One of the nation’s top high school seniors last season, freshman point guard Alecia Sutton has been medically cleared for return to play with the Texas women’s basketball team, UT officials said Monday.
The 5-8 Sutton returns to play following recovery from a left ACL tear during her senior season at Parkway North High School in St. Louis, Mo.
Sutton, a 2016 McDonald’s All-American, sustained her injury on December 27, 2015 when her high school team was competing in the 40th Visitation Christmas Tournament and underwent surgery on February 12, 2016. She missed the entire second half of her senior season of high school basketball. At the time of her injury, Sutton was averaging 14.3 points per game for Parkway North.
Sutton was the No. 6 prospect, according to the espnW Hoop Gurlz Top 100, and the No. 2 point guard in the class of 2016. Despite missing a significant part of her senior season, she was named a 2016 Naismith Second-Team All-American and was selected to the prestigious McDonald’s All-America Game.
Texas begins its 2016-17 season on Monday, November 14, traveling to Stanford for a 7 p.m. (CDT) game.
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