March 5, 2021 

WATCH: Everything you need to know about NaLyssa Smith’s game against Texas

Smith kicks off March with a little madness of her own

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I broke down NaLyssa Smith‘s impressive 23-point game against Texas on Monday.

Smith led the way in scoring for the Lady Bears. I would consider NaLyssa a “hybrid” power forward. She can handle the ball with the addition of a beautiful mid-range jumper, she has a burst of energy and quickness when running out in transition, and did I mention she’s a defensive specialist down in the paint?

Here’s my latest breakdown and analysis on Smith’s game from Monday’s 64-57 win over the Longhorns.

Written by Nia Sapp

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