Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Courtside Conversations ? Feb. 20, 2007
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 20, 2007
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The Arizona Women’s Basketball Team played two games in Los Angeles last week.  In fact, their venue was just a block away from the famous Shrine Auditorium.  Yep, I’m leading up to the Oscars, which will be handed out this Sunday Night.  So, here are my Oscar winners for this season’s Wildcats:


Best Actress

Joy Hollingsworth is a star all of the way.  She not only plays hard but she scores a lot too.  She is personable off the court and the fans love her.  This one was easy.


Best Supporting Actress

Ashley Whisonant has played different positions and is getting better as the season progresses.  She smiles while she plays defense.  That’s a good thing.


Best Foreign Actress

Amina Njonkou has been up and down but shows signs of brilliance.  She speaks very good French.  That’s always a positive.  I don’t know why, it just is.  This is the Oscars and I don’t need logic.


Best New Actress

Rhaya Neabors beats out her sister (Rheya) because she’s played more games.  They both have a great future in this business.


Best Showing

Arizona’s win at UCLA gave ample evidence that improvement is underway.  They desperately needed to beat a decent team on the road.


Worst Showing

Let’s not talk about the game at USC.  We’ll save that for the Oscar Parties...late Oscar Parties.


Best Special Effects

Amina Njonkou’s imitation of Joy Hollingsworth’s “bird-like” walk.  LOL!


Best Late-Comer

Where has Malia O’Neal been all my life?


Lifetime Achievement Award

Coach Joan Bonvicini has the kids playing hard after two disappointing seasons.  No one has given up.  Her 600th win clinches the deal.


Special Consideration Award

The Arizona fans deserve recognition for their steady support of the Cats.  Attendance is down but not by much.  Good job.  Your patience will pay off! 


See you the radio!

Paul Johnson


*Each Arizona Women’s Basketball Game can be heard live on AM 1400 KTUC. 

            - Arizona vs. ASU Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.

            - Arizona vs. OSU at the Pac-10 Tournament Friday, March 2 at 8:45 p.m.


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