Shae Routt practices at Akins High School on Thursday February 8, 2018. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas women sign local product — and Longhorns legacy — Shae Routt

Posted April 27th, 2018

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The Texas women’s basketball team will have a new player with a familiar name this fall.

Akins senior Shae Routt signed a national letter of intent to player for the Longhorns, coach Karen Aston said Friday.

Routt is a 6-foot wing and is the 14th-ranked wing player in the class of 2018, according to ESPN.com. She joins Joanne Allen-Taylor, Charli Collier, Sedona Prince and Audrey Warren as part of the Longhorns’ 2018 signing class, which is ranked No. 3 nationally by ESPN.

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If the name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s the daughter of Texas ex Erica Routt, who scored 1,134 points during a distinguished career from 1992 to 1996.

Routt originally had committed to Texas while still in middle school but later de-committed. She suffered a serious knee injury in 2016 while at Reagan and finished high school at Akins ($).

“I am proud to be able to add such a quality student-athlete in Shae,” Aston said in a statement. “We have known her a long time and the one thing I have known from the very beginning of the process is that she was loyal and her blood runs orange very deeply.”

Routt was a second-team all-district selection and an academic all-district honoree. She was her team’s most valuable player and defensive player of the year. She was a nominee for McDonald’s All-American honors. Routt averaged 11.4 points per game, 8.8 rebounds per game, 1.8 steals per game, 1.1 assists per game and 1.1 blocks per game.

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