First I just wanted to start with that link for all BASKETBALL fans to watch! There are not enough words that explain the heart, soul, passion, and strength of Amber Gray. This young lady has endured a lot since having shoulder surgery early this summer, and then suffering a stroke, at the tender age of 19. Yet look at her right here in this clip, she is the perfect example of a LadyVol. We love you Amber!
Now introducing the UT LadyVol Basketball Roster for the upcoming season:
#1 Brianna Bass-Sophmore PG 5'2
#4 Kamiko Williams-Freshman G 5'11
#5 Angie Bjorklund-Junior G/F 6'0
#10 Amber Gray-Sophmore F 6'1
#13 Taber Spani-Freshman G 6'1
#15 Alicia Manning-Sophmore G 6'1
#20 Sydney Smallbone-Junior G 5'10
#21 Vicki Baugh-Junior F 6'4
#25 Glory Johnson-Sophmore F 6'3
#33 Alyssia Brewer-Sophmore F 6'3
#34 Faith Dupree-Freshman F-C 6'3
#40 Shekinna Stricklen-Sophmore G-F 6'2
#52 Kelly Cain Redshirt Sophmore C 6'6
Ladies and gentlemen your 2009-2010 Lady Vols! This team "severely" underachieved last season with a 24-11 mark. That's unheard of for a Lady Vol team. This team managed to break records in all the wrong spots. One being, losing in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament. I am a fan such that, I hope they have a chip on their shoulder as big as New York! I don't want them to just win, I want them to TAKE WINS, and make the next opponent's scouting team stay up all night trying to figure out how to guard our team. We have the pieces to do it. Glory Johnson has that "mean" streak to impose her will on an opponent, I hope to see more of that this season, yet being able to hold her temper in check. I am praying daily that Kelly Cain and Vicki Baugh(our key component) in the paint, have injury free seasons. One thing is for sure the wade trophy watch will have a Lady Vol on it this year maybe even two, cause with Shekinna balling like she did last season, trust fans we are in a great season.
Please subcribe to this blog, because in the upcoming weeks I am going to be "introducing" you to each player on the roster, with any information, videos or whatever I can get. Let's get to know the roster. First up will be Faith Dupree!