Lady Raiders host open practice before they leave on foreign tou - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lady Raiders host open practice before they leave on foreign tour

Candi Whitaker - Source: Texas Tech University Athletics Candi Whitaker - Source: Texas Tech University Athletics
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

We are a little over 100 days away from the opening tipoff of the 2016-2017 regular season opener for the Lady Raider basketball team.

And today, we got our first glimpse of what they will look like for the upcoming season.

Head coach Candi Whitaker held an open practice today, just to give the community the chance to check out their Lady Raiders.

And they did this, just days before they leave for Spain.

Texas Tech will be participating in a 10-day foreign tour in Spain, where they will play against Spain’s top teams.

The coaches and players say this trip will help with team chemistry.  

“We have a lot of activities together, we have a lot of fun things planned," says Whitaker. "They are going to have memories that will last a life-time, and that is a big part of the trip. Obviously it’s the practice and the basketball, but also making those memories and continuing to create those bonds.” 

Sophomore point guard Japreece Dean says that its all about the “chemistry, us being around each other and us knowing the plays that we will run for the year...Just being with each other, and learning each other’s personalities and just being around each other really,” 

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