Each home game from now until the end of the season, Shelbie Rhodes will be highlighting a senior on the Texas Tech Basketball Teams, starting with Lexy Hightower and Bryson Williams.
It is no secret here that Bryson Williams has lived up to his full potential here at Texas Tech, and we are lucky to have him here.
Bryson Williams started his college basketball career during the 2016-2017 season at Fresno State and later transferred to UTEP where he redshirted one season and played two extremely successful seasons. Williams was a two-time all-Conference USA selection both seasons at UTEP.
On June 13, 2021, Williams committed to Texas Tech saying in a statement on Twitter, “Offensively I have proven what I can do against some of the best in the country throughout my collegiate career. However, I wanted to challenge myself in other areas and I needed someone I knew could help me the most with that.” And boy, has he improved on his defensive game here at Texas Tech. One word: Aggressiveness.
One thing that stands out about Bryson is how consistent he is. Even with how much he has improved his defensive game, before that he was still an all-around consistent player, so it’s crazy to see him grow even more here at Texas Tech.
Williams is only 38 points away from reaching 2,000 points in his career. Bryson is currently second in the Big 12 shooting percentage, averaging 53.3%. So far, he has scored in double digits in 19 games.
Lexy Hightower is West Texas, through and through. From playing high school ball at Amarillo High School, and later spending four years at West Texas A&M, with the Lady Buffaloes – Lexy Hightower stands out as the definition of West Texas Tough.
During the 2020-2021 season, Hightower averaged 17.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game with the Lady Buffaloes. During that season, Lexy won her second LSC Player of the Year award. She is a two-time LSC Player of the Year award, due to her 2018-2019 season where she averaged 16.2 points per game. Sadly, in the 2019 season, she battled an injury that ended her season.
Hightower was also awarded the 14th Annual Dick Bynum Award winner on June 22, 2021, by the Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. She was recognized for her historic career for the Lady Buffs ranking sixth all-time in the program with 1,642 points.
Hightower this season has had the heart, determination, and grit every single time she has stepped onto the court for the Lady Raiders this season. Even though the Lady Raiders have been battling with not a full roster all season due to injuries and sickness, anytime Hightower is able to help out her team, we see that on the court and off the court.