Colorado women’s basketball star Jaylyn Sherrod is turning heads and NCAA basketball is taking notice. Sherrod had the week of her life last week when she put up back to back amazing performances against UCLA and USC. The Cali teams stood no chance in Boulder as the Buffaloes remained just too tough to beat, and Sherrod a big reason why.
Putting up the best numbers she has ever had, 25 points against the Bruins, and getting 8 assists in both matchups. She also scored 15 points and 6 rebounds against the Trojans of USC. If that wasn’t great enough she had a duo of steals in each contest. With all of those career numbers Jaylyn Sherrod was awarded Pac-12 player of the week honors.
Coach JR Payne says she is the ultimate competitor and an underdog. She works harder than most everyone else and whatever weakness she thinks she has, she works to make it not one. Sherrod prides herself on bringing energy and effort to the floor. Where she says she might not always be the best shooter and passer, it’s her energy and love for all the people and teammates that have believed in her along the way. That is what she plays for. She is an usually undersized matchup with a fearless and never back down attitude. Always willing to learn and striving to get better.
The Buffaloes stand a top of the Pac-12 and NCAAWB as the only undefeated team in the nation. On Friday they will take one of the greatest teams in the nation, the Stanford Cardinals. The now No. 22 team in the land Head Coach JR Payne said they are honored to be considered one of the top 25 teams and believe that the depth and intensity of their work has given them the opportunity to. They also understand that it takes even more work to stay there so they are excited to keep getting better with a full week of practice ahead of them.
It will take a lot to go on and remain the lone undefeated team. They won’t have a test this big until the play Stanford again later this season. With all the hope in the world to upset Stanford now. Colorado is familiar with being the underdogs. If they want to bump up much higher in the national rankings they have to take this from the Cardinals now. As long as they continue with their tenacious defense, high powered offense, and will to fight and work hard and better themselves each minute of play, they have as good of a chance as any to beat the best in the land. Watch tomorrow at the Coors Events Center as the Buffs look to take down another Californian team and stay on top of the Pac-12 for their 14th win.