Hyman Back on the Hardwood

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EDINBURG – UTRGV junior transfer Nichelle Hyman is glad to be back on the court after suffering a concussion in a scrimmage before the regular season tipped off.

“When you have a concussion you have to sit still in a dark room,” said the guard. “No noise, just quietness. It kind of sucks. I’m glad to be back out here.”

The concussion was the third of Hyman’s career. She suffered one last year that also kept her off the court.

“I was actually home all summer so I’ve been able to work out and get healthy,” said Hyman. “I was ready to play a whole season with no injuries.”

Hyman was slated to be a starting point guard this year, but her concussion forced Coach Larry Tidwell to make some changes.

“It’s a domino effect because Amara Graham has come in and done a good job,” said Tidwell. “Valeria Tapia has done a good job too. But it would have been better to have had Amara at the two-guard, where it’s her natural position. With Nichelle being out, it definitely hurt us. It’s like losing your quarterback.”