High school senior Minta Spears, who has signed to play basketball next season at Texas Tech, has been named to the Parade all-America girls’ basketball team.
Spears, a 5-foot-11 guard from Bullard, averaged 33.7 points per game as a senior. She made 127 3-point shots and shot 86 percent from the free-throw line (364 of 421). The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches named her the top 3-point shooter and top free-throw shooter for the season.
“Minta is an outstanding player and well-deserving of this honor among all the others she’s received this season,” Tech coach Kristy Curry said in a statement released by Tech. “She proves every day on and off the court why she will be an outstanding addition to our program.”
Spears set career records at Bullard for points (2,879), 3-pointers made (375), assists (776) and rebounds (458).
At the TABC All-Star Game on May 18 in San Antonio, Spears scored a game-high 21 points — 17 in the second half — to lead her team to a 90-88 win.
She has been invited to play in the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Game in July in Arlington after being named to the TGCA’s Class 3A all-state team.