Montana WBB adds Idaho transfer Gina Marxen

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Great addition as she’ll give the Lady Griz a veteran point guard.

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Wow, what a massive pickup for Holsinger and co. Marxen was arguably the best player in the conference during her three years with the vandys. Idk the story behind why she chose to sit out last year and not play basketball so someone please feel free to enlighten me if you know. Regardless though, with the addition of Marxen, the Lady Griz may very well have the most lethal backcourt in the conference next season with her and Fatkin returning.

Marxen was heavily recruited and had some huge offers from Washington, Oregon State, and NC State who nearly knocked off UCONN in the elite 8 this year. Big time addition for the Lady Griz! Don’t sleep on this team next year.
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Daaaaaaaaaamn. Really great pick up by the coaching staff. You called it OregonStfan. I love it!
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Yeah, I like Tsineke and Keller for their defensive hustle, anticipation/smarts, and ball-handling but both seemed to lack being a consistent scoring threat from the point especially in comparison to Stiles. This definitely addresses that need with Stiles deciding to move on overseas.

Anyone know how many years of eligibility she'll possibly have? She was listed as a Junior for 20-21 on govandals.com but hadn't burned her redshirt at that time and with Covid...maybe 2, hopefully?
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Did she play high school ball with Keeli Burton-Oliver?
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HookedonGriz wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 9:28 pm Daaaaaaaaaamn. Really great pick up by the coaching staff. You called it OregonStfan. I love it!
Yes - great call OregonStateFan!
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citay wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 9:53 pm Did she play high school ball with Keeli Burton-Oliver?
Yes, looks like in 16-17 Burton-Oliver was frosh while Marxen was a junior:
https://www.maxpreps.com/wa/sammamish/e ... 17/roster/

And in 17-18, Eastlake had Marxen, Burton-Oliver, AND Huard:
https://www.maxpreps.com/wa/sammamish/e ... 18/roster/
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citay wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 9:53 pm Did she play high school ball with Keeli Burton-Oliver?
Maybe one year, but probably not. Maxpreps says Gina graduated '17 while Keeli graduated '20 (Eastlake HS).
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DoubleNicks wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 10:18 pm
citay wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 9:53 pm Did she play high school ball with Keeli Burton-Oliver?
Yes, looks like in 16-17 Burton-Oliver was frosh while Marxen was a junior:
https://www.maxpreps.com/wa/sammamish/e ... 17/roster/

And in 17-18, Eastlake had Marxen, Burton-Oliver, AND Huard:
https://www.maxpreps.com/wa/sammamish/e ... 18/roster/
Good call!
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DoubleNicks wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 9:38 pm Anyone know how many years of eligibility she'll possibly have? She was listed as a Junior for 20-21 on govandals.com but hadn't burned her redshirt at that time and with Covid...maybe 2, hopefully?
Looks like but one year left to play, since Marxen has had three years at Idaho:

https://govandals.com/sports/womens-bas ... arxen/5435

...started 31 games in 2018-2019
Started 31 games in 2019-2020
And started 20 games in 2020-2021.
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WyomingGrizFan wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 6:33 pm
DoubleNicks wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 9:38 pm Anyone know how many years of eligibility she'll possibly have? She was listed as a Junior for 20-21 on govandals.com but hadn't burned her redshirt at that time and with Covid...maybe 2, hopefully?
Looks like but one year left to play, since Marxen has had three years at Idaho:

https://govandals.com/sports/womens-bas ... arxen/5435

...started 31 games in 2018-2019
Started 31 games in 2019-2020
And started 20 games in 2020-2021.
Wouldnt “Covid year” give her an extra one. 2 left?
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Didn't see this posted anywhere else, but a link to some of Gina's high school play (video). You can also see Keeli in some of the highlights (guessing it's Keeli!):
https://www.ncsasports.org/womens-baske ... ina-marxen
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From GoGriz.com, the official announcement:
https://gogriz.com/news/2022/5/24/women ... arxen.aspx

As stated in the article, Gina will have 2 years eligibility remaining.
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GrizBaba wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 9:35 pm From GoGriz.com, the official announcement:
https://gogriz.com/news/2022/5/24/women ... arxen.aspx

As stated in the article, Gina will have 2 years eligibility remaining.
Perfect that makes sense
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Not a Schweyen or Momberg but might even be better than one or two of those he "fired" last year.
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Mousegriz wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 11:37 am Not a Schweyen or Momberg but might even be better than one or two of those he "fired" last year.
Sarcasm Alert!! ;)
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I'm counting 14 on the roster right now, so there probably won't be any more added. Did I miss anyone? The depth is unfathomable :) :

Fatkin, Sammy - SR
Tsineke, Katerina - SR
Huard, Haley - SO
Keller, Kyndall - JR
Gfeller, Carmen - SR
Albrecht, Willa - JR
Kiefer, Lisa - SO
Bartsch, Dani - SO
Burton-Oliver, Keeli - FR?
Marxen, Gina - JR
Stump, Libby - FR
Konig, Mack - FR
Pirog, Alex - FR
Wacker, Draya - FR
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GrizBaba wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 12:24 pm I'm counting 14 on the roster right now, so there probably won't be any more added. Did I miss anyone? The depth is unfathomable :) :

Fatkin, Sammy - SR
Tsineke, Katerina - SR
Huard, Haley - SO
Keller, Kyndall - JR
Gfeller, Carmen - SR
Albrecht, Willa - JR
Kiefer, Lisa - SO
Bartsch, Dani - SO
Burton-Oliver, Keeli - FR?
Marxen, Gina - JR
Stump, Libby - FR
Konig, Mack - FR
Pirog, Alex - FR
Wacker, Draya - FR
So far, accurate as far as I know; but I think Willa Albrecht might be listed next year as a R-So and Lisa Kiefer as a R-Fr. If not mistaken.
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WyomingGrizFan wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 2:11 pm
GrizBaba wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 12:24 pm I'm counting 14 on the roster right now, so there probably won't be any more added. Did I miss anyone? The depth is unfathomable :) :

Fatkin, Sammy - SR
Tsineke, Katerina - SR
Huard, Haley - SO
Keller, Kyndall - JR
Gfeller, Carmen - SR
Albrecht, Willa - JR
Kiefer, Lisa - SO
Bartsch, Dani - SO
Burton-Oliver, Keeli - FR?
Marxen, Gina - JR
Stump, Libby - FR
Konig, Mack - FR
Pirog, Alex - FR
Wacker, Draya - FR
So far, accurate as far as I know; but I think Willa Albrecht might be listed next year as a R-So and Lisa Kiefer as a R-Fr. If not mistaken.
For sure Willa will be a R-So. She did not play last season due to injury. Not sure about Lisa Keifer, she did get to play in at least 2 games.
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Kiefer would not qualify for a redshirt as she played games late in the season.

The extra year due to COVID-19 complexifies things, but technically Marxen, like Gfeller, will be a senior who has an additional year of eligibility via the additional year from COVID-19.
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