12:05 PM, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2010
TRAVIS JAROME (EMAIL)
I had a chance to sit down and talk with Troy University head women's basketball coach Michael Murphy this morning, and a former player came up in conversation.
Former Trojan Amy Lewis, after getting a shot with the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, is back home in Australia and made a huge impact in her first game. Lewis scored 29 points for the Townsville Fire in the season-opener, playing 34 minutes. She connected on 8-of-14 field goals, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc and missed just one free throw.
And why mention the WNBA and a former player you might ask, it is simple as Murphy pointed out that there are only 36 players drafted each year from the world (not just college basketball) and the Sun Belt Conference has had at least one, if not two, players picked in the draft over the last few years. And the conference should have another one this year in Chastity Reed from UALR.
News and Notes from around the world of Troy women's basketball
Don't look now, but there is another player making a move in the record books. Senior Donette McNair is currently looking to become just the fifth player in school history to score 1000 career points and grab 700 career rebounds in the Division I era. The senior has scored over 700 points and all ready has over 500 rebounds entering her senior year.
McNair is all ready the school's Division I era single-game leader and single-season leader in rebounds; setting the single-game mark against Morgan State last year.
The Trojans have been on the court since last week in preparation for their season opener against Stony Brook in Elon, North Carolina on November 12. Why so early you ask? The NCAA allowed the women's basketball teams to begin preparations 40 days away from their opener, while the men open up 30 days prior to their opener.
Stay tuned for more news and notes from the world of Troy women's basketball as the season nears. There are just 29 days before they will hit the floor against the Seawolves of Stony Brook.