1. How close is Texas to becoming a Final Four contender?
Ranked No. 12 entering the season, the Longhorns have made steady progress during Karen Aston’s tenure. With the signing of the Nos. 2 and 6 recruits in the country on Wednesday — forward Joyner Holmes of Cedar Hill and point guard Alecia Sutton of St. Louis — should contend for a national title in the next 3 or 4 years.
2. How long will it take Lashann Higgs to make an impact?
Not long. The Big 12 preseason Freshman of the Year was the leading scorer (21 points) in the last formal scrimmage against the men’s practice team. Look for Empress Davenport and Brooke McCarty to start the season. Higgs is too good to leave on the bench for long.
3. Who are the team leaders?
Texas has a strong senior class in post Imani Boyette and guards Brady Sanders, Empress Davenport and Celina Rodrigo. If healthy, Boyette could be an All-America candidate. In six post-season games last spring she averaged 14.3 points and 10.2 rebounds.
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