MacArthur High School standout basketball player Sarah Andrews received her first scholarship offer from Texas Tech University in the seventh grade, and plenty of schools followed suit throughout her middle school and high school career. Ultimately, it came down to Baylor University and the University of Louisville for the state’s overall No. 1 recruit, No. 7 in the nation.
Her teammate, the state’s top-ranked center Hannah Gusters entertained several offers, beginning with an offer from the University of North Texas as a freshman. Gusters, ranked No. 2 overall in the state and No. 9 in the nation, narrowed it down to the University of Connecticut and Baylor.
But when it came down to it, the two inked their letters with the green and gold of Baylor University in at early signing day in November.
“Baylor always felt like home every time I went,” says Gusters. “I just loved the coaching staff, I loved the girls, and I fit right in.”
Andrews echoed the sentiment adding, “It felt like home away from home when I did go up there. I loved the players and coaching staff.”
Being the same age and later training with the same skills trainer, the two knew of each other for several years. But they really got to know each other as freshmen playing on the same club team.
“I know her, and she knows me,” says Andrews. “I know where she loves the ball; she knows where I love the ball.”
“Playing with each other for as long as we have, we’ve developed that chemistry,” adds Gusters. “Nobody can stop me, and definitely nobody can stop her. Two of us at the same time is almost unimaginable.”
Their coach is excited to see that connection on the court in their final season of high school competition and then at Baylor.
“When you see those two hook it up – that point guard and that center – it’s fun to watch,” says MacArthur girls basketball coach Suzie Oelschlegel. “The magnitude that these two bring to this team and what they’re going to bring to Baylor being under Coach [Kim] Mulkey – national championships, here to come.”