There are three juniors on the Michigan State Spartans women’s basketball team. Following the look at the MSU Spartan freshman women and the sophomore women, it’s time to take a look at three veterans on the team.
#11 Annalise Pickrel, Forward
This 6’3″ forward from Grand Rapids, Michigan, just racked up her career high of 21 points in a single game. She is the first Spartan to take five three-pointers in a single game since January 2012 when Taylor Alton took six in a game against Penn State. Pickrel also lead the Spartans when it came to scoring for the third time this season.
In 2011, Suzy Merchant saw that Pickrel could take a larger roll on the team. Boy did she step up to the plate. In her freshman year, Pickrel averaged just 3.3 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game. With her sophomore year, she averaged 2.5 points per game and 2.2 rebounds in a single game. In her junior year, she is averaging 9.4 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game. She also leads the team in shooting from behind the arc: 2.0 buckets per game.
It’s no wonder that Pickrel has played in all 21 games, starting in the first 19. She is a definite asset to the Michigan State Spartans women’s basketball team.
#21 Klarissa Bell, Guard
Klarissa Bell has also attracted a lot of attention thus far this season. She leads the teams in both points and minutes. She is in the team’s top-three for rebounds , steals, blocks, assists, and 3-point field goals. Bell has started all 21 games thus far, and she has a career high of 25 points in a game played against Iowa on January 17.
Bell averages 12 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Bell averages 36.0 minutes per game, showing just how valuable she is to the team. As a sophomore, Bell was named MSU’s Most Improved Player of the Year. She played in 31 games and averaged 4.1 points per game and 2.4 rebounds in about 15.5 minutes per game. She continues to develop and improve as a player.
#22 Camille Glymph, Guard
If you’re wondering why you haven’t seen this name, it’s because this 5’10” guard transferred from Auburn and following transfer regulations, she is sitting the season out. Glymph averaged 7.o points per game, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 43 games at her former school. With another career high 23 points on the team, it will be exciting to see how she performs with the team in her senior year at Michigan State.