On Friday, the WNBA held its annual draft, and it was a night that was heavy on prospects from Texas universities.
The 5-foot-7 guard from Mansfield Timberview was named an All-American in all three of her seasons at A&M, and was the unanimous National Freshman of the Year in 2018.
Cooper brought the Lady Bears another ball-handler and 3-point shooter, helping to diversify the team's offensive approach, which came in handy in some of Baylor's tougher matchups. Against UConn, for instance, Cooper scored 27 points on 8-for-19 shooting, going 4-for-11 from deep with five assists and six rebounds.
If you looked at WNBA mock drafts from before the 2019-2020 season, you'd have seen a lot of people high on Rice's Erica Ogwumike, with her going early in the second round in most of those early mocks.
Here at Dave Campbell's Texas Basketball, we've spent all season watching and discussing women's basketball around the state so we wanted to make use of all the research and tape breakdowns we've been doing, which is why we've identified some of the Texas players who might get drafted and will be breaking down their game and how they'll work at the next level.
The 2019-20 college basketball season should have ended on April 5 in New Orleans, in a championship game that could have featured the defending national champion Baylor Lady Bears, but the spread of the COVID-19 virus has forced the cancelation of sporting events around the country, including the men's and women's NCAA Tournaments.
Among the largest NCAA athletic conferences, the Big 12 is the one with the most in-state representation, as it features four teams: Baylor, Texas, TCU, and Texas Tech. Other conferences — the Southland, for instance —feature more Texas teams, but of the heavy-hitter conferences, the Big 12 is our state's conference.
Last weekend, only two college basketball conferences with Texas teams — the American and the SEC — had conference tournaments, which gave us a chance to go long on what to expect in those tournaments. This week is a little different, as all of the other conferences compete in their tournaments.
At some point in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 4A state championship game between Fairfield and Argyle, I started sending all of my live tweets in all-caps, because what had started out as a dominant Argyle performance had shifted, and as Fairfield’s relent press started to ease them back into the game, it became clear that this wasn’t just a normal basketball game.