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Minta Spears
Minta Spears

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Bullard, Texas

High School:
Bullard

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
08/24/1993

Experience:
1L


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Redshirt-Freshman Year (2013-14)
Notes: Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... One of only two players to start all 30 games for Texas Tech ... Second on team in points with 8.5 points per game average in first full season ... Scored 10 points or more in 12 games ... Career-high 25 points vs. Arizona State on Nov. 17, 2013 ... Second on team in field goals made with 73 ... led team in 3-point field goals made with 45 ... second on team in free throws made with 63 ... 79.7 percent from free-throw line (63 of 79) ... second on team in steals with 27 ... second on team in minutes played per game with 33.7.

Season Highlights: Started and played in all 30 games ... averaged 33.7 minutes per game ... scored 16 points vs. New Mexico ... scored career-high 25 points vs. Arizona State and was 7 of 11 from field and 9 of 10 from free-throw line - both career highs ... Scored 13 points and was 3 of 6 behind 3-point line vs. Grambling ... Scored 10 points in opening game of Barclays Invitational vs. Michigan in Brooklyn, New York ... Scored 14 pints and hit career-high four 3-pointers at Arizona ... Scored 13 points vs. Jacksonville ... Scored 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting from field vs. Iowa State ... Scored 14 points in back-to-back games vs. Baylor and at Kansas State.

Freshman Year (2012-13)
Sat out remainder of season after tearing ACL in first game at Arizona State ... scored 2 points with one assist and one steal in nine minutes at Arizona State.

High School
Finished with 2,879 points, 375 3-pointers, 776 assists and 475 rebounds at Bullard High School during her four-year career - all school records ... Four-time District MVP ... Three-time All-State Selection ... Also competed in cross country and track ... 2009 state qualifier in cross country ... qualified for regionals in five events (1600m, 3200m, triple jump, long jump, mile relay) ... Academic All-State Track Selection ... 2010 regional qualifier in 800m ... 2012: Averaged 33.7 points and three assists per game while hitting 86 percent from free-throw line (364 of 421) ... PARADE Magazine All-American ... Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Selection, Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State Selection ... District 17-3A MVP ... Academic All-State Selection ... Texas Magazine All-State Team, Azalea All-Star Selection and All-Star Game MVP ... led Bullard to Region I Quarterfinals ... Played AAU ball for Cy Fair Shock Nike ELITE.

Personal
Minta Allison Spears ... born Aug. 24, 1993 in Longview, Texas ... daughter of Randy and Sandy Spears ... has one younger brother, Zac (14) ... Bullard High School Salutatorian ... UIL State Qualifier in Debate ... UIL Academic Team Member and Regional Qualifier ... enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends ... majoring in Sports Media/Mass Communications.

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