2016 GUARD DRAWING UofL INTEREST
We don't spend a whole lot of time on recruiting and prospects here at CARDINAL COUPLE...but the name Sydney Zambrotta is one that we're hearing from multiple source as one that the Cardinal WBB coaching staff is raving about and pursuing.
Zambrotta, a 5'9" off guard out of Christ the King H.S in North Babylon, NY. and club team New Heights is currently ranked at #58 in the 2016 Class and #14 at her position. Going into her senior season...the word and prevailing thoughts are she'll climb much higher than that....based on her summer club play.
If the name Christ The King sounds familiar...the Cards had a whale of a guard named Bria Smith who attended there. Remember #21?
Observations from a reliable but unofficial source close to the UofL program indicate that:
"The Cards are hot and heavy on Sydney. She's a big-time scorer and has fantastic outside shooting skills. She is a lefty that can take smaller guards inside and score on them in the paint, deceptively quick, passes well in the transistion game and has a shooter's mentality."
Louisville isn't alone in their quest to have her become a student-athlete on their campus. We're hearing South Carolina may have extended an offer and that Miami and Minnesota are quite impressed....just to name a few.
Jeff Walz prefers 'makers' over 'shooters' when it comes to sending the orange orb to the rim and it looks like Sydney fulfills the requirement there. She averaged 23.4 ppg as a junior and 5.5 steals. She was also a tryout for the 2014 USA U 17 squad.
We can't wait to see how her senior season goes and certainly hope the coaches can get her on campus for a visit.
She's also one to consider as a potential candidate for my "steamed" colleague Worldwide's All-Louisville Sid/Syd team...which features several softball players, Syd Brackemyer and maybe a incoming freshmen or two. I can never keep up with his current roster. (He'll probably add a comment today with the updated list.)
We've got a great tradition of "Asia's" started here at the 'Ville. Why not build a "dynaSYDsty" ?
Look at the 'Ville...Syd. It's all happening here....in front of 12,000 a night in the best home for college hoops & athletic directorship in the nation. Knowledgeable and passionate fans. Brianna Jones is here from North Babylon (you two have probably met a time or two) and you'll be playing against schools from the best women's basketball conference in D1.
|While in Spain, it appears Jeff Walz|
successfully grew a plant out of his forehead!
All right, Coach!