In today’s Flashback Friday, we go back to last November and Jia Perkins’ induction in the Texas Tech Hall of Fame.
Perkins, who played at Texas Tech from 2000 to 2004, was one of five former players who played at the university to be a part of the 2016 Hall of Fame class.
“I don’t think there is any question that Jia is one of the best athletes to ever play in the Lady Raider basketball program,” Perkins’ college head coach Marsha Sharp said in a Hall of Fame video dedicated to Perkins.
In her four seasons at Texas Tech, Perkins ranked fourth all-time in scoring (1,768), second in steals (305), seventh in assists (476) and helped lead the program to its first No. 1 ranking in the country in her senior season.
Perkins went on to be drafted by the Charlotte sting with the 35th pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. Last season, she concluded her 13th WNBA season and first with the Minnesota Lynx.
Perkins, who averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 2016, holds a career average of 11.2 points, three rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
Next week, we will take a look at Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen beginning with a roster review on Monday.