Dallas Wings Rookie Guard Tyasha Harris left reporters in no doubt of her personal aspirations on Tuesday.
Responding to a question from FocusHoops.com the 7th overall pick was too the point in terms of her what success would look like for her in 2020. “Hopefully I can be rookie of the year.”
In terms of team success Harris wants to see the team grow throughout the season. “I just want the team to gel, mould together and see what we can do. Obviously everybody’s dream is to be in the playoffs and win the championship, so that too, but I kinda wanna see us grow and grown everyday.”
The 22 year guard out of South Carolina has just inked a deal to play overseas during the coming European season with Bellona Kayseri of Turkey. The side finished in 8th place in the KBSL with a 9-10 record and were eliminated in the group stages of the Eurocup with a 3-3- record.
The Dallas Wings, like most WNBA sides, are stacked full of talent with overseas experience, so Harris will have no shortage of players she can ask for advice. One of those is her NCAA winning teammate and 2017 Rookie of the Year Allisha Gray, “It’s been amazing. From the jump Lish has been in my ear. She texted me before and when I got drafted. Anytime I have a question, I always text her first. She’s been a great help for me.”
When asked how Harris thinks her game will translate the native of Michigan responded “I think, the IQ, the basketball IQ and the way I can control pace. Learning from Dawn (6-time WNBA All-Star Dawn Staley, Harris’ coach at South Carolina) helped me a lot because she was a great point guard, she’s around vets all the time, pro players, so the IQ of the game and just the pace of how I play.”.