- Apr 7, 2016
Here is my view; Paige deserves the award. Caitlin is an incredible talent, and really not much different than Paige. The reason I vote for Paige is that she plays for UCONN and must respond to the pressure of that history. Iowa, by contrast, has no history to " live up to." ( no disrespect, but they have had "some success" but not a lot ). Caitlin will help make some history for Iowa but so will Paige for UCONN. UCONN is the number two team in the nation, per some, and Iowa is I don't know what. Being the best for the best is more difficult than being the best for an also ran. Talent for talent, Caitlin is nearly a twin for Paige. An extraordinary player. But Paige should be freshman the year, and Caitlin next.Tonight Iowa plays Purdue on FS2 at 8:45..Last week I saw Caitlin play for the first time.I expected to see a gunner that threw up tons of shots and that's why she had such a high average.I was surprised that she wasn't that at all..although it was one of her worse shooting games 3/18 she had 18 points ..7 rebounds..and 14 assists! I admit I was rooting against her cuz I want Paige to win the freshmen of the year award but watching her I can't really see much difference between the two.She passes as well as Paige(6.9 to 6.1) and dribbles as well and rebounds better.I actually shook my head a couple of times because she was playing almost exactly like Paige plays.
Not to mention she doesn't have the teammates Paige has..Don't get me wrong I still like Paige better I guess I was kind of shocked how much she reminds me of Paige the way she plays.