This is only their second year, and they are just sophomores. But already Gophers women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen is about to ask a lot of guards Jasmine Powell and Sara Scalia.
Wednesday was just the first official practice of the 2020-21 season, and already Whalen said both of those players are ready.
You could just see it, Whalen said. The two were in perhaps the best shape of anyone on the team. During an offseason of reasonable doubt as to whether the season would be played at all, both Powell and Scalia worked out and worked hard.
“It shows how much they love the game, how they want to make a mark here,” Whalen said. “They want to have legendary careers here, they want to leave a legacy. They want that.”