June 23, 2020 

Big 12 Roundup: May and June in review

Oklahoma filled an assistant coaching position while powerhouse Baylor got stronger with the announcement of a new graduate transfer.

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May was a really busy and exciting month for the Baylor Lady Bears but they weren’t the only Big 12 team to make waves.

The Oklahoma Sooners added former star player Courtney Paris to the coaching staff as an assistant coach.

Paris is the most decorated player in Sooner women’s basketball history as she is still the program’s leading scorer and rebounder.

To add to those accolades, she was also the first NCAA men’s and women’s basketball player to reach the 2,000 points and rebound mark.

DiJoinai Carrington’s announcement of her commitment to Baylor via twitter on May 18th.

Just south of the Oklahoma campus down I-35, the Baylor Lady Bears had their announcement.

Baylor added highly coveted Stanford graduate transfer, guard Dijonai’ Carrington to their already stacked squad.

Carrington’s most successful season was the 2018-2019 season where she averaged 14 points, 7.5 rebounds,1.6 assists, and had 40 steals.

Before going down with an injury and having to take a medical redshirt, she was averaging 7.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Due to her strengths as a rebounding and defensive guard, she’ll be of big use down low to help the forwards with grabbing boards and will keep the pressure on the guards with her defensive skill set.

Carrington can also shoot very efficiently from the floor, averaging 45.3 % in her junior year.

Yesterday, Baylor athletics officially announced the signing of Carrington. In the press release, Coach Kim Mulkey stated her excitement and the value she will have for the Lady Bears.

Mulkey stated, “Not only is DiJonai an intelligent student-athlete, but she is also an outstanding player. We are thrilled to have her joining us in Waco and can’t wait to get her on campus to meet her teammates.”

Carrington will have immediate eligibility when she suits up in the green and gold in Waco this upcoming season.

Written by Spencer Nusbaum

Atlanta Dream & Big 12 reporter, breaking news and other things.

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