Abby Waner Quotes

Abigail Nellie "Abby" Waner (born October 31, 1986) is an American basketball player who, after a collegiate career at Duke, was drafted by the New York Liberty in the 2009 WNBA Draft, and was waived on May 29, 2009. In 2008, she became a college basketball analyst for ESPN and was named assistant coach of the University of Denver's women's basketball team in 2012. Born in Englewood, Colorado, Waner is married to fellow Colorado-born basketball player Jimmy Bartolotta

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Abby Waner


“Just looking at the scoreboard and seeing we were up by [27] -- that was unbelievable to me.”

Abby Waner


“It doesn't matter how much tape you watch or who has the best game plan. I feel like in this game it comes down to who has the most heart.”

Abby Waner


“Anytime you can score a basket at the end of the half like that -- a 3-pointer, a post move, whatever -- it's going to give your team a confidence boost.”

Abby Waner


“We've come a long way. We're a much better team now.”

Abby Waner


“Whenever she does say something, you know that she means it because she's not yelling every single play. If we're down and she pulls the team together and says, 'We're going to do this, this and this, and we're going to win this game,' you honestly buy into it because it's credible. She doesn't just talk to talk.”

Abby Waner


“I think another area is just playing with poise. You get in a lot of pressure situations, and I've been known to be a little turnover-prone. I'm working on the turnovers a little bit.”

Abby Waner


“She was a little intimidating, not as a person but just on the court because she's so physical and she's so intense. One of my first practices I attempted to guard her and we were playing to '7' and I think all seven points were scored on me.”

Abby Waner


“That's who we are -- a team that likes to press and run. That's what our depth does for us. At the end, we were still running.”

Abby Waner