Head coach Kevin Baker announced this week that Teal Battle has been recognized twice on the “Sun Belt Conference Dream Team”, a former Kansas State University player Makayla Pippin will join the UTEP women’s basketball team. Teal is a transfer graduate of the University of Arkansas, Little Rock (UALR) with a one-year qualification, while Pippen can play for Passñas for two years.
“Teal caught our attention this year because she is one of the best players in the Sun Belt Conference. At UALR, Teal has improved every season and became one of the best in the conference. Minelas’ coach Ka Vin Baker said: “He has the ability to turn his back to the basket, shoot long jump shots, and is excellent on offensive rebounds. “
“Blue-green will pose a strong threat to our team in terms of internal scoring. Defensively, Teal can protect multiple positions due to her athletic ability. In the end, as a transfer graduate, she will bring a certain amount of Degree of maturity and leadership,” Baker added.
During his four years at UALR, he averaged 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 22.8 minutes per game. His shooting percentage (318-724) was 43.9%, of which 26.6% (21-79) from three-pointers and 72.8% from free throws (260-357).
He added 917 points, 358 rebounds and 90 assists. He has achieved triple-doubles in his career. He scored a career-high 25 points on three different occasions, including defeating Georgia State University in an SBC game (March 6, 21).
Pippen was a national player in his junior year. He played six games in Kansas State in the 2020-21 season and then decided to leave the team on January 1.
“Makayla is a great addition to our plan. After graduating from college, she is one of the most talented and sought-after female players in the United States. He is naturally capable of scoring in many ways. He has improved his outside shooting ability, but still Can play in forwards. Makayla is an indomitable rebounder who is ready to defend with great energy. Overall, Baker said her versatility fits our system very well and will enable She became one of the best players in the American conference.