LadyVolNation it’s that time again. Meet #20 Sydney Smallbone, a native of Granger, Indiana gives us another 3point bomber from that state (remember Shanna Zolman)?! What we have in this great talent, is the ability and willingness to try her best. Sydney is on a team of players who all can be considered the top at their perspective positions. So unfortunately it’s going to take for her to do one of two things well, or even better if she does both at the same time: play defense and hit her open shots. Sydney will be going into her 3rd year at UT and for her it’s all about playing time. She will have a uphill battle to get her feet on that court, so I suggest for her to use her basketball intelligence to her advantage, because for every great pass, 3pt make and defensive stand she makes, the playing time will be hers. When I see her step on the court, all I want to see her do is shoot that beautiful 3point shot. Another thing that could possibly keep her on the court is if she will hit that elbow jumper. With the offense that Pat Summit runs, that elbow jumper stays open, and we had no one last year that was willing to take it consistently. So Sydney practice that shot, cause it’s always open, and you are a pure shooter, so let’s make it happen. I am just itching for this season to start. Holla back LadyVols!
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