In the midst of USC’s decision to fire Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, and their ensuing elongated coaching search, there was another powerful storyline, that was involved as well: the decommitment of the nation’s leading scorer Destiny Littleton.
Tonight, via her Twitter, the McDonald’s All-American announced that she would be attending Texas.
It was love at first sight pic.twitter.com/RDedUkLmgm— Destiny Littleton (@dstnylttltn24) April 26, 2017
After leading the nation in scoring her senior year at Bishop’s High School in California -- averaging 48.1 points per game-- Littleton was named California’s 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year, as well as a McDonald's All-American Team selection. Her junior year, Littleton was named the All-CIF San Diego Section Player-of-the-Year in 2016.
Texas scored big with the addition of Littleton. While she still has a lot to try an accomplish in her career, she has already put her name ahead of women basketball legends who have come out of the state of California. Littleton ended her high school career with 4,300 points, more than Cheryl Miller, Diana Taurasi, Lisa Leslie, Candice Wiggins and Charde Houston – all who are well known to the game.
She isn’t a one-dimensional player looking to just score however. Littleton crashed the boards, caused havoc on defense and had her teammates actively involved every game as she averaged 10.9 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.4 steals per game.
The potential is there and Karen Aston can look forward to having this sharpshooter on her team for the upcoming season.