Posted by Common Sense on April 17, 2018 at 16:52:23:
In Reply to: Re: CA EYBL Top Teams at Boo Williams posted by EYBL on April 17, 2018 at 16:05:15:
: : : : : Any predictions on who will be the top performing EYBL CA team at BOO WILLIAMS this weekend?
: : : : 1. Cal Stars
: : : : 2. WCP
: : : : 3. Cal Sparks
: : : : 4. Taurasi
: : : : 5. Swish
: : : : And of those, the only ones to make any noise will be Cal Stars and WCP.
: : : In the last couple of years, swish has struggled.
: : Swish has struggled, no doubt. Will be interesting to see how they do since they have not played yet this season and BOO is a tough tournament to start your season in. Still think theyre should be three teams down here instead of 4 due to lack of talent. Cal Stars gets the best of what the bay area has to offer.
: There only should be 2 EYBL teams in So Cal to go along with Cal Stars up North.
: And I would go with WCP and Swish based on the coaching.
: Quintero can coach, but he seems more interested in the Storm empire. Davis is a great coach; with only two teams he could do damage with top level talent.
: And then I would give one EYBL team to Nevada (Las Vegas) and one to Arizona.
Based on as of late results, if two teams were going to be cut from California, Swish and Cal Sparks would be in trouble. Storm has a EYBL championship and WCP is 2 years removed from a great EYBL campaign.
Having a Nike team in Nevada or Arizona would be pointless. Per the NCAA rules, a travel team can have up to 3 players from geographically adjoining states. Giving those states an EYBL team would just mean that you would now have the NV and AZ teams coming to Cali to recruit because they don't have enough high end talent. Also, thinning out the 5 Nike teams to 3 still wouldn't solve anything. There are also 5 Adidas sponsored teams in the state (EBO, GBL, Peninsula Elite, JBS, & Fresno Lady Heat) that reduce the available talent as well.
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