Pac-12 women’s college basketball has been an uphill battle for teams to reach the heights of Stanford. Up to this point, Oregon, UCLA, Oregon State, and Arizona State have been catching up to the perennial power of the West Coast. Meanwhile, under the auspices of Lynne Roberts, the Utah Utes are becoming a team we should keep an eye on. For the Utes, they have a spectacular player who we should pay attention to: senior forward Megan Huff.
Since transferring from Hawaii, Huff has become to quintessential leader for the Utah Utes. This season, the Todd Beamer High product is averaging 19.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
“She really is so good,” Roberts said in an interview with Michelle Smith back in December. “Lat year, she was Robin to Batman with Potter, but this year, she is definitely Batman for us. People are going to see how good she really is.”
Last season, the 6-foot-3 forward was the complimentary piece alongside Emily Potter. In the event that Potter was having an off night, Huff would step up and lead Utah. Due to her performance as redshirt junior, she was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference first team.
Surprisingly, she is becoming an even better player, which has been reflected in her game.
“Coach Roberts got me ready starting last year, always telling me to score, not to be passive, so I feel like I developed into this,” stated Huff to Smith. “None of this is a surprise to me.”
When you watch Huff play, it is difficult to not notice the numerous skills she possesses. For example, go back and watch her game against BYU in December. She was scoring in various ways: mid-range, beyond the 3-point line, on the post. The Hawaii transfer was attacking the glass for rebounds. Huff was running the floor exceptionally and finishing around the basket with both hands. Her versatility is crucial for Utah’s success this season.
To put it another way: as coach Roberts stated, she is Batman. In this case, she’s Batwoman. Now do not let the success fool you. The redshirt senior is still not acclimated to being the center of attention.
“I don’t mind it on the court, but off the court, I prefer to be in the background,” Huff stated to Smith.
Megan Huff is enjoying her senior season with her teammates. To notice it, simply watch how the team interacts with each other.
Just know that when the signal goes up in the sky, Megan Huff is ready to deliver.
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