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.
Saturday night's 6A finale featured a pair of big-name guards, as Duncanville and senior Deja Kelly took on Cypress Creek and junior Kyndall Hunter. While the game itself ended up going Duncanville's way in fairly comfortable fashion, 63-47, both players showed up huge for their teams.
On Saturday, Dave Campbell’s Texas Basketball went down to the San Antonio for the UIL Basketball State Championships. Over the course of six games, we saw a lot of great performances from a lot of great players. Let’s shine the spotlight on some of those outstanding showings—win or lose—from the first four games of the day.
While there were plenty of players at the smaller classifications who deserve some shine, we wanted to spotlight one of those players: Shallowater Fillies sophomore Bree Brattain.