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Colorado women’s basketball 2023-24 player profile: Jaylyn Sherrod

As the Colorado Buffaloes women’s basketball team gears up for the 2023-24 season, expectations are riding high. This is partly due to the team’s run in last year’s NCAA Tournament, but having the core of that team coming back this year is the main reason for optimism. That core includes the Buffs’ emotional leader, point guard Jaylyn Sherrod.

Sherrod came to Colorado as a lightly recruited prospect out of Alabama but has turned herself into an outstanding player who has already littered the history books in Boulder.

Ahead of her final season at CU, here’s a quick look at what Sherrod brings to the table:

Biography

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Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Guard

Height: 5-foot-7

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

2022-23 statistics

(AP Photo/David Becker)
(AP Photo/David Becker)

Minutes per game: 28.9

Points per game: 11.3

Rebounds per game: 3.1

Assists per game: 5.1

Shooting percentages (FG/3PT/FT): .409/.309/.651

2022-2023 season highlight

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Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

On Feb. 10 of this year, Washington State came to face Sherrod and the Buffs in Boulder. Colorado entered the fourth quarter down seven points when Sherrod exploded and propelled the Buffs to victory. Sherrod scored a career-high 27 points, including 13 in the final quarter.

On making the preseason watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award watch list, given to the nation's top point guard

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Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel

“I sat in my car and I cried when I saw it because I just never saw me being on that type of stage,” Sherrod said. “It was something that was talked about, but it wasn’t the goal, wasn’t the dream. You just want to be yourself and get better. It’s a testament to just how I’ve been myself my whole five years and just that kid who always had to do homework in the dark and never got the initial four (or) five-stars.”

On her teammates

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“It makes my job a lot easier and it actually opens up my offensive game as well when you have so many threats on the floor,” Sherrod said. “That’s what’s going to make us dangerous and we saw a lot of that last year where Quay (Miller) can go for 20 this night, Frida (Formann) can go for 21 — whoever. And we are so unselfish on top of that.”

Further reading

READ: Getting to know incoming transfer Maddie Nolan

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