Janssen Starks finds her way at Murray State

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MURRAY, KY -- In Murray State's exhibition game against Berea, Janssen Starks scored just 4 points. That is something that hasn't happened a lot in the past few years while she was in high school at Murray. But that isn't her role in college.

"There are going to be nights when I score 20, then others when I score just 4," the freshman guard said. "It just depends on the competition and who we are playing against."

"We would like for her to score," Lady Racers head coach Rob Cross said. "But she isn't going to be relied on to do that. We will rely on her to take care of the basketball and run the team."

And one aspect of her game has already caught the attention of the rest of her teammates.

"She is actually the best passer on our team as a freshman," Murray State senior guard Jessica Winfrey said. "She has adapted well, and is going to do great."

"At this level they are not used to my passing abilities," Starks said. "I just need to talk when I pass, because the competition is so competitive."

It might be more competitive, but her confidence is just as it was in high school.

"My senior year in high school we had younger players," Starks said. "My confidence was up so it was great coming to college and my confidence was there."

And hopefully she will be able to score while she is at it.

"I definitely have the ability to score in this league," she said.

And Starks will find out soon enough as the Lady Racers get their season started on Friday night when they host Robert Morris-Springfield.

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