By Jerry Briggs
Special for The JB Replay
With NCAA Division I women’s basketball programs starting play today, it’s time to take a look at players from the San Antonio area.
Notably, I see that Carleigh Wenzel from O’Connor will be active at Virginia Tech this season after sitting out as a redshirt last year. Virginia Tech is one of the strongest programs in the nation, coming off a run to the Final Four. In addition, Deja Kelly, formerly of Johnson High School, is playing as a senior at North Carolina. Other SA-area players in so-called power conference programs include Texas A&M’s Sahara Jones, from Veterans Memorial, and TCU’s Aaliyah Roberson, from Clark. UTSA has assembled a strong contingent of four local players in Kyra White (Judson), Sidney Love (Steele), Alexis Parker (Brandeis) and Aysia Proctor (Clemens).
As usual, we’ll close by noting that this likely isn’t a list of every San Antonio female athlete playing at the highest level. But it’s gleaned partially from lists that I’ve published for a few years now, so, take it for what it’s worth. Naturally, I’ll update when new information comes to light.
San Antonio area athletes in NCAA Division I women’s basketball:
Hailey Adams, Rice, 6-1 guard, redshirt freshman from Clark HS
Myra Bell, UIW, 5-10 guard, senior from Taft HS
Layla Conley, Rice, 5-8 guard, freshman from Harlan HS
Jaylin Foster, Texas State, 6-0 forward, from Steele HS, transfer from Western Kentucky
Sahara Jones, Texas A&M, 6-0 guard, senior from Veterans Memorial
Sidney Love, UTSA, 5-8 guard, a sophomore from Steele HS
Ja’Shelle Johnson, UT Rio Grande Valley, a freshman from Johnson HS
Deja Kelly, North Carolina, 5-8 guard, a senior from San Antonio Johnson HS and Duncanville HS
Amira Mabry, Tulane, 6-0 forward, a sophomore from Judson HS
Aaliyah McMillan, UT Rio Grande Valley, 5-8 guard, RS sophomore from Steele HS; transfer from UT Arlington
Brenna Perez, UIW, 6-0 forward, senior from Veterans Memorial HS
Alexis Parker, UTSA, 5-9 guard, sophomore from Brandeis
Aysia Proctor, UTSA, 5-8 guard, freshman from Clemens
Tiffany Tullis, Texas State, 5-11 forward, junior from Cornerstone and Blinn College
Aaliyah Roberson, TCU, 6-2 forward, sophomore from Clark
Carleigh Wenzel, Virginia Tech, 6-0 guard, redshirt freshman from O’Connor and Antonian
Kyra White, UTSA, 5-9 guard, a senior from Judson; transfer from USC