Friday, September 12, 2014
Friday Cardinal Couple -- Visitor on campus and busy women's sports weekend
SAM FUEHRING TO VISIT THIS WEEKEND
New Jersey girls' high school basketball star Sam Fuehring will make her visit to the UofL campus
The seven colleges that are still in the running are California, Dayton, Louisville, Rutgers, Seton Hall, South Carolina, Tennessee.
An impressive list, no doubt, spanning six different conferences.
The 6-3 forward, who is ranked 96th by Prospects Nation in the Class of 2015, is coming off an impressive junior campaign where Lodi Immaculate went 22-6, including victories against Northern Highlands, Piscataway, Rumson and East Orange. The team made trips to the Bergen County Tournament semifinals and the North Jersey, Non-Public B final.
As a junior, Fuehring averaged 20.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Fuehring garnered selections on First Team, All-Bergen, Second Team, All-Non Public, and Second Team, All-Junior last season.
So...why would Walz want her?
First of all, she's 6'3". Put her in the paint with 6'5" Erin De Grate, 6'3" Cortnee Walton, 6'2" Myisha Hines-Allen and Emmonnie Henderson and you have a front line that formidable and skilled. Toss in the possibility of Nora Kiesler and it could be the tallest team in Jeff Walz's tenure at UofL.
Next, she is a true "4". Strong on the baseline....can step out and hit a mid-range jumper and goes to the boards with aggression. Picture an inch taller version of Sara Hammond.
Finally, her defensive skills are above average. In a Walz playbook where defense is what gets you playing time...she fits his scenario well.
Just what Louisville needs...another "Sam" for Coach Walz to interact with...
PLENTY GOING ON THIS WEEKEND FOR WOMEN'S SPORTS
Cross Country goes to Vandy to run in the Commodore Classic Saturday and Tennis will spend Saturday and Sunday in Oxford, OH playing in the Miami (OH) Classic.
( The UofL campus could be decidedly vacant of women athletes the next three days...)