Andraya Carter assisting Lady Vols in Ariel Massengale’s absence

Now more than ever, Tennessee’s Andraya Carter appreciates the value of a good assist.

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johnwoodward48#1427254 writes:

Andraya did a great job against A&M. She is selfless,has good court presence, and is a big asset to the Lady Vols. Having been to all the home games and seen most of the televised away games, Sunday was the best the team has looked this year.

ATL_VOL_FAN writes:

I love Andraya's game. She did a great job against Texas A&M and looking forward to seeing more going forward! Hope all is well with Ariel. The team seemed to have a calm about them and Meighan played with more control. Overall, I would agree this was their best game thus far this season. Defense still needs some work, but appears to be making progress. Bashara seemed to be back as well! Go Lady Vols!

underthehill writes:

It is not often you see an athlete who appears to be gliding when they run and they are actually moving faster than it looks like they are moving ..this is what I saw in Carter against A&M..she had her head up looking at the floor and she was passing slower players on the floor..making it very difficult for A&M to defend open shooters..I continue to think this coaching staff is doing a very good job of working hard on improving team and individual play and I am hoping they hit their peak at tournament time...

johnlg00 writes:

Agree with all of the above about Carter's emergence. She is a completely different kind of player, but the way she moves on the court reminds me of Maya Moore. She just seems to both glide and dart at the same time, never in a hurry but always there first, always in an alert, poised body position ready to do whatever has to be done next.

SewaneeVolFan writes:

Andraya's a great addition to the LV team. It was nice to see her do so well in such a long stint. I've very much enjoyed seeing Ariel's very considerable growth as a leader and as a player, but Vol fans are VERY lucky we have Carter as well.

Allenfan writes:

Lets play offense for 40 minutes like we are 10 points behind at all times. Lets continue to get better on defense and be physical. Lets keep getting Russell her minutes as she gets better every game. Lets turn Izzy and Graves aloose on the inside and let them do their thing. Lets beat Ole Miss by 40 and make a statement at home. Lets start a winning streak and capture this SEC regular season title, after all we are THE LADY VOLS OF TENNESSEE!

Allenfan writes:

Sorry I meant Arkansas, but we can do the same thing to Ole Miss when we meet them.

underthehill writes:

in response to johnlg00:

Agree with all of the above about Carter's emergence. She is a completely different kind of player, but the way she moves on the court reminds me of Maya Moore. She just seems to both glide and dart at the same time, never in a hurry but always there first, always in an alert, poised body position ready to do whatever has to be done next.

Very well stated. She also has a willingness to give the ball up when others have a better look or she can create her own shot..you can probably tell she is my favorite Lady Vol..

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

If they had a "Hustle Play All-American" team Andraya would be on the first team.

ATL_VOL_FAN writes:

I believe Ariel has made such a vast improvement from last year in terms of scoring etc., but still believe Carter brings a calming effect to the team. I love how she glides or kind of skips in the air as she starts to drive. I hope they can continue this improvement from week to week and coaches continue to improve their in game coaching as well. ESPN analysts have indicated the Lady Vols are one of very few teams (maybe 2) that if on their game, could match up well with UCONN. I believe that if this team and coaching staff can move forward with FOCUS, confidence, grit, determination and defense (still needs some improvement) has a very good chance of going all the way! I'm anxious to see the team play with FOCUSED CONSISTENCY going forward! Not that you can ever discount any team, but how could ask for any better home schedule!....Go Lady Vols!

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