Cheryl Miller, Lisa Leslie, Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi o Breanna Stewart are just some of the great basketball players who have turned the NCAA in one of the most popular competitions in the United States. Basket Legends Who Didn’t Get What Just Signed A Ayoka Lee that is already the history of the competition and of North American basketball.
Lee, center for the Kansas State University Wildcats, has written his name in the record books of the competition. And he has done it with golden letters after a performance that will go down in history with 61 points that are already an absolute record in Division I of the NCAA, surpassing the marks of Cindy Brown (1987) and Rachel Banham (2016).
The 21-year-old from Byron, Minnesota, showed an insulting superiority against the University of Oklahoma. A team that when Lee reached 61 points he had the same among all his players and that he barely finished with four more points that reads on the scoreboard.
To reach this figure, Lee was lethal in front of the hoop with a great 76.7% of success in front of the rival hoop: 23 of 30 shooting from the field and 15 of 17 free throws. Impressive numbers that the Wildcats player accompanied with 12 rebounds and three blocks.
“I didn’t come into the game thinking about breaking a record. It was simply a consequence of what we had planned for the match and it was to do what we had to do to win.“, assured the new figure of the NCAA that this season is averaging 23.6 points and 10.8 rebounds with a 58% accuracy rate in field goals.
A pivot who already dazzled in high school until an injury (anterior cruciate ligament) crossed her path. Lee did not give up in his efforts to reach the top and returned stronger than before to a field where he grows bigger every time he enters. Now the next step remains, the most important: the WNBA, which is already anxiously awaiting its next great figure.