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November 14, 2012

Bradshaw signs with TCU

EMORY — She stands 6 feet 6 inches, but Rains High School senior Klara Bradshaw hopes to get even taller when she goes on to play basketball for Texas Christian University.

“I think I’m still growing,” Bradshaw said on Wednesday morning after signing a letter of intent.

How much taller?

“As tall as I can get,” she said.

Bradshaw’s height and skills helped her earn all-state and all-region honors last season for the Lady Wildcats. They also helped rank her No. 183 among recruits in the country, according to Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Report.

 She selected TCU from 27 universities that offered athletic scholarships and received more than 1,500 letters from interested schools.

“Now I can just focus on the season,” she said. “No more recruiting.”

Bradshaw visited the campuses of Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, North Texas and Rice before choosing the Frogs.

Bradshaw showed on Tuesday night what Rains fans can expect from her this season as she produced a triple-double in the Lady Wildcats’ 59-56 loss to No. 18 state-ranked Edgewood with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.

Bradshaw said she’s been working hard to improve her game.

“Widening my shot range,” she said. “Blocking with my left hand.”

Rains Lady Wildcat basketball coach Denise Yankie, who was a head coach at North Texas and Sam Houston State, said Bradshaw should “be fine” at the next level.

“She’s very dedicated and goal focused,” said Yankie. “Smart kid. Smart player.”

Bradshaw will join four other signees at TCU, including 5-6 point guard A.J. Alix from Houston Bellaire, 5-8 guard-forward Jada Butts from Lewisville, 6-1 post-forward Janay Keys from Arlington Lamar and 6-2 center Carol Willie from Houston Cypress.

“We went into this recruiting class wanting to become more physical and add more size along the front line,” said TCU coach Jeff Mittie. “I think we were able to accomplish that. From the point guard to the five spot, each player gives us a dimension and physicality that really adds to our basketball program moving forward in the Big 12.”

Bradshaw plans to major in journalism and wants to become a sports analyst.

 

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