Three For the Nation: The 3 Best Posts in the 2018 class
Charli Collier – After an unofficial visit to the American Conference school, Collier committed to Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and his staff. The 6-foot-4 post is arguably the most offensively versatile post in the class. Although she could be more consistent, she is comfortable shooting the perimeter jumper and is capable of being a dominant low post scorer. One of the most impressive things about Collier was her commitment to improving her conditioning between her freshman and sophomore years. It was a change that allowed for a drastic improvement in her game.
Olivia Nelson-Ododa – At 6-foot-4, Nelson-Ododa has proven that she can be a dominant low post scorer for long stretches. With her long and lean frame, Nelson-Ododa can score over the top of defenders in the post. When she is engaged and working hard around the rim, Nelson-Ododa can make a game-changing impact on her ability to be dominant on the block. That said, at times, Nelson-Ododa will float on the perimeter, not be as engaged or active around the rim, and take the pressure off of defenses.
Sedona Prince – shortly, Prince can be a game-changing presence for Texas. Defensively is where Prince will make her initial impact in Austin, she stands 6-foot-7 and has the length and athleticism to be an elite interior defender at the rim. She is agile enough to hedge ball screens behind the three-point line, and her size and quickness could afford Texas the freedom to switch some screens if needed. Offensively, Prince can be a bit inconsistent but her jump shot has vastly improved, and as she gets stronger and more comfortable around the rim she can be a force as a catch and finish post.