FAYETTEVILLE — With the season underway for the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team (13-0), we help you get to know each individual Razorback better by featuring this year’s team one-by-one with our Hog Highlight series.
Next up is Bria Pitts, a freshman from Broken Arrow, Okla.
Pitts attended East Central High, where the 5-8 guard/forward was the leading scorer for the Class 5A runners-up last season. As a junior, Pitts averaged 14.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 5.2 steals per game as a junior. Pitts tore her ACL in the state semifinals in 2012, yet was the sixth-ranked player in the state of Oklahoma last season.
This season, Pitts is averaging 4.1 points per game in just over 10 minutes a contest coming off of the bench for the Razorbacks. Shooting a sharp 43.3 percent (13-for-30) from three-point range, Pitts is one of the leading contributors to Arkansas ranking No. 2 in the NCAA for three-point field-goal percentage (43.8).
Pitts is from an athletic family, as her father played football and her mother ran track at Central Missouri.
What are you studying at Arkansas?
Kinesiology. I wanted to be a&veterinarian, but I don’t really know what direction I’m headed.
Do you have any siblings?
I have one older sister, Ashlee.
Do you have any pets?
I have a dog named Tyson.
You’ve had some injury setbacks over your career. Which knees did you injure and do you think about it when you play now?
One on the right knee, two on the left knee. Yea. That’s why I don’t drive a lot or take a lot of layups. They always tease me about taking too many–I only shoot threes. All three of the tears were ACL. The first two were hamstrings and the third was my patella.
Fans have enjoyed your aggressive nature on the court as a shooter. Does that ever get you in trouble with the coaches?
I think Coach Collen is pretty confident in my shot. He tells me if I’m going to shoot the shot then I should be 100 percent confident that it’s going to go in.
You were committed to Ole Miss before later choosing to come to Arkansas. Had you ever really seen yourself becoming a Razorback back when the process started?
Not really, since I was committed to Ole Miss. But, I’ve enjoyed my time here.
Seeing as Fayetteville isn’t too far away from home, are your parents able to make the short trip to come and see you play?
Yes, they’ve come to every home game. At least my Dad has. He sits right across from the visiting bench.
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