Next up in the “Inside the Herd” series will be freshman Lexi Manos. Manos hails from North Canton, Ohio where she played guard at Hoover High School.
What’s been the biggest difference between high school and college basketball so far?
“The game is so much faster. It’s so much more fundamental. The pace of the game is something to get used to, definitely. We haven’t played any games yet, but I know that’s going to be a huge difference too with the size and the quickness of the opponents.”
What’s been the biggest off-court difference between the two?
“Living eight hours from home and not having your parents nearby or just being able to go home. Also, living in a dorm is something to get used to.”
How did you find out about Lipscomb?
“One of my best friend’s parents told my mom about it and said ‘you really need to go check out this college.’ I didn’t want to at all, but my mom said ‘you really should go to this camp.’ She ended up talking me into it. I followed what the Lord laid out there for me, and now I’m here.
Alex was on my team at the Elite Camp, and that’s where it all started. Now, the rest is history.”
What off-court hobbies do you have?
“I like to play cards. I like to play chess too.”
Coach Brown’s thoughts on Lexi:
“She is another point guard for us, which is going to be good. With three point guards this year, it will help Loren (Cagle) out. We can move her to the wing some even. Lexi brings tempo and aggressiveness and a great ability to anticipate and make plays happen before they actually develop. She’s also a strong defender.”