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2011-12 Women's Hoops Outlook: Point Guards
As the 2011-12 Liberty women's basketball team prepares for its season opener, Nov. 11 at UNC Greensboro, LibertyFlames.com will preview the upcoming year. Today's article provides a look at the Lady Flames' point guards. Future editions will break down the rest of the team's roster, position by position.
The point guard duties for the 2011-12 Lady Flames fall in the capable hands of a pair of 5-7, brown-haired Texas natives, sophomore Emily Frazier and freshman Reagan Miller.
It took Frazier just four games to assume the starting point guard spot as a freshman, and she went on to start 30 contests as a rookie. Frazier made the Big South All-Freshman team after dishing out a team-high 85 assists, the most by a Liberty freshman since Allyson Fasnacht's 87 helpers in 2004-05.
Frazier also displayed a deft outside shooting touch, as evidenced by her team-high .417 three-point field goal percentage. Due to Frazier's scoring ability, she could see some playing time at shooting guard this season, in addition to her point guard duties.
"Emily is an exceptionally well-developed floor general," noted Green. "She sees the floor well and handles the ball well. Emily can rival the perimeter shooting ability of Brittany Campbell and provides us with more of an offensive threat at that position than we've had in recent years."
Miller filled up the stat sheet during her career at Sanger High School, where she starred in both basketball and volleyball. In volleyball, she excelled at outside hitter despite her relatively small stature, displaying her athleticism.
"Dynamite comes in small packages," Green remarked. "Reagan is one of the fiercest competitors we have on our team. She inherited a strong basketball IQ from her family, being the daughter of a coach (her mother Sandra). That gives her a great deal of insight on the game.
"Reagan has the ability to take charge on the court and direct our offense and defense. She will bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the development of our team throughout the season and into the future."