Tech signee named Parade All-American

Courtesy: Texas Tech
Courtesy: Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - From the Texas Tech Athletics Department:

Texas Tech 2012 signee Minta Spears (Bullard HS, Bullard, TX) has been named to the 2012 PARADE High School All-America team.

Spears, a 5-foot-11 guard, led Bullard High School with 33.7 points and 3.3 assists per game this past season while hitting 127 threes for a total of 1,179 points for the Panthers. Spears also finished 86 percent from the free-throw line, hitting 364 of 421. She was named the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches top 3-point shooter and top free-throw shooter for 2011-12.

"Minta is an outstanding player and well-deserving of this honor among all the others she's received this season," Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry said. "She proves every day on and off the court why she will be an outstanding addition to our program."

Spears set three Bullard High School career records with 2,879 career points, 375 3-pointers made, 776 assists and 458 rebounds.

She recently played in the TABC All-Star Game in San Antonio on may 18, leading the Blue Team to a 90-88 win with a game-high 21 points, scoring 17 in the second half alone.

Spears was named the MVP at the Azalea Orthopedic All-Star game at Tyler Junior College back in April and has been invited toplay in the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Game in July in Arlington after being named to the 2011-12 TGCA 3A All-State Team.