Dorian Branch, a 5-10 forward for the University of Houston womens’ basketball team, has been a standout in each of the three seasons she has played for the Cougars.
As a freshman, she was off to a strong start, playing in 29 games and starting eight times. In a close game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, she single-handedly scored 11 points. That prepared her for a 2016 tournament appearance in the American Conference playoffs against the Cincinnati Bearcats. That game saw her achieve 10 points during 40 minutes of play.
Her strong freshman showing laid the foundation for equally distinguished sophomore and junior years. With 31 starts in 32 games, she earned above 10 points in 17 games as a junior. In a game against Texas Tech, she scored six 3-point field goals. For her junior year, she started 28 times in 31 games, scoring 21 points in a single game during a match against East Carolina University.
At Richardson High School in her hometown of Dallas, she made parents Dale and Sandy Branch proud with her membership in a Health Science Magnet program and a No. 18-ranked ESPN Hoopgurlz rating.