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Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:46 pm
by 69MG
Now that we have confirmation, this deserves its own thread. WBB is taking 2 giant steps backwards. Coach Verdi has a lot of work to do.
Matt Vautour ‏@MattVautourDHG 1h1 hour ago
UMass sources confirm rising soph guard Bria Stallworth is transferring from the women's basketball program. Venti's rebuild gets tougher

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 10:51 am
by m626t
Crap.

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 10:57 am
by InnervisionsUMASS
People might not want to admit it, but this could be a glimpse into the future on the men's side as well.

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 11:16 am
by 69MG
^ IV, I usually understand your posts, but you lost me on this one. Care to elaborate?

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 11:21 am
by rsox1221
I think he's talking about what could potentially happen if there is a coaching change on the MBB side.

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 11:30 am
by InnervisionsUMASS
69MG wrote:^ IV, I usually understand your posts, but you lost me on this one. Care to elaborate?

Coaching changes can lead to recruits/current players jumping ship. In the case here, it's absolutely worse case scenario.

Obviously no guarantees that it would happen, but had Bamford pulled the trigger on DK at the end of the season, we might have lost the class and maybe someone like Clark. Same could happen after next year. I'm not saying that it's not worth making the move if it's warranted, but often times the blind hate of a coach/situation can cause some to forget the fallout that typically comes along with it.

Verdi has his work cut out for him, and it's going to take some time. Hopefully people realize that.

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 1:27 pm
by 69MG
^ Makes sense if DK is let go after this year, but I don't see that happening unless we go under .500 with this recruiting class and a cupcake schedule.

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 3:07 pm
by MajBugman
Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward.

(Edited to add) Do we know why they transferred? It may because of the coaching change, it may be because they realized even if they brought in Geno Auriemma this team would be a dumpster fire for a while. Not changing a coach that is not up to snuff because players may transfer is not a reason not to make a coaching change.

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 3:15 pm
by InnervisionsUMASS
^

I didn't say it was a reason to not make the move. I specifically stated that it shouldn't be a reason to hold off, actually. It just seems that some folks forget what the fallout can be across the board, is all. We're seeing that fallout first hand here.

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 5:02 pm
by cam9219
InnervisionsUMASS wrote:People might not want to admit it, but this could be a glimpse into the future on the men's side as well.
Thank you for posting this. Gold star.

Verdi has an even bigger rebuild with these two scorers gone. Hoping he is able to grab some quality transfers over the next two off-seasons to bring in a quick infusion of talent.

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 5:29 pm
by Floyd
Maybe he'll bring in better players. Good coaches are also usually pretty good recruiters so he may bring in talent and develop it better. Guy has a pretty good resume

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:54 am
by LS71
Sad to see her go and I wish her well, but WBB hasn't done very much for a mighty long time.

I'm sure Verdi didn't take the job because Bria was on the roster.

Verdi and the program have nowhere to go but up.

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:18 pm
by MikeUMA
Rumor that she recently visited Nebraska:
http://huskerhoopscentral.com/topic/103 ... s-visitor/

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:03 pm
by MikeUMA

Re: Bria Stallworth Transfers

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:07 am
by njumass08
Oh well. Good luck to her. Big 10 will be a little more difficult.