Spring athletes in action: Women's basketball
Women's basketball players with Spring high school ties have scheduled action this week:
Alexis Durley, University of Cincinnati
High school: Spring Dekaney High School
This week: Saturday, Dec. 15, at University of Akron
About Durley: Durley is a freshman guard for University of Cincinnati. The Houston native, a 2012 graduate of Spring Dekaney, was selected as athlete of the week by the Houston Chronicle during her sophomore year. During her senior year, Durley scored 856 points, had 467 assists and 407 steals. The health education major is the daughter of Adrien and Sharon Durley.
Veja Hamilton, Texas Christian University
Position: Forward, Guard
High school: Klein Collins High School
This week: Sunday, Dec. 16, vs. Sam Houston State University
About Hamilton: Hamilton is a freshman forward and guard for Texas Christian University. She is a 2012 graduate of Klein Collins, where she was a McDonald's All-American nominee. Hamilton was ranked the No. 18 overall rated wing in the country, according to ESPN, HoopGurlz. A four-star rated combo guard, she was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state list in March, scoring 2,228 points. Hamilton is from Spring.
Shunta Nevitt, Texas Tech University
High School: Spring Dekaney High School
This week: Sunday, Dec. 16, vs. University of Northern Colorado
About Nevitt: Nevitt is a freshman forward for Texas Tech University. She is a 2012 graduate of Spring Dekaney in Houston, where she made the academic all-district team. The Houston native, a human sciences major, is the daughter of Octavius Nevitt and Mozell Frazier-Nevitt.
Nadine Ndip, Vanderbilt University
High School: Klein High School
This week: Sunday, Dec. 16, at University of Oklahoma
About Ndip: Ndip is a sophomore guard for Vanderbilt University. She is a 2010 graduate of Klein High School, where she was a two-year captain and starter and three-year letter winner. As a senior, she received first team all-district and academic all-district honors, was voted team MVP and selected to the Spring Branch All-Tournament Team. A member of the National Honor Society, she graduated cum laude. The Spring native is the daughter of Amuel and Geraldine Ndip.
Simone Hopes, Tennessee State University
High School: Westfield High School
This week: Sunday, Dec. 16, vs. Cleveland State University
About Hopes: Hopes is a senior forward for Tennessee State University. She is a 2009 graduate of Westfield in Houston, where she was selected to the All-District 13-5A first team, and named to the Greater Houston Area All-Star team as a senior. Hopes is from Houston and is the daughter of Ron and Sandra Hopes.