Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bienvenue, Diandra!

Well, the rumors must be true. Young French phenom Diandra Tchatchouang is now listed on the Terps' official 2009-10 roster.

Diandra's resume includes being MVP of the 2007 U16 European Championship, a tournament in which she helped France's U16 National Team dethrone Spain for the first time in several years. In 2008, her French team failed to repeat as champions . . . but not due to any lack of effort by Diandra! In her final game of the Championship tournament against the Czech Republic, she posted a game high 27 points (of her team's 61 total points), plus 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal.

Bringing this 6'3" wing player with such success in international play to College Park is a very big plus for Coach B and the Maryland program.

Welcome and bon chance, Diandra!

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Friday AM Extra . . . Yesterday Matt Bracken's Baltimore Sun Recruiting Report gave us an up close and personal look at 2010-11 incoming shooting guard Natasha Cloud. No surprise . . . her favorite player? Kristi Toliver! Most surprising fact we learned . . . her role model? Gina Carano, an MMA fighter! We like this young lady already. You can find the link to Matt's Report here.


At 11:26 AM, Blogger TerpFan said...

Welcome Diandra! This alum is so excited to watch you in a MD uniform!

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gearing up for big things from the Terps!!
On another topic, Basketcases what are your thoughts on WNBA championship games only being available on NBA TV? Would an NBA playoff series be on a network with limited availability? Makes me nuts!

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, welcome Diandra! I know maybe this was talked about months ago but i am new to this blog. Why did Marah Strickland leave? It seemed that she was primed to be one of the leaders and she is from MD. Anyone know why? I am looking foward seeing the Terps in action. They will have a very young team so it will be interesting to watch them grow and mature.

At 12:03 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

We're also disappointed that some of the WNBA playoff games, particularly this far along in the playoffs, are only available on NBA TV. Some providers, like Verizon FIOS, don't even offer NBA TV as an option.

-- BC

At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riss Made thr ALL Rookie team for the WNBA.

At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, Alicia DeVaughn has committed to the Terps! :),0,6469863.story

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks Like Maryland is stacking the deck to win another Championship)::::


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