Posted On: 11/18/19 12:00 PM
After a strong offseason, Tipton 2020 guard Abby Backes is gearing up for a big senior season.
At 5’5, Backes is capable of playing either guard spot and is an aggressive player at both ends of the floor. She enjoys controlling the game at the point and works hard at the defensive end of the court.
She was a part of a Cardinal team that lost in the Elite Eight her sophomore year and helped lead the team to a 28-2 and an appearance at sectionals last season. Backes averaged 21.4 points and 3.8 assists per game as a junior.
She spent the offseason competing for the Missouri Phenom 17U squad and says the experience helped her take her game to another level.
“It was my first year for them and I honestly learned a lot and felt more mature on the court,” she said. “It allowed me to play against some girls on a higher level and better prepared me for college.”
Backes says her Tipton team has high expectations this season with four of five starters returning.
“After coming up short in playoffs the