FAT BOY’S PIZZA Player of the Month: Anumele makes perfect addition to FB Austin
Over the course of the offseason, Fort Bend Austin girls hoops welcomed a new member to their already talented ranks.
The 5-foot-9 combo guard Shun’teria Anumele transferred from Brookshire Royal to join the Bulldogs for her senior season. While that might seem like a daunting task for some, that isn’t the case for her.
“It’s been really good so far, they’ve made it easy for me,” she said. “On some teams you don’t really gel together because of ego, but with this group it’s not like that at all. We all want to see each other win and we’ve been playing great together.”
“Great” would be an understatement.
The stars of 2023-24 Fort Bend Austin Girls BasketballBradley C. Collier (VYPE)
Since combining forces with the likes of Andrea Sturdivant (Jr. G), Crystal Schultz (Sr. G), Aminah Dixon (Jr. G), and Pfieffer Greene (Fr. F), FB Austin is now 12-1 (3-0 in district) through their first 13 games.
Anumele in particular is already averaging over a whopping 26 points a game, in addition to the 3 assists and 4 steals per match she tallies.
It’s evident that something is working.
“For us, our strength has been our defense and our communication,” said Anumele. “Some of the girls on the team are talented but they’re young, so for them it’s a mental thing. For upperclassmen like myself, we have to help them to understand that the game is both physical and mental. If they can follow what the coach is telling us and the example we try to set, then everything will be alright.”
Anumele sets quite the example, now that she committed to Saint Louis University earlier in November.
Bradley C. Collier (VYPE)
“I committed to Saint Louis because of the genuine vibes I got from coach Tillet as soon as I got onto the campus,” she said. “She saw me play one time and she just knew from there that I was a kid that she could see playing for her program.”
“I’m definitely going to be homesick when I get there, but I know it’ll be for the better. It will be a hard adjustment, but I know my family will come visit, and it’s for my career, so that’s what matters.”
The soon-to-be Saint Louis Billiken models her game after her favorite player, LeBron James, and the athleticism that she brings has already begun to pay dividends for her and the AHS Bulldogs.
Watch out for them as the season progresses.