You say, "... individual stuff doesn't matter much right now." But let us take just one moment in this season to celebrate your accomplishments.
I never tire of seeing Jillian sink a layup. Her grace and apparent ease as she lifts the ball up to the basket are unmistakably Jillian.
Many of Jill's contributions to the team do not show up on the scoreboard. She plays hard and she plays smart. She disrupts the opponents as she motors up court, gets in their faces, steals the ball, drives for the rebound does what needs to be done.
These are some of the things that coach Tara has said of Jill:
Jill has been our most consistent player.UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell:
She's scrappy, she hustles
She's really steady plays hard the whole game
She's got a different level of intensity, a different level of confidence, she's on a mission.
She willed us to win. She didn't come out for one minute, didn't get in foul trouble, hit big shots for us, got rebounds.
She is the glue to their team. She's quick to anticipate, acts like a magnet to every loose ball and has a keen sense of when to attack the basketball.Her teammates:
She's just such a scrappy player. She makes plays and gets on the floor and is willing to do anything for us.
I looked up and Jill was right there so I was like, "Oh great!'" Jill was like a little angel right there and I just passed it over.
Jill the Thrill put that in there! That's what we call her. We call her "Jill the Thrill".
The 1000-Point ClubJill is the 29th member of the Stanford 1000-point club. These are the others.