I've talked about my 6 foot 8 Houston homegirl Brittney Griner a few times on this blog and her mad b-ball skills.
With the NCAA women's collegiate basketball season about to crank up, my attention has been increasingly focused on Waco, TX and the 2009-2010 edition of the Baylor Lady Bears.
She's not officially the seventh woman to dunk in an NCAA game yet, but she's already getting warmed up. Baylor's freshman phenom finally got a slam dunk opportunity in a Saturday exhibition matchup against Incarnate Word.
With 14:25 left in Baylor's 81-52 victory she made it count. Baylor called a set play for Griner that ended with a right handed jam that fired up her team and the 6,000 attendees in the Ferrell Center.
With the crowd still pumped from the dunk, she sprinted back to the other end of the court and blocked a shot on Incarnate Word's ensuing possession.
Oh yeah, Griner scored 25 points on 12-of-16 shooting, had 11 rebounds (six offensive) and five blocked shots in 25 minutes of work.
Not bad for a freshman.
The competition gets tougher on November 15 when the Number 7 ranked Lady Beats take on Pat Summitt's Number 8 ranked Tennessee Lady Vols in Knoxville.
That should be a fun game to watch.