'Q' Collins Improving the 'Dogs at PG

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Her name on the program reads Shauqunna Collins. But friends, family, and die hard Red Wavers know her as Q. And the point guard is on fire, scoring in double digits her last five games including 26 at Wyoming. So, what's been the difference in her game?

"More confidence, you know? At first, it was more of trying to get the ball to Sheedy pretty much, or whosever on fire. Now that I've got a little more confidence with transitioning that really helps out a lot." said Collins.

First-year head coach Jaime White knew how good a player Q was before she even got the job at Fresno State and brought her to the Valley. White credits Q's ability to improve her offensive game and provide another scorer when Alex Sheedy is getting all of the other team's attention.

"I think now she's expanded her shooting range a little bit, and been really that playmaker for us." said White.

But Coach White and the community college transfer agrees it wasn't always like that at the start of this season.

"It was funny, initially; it was all about taking care of the ball. Distributing the ball. Getting into the offense and then all of a sudden, she just exploded. And she's been able to get to the rim on, I mean she's getting to the rim on a 6-8 kid. Or getting to the rim on some of the post players that are helping over. And she just does a great job with spacing and with her body to maneuver and be able to finish those layups," White added.

Q has quietly become the 'Dogs 3rd leading scorer while still dazzling fans with her ball handling skills on the court.

The Saginaw, Michigan native is averaging 15.4 points in her last five games and for the season is shooting the ball at 51% from the floor and 41% from 3.

"Whenever I see it, if I see an open lane, just taking it instead of pulling back every time and setting up the offense." added Collins.

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