Sunday, June 22, 2014
Sunday Cardinal Couple -- Briahanna Jackson to transfer to UofL?
SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- Sophomore UCF guard headed Louisville's way?
- Chillin 4 Charity.
Jeff Walz has a wealth of talent on the 2014-15 Cardinal women's basketball team. It also is rumored he could be in the running for one of the most impressive guards in the nation in UCF's Briahanna Jackson.
Speculation has it that the 5'4" guard from Tampa, FL... who abruptly left the UCF squad in early January 2014... could be interested in the University of Louisville and that a transfer is possible. No official verification or statement of this has been provided by UofL or Jackson...and wouldn't be discussed until the fall sememster starts...but a couple of other sports websites are speculating that this rumor may have some teeth to it.
Jackson caught Conference USA by storm her freshman year. She was the CUSA Freshman of the Year and a CUSA All-Tournament selection. She led UCF in scoring five time in their final season in CUSA and put up 21 points against Louisville on 11/20/12.
The Knights moved to the American Athletic Conference for the 2013-14 season and Jackson got off to a torrid start for Coach Joi Williams' squad. She had double figures in their first four games. She posted 34 points against Georgia State, 28 points against UConn in conference action and played 38 minutes in a 75-54 loss at Temple on 1/4/14.
Williams announced that Jackson had left the team after 14 games on 1/10/14. Without her, UCF struggled to a 10-20 mark in their first AAC season.
When she would be eligible and how many years of eligibility are questions that...ultimately...the NCAA would determine. Will she be able to walk on the court on 1/11/15 and play the rest of the season? Or would she be a redshirt sophomore for the 2015-16 season and have two years of eligibility? Is she even interested in the Cards?
We do know this...she has the skills to be an important contributor to the UofL WBB squad or any D1 squad whenever she is allowed to take part in games.
Will she enroll in Louisville?
Some variables are these. When will it be officially announced? When can she start playing? Our guess is that we'll hear nothing until August. Why did she leave UCF? Who else is she interested in? How would she like Louisville winters?
No, she's not 6'5". She's 5'4"...but a guard of this quality transcends height issues. Another attack Yorkie on the prowl.
We'd like to see this rumor become reality. Time will tell.
Speculation is what it is. All basketball programs go through changes every year. Players graduate. Other players replace them. Players leave, players arrive. It's kind of like an airport terminal and the subsequent boarding of a flight. You never really know who the passenger list is until the boarding process begins. We sift through speculation and innuendo quite often here at CARDINAL COUPLE. A lot of it never reaches the pages of our daily articles. But...on a lazy Sunday in late June...we're looking at this one and deem it newsworthy. If only for debate and discussion issues.
After all, it isn't a dining experience until the food arrives at the table...
This link below is a lot of fun. See UofL players soak UofL coaches for Chillin' 4 Charity and the Kay Yow Foundation