She played college basketball for Louisiana Tech, where she helped lead the Lady Techsters to national championships in 1981 and 1982. While only a sophomore in 1982, she was the leading scorer in the NCAA tournament, and was named the tournament MVP.
Braxton played 13 seasons in Europe with Vicenza, Messina and Parma in Italian League. The Vicenza team won four European Champions Cup while Braxton played for the team, scoring almost 23 points per game. She earned All-Star honors in 1997.