Uppers, a downer and some warm fuzzies
Alana Beard stopped in to play ball with the Obamas.
On the down side, since Beard left Louisiana, girl’s basketball has been in a slump in that state.
The Vols have several days off, and Coach Pat Summitt and superstar freshman Meighan Simmons are watching tape together:
“The more we can watch tape together, the better,” Summitt said. “I’m the one who’s going to watch with her. I feel like we have a good connection. Hopefully I can help her to calm down and relax.”
Two of next year’s frosh class – Andraya Carter and Kaela Davis – are already homies.
In case you missed it, Lyssi Brewer has opted to return this season.
On the pro tip:
Ticha Penicheiro is expected to re-sign with the Los Angeles Sparks this WNBA season.