The Wolverine

November 2018

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NOVEMBER 2018 THE WOLVERINE 59 2018-19 BASKETBALL PREVIEW the rebounding end. We're really going to be a good rebounding team — that's something we're emphasiz- ing a lot." Building off of last year's historic success isn't going to be easy, but the team is excited with the potential of this year's version of the Wolverines. Depth and defense could make up for the offense lost. Barnes Arico said she sees a buzz around Michigan wom- en's basketball. It's evident on the re- cruiting trail, where the Wolverines are getting better recruits than ever. Losing a talent like Flaherty is hard for any program, but Barnes Arico thinks the page has been turned and that Michigan is capable of replacing a star, even one as transcendent as Flaherty. "There are 14 players coming to practice every day that are great players," Barnes Arico said. "It's not like we're starting over again. It's a culture. It's been built." ❏ Sophomore forward Hailey Brown started all 27 contests she appeared in last year and averaged 9.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN 2018-19 Michigan Women's Basketball Roster No. Name Pos. Ht. Class 00 Naz Hillmon F 6-2 Fr. As a part of the USA Basketball U-18 team, the four-star recruit won a gold medal at the 2018 FIBA Americas Championship. During this tournament, she averaged 10.3 points per game and shot 67 percent. 1 Amy Dilk G 6-0 Fr. The freshman guard was Indiana's Miss Basketball and was named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year. As a senior, she averaged 17.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game. The five-star recruit was ranked No. 40 nationally by ESPN. 2 Priscilla Smeenge G 6-0 So. In 10 games last season, she averaged 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound per game. Her father, Joel, played football under coach Jack Harbaugh at Western Michigan and played 11 seasons in the NFL. 5 Kayla Robbins F 6-1 Jr. Last season, she appeared in all 33 games and averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per outing. Her father, Kevin, played football at Michigan State and in the NFL. 10 Nicole Munger G 5-11 Sr. Started all 33 games last season and scored in double figures 16 times. She has averaged at least 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in each of her three previous campaigns. 12 Ariel Young G 6-1 Fr. The four-star recruit was ranked No. 92 nationally by ESPN. Her mother, Carolyn, was a two-time All American at Auburn and played in the WNBA. Her father, C.Y., is an assistant for the Florida State men's basketball team. 14 Akienreh Johnson G 6-0 Jr. Appeared in 28 games last season and averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.3 minutes per game. 15 Hailey Brown F 6-1 So. She ranked third on the squad in rebounding (5.2 boards per game) and fourth in scor- ing (9.0 points per contest) last year, and posted double-digit scoring efforts in 12 of 27 appearances with three double-doubles. 20 Deja Church G 5-10 So. Appeared in all 33 games last season and started four times, and averaged 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. 21 Samantha Trammel F 6-1 Sr. Played in 11 games off the bench last season and totaled two points with a pair of rebounds. 23 Danielle Rauch G 5-8 Fr. Two-time All-Central New York Player of the Year (small school) who averaged 14.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 4.5 steals per game as a senior. Finished as Bishop Ludden's all-time leading scorer with 1,811 points and led her school to back-to-back Section III Class B championships, despite being rated by ESPN as a three-star recruit. 30 Hallie Thome C 6-5 Sr. She has earned All-Big Ten laurels after each year — being named to the All-Freshman team in 2015-16 and first-team All-Big Ten the last two campaigns. She notched double digits in points in 30 of 33 starts with 13 20-point games. Averaged 17.4 points and 7.0 re- bounds per game last season while shooting 61.6 percent from the floor, ninth nationally. 31 Taylor Rooks F/G 6-0 5th-Sr. Transferred from Harvard but started her college career at Stanford as a five-star recruit — she was ranked No. 18 in the 2014 class by ESPN. She averaged 12.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest last year with six double-doubles. 33 Emily Kiser F 6-3 Fr. Named to the Indiana All-Star Team and was a 2017-18 Associated Press All-State first- team choice. Averaged 21.0 points and 13.4 rebounds per game as a senior. Finished her career with 1,328 points and 927 rebounds, setting the school record for career rebounds. The four-star recruit was ranked No. 78 in the country by ESPN.

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