McCarty taking control for Horns
Guard grows into job of doing whatever team needs to get a victory.
Longhorns junior point guard Brooke McCarty is deferential by nature, but there were a few instances during Sunday’s victory over North Carolina State that let us know she believes Texas is her team.
On a roster that doesn’t really have another consistent longrange shooter, McCarty has to wear two hats, especially when talented but foul-prone backcourt mate Ariel Atkins is on the bench. On Sunday, McCarty put the team on her back down the stretch, delivering a pair of 3-pointers and four free throws to help keep the season alive.
“I think that sometimes she tries to facilitate and do what a point guard’s job is,” said Longhorns coach Karen Aston, “but I think she has grown in the sense of understanding what is the moment where she needs to make plays.”
Aston added that McCarty didn’t understand that concept at the beginning of this basketball season but has grown into