The OldGold Purdue Sports Net: SEARCH | PRIVACY | COPYRIGHT | DISCLAIMER | CONTACT | LINK EX | DONATE | ADVERTISE
Celebrating 20 years on the Internet in March of 2015 !
Boiler UP!
Hammer Down!
Covering Boilermaker
Athletics since 1995!
Current Site Visitors Online:
54 visitors
OldGoldFreePress.com
HOME
BASKETBALL
MENS HOOPS MAIN
RECRUITING (M)
BOILERS IN THE PROS
WOMEN HOOPS MAIN
RECRUITING (W)
FORUMS
FOOTBALL
FOOTBALL MAIN
RECRUITING
FORUMS
OLYMPIC SPORTS
VOLLEYBALL
SPORTS NEWS
SPORTS NEWS
SPORTS NEWS (FACEBOOK)
COLUMNISTS
SPORTS NEWS ARCHIVE
BLOGS
The Purdue 'BBB'
Brad's Boilermaker Blog
PURDUE FORUMS
MENS HOOPS
WOMENS HOOPS
FOOTBALL
FOOTBALL RECRUITING
TICKET BOARD
OLYMPIC SPORTS
COMMENTS, IDEAS,
and/or SUGGESTIONS
BIG TEN LINKS
BIG TEN SPORTS FORUMS
BIG TEN MEDIA
BIG TEN NEWSPAPERS
SPECIAL FEATURES
10 TICKETS
PURDUE PREDICTIONS
OLD GOLD STORE
JOHN PURDUE CLUB

 

OLD GOLD FREE PRESS
Purdue Women's Basketball Recruiting

 Brina Pollack

[Brina Pollack]
 CLASS OF: 2004
 SCHOOL: Marlboro HS, NJ
 HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: 5'7
 POSITION: Point Guard
 02-03 RATINGS: #26 (ASGR)
 ACADEMICS: 3.6 GPA
 STATUS: Signed with Purdue
 AAU TEAM: NJ Hawks


BIO | PHOTOS | NEWS | SCOUTING REPORTS | LINKS | SEASON STATS | HONORS | SCHEDULE

PLAYER BIO

Brina Pollack, a 5'7 guard rated the 26th best 2004 player by All Star Girls Report, is a strong target of the Boiler staff. A shooting guard in high school along side nationally-rated point guard Sharnee Zoll, Pollack will likely play the point in college. Pollack has the complete package for the point. She sees the floor very well at any speed, has a host of evasive moves making her hard to pressure into a mistake, beyond-the-perimeter type range on her shot, and an infectious personality. Defensively, from what we have scouted in the past, she is very capable. She's one of those 'frantic' type defenders, one who will get in your space, waving and reaching until you pick up your dribble. Quick hands and feet coupled with a fearless style of play. She averages three picks a game, and is athletic enough to defend fullcourt. Pollack was one of our favorite players at the 2001 Blue Star Elite Camp.

Pollack's junior season is now getting underway, with Marlboro rated the 6th best team on the east coast. Pollack is due to surpass the 1,000 career point mark this season.

As a sophomore, Brina averaged 14.7 points, 4.0 assists and 3.2 steals for 25-4 Marlboro. The schedule was tough, including games against two of the nation's top national programs, Christ the King and Our Lady of Lourdes. They were undefeated against New Jersey schools until St. John Vianney of Holmdel avenged its regular season loss to Marlboro by edging the Mustangs in the Shore Conference Tournament final. Marlboro’s bid to make the Tournament of Champions was derailed in the Central Jersey Group IV final by a seasoned Trenton team, which went on to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions. The team was ranked as high as 13th in the country.

As a freshman, Brina averaged 15 points per game on a team that shocked New Jersey girls basketball. With five freshmen and a sophomore in their rotation, they won the Kuhnert Holiday Tournament and Shore Conference A North Division crowns. Then the team won the Central Jersey Group IV title. They would advance to the State Group IV final, losing in overtime to a senior-dominated Columbia team.

In AAU play, the 2002 summer tour concluded with yet another trip to the AAU Nationals Final Four. In 1998 they won the 11-and-under National Championship and they were the national runner-ups in 1999, 2000 and again in 2002. The team is believed to be the first team in AAU tournament history to the make the Final Four five straight years.

Pollack is considering Purdue, Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Penn State and Florida. She plans to major in business in college. Grades are not an issue. As a matter of fact, her high school team GPA average at the end of the sophomore year was 3.6. Pollack does not want to stretch out the recruiting process, and would like to make a choice sometime before next summer.

Brina Pollack verbally committed to Purdue on April 14, 2003, and signed during the early signing period on November 17th, 2003. She chose the Boilers over Penn State, Stanford, Southern California and Rutgers.


PLAYER PHOTOS

  • Jumpshot by No. 15
  • Pollack using her left hand
  • Blue Star Elite Camp photo


    PLAYER NEWS

    11-24-02...Naming Purdue as her early number one favorite, star guard Brina Pollack of Marlboro HS (NJ) unofficially visited campus with her father. Pollack, who excels in a shooting guard role in high school next to another all-american at point, will likely play point in college. She lists Purdue, along with Penn State, Florida, Rutgers, Georgia Tech and Stanford as schools she would like to unofficially visit. She is likely to commit before next summer, and is looking for a school with a national basketball program and a good business program.


