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Signing Day

Postby drumstix2388 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:04 pm

The BG women got a signed NLI from a whopping six high school seniors yesterday. Fralick will really have a team full of her own recruits by year three.

Signing yesterday were:

Nyla Hampton, 5'7" PG, Huber Heights, OH
Sophie Dzieken, 6'2" F, Brighton, MI
Olivia Hill, 6'0" F, Palatine, IL
Lexi Fleming, 5'5" PG, Cincinnati, OH
Jasmine Clerkley, 5'11" F, Okemos, MI
Kenzie Lewis, 5'10 G, Williamston, MI

Some of these are really good gets. Clerkley was highly recruited and was a one time commit of Michigan State. Most of the others had several other offers from MAC or Horizon League schools.
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Re: Signing Day

Postby Flipper » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:43 pm

https://bgsufalcons.com/news/2019/11/15 ... ntent.aspx

I like the photo with Dzieken doing the Wilt pose (palming two balls)...this class will likely define Fralick's tenure
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Re: Signing Day

Postby Rollo83 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:43 pm

Congratulations and good luck to all the new Lady Falcons!

Just an observation but Coach Fralick seems to bring in a certain type of solid player but hasn't landed what I would consider a "difference maker." But maybe one of these develops into that type of player?

These six are all typical of the last few classes, with most averaging in the 15 ppg range. Maybe that's her recruiting strategy or she can't land that big-time scorer? Curt was always able to get a Ally Mann, Kate Archer or Lauren Prochaska that had a high school pedigree as a prolific scorer. Haven't seen that type of -player in our recent classes. Curt and his staff were so good at finding those type of players that the Power 5 schools missed or ignored, and then developed them so well.
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Re: Signing Day

Postby Class of 61 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:32 pm

Question... currently the roster shows THREE seniors plus. RS jr ( current leading scorer). How do SIX freshmen fit the roster next yr.?
Logic would say some of other kids will also be gone. (Transfers- cuts?)
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Re: Signing Day

Postby fredthefalcon » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:34 am

Class of 61 wrote:Question... currently the roster shows THREE seniors plus. RS jr ( current leading scorer). How do SIX freshmen fit the roster next yr.?
Logic would say some of other kids will also be gone. (Transfers- cuts?)


Good observation. But part of the logjam is reduced as there are only 14 scholarships of the 15 in use. I have also read that Dever is not on a WBB scholarship but either a walkon or other scholarship assistance. Still leaves 1 over.
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Re: Signing Day

Postby fredthefalcon » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:22 am

The Detroit Free Press listed the top girls basketball players in the state today. The Three BG recruits are listed in the top 25. Kenzie Lewis is #14, Jasmine Clerkley is #17, and Sophie Dziekan checks in at #22. Things are looking up.

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/high ... 620595001/
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Re: Signing Day

Postby fredthefalcon » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:32 pm

drumstix2388 wrote:The BG women got a signed NLI from a whopping six high school seniors yesterday. Fralick will really have a team full of her own recruits by year three.

Signing yesterday were:

Nyla Hampton, 5'7" PG, Huber Heights, OH
Sophie Dzieken, 6'2" F, Brighton, MI
Olivia Hill, 6'0" F, Palatine, IL
Lexi Fleming, 5'5" PG, Cincinnati, OH
Jasmine Clerkley, 5'11" F, Okemos, MI
Kenzie Lewis, 5'10 G, Williamston, MI

Some of these are really good gets. Clerkley was highly recruited and was a one time commit of Michigan State. Most of the others had several other offers from MAC or Horizon League schools.



Detroit News named its All State Girls Teams for 2019-20 today. Dzieken was a 2nd teamer in Division 1 and Clerkley was on the 3rd Team. Lewis was named to the Division 2 First Team.
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Re: Signing Day

Postby threestooges » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:05 pm

Rollo83 wrote:Congratulations and good luck to all the new Lady Falcons!

