Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Asia Taylor Waived By Indiana -- Jared;s "Way Too Early" Fall Predictions -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
(SOMEONE DELIVERED A LAPTOP TO JARED ANDERSON'S FRONT PORCH AND HE FIGURED IT OUT IN TIME TO GIVE US THE WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE ARTICLE... INSTEAD OF SENDING IT TO PAULIE FROM A SMARTPHONE VIA E-MAIL.
THIS COULD JUST BE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY,.....OR, AT THE VERY LEAST, A REASON FOR CELEBRATION AND REJOICING AMONG THE CARDINAL COUPLE CHIMPS)
A-Tayy Cut By Indiana Fever
She appeared to make the original 12-player roster, but when Kennedy Burke became available after being cut by the Dallas Wings, Indiana opted to sign her and cut Taylor. Burke, a 6'1" combo guard who played her college ball at UCLA was selected 22nd in the 2019 WNBA Draft. The Wings cut her, despite her being their leading scorer in pre-season...and three days later, Indiana picked her up off waivers and released Taylor.
Taylor is a success in Australia. She recently played for the Perth team overseas and was named to the Top Five in the WNBL for the third straight time. Her previous two seasons were with Sydney.
Taylor was also on the Fever's roster at the end of the 2018 season.
The former UofL star played in three preseason games this year but did not play in the Fever's lone regular season game.
Taylor was recently seen back in Louisville after getting cut. She is uncertain at this time whether she'll return to the WNBL later this year.but plans on spending time with friends and family before she makes her decision.
My Way Too Early Fall Predictions
With all the fall schedules out now we can start to look ahead to what each team may have to offer and what their goals might be. Here's the "way too early" Jared Anderson predictions for a few.
Justine Sowry is not afraid to square off against the best teams in the country. Apparently the powerhouse of the ACC isn't enough as the Cards have a difficult non-conference schedule.
If the season started next week I'd have the Cards going 13-6, mirroring last season. The best offensive stars are returning but the Cards have three starters to replace including one of the best goalkeepers in the world. They'll find themselves in the NCAA Tournament with another early exit.
UofL showed improved work on both sides of the ball last year and made the ACC Tournament for the first time ever. The also had no draws last season- a rarity in soccer.
As of right now I'd put the Cards at 13-4 in the regular season with trips to both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. They will not make it to the Sweet Sixteen.
Dani Busboom Kelly lost a lot of talent in graduating seniors and some transfers, but she was quick to
bring in new recruits and other transfers. The ACC isn't dominant in volleyball like other sports, giving the Cards some cushion.
They'll finish the regular season 21-8 and get into the NCAA Tournament as an at-large bid even though they weren't one of the top two in the ACC. Louisville will fall just short of a Sweet Sixteen appearance as the program continues to rebuild.
Like I said, these predictions are way too early and I will revisit these in August right before their respective seasons start. These predictions should give you some cannon fodder, though, to make points and take issues with and those ccomments are always welcome in the comments section below. For now, enjoy the WNBA season and some sweet summertime.
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!