I’m not sure this is a great idea. But good luck to G-Money!
     
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  13. Zig72

    Zig72 500+ Posts

    Trying to wrap my head around this. I can not recall a previous occurrence at Texas.
    • Texas has the ship available...barely...we will be at the full 15 in January. (Recall that Gutierrez was put on ship)
    • It is difficult to imagine Gisella will receive a lot of playing time in January with our stacked roster. If she does, it would be remarkable.
    • It will seemingly burn one of her four eligibility years to no good purpose
    It must be in her mind that she would not spend four full years in college anyway, opting to go pro at the earliest opportunity.

    There are positives for Texas also. This gives Gisella an early introduction to the team style and culture, as well as the overall college experience, which will prepare her for a more expanded role next season.
     
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  14. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    Unless needed, she could always redshirt that semester and enrolling early would just be a jump start into a college S&C program as well as learning playing style and culture.
     
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  15. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    I am thinking that since she tore her ACL this summer she will take a red shirt year, be part of the team and work with Zack Zillner on recuperating her knee?
     
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  16. Zig72

    Zig72 500+ Posts

    Leave it to this community to inject some clarity into my foggy mind. Making more sense....
     
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  17. hoopsalot

    hoopsalot 500+ Posts

    This sounds plausible. Last early Texas WBB I remember is Kim alumnus in 1995-96.
     
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  18. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    I actually think it's a great idea since she had a knee injury this summer and won't be able to play her senior season at Cedar Park. If she is ready academically, she would receive better rehab and medical treatment at Texas.

    While I understand Vic giving Anissa Gutierrez a scholarship for this season was a reward for her dedication, if that had been the last (15th) ship allocated, there would have been no 'ship for Gisella for Spring 2023. So, there's always a risk/cost awarding a walk-on a 'ship (as it is for the entire academic year).

    While it used to be very common for players to transfer to a new school in January (and sit out until the following season), that doesn't happen too much now. But, we won't have any room for this type of January transfer if one would come about.
     
  19. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

    I’m almost certain Gisella won’t be playing in the upcoming season. She will be joining right at the start of big 12 play and Texas is already stacked at her position so she won’t be needed. Not to mention she is coming off an ACL injury so you have to factor in conditioning, rehab, training, etc.. all of which take months to prepare for especially in Vic’s system. It’s great to get her in early so she can have a head start on the culture, system and rehab necessary but she definitely won’t be playing in the spring.
     
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  20. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    That's exactly what I was thinking. She's not enrolling early to play, but to practice, hit the weight room and the training table.
     
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  21. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    On an emotional level, Jordana and Gisella having each other while rehabbing will be great support. That way, neither is "alone" unable to participate in certain areas with the remainder of their teammates.
     
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  22. brnkj

    brnkj 2,500+ Posts

    Very good point.
     
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  23. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Apparently it was an official visit for Abbie

     
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  24. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    More on G-Money
     
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  25. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Not sure if anyone subscribes, but Lady Vols fans on different sites feeling disappointed with whatever the update is.


     
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  26. Zig72

    Zig72 500+ Posts

    Narrowed to 9. Texas and Tennessee both included. Apologies, don't know how to link to Twitter.
     
  27. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    That was September 2021, not this month 2022.

     
  28. Zig72

    Zig72 500+ Posts

    After a brilliant, albeit short career, I officially retire from trying to scoop social media happenings and will leave it to the experts.
     
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  29. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    The only things I know about Booker's recruiting process are that she took official visits to Duke and Tennessee during the summer. Not sure if she's visited anyone after her visit to Texas two weekends ago.
     
  30. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 1,000+ Posts

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    I couldn't help myself and decided to subscribe to the Ball Out. If they are right, Texas should be happy about Booker's decision.
     
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