Lady Raiders Add Brooks to Roster

Tech Gains Top JUCO Guard for Next Season
LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Tech women’s basketball team announced Tuesday that it has added Rayven Brooks to its roster for the 2014-15 season.
Brooks signed a financial agreement with the university earlier this month after transferring in from Chipola Junior College in Florida.
“We are very excited to have Rayven as a Lady Raider,” Tech head coach Candi Whitaker said. “She brings a new dynamic to our team and is a unique talent. We look forward to seeing her put on that uniform next season.”
Brooks will sit out the remainder of the 2013-14 season but is enrolled in classes at Tech for the spring semester.
The 6-foot guard was an NJCAA All-American for Chipola in 2012-13, helping the Indians to a 27-7 record. She averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in 34 games and 30 starts.
She also became well-known for her outstanding outside shooting. Brooks hit 38.1 percent behind the arc and 39.4 percent overall from the field. She also was an 80-percent shooter from the free-throw line.
The University of Miami (Fla.) originally signed Brooks in May 2013. She then chose to remain at Chipola through the fall semester before transferring to Tech.
Brooks was a Division II Second Team All-State player in California her senior year at San Ramon Dougherty Valley where she averaged 15 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
The announcement comes on the heels of Whitaker’s first high school recruiting class in November. Tech signed three players from coast-to-coast for the 2014-15 season: Ionna McKenzie (6-2, Center, Gotha, Fla.), Dayo Olabode (6-2, Wing, Arlington, Texas), and Courtney Vaccher (6-2, Post, Yorba Linda, Calif.).
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