Re Burley and her jump – it’s awesome. She is only 1.81cm – the same height as Watson.
I was always hopeful Jury at 1.92 would be able to get her co-ordination together so she could lean like DeBruin and Kopua and jump as well but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon.
Carys Stythe from Mystics looks like she might have the goods – she’s first year out of High School- and has already shown she can jump.
I do wonder if the really tall defenders get any coaching from the likes of DeBruin as to how get the best out of themselves co-ordination wise. Its all very well for shorter defenders to coach but they don’t have the benefit of tried and true.
C‘ mon @Nesian, the speculation and dummy team lists are half the fun. For the Ferns because that whole team is so wide open there’s even more added interest as to who should go to CWG.
Ekenasio – there’s a lot of the water to go under the bridge until selection. She also has a long road ahead of her and I suspect she would acknowledge that as well. By god I hope she gets there.
Hunt – Bugger for her. Surely a win for Pederson however? Even when Gordon comes back. I see Pederson posted on Instagram “my break from netball is going well”, to which Kiri Wills replied “you were on my list” 😂 I thought that was a nice interaction.
Burley – I’ve always thought a shorter defender with hops was better than a tall defender who couldn’t jump. I just feel in general the Ferns defense lack sustained pressure over the shot. We go for the big hero jump or just try double team the shooter under the post. I actually thought Jury and Manu’a did a good job defending the shot the other night.
Georgia Heffernan – Another Hume perhaps? The shooting action needs some work IMO. Maybe she could transition to WA (Adine Wilson vibes).