Lots of the hype behind the Tennessee Lady Vols this year is the transfers Kellie Harper has added in the frontcourt. That gives them star power and should once again make them the best post team in college basketball. However, the experience in the backcourt is just as much a part of that.
This team is loaded with experience, and despite a key loss in Rae Burrell, they should be even better this year. Remember, they reached top five-caliber last year doing the bulk of their work without Burrell. As long as Jordan Horston is fully healthy, this team’s potential is through the roof, as she is their everything-player.
Experience and star power are what drive this team in the backcourt, and Harper, a former point guard herself, is the perfect coach for them. What’s crucial, though, is that they develop better three-point shooting and take better care of the basketball. The postgame advantage will be irrelevant without those two things.
Just look at the football team, and you can tell chemistry built from experience is a huge deal. The Tennessee Lady Vols have that in the backcourt, and this is as much a part of the reason they are a preseason top five team as the star power and newcomers in the frontcourt.