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I can’t read the article (would be great if someone could summarise) but I don’t think imports are the issue for Austin. I agree it’s her reluctance to move. She give me similar vibes to Kaylia Stanton. She isn’t on the bench because Jo Harten is playing. She is on the bench because when Susan Petitt retired JFitz didn’t see her as starting 7. If she wanted to be a starting 7 player which surely you understand you wouldn’t be starting ahead of Jo and Cbass, then she should have looked to move. So her lack of court time is going to affect her performance not the import player, if she was selected for diamonds and that is the decision her coach has made. Her coach that could potentially (outside chance) be the next diamonds coach.
I feel bad for her as it must have been tough to see Cbass come in but it’s at that point you look around for other opportunities, if not last year, surely this year? Maybe she is holding out for Cbass to retire at the end of this season.
In the vitality superleague you can’t have two imports in an area so that would stop the Housby and Wallace partnership. On that note I really think Garbin proved herself and I’d love to see her more this year.