She is the most amazing all around player that I have seen at ISU. She has an outside game - a mid range game - a close to the basket game - she rebounds - she defends - she can handle the ball - she shoots a high percentage from everywhere on the court. Truly amazing.
What I can say about Hallie, many have said before more articulately. But as we followed her recruitment there were questions whether she could produce at the D-1 level like she produced in HS. As a freshmen she showed she could. After a slight sophomore slump she grew into a big time player last year and is now at the threshold of greatness. Absolutely love this Iowa kid and want to see her win this award though reality is not on her side. Go get it Hallie!
I can definitely see her not only being drafted, but having a nice long career in the WNBA. She does it all, and since she's 6'3" and can shoot from anywhere - including 3 point land - that gives her the edge that other recently drafted Cyclones that didn't stick didn't have.
My daughter went to the Cyclone BB camp this summer, and she loved Anna and Hallie. She liked all the women that were there and helped, but those 2 stuck out to her in how nice and open they were with all the girls.