Posted by Reality on October 05, 2018 at 22:06:14:
In Reply to: Re: Ayanna Clark posted by Hopefully not the end on October 05, 2018 at 18:37:03:
: : : : http://www.vaquerosports.com/sports/wbkb/2018-19/bios/clark_ayanna_9qgt
: : : : Good to see her back on the floor soon!!!!
: : : Please. Opportunity wasted. How about back in a classroom?
: : I am wishing her the best....rooting for her...
: : Opportunity wasted???Maybe her story is not over
: : if she ever needs help...I am in Norcal...and would be glad to help her...get in great shape....I do lots of athlete performance
: There is nothing sadder than a wasted talent. LB Jackrabbits product.
She spent five years in high school and still couldn't qualify for the NCAA. HOWEVER, give her credit for at least trying to continue. She could have quit but by gaining her H.S. diploma and going even to a CC suggests she's serious about her future.
The odds are against her because there aren't many players who go from CC to a high level Div. 1 school but there are some and there are even some who have had great careers. If she completes her AA, she will be old enough to go straight to the WNBA or Europe. Europe might have been been a possibility right out of Poly considering her ranking but she's sticking with Community College. I find that admirable.
There is a lot of finger pointing about her situation (well deserved, incidentally) but it sounds like she might be on the right track now so instead of looking backwards, let's look forward and wish her good luck. She might be one of those who succeeded in spite of her circumstances.
However, it is still a cautionary tale for everyone. Basketball talent means nothing if you don't have the academic skills necessary to take advantage of the opportunities presented. Anyone who pushes basketball over school should not be in a position of influencing kids.
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