[stextbox id=”custom”] Polly Harrington, an athletic 6-footer from Kansas City, Kansas has committed to play for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team. Harrington is the fourth verbal commitment to Louisville from the 2010 class. She joins Charmaine Tay, Antonita Slaughter and Sheronne Vails.
Here’s what ESPN says about her:
“Her natural feel for the game and her strength have her playing with the effectiveness of a 6-2 player. She is aggressive and physical and does a good job of delivering contact to the defense so they can’t get off the ground to bother her shot. Almost any taller defender will have trouble keeping her from facing up and going around them…”
A mystery is whether a reported verbal from Lauren Okafor, a 6-foot-3 player from New Haven, Connecticut, still stands. It was reported in her local newspaper but she is never included in any listing of Lady Card commits.[/stextbox]
At the request of Card Game’s Sonja Sykes, University of Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz has agreed to do a series of updates leading up to the national runnerup’s 2009-10 season.
By Jeff Walz
All the girls we expected reported to campus and are in school and working hard. We’re undergoing individual instruction and the first week of school has been hectic for everyone.
Tise Wright is working hard to get in shape trying to get back with the team, and we’ll just have to see how the knee holds up.
Asia Taylor has been doing well with her rehab, and has been cleared to work out with the team. I am very pleased with her progress
Laura Terry, we hope, will also be ready for the start of practice.
We are working hard to get ready for the start of the season and everyone is excited to see how we progress throughout the year. We know we have some big shoes to fill with Angel McCoughtry and Candyce Bingham gone but the girls are ready to pick up the challenge and play hard for the fans.
Still another big-time verbal for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team.
Sherrone Vails, a 6-foot-4 player from Odeton, Md., became the fourth top recruit to give her word to coach Jeff Walz to play for the Lady Cards.
ESPN: “She has incredible mobility for her size and gets up and down the floor with the guards. When she does get the ball in scoring position she’s able to finish and presents a real threat. Lots of potential will have them lining up at her door.”
She picked U of L over Duke, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Villanova and Wake Forest.