    SCOUTING REPORTS

    Purdue head coach Kristy Curry..."Brina is a true floor general and has an incredible will to win. Her ball-handling abilities are special, and she understands how to get the ball to the right people at the right time. She will fit our system very well at the point guard position." (November 17, 2003)

    Scouting report by the Bob Richards at the Blue Star Elite Camp..."One of my favorites of the camp. This girl always has a smile on her face. Very athletic and rather fearless, Pollack is smooth on offense and always under control. She has a nice handle on the ball, has a great crossover and can finish on the drive. She is even tough backing a defender in and posting her up. Her quickness isn't the main reason she's a good defender. Rather, she's one of those 'frantic' type defenders, one who will get in your space, waving and reaching until you pick up your dribble. A gym rat. Had trouble making shots the final day of camp." (8/7/01, Old Gold Free Press)

    Scouting report by the Tim Morris of the News Transcript..."Pollack is a smart, slick, ball-handling point guard who can do it all. She averaged 17.3 points per game for Marlboro during the season to lead the team, but it was her passing that hurt teams the most. She had the ability to read any defense and find the open player." (3/31/00, News Transcript)


    LINKS
  • Round Two goes to SJV [The Examiner]
  • Marlboro edges SJV [The Independent]


    SEASON TO DATE STATISTICS

    SEASON MIN PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG APG BPG SPG RECORD
    2002→2003   13.4         3.5   4.3 26-3
    2001→2002   14.7         4.0   3.2 25-4
    2000→2001   15.0               25-3
    1999→2000   17.3               22-3



    AWARDS AND HONORS

    02-03 season
  • All-American honorable mention (Street & Smith)
    01-02 season
  • AAU National Runner-Up
  • Deep South Classic MVP
  • All-State third team
  • All-District, All-Division first teams
  • All-American honorable mention (Street & Smith)
  • Adidas Camp underclass all-star
    00-01 season
  • All-American honorable mention (Street & Smith)
  • Adidas Camp underclass all-star
    99-00 season
  • AAU National Runner-Up
  • Run for the Roses Tournament MVP
    98-99 season
  • AAU National Runner-Up
    97-98 season
  • AAU National Champions



    SEASON SCHEDULE (2003-04)
    Date Day Time Opponent ---- --- ---- -------------------- 12/19/03 FRI 5:30P @ Howell Tip Off Classic @ Seton Hall University 12/20/03 SAT 7:15P vs Shabazz FRHSD Holiday Tournament 12/26/03 FRI 7:00P @ Colts Neck 12/29/03 MON 1:00P @ Howell 12/30/03 TUE 7:00P @ Fr. Boro 01/02/04 FRI 6:30P @ Ocean Township 01/08/04 THR 5:30P Long Branch 01/12/04 MON 5:30P @ Freehold Township 01/14/04 WED 5:30P Howell 01/15/04 THR 5:30P Middletown North Hoop Group Invitational @ Asbury Park Conv. Center 01/18/04 SUN 3:30P TBA 01/20/04 TUE 5:30P @ Manalapan 01/24/04 SAT 2:00P Peddie Prep 01/26/04 MON 5:30P Ocean Township 02/02/04 MON 6:30P @ Long Branch 02/05/04 THR 5:30P Freehold Township 02/07/04 SAT 2:00P Archbishop Carroll 02/09/04 MON 6:30P @ Middletown North 02/10/04 TUE 6:00P @ St. John Villa 02/12/04 THR 5:30P Manalapan 02/15/04 SUN 5:15P @ St. Mary's Maryland 03/03/04 WED TBA Sectional (home)

  • As news organizations move their stories to an archive, some of the links listed above may become inactive

    OldGoldFreePress COLUMNISTS
    OGFP_Staff -Career Blocked Shots Rankings
    Bob_Richards -Women's Recruiting Update: Liza Clemons No. 1
    Steve -Opponent #11: University of Wisconsin
    MDC -NCAA: (5 seed) Purdue 76 - (4 seed) Washington 74
    Capri_Small -Purdue 76, Western Illinois 44
    Jimmy_D - Gazing into the Crystal Bubble, Part III: SEC / Big Ten / PAC 10
    Brad_Jewell -Introducing Purdue Sports News via Facebook
    Bob_Sienicki -Nike Camp: Elena Delle Donne Interview
    Bob_Sternvogel -Nike Camp Report #1 (Sparks and Monarchs)
    Guest_Columnist -Gazing into the Crystal Bubble, Part III: The SEC/Big Ten/PAC 10
    Others -Purdue Sports Info
     
    Current Site Visitors Online:
    54 visitors

    Share Share

     
    OldGoldFreePress.com is organized & maintained by a group of college sports reporters with the help of Purdue sports fans everywhere. OldGoldFreePress.com is an independent and unofficial Purdue (+ Big Ten Conference/NCAA) sports news site that is not affiliated with Purdue University, the Big Ten Conference, the NCAA and/or any university athletic program.

    Current Site Visitors Online:
    54 visitors

    Share Share

    © OldGoldFreePress.com 1995-2014