As you may have noticed over the last 28 years, if you have been paying attention, Geno Auriemma says a lot of things that catch your attention.
He is very well-read; saw him reading a book poolside in St. Thomas, in fact. He knows the power of words, how to use them to best benefit him.
So, in reference to junior center Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis consider this….
“The average person doesn’t understand yet that when Stefanie Dolson is not on the floor we’re not any good. That’s the bottom line. When Stefanie Dolson’s on the floor we’re really, really good. But when she’s not on the floor we’re just OK because there isn’t a post player that has that much experience, that knows our offense and makes things work.
“She sets the right screen at the right time, makes the right pass. She’s probably got more assists than every other post player combined.
“And when Kaleena isn’t on the floor we’re not as good because everybody else gets more room to operate when she is.
“So, there are things we have to figure out as coaches [about the rotation]. The average guy says `Why is so-and-so playing or so-and-so’s not as much?’ Well, because, there are certain players you need have to play if you want to be really good. And then you bring the other guys along slowly.’’