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Lady Raiders add Brooks, Parliament to roster for 2014-15

Posted: January 28, 2014 - 3:03pm  |  Updated: January 29, 2014 - 1:26am
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Texas Tech women’s basketball has been in dire need of height this season.

Sisters Haley and Kellyn Schneider are the tallest Lady Raiders at 6-foot-5.

Senior forwards Shauntal Nobles and Kelsi Baker are the only other Lady Raiders standing 6-foot or taller.

Head coach Candi Whitaker is doing her best to remedy the situation and recently added 6-foot guard Rayven Brooks and 6-foot-1 forward Paige Parliament to the roster for next season.

You can spot both players on the bench right now, but they won’t be eligible until the 2014-15 season.

Brooks transferred in from Chipola Junior College in Florida.

The University of Miami (Fl.) originally signed Brooks in May, but she decided to remain at Chipola for the fall semester before transferring to Tech.

“She needed another semester to graduate so she was able to open up recruitment,” Whitaker said. “We jumped on her as soon as we heard the news.”

Brooks was an NJCAA All-American for Chipola in 2012-13, averaging 15 points, eight rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

She also hit 38.1 percent from behind the arc and 39.4 overall from the floor.

“We’re really looking to get bigger on the wings,” Whitaker said. “(Brooks) provides that. Her arms are very long. I think she’ll be a good defender for us.”

Parliament, is a walk-on and enrolled at Tech after playing the 2012-13 season at Abilene Christian.

“Paige Parliament was going to school at Texas Tech and was playing at the Rec when we heard about her,” Whitaker said. “She’s on the practice squad. She’s a skilled player and works extremely hard. She has a great attitude and great enthusiasm.”

Along with these two additions, Tech signed three players for the 2014-15 season in the November recruiting class: 6-foot-2 center Ionna McKenzie, 6-foot-2 wing Dayo Olabode and 6-foot-2 post Courtney Vaccher.

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rec center?

so now we're recruiting from the rec center?

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Sad...So Very Sad....

1) I think Whitaker will eventually turn this team around..2) I know she was not involved with the recruiting of most the players on this team(I hope the girls are trying hard..that's all we can ask.is they do their best)...3) I think size and better shooters will help!!! we have been undersized with good post players since Marsha Left.... So this "rant" is just me venting... so Yes, go find talent wherever you can..remember the kicker out of the stands that the football team got a few years back..so you never know...

My "rant"..."Well after that humiliation on the court against Baylor... you need to try something..those 6-5 posts for Tech are useless... what a waste of scholarships... why are they always hanging around the 3 pt line...get your butt to the post and try to score(but you can't hit the net so that's a waste too)..and every time they move away from the ball and 85% of the time, their backs are turned away from the ball... (If I were a coach on the other team..I would ignore those two big girls..they can't score and get into foul trouble and get benched right away..and I would just drive right past them...plus Tech is undersized in teh 4-5 positions.

How bad was Tech against Baylor's (backups) Tech's first shot didn't even hit the rim, and was followed by another turnover, Tech missed its first 12 shots Lady Raiders finally scored with 10:43 left in the first half.

The Lady Bears scored the game's first 19 points The Lady Bears had another big run to start the second half, as they scored 16 consecutive points over a 5-minutes span.

The game is Basketball..where you put the ball in the basket to make points... Number of points per half the Lady Raiders have scored in the big 12 this year is: 23,15,15,39,16,32,22,24,21,44,28,28,24,27,40,32, 22,21 number of points opps. have scored in the big 12 is: 31,37,30,35,37,37,31,36,27,45,33,49,34,36,37,35 ,47,45

number of halves in the big 12 that tech has outscored it's opps? (1)....been outscored upon?(17)

idea...put the ball in the basket!!!!

Well the tallest decent girl on the team is 6'3" and she is graduating..so lets go get some 6'-6'2' girls... that will help...

Just so everyone knows...Alabama is 10-10 and 3-4...but don't worry, in a few years Bama will be a bottom dweller..because Krusty hasn't recruited anyone over 6'3' there either.. in her last 2 classes... 5-8 pg 5-9 g 5-11 g/w 6-0 g/w 6-0 f 6-1 f 6-3 p kinda sounds like tech of the last few years... glad she is gone..and Bama will be back to the bottom in no time at all!!!

here's hoping for the NIT?

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