But in the spring of 1990, the power shift in Southern California women's basketball started. That was when highly touted Lisa Leslie, a 6-foot-5 scoring machine who once dropped 101 points in a single half in high school, chose the Women of Troy over the 49ers. In fact, it took a sudden change of heart on Leslie's verbal commitment. According to a Daily 49er article on May 15, 1990: "The day before she was to finalize her plans to become a 49er, Leslie changed her mind and on Monday announced she would play for the USC Women of Troy next fall."From Bringing back a blast from the past - Daily 49er - Sports. Current Seattle University coach Joan Bonvicini and LA Sparks GM Penny Toler look back on their glory days at Long Beach State, including Bonvicini's thoughts on Lisa Leslie's decision to choose USC over LBSU.