Posted by Yes and No on August 09, 2017 at 13:47:34:
In Reply to: Re: Cal Sparks Gold posted by Rumor on August 09, 2017 at 09:37:30:
: : : : Hearing through the grapevine that Charisma Osborne is leaving Cal Sparks and taking her talents to the Bay Area for next year. Any confirmation of this? I know end of the season Cal Sparks Gold 2019 had 5 NorCal kids, including 4 from Sac High on the team. Whats Elbert doing?
: : : This is what happens when you can't judge talent! He missed on so many kids and did not build from within it is only a matter of time before he gives his Nike's back.
: : Going to Cal Stars makes sense for her. Talent is so fractured with four EYBL local teams that we can't compete nationally anymore. No doubt she wants to go back to Nationals and have a shot to win it. Remember when Valerie Higgins left Tuarasi and went to Cal Stars and paired with Sabrina Ionescu to win Nike championship?
: : Of course, if Osborne never played another club game she would have her pick of colleges!
: Although she will have her pick, there's talk that locally, she's now very high on USC and UCLA has dropped back into the pack. If USC lands another couple of high profilers like DeCosta, things could get very interesting. DeCosta played club ball with the Moores and Higgins so Osborne might fit right in. A lot of people laughed when the Trojans re-hired Mark Trakh but it might have been a great hire.
Agree on UCLA part, not on USC part.
Trakh is a good guy and a decent coach, but USC whiffed by going retread over rising young coach. Should have given job to Trakh's protege, Jody Wynn.
Wouldn't be surprised to see Osborne leave California, or at least So Cal.
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