Stuck is the all-time leading scorer of Charlevoix High School, scoring 1,494 points over her career, a fact even more impressive given that she tore her ACL last summer and had to sit out almost her entire senior season.
But you can’t win a game, much less a Big Ten Championship, with just two players. Though the entire starting lineup is back from last year, all eyes are on the bench players to see who can step up and provide that extra spark to get the Wolverines over the hump.
In an abnormal season, it helps that the Wolverines have a lot of experience returning to the court. Junior forward Naz Hillmon, junior guard Amy Dilk, fifth-year guard Akienreh Johnson, and senior forward Hailey Brown were starters last year and will be playing for Michigan in the upcoming season.
Forward Naz Hillmon will be bringing the same energy and leadership that made her the team’s leading scorer last season. In her first few practices of this season, Hillmon has made it a priority to develop as a leader among the team.
But the transition from the high school game to the college game can be tough. Sidor found herself intimidated. She had to learn a whole new offense and defense while adjusting to college life. Even for someone who averaged nearly 30 points a game her senior year of high school, this presented a lot of challenges.
Now, a year later, she can already see improvements in both her game and her confidence.