Wow! It's crazy how people feel the need to sit and bicker about these
things. I am sure Shelbee is a great player (haven't gotten to watch her)
and I know that Haley Bodnar is a great player as well. Haley Bodnar received
the Gatorade POY award and good for Shelbee to receive this one. I feel both are
the best in Utah! Good luck to both of them as they move to the next level. And
as far as BYU & Purdue they are both great programs. Just because BYU &
Purdue's records are a little different doesn't mean anything. Have
you taken into account the strength of there preseason schedules as well as
there conference? Purdue plays in the Big 10 BYU in the WCC. Congrats to BYU for
making it to the sweet 16 & I have found that Purdue has been there numerous
times (I've done my research) and this is the first time in a while that
they haven't. It seems to me that both programs are headed in the right
direction. Anyways both girls deserve much success!
It's interesting that both the girl and guy recognized as the best high
school basketball players in the state this year have both committed to go to
BYU. Congratulations to Shelbee. We all wish you continued sucess... both
on and off the basketball court.
@Zona ZoneShelbee Molen is the best pure shooter in the state of
UTAH. She had 72 3 point shots made during the season. One of them being a
buzzer beater that proved to be a share of the region title. In
addition to those 72 3 pointers she was being DOUBLE TEAMED all season long. I could make a list of accomplishments that this girl has piled up and
why she deserves this award but I don't think that is needed. These writers
that give these awards out look at every deserving player and I am sure they
have good reason (other than just what university they committed to) on why she
deserved the award over another player.Congrats on a player that
obviously put in the time to be the BEST and is now reaping those rewards.
She is an amazing athlete and person from what I have read. She has great
parents who are very grounded and have taught her the fundamentals. Both were
great athletes in high school.The whole family is wunderbar! Hope they
have success in New York. It will be a great experience and will really benefit
@Zona Zone"...Purdue (a far better program than BYU)..."
Which would explain why the Boilermakers (after beating a 13 seed) were
eliminated in the second round of the NCAA's by Oklahoma State (a 5 seed)
and why the Cougars (after beating 5 seed NC State and 4 seed Nebraska) are in
the sweet 16? Not sure Purdue is a FAR better program.While Haley
is an outstanding player, who led her team to the 3-A title, so is Shelbee,who
led her team to the 5-A title. Oh, yeah, and the invite to that little
tournament in NYC. Again, not sure that Haley is the "hands-down" best
player in the state. Congrats to both girls on stellar seasons, and
continued success going forward.
Haley Bodnar is a nice player, but I'm not even sure she's the best
player on her own team, let alone in the state. She is a fine team player, and
has the one thing you can't coach- being 6'3". However, having
seen her play now on several occasions, she needs more work on strength and
conditioning, and her shooting needs work as well. As far as Purdue
"having a much better program" than BYU... statistically that
doesn't hold up either. BYU is 28-6. Purdue 22-9. BYU is in Sweet 16.
Purdue is at home. Just sayin.'
Does James Edward even know who Haley Bodnar is? She is the best player in the
state, signed to play at Purdue (a far better program than BYU), the backbone of
Desert Hills. She should've been Ms. Basketball; instead, the DesNews
doesn't even give her State MVP. Wow! What an oversight!
Another great young lady coming to BYU basketball! The women's team looks
to be really good for the next couple of years, especially if they can find a
suitable replacement for Jen Hamson. She does have a "little" sister I