Just an observation but Coach Fralick seems to bring in a certain type of solid player but hasn't landed what I would consider a "difference maker." But maybe one of these develops into that type of player?

These six are all typical of the last few classes, with most averaging in the 15 ppg range. Maybe that's her recruiting strategy or she can't land that big-time scorer? Curt was always able to get a Ally Mann, Kate Archer or Lauren Prochaska that had a high school pedigree as a prolific scorer. Haven't seen that type of -player in our recent classes. Curt and his staff were so good at finding those type of players that the Power 5 schools missed or ignored, and then developed them so well.


I think Coach Fralick did a nice job with her first class. The first few players in that group were signed less than two weeks after she had coached her first game at BG. I like all 5 of the kids in that group, but usually, a new coach faces a major time crunch to try to get everything accomplished, and it's very difficult to bring in an award-winning class without having a full year to hit the road, evaluate players & build relationships with their families.

Brett, Hill and Trice all gave the team good minutes and contributions at various times throughout the season, and Hall showed glimpses of talent as well. Spielman might have been the best of the bunch had she been healthy.

If you're sitting at home with nothing to do, like many of us are, see if you can name the 4 players in Curt Miller's first recruiting class at BG.......
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They were........
Britt Anderson
Jill Lause
Molly Martin
Marisa Smith

Martin was at BG for only one semester, transferring at Christmas (the open scholarship wound up being used to sign Ali Mann in the class that also included Honegger, Horne, Thorburn and Flynn -- IIRC they signed eight kids that next year).

Miller allowed Anderson to play soccer during the fall of her freshman year, and Anderson wound up leaving the basketball team after one season to concentrate solely on soccer. She was named to the All-MAC Team in soccer.

Smith was a 3-point specialist who played at BG for two years before transferring to Duquesne. She scored 89 points as a freshman (including 22 in a 50-point win over Savannah State) and 8 as a sophomore.

Lause was the only member of Miller's first recruiting class to remain on the team for all four years. She scored a career total of 166 points, with 97 coming in her freshman year. She did provide immense contributions in other ways (bench celebrations, humor, etc.) as BG won MAC titles in each of her last two years.

Back to Fralick's classes. I am guessing that, while she loves the 5 kids who came to BG last summer, she and her staff feel that this incoming group will raise the bar another notch or two. I am really looking forward to seeing her team in year 3.
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Re: Signing Day

Postby elmrfudd » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:51 pm

I’m seeing where Nyla Hampton shot 51.6% from behind the arc, but no stats were given on number of makes and attempts. With Madisen Parker and Hampton as sharp-shooters from long range, along with some much needed recruits at point guard, we could put up some high numbers on the offensive end, especially if Angela Perry can improve even more and dominate the inside. I’m really interested in seeing what Spielman and Dever can contribute, as well. My concern is developing this team into a better defensive unit, and getting their team free throw percentage between the 75%-80% range. Another concern is that with a large volume of players on the roster, and the way Coach Fralick has a tendency to sub in and out continuously, how are we going to develop any kind of a flow or rhythm throughout the game? It makes me wonder if playing minutes will be sparse for the large majority of the players, or whether there will be several players glued to the bench for much of the season. Regardless, this upcoming team needs to be better than the first two under Fralick. I still believe she and her staff should exploit individual player strengths and develop a system that matches the skill sets of the players she puts on the floor. Example: with a long range shooter like Parker, we’ve not done much to free her up for 10-15 shots a game behind the arc, especially since everybody keys on her because they know how deadly her shot is. I’m looking forward to the season, and hopefully this coronavirus thing will be a thing of the past by then. Let’s gitter dun, Falcons!
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Re: Signing Day

Postby Roll Along! » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:45 am

Madisen Parker shot the 13th most three-pointers in the country. For a kid who struggles to create her own shot and gets keyed on as you said, that's a lot of three-pointers attempted. They definitely played to her strengths.
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