Women's Basketball Inks Two Players
DENTON, Texas - North Texas women's basketball coach Mike Petersen has made his first signings as the Mean Green has inked Kiara Davis and Alexis Hyder to Letters of Intent. Davis is a 5-10 guard from North Crowley High School while Hyder is a 5-11 forward out of Austin LBJ High School.
"We are very happy that both Kiara and Alexis have joined the Mean Green Women's basketball family," said Petersen. "They are both outstanding student athletes who will be important contributors to the growth of our program."
Hyder, one of the most prolific scorers in the state, averaged over 35 points a game this season in district play and scored a school record 61 points against Lanier. She was named to the Austin American-Statesman's All-Central Texas girls basketball team as a first-team selection for three straight seasons.
"Alexis is a very skilled forward who can play either the 3 or the 4 and has a great feel for the game. She is explosive on the block, yet has very good perimeter skills. She will be a difficult match up for our opponents," said Petersen.
Hyder is a two-time District 26-4A MVP was a McDonalds All-American Nominee this season. She was a two-time first-team all-state selection and a three-time all-region pick by the TABC (Texas Association of Basketball Coaches). Her junior season she led her team to the Class 4A state championship game and was named to the all-tournament team.
Hyder is a standout in the classroom as well as she ranks sixth in her senior class of 260 in addition to being an two-time All-Academic pick by the TABC.
Davis the District 4-5A Offensive Player of the Year in 2011-12 and was selected to the first-team all-district all four years she was in high school. She was named to the Fort Worth Star Telegram Second Team Super Team and helped lead North Crowley to two Area Finals.
"Kiara is an explosive athlete on the perimeter who can shoot the 3-pointer and score on the bounce. She is a great competitor who plays with great energy and enthusiasm," said Petersen.
Davis was the leading scorer this year for North Crowley as she poured in 16.4 points a game and knocked down 61 3-pointers. She scored 37 points in a game this season and overcame two major knee injuries to return to action while in high school.