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Takia Starks

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(photo courtesy of aggieathletics.com)

5-8 Guard - Texas A&M

Preseason First Team All-America by The Sporting News (2009) Wade Trophy Award Candidate (2009); AP All-America Honorable Mention (2008);State Farm/WBCA All-America Finalist (2008) Oklahoma City Regional All-Tournament Team (2008); (2008); John R. Wooden Award Candidate (2008); Naismith Trophy Award Candidate (2008); Big 12 Most Outstanding Player (2008); Big 12 All-Tournament Team (2008); All-Big 12 First Team by the league's coaches and Dallas Morning News (2007-2008); Big 12 Player of the Week (once); Big 12 All-Rookie Team by the league's coaches ____________________________________(2006); Big 12 Rookie of the Week (twice).
 
                                                              Career Averages: 14.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 spg, 41% FG, 68.5% FT
                                                              Senior Season: 15.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.7 spg, 41% FG, 72.7% FT

WNBA Comparison: Deanna Nolan                         WDN Score: 0                   WDN Rank: 55

Strengths: An undersized, athletic two-guard who can score in the halfcourt and open court; relatively quick release on shot almost negates being undersized; a physical, quick defender who can read passing lanes; strong in transition; solid rebounder at the guard position; gets great elevation on jump shot; can seem unstoppable when hot;
 
Weaknesses: Needs to improve handle to play in the pros because of lack of height as a pure SG; very streaky shooter from the field; needs to work on three point shooting; not a great passer; could use work on free throw shooting; needs to be a consistent, aggressive player on the offensive ends;