Having earned the Defensive MVP honor in the Texas 7-6A division last season, Grand Prairie native Amber Bacon has made a solid launch to her collegiate career at Southern Methodist University.

Before being sidelined for 11 games, No. 4 freshman guard Bacon played 17 consecutive games, logging 8.9 points per game, according to a summary on the Tulsa Mustang’s website. Her career-high stats to date include 18 points in a single game. She also leads the team with 27 total steals.

“She was named to the LMU Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament team, scoring 20 points with five rebounds, eight assists and six steals in two wins.” Overall, she has contributed 10 or more points in eight games.

At South Grand Prairie High School, the 5-foot-5 guard logged 3.5 assists and averaged 12.5 points per game and made the Academic All-District list for three seasons.

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