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Stephen F. Austin Women's Basketball

Ladyjacks land commitment from the top 3-point shooter in Texas

June 15, 2016

Over the past few seasons, Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors has made quite the name for himself by throwing up daggers from behind the arc.

So, with the NBA's two-time defending MVP and his 45 percent average from three this past season as a point of reference, have a look at this young lady from Houston who just verbally committed to the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks and head coach Mark Kellogg:

Marissa Banfield, a high school senior to be at Westbury Christian, announced her decision to join the storied program in Nacogdoches after a junior season that saw her nail three-pointers at an insane 47 percent of 274 attempts. It is particularly notable considering only three high school girls in the entire nation (zero in Texas) made more buckets from downtown this past season.

A bit on the smaller side at a slender 5 foot 6 inches, Banfield has a basketball IQ that is by most accounts mature beyond her years. Averaging 14 points and 6 assists at the point during her most recent season, Marissa will enter her senior year with an opportunity to put up even more impressive numbers against TAPPS competition.

While the commitment of Banfield won't directly impact the SFA program until she arrives for the 2017-18 season, adding an elite shooter with assist-generating IQ will certainly help counter some notable graduations expected this coming spring.

It should be no surprise at all if Marissa Banfield plays a major role in the near future of Ladyjacks baskeball.
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