By Andrew Talamantes (@DrewTooSavvy):
New team, new season, and hopes are high for the young San Jose State University women’s basketball team.
The Spartans who won just 11 games last year, don’t open up their season until Nov. 5th, when they play Stanislaus State at home, and with a lot of transition, this team will look a lot different than last year’s team.
One thing to note is that the Spartans will be playing this season without four out five of their starting lineup from last season. This sparks concern on the offensive end, being that they accounted for most of the team’s points last season, and between the four took the majority of the shots in close games.
With only one player on the team who has played at SJSU for three years, look for Myzhanique Ladd, the 5-foot-10 senior guard to play the veteran role on the team.
With their tallest player listing in at 6-foot-3 inches, the Spartans might have some trouble rebounding against bigger teams, although SJSU has never really relied too much on height.
A lot of questions arise on how the sophomores will react to taking a veteran role on a young team, as a young players. Of the 15 on the roster, over half are freshman.
5-foot-10 freshman guard, Courtesy Clark will try and make an impact.. The former 2016-2017 All-Metro player of the year has the ability to get buckets and rebound, averaging 12 points, and 10 rebounds last season.
Expect nothing less than a determined, and hungry group of players on the court this season.