Posted by elephant on November 25, 2018 at 18:15:12:
In Reply to: Re: Down year posted by Disagree on November 25, 2018 at 17:32:44:
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: : : : : Down year maybe but Narbonne just beat Chaminade today...lol.
: : : : : Man, the talent in the city section Basketball is way way down this year. What happened? The last 3-4 years the city section has been very solid. Itís terrible, I guess anyone can win it all this year? Granada and el Camino who never came close to winning it all the last 5 years are the favorites I guess.
: : : : The best girls are now playing other sports and now that African American girls are discovering volleyball, it has made Basketball, especially City section go way, way down. And if you watch the younger kids, there aren't many playing and those that are, aren't greatly talented. City section is down, but girls basketball is down all over California and the nation.
: : : The elephant in the room that can't be discussed is the biggest reason for this. Not as much of a factor in volleyball.
: : Great, more opportunities for my younger daughters to get college full rides.
: Look around. Still lots of talent, even more so now because of better club development. Difference is thst the few previous great players were WAY better than the other girls, now just better. Ten years ago charisma averages thirty a game and any 6í2 girl was unstoppable. Competition just better overall. No more can a girl score 60 or seventy unless its in a low level division. DOMINANT lynwood girl held to eleven by 5í8 girl while little asian kid scored 26. Talent spread out and holds each other in check. Just an opinion. And to be fair im wrong on lots of opinions.
The numbers bear out that basketball amongst girls is on the major downside. The elephant in the room has been discussed before but the perception is that basketball is a lesbian sport. Also, one for "ghetto" lesbians and you can read that any way you want.
Volleyball is also popular because many if not most girls don't like physical contact. They don't want to get elbowed in the face so being on opposite sides of the net help. Then again, that doesn't account for the rise in soccer over basketball.
Popular sports amongst girls has always been cyclical but I think certain factions pushed basketball for a while. The girls rejected it and went into their own sport of choice.
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