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Wooden saw value in women's hoops

Originally Published: June 9, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

John Wooden once made some observations about how he enjoyed what he called the "purity" of women's basketball. He was speaking about appreciating watching the fundamentally sound execution of the top women's players -- which shouldn't have surprised anybody, since doing things the right way was the very foundation of his life.

Over the years, when he subsequently was asked about the women's game, he repeated what he'd said initially. And many times since, I've heard people ...

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