For 12 days DWHoops will count down the ACC with three items about each team - including factoids, new players to note, trends or other observations. We continue today by ringing in the New Year with Miami. A happy 2010 to everyone!
DWHoops ACC Prediction: #7
- They can score now. After years of struggling to scratch out points, Katie
Meier's bunch actually possesses some real firepower. The biggest revelation
has been guard Riquna Williams (who currently leads the ACC in scoring), but
veterans Diane Barnes & Charmaine Clark have also stepped it up as well.
- Shenise Johnson can do it all. The super soph leads the team in pretty much
every category and is near the top of the ACC in many categories as well. A
bit reminiscent of Alana Beard, Johnson is playing point guard, has sharpened
her shooting and is a monster on the boards.
- Watch out for Yederstrom. Swedish guard Stefanie Yderstrom just became
eligible, and she will be another scoring force for the U. This was a player
that Duke looked at closely last year, and while it will take her a while to
get used to collegiate play, she could be that last piece that helps Miami
achieve a winning season.