Short-handed Ducks add soccer standout.Byline: Rob Moseley The Register-Guard
U O b a s k e t b a l l
With the UO women's basketball Women's basketball is one of the few games which developed in tandem with men's. It became popular, spreading from the east coast of the United States to the west coast, in large part via women's colleges. roster down to 10 players in the wake of Kristen Forristall's weekend departure, the Ducks are in need of healthy bodies.
An open tryout Saturday morning might yield one or two, but Wednesday a familiar face gave the team an immediate lift. Nicole Garbin, who recently completed her UO soccer career and practiced with the basketball team her freshman year, joined the Ducks for a workout at McArthur Court McArthur Court is a basketball arena located on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene. Also known as "The Pit," it is known as one of the toughest arenas in the country for opposing players to play in. The arena is named for Clifton N. and has been added to the roster.
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Garbin holds school soccer records with 34 goals and 83 points. Her career ended Monday when the Ducks were not selected for the NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association Women's College Cup, despite finished second in the Pac-10 Conference.
Garbin is a sixth-year senior after taking a medical hardship during her soccer career. Smith said that designation also extends to basketball.
Garbin, a 5-foot-7 native of Hawaii, will play the two wing positions in Oregon's backcourt back·court
a. The part of a court between the service line and the base line in tennis and other net games.
b. . She will travel on road trips but will need to earn a spot in the playing rotation, Smith said.
"She looked, basketball-wise, rusty, but fitness-wise she looked pretty strong and pretty good," Smith said after practice Wednesday.
Smith said Garbin is a friend of several veteran basketball players.
"We talked to our players about who they felt might be a good addition, and Nicole's name came up, just because she plays in a rec REC - CONVERT league with them, and her love of basketball," Smith said.
The Ducks will hold an open tryout at the UO student rec center on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for current students with high school basketball experience. They already employ male students as practice players, and hope to add females to the scout team In sports, the scout team, also referred to as a practice team or practice squad, is a group of players on a team whose task is to emulate future opponents for the featured (or starting) players. .
Also Wednesday, the Ducks announced the first official addition to their newest recruiting class. Tatianna Thomas, a 5-11 guard from Hart High School Hart High School may refer to:
Thomas is ranked No. 71 among the top 100 recruits in the nation by Scout.com. She transferred to Hart for her junior year, when she played with current UO freshman Taylor Lilley.
"She definitely has a lot of potential in her right now, and she has the build of a three guard," Lilley said. "She definitely works hard, and I think she'll definitely give us some good minutes out there."
Lilley described Thomas as a tough rebounder who was effective driving to the basket and drawing fouls.