Freshmen Fun Facts

Oct. 30, 2016

DENTON — Headed into its most anticipated season, North Texas added four freshmen to their roster who could all play significant roles.

Here are a few notes on the four freshmen.

  • This year's freshman class is North Texas' largest since the 2012-13 season.
  • Adrianna Henderson is the first North Texas women's basketball player from Kansas since Shannon Bloxom in 1992.
  • Standing at 6-foot-3, Hannah Hopkins is the tallest Mean Green freshman since Brittani Bailey in 2007-08.
  • Madi Townley only lost seven games in four years at powerhouse Duncanville High School and won a state title as a senior after an undeafted season.
  • Jada Poland is the all-time leading scorer at Fort Zumwalt West High School in St. Louis. She also set the record for most points scored in a single game with 40.
  • Henderson averaged 22 points per game as a junior and 21 points per game as a senior at Topeka High School in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Houston area native, Hopkins, was named District 16-6A Defensive MVP and academic first team as a senior.
  • LebBron James is Poland's favorite professional player.
  • Growing up, Hopkins also swam and played volleyball.
  • If she could play one-on-one versus anyone Henderson would play Kobe Bryant. She says she could take him.



  • Nothing grinds Poland's gears more than when Chipotle is out of the food she wants.
  • Hopkins' secret talent is cooking.
  • Townley's favorite movies are Tangled and Frozen.

  • If you're in Topeka, Henderson says the best place to eat is El Mezal.
  • Interested in the human body, Townley chose Kinesiology as her major.
  • Poland's favorite spot in St. Louis is the The Loop.
  • Hopkins' favorite TV show is Bob's Burgers.

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