Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Jude Schimmel invited to Dallas WNBA tryout camp -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
WILL THERE BE A BOOK ABOUT THIS?
If you are unfamiliar with the Dallas Wings WNBA franchise...don't beat yourself up over it. It is their first year of existence in the Lone Star state. Previously known as the Tulsa Shock and the Detroit Shock prior to that...they've re-landed in a community that has taken a great initial interest in them and provides a in-state rival now for San Antonio.
The highly contested move (at least for the Tulsa folks) comes after they had their first over .500 record in the Tulsa portion of the franchise history in 2015. They also made the WNBA playoffs. An injury to Diggins slowed them down considerably...but they were showing signs of finally being competitive.
They'll play in the beautiful University of Texas-Arlington College Park Center and former Louisville point guard Jude Schimmel will attend the tryouts beginning April 23rd.
Schimmel faces a tough test in trying to make a roster that has Skylar Diggins and Odyssey Sims at starting guards with back ups Brianna Kiesel and Brittany Hrynko.
A WNBA squad will normally bring in 18-20 players to compete for the 10-11 spots available on the roster...the majority of these either from last year's team or with previous WNBA or European experience.
Schimmel was a four year player for UofL and complied these stats as a Card:
10th in assists with 392
7th in steals with 221
Tied for 9th in games played with 135
Tied for 1st in NCAA Tournament games played with 15
A tough challenge for Shoni's sister...no doubt. One wonders if there might be a possible book in the future on the experience?
Don't forget today is national banana day. Our staff chimps are going ga-ga over this...you can be assured. What's your favorite banana consumption style? Right out of the peel? In a smoothie or shake? Banana pancakes? Are bananas foster or a banana creme pie your style? We're big favorites of banana pudding and banana bread here at CARDINAL COUPLE and if you've never had an Elvis-style banana and peanut butter sandwich, you're missing out.
We're going bananas here at the Couple today. We hope your Wednesday a"peels" to you as well...