Friday, September 24, 2010

Virginia's finest - Tracking down the state's Division I players

Sure, we concentrate on the 13 Division I programs in Virginia. But we'd like to give props to all of the state's D-I players, no matter where they are. So consider this something of a Virginia women's hoops Wikapedia page, featuring every player who:

   - Graduated from a Virginia high school;
   - Is on a Division I roster for the 2010-11 season.

Is this list comprehensive? We'd like to think so. But have we tracked down everybody? Well.... So if you know of any Division I players out there we've missed, alert us via e-mail - ladyswishing@hotmail.com - and we'll add 'em to the list.

ALBANY
Felecia Johnson, 5-4 Sr. G, Woodside
   - 9.4 ppg, 3.6 apg
   - Ranked 6th in the America East Conference in assists; set Albany record for assists by a sophomore (107).

BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Melissa Gallo, 5-10 Fr. G, W.T. Woodson
   - 13.7 ppg as a senior at Woodson
   - Three-time first-team all-district honoree

Kristen Sims, 5-10 So. G, Clover Hill
   - 3.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg in 10.9 minutes per game
   - Her uncle, Kenneth Sims, played football at James Madison

HARTFORD
Ruthanne Doherty, 5-11 Soph. F, L.C. Bird
   - 6.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg
   - Hawks won 20 straight games after Doherty was inserted into the starting lineup
   - Also see: Hartford's Doherty aims to help father's homeland

UMBC
Raven Harris, 5-7 Jr. G, Princess Anne
   - 6.7 ppg, team-leading 3.4 apg and 2.5 spg for American
   - Will sit out the 2010-11 season, has two seasons of eligibility left beginning in 2011-12
   - Also see: Ex-PA star Harris transfers to UMBC

Kim Browning, 6-2 Soph. F, Hanover
   - 4.3 ppg in 12 games
   - Finished her prep career as Hanover's all-time assists leader

STONY BROOK
Gerda Gatling, 5-11 Soph. F, Forest Park
   - 2.8 ppg and 2.6 rpg in 15.4 minutes per game (29 games)
   - Middle name is Datta
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Sam Landers, 5-7 Soph. G, West Springfield
   - 4.1 ppg in 17.9 minutes per game (30 games, 14 starts)
   - Scored a career-high 14 points against Hofstra and had 12 points vs. Maryland
   - AAU team: Lessons Learned

RICHMOND
Tiffanie Couts, 5-6 Soph. G, Stonewall Jackson
   - Appeared in 13 games, averaged 3.3 minutes per contest
   - Joined Spiders as a walk-on in 2009

Abby Oliver, 5-8 Jr. G, Hidden Valley
   - 10.2 ppg, 81.2 FT pct in 33 games (10 starts), career-high 27 pts vs. George Washington
   - Atlantic 10 Sixth Player of the Year

Becca Wann, 5-10 Fr. G, Cosby
   - Group AAA state player of the year in soccer; 2nd team all-state in basketball. Central Region player of the year in both sports.
   - Currently leads the Spiders soccer team in goals and the Atlantic 10 in shots attempted.
   - Plans to walk-on to the basketball team.
   - Also see: Wann's double duty at Richmond

CHARLOTTE
Gabby Tyler, 6-2 Fr. F, Greensville County
   - 18.8 ppg, 17.6 rpg and 3.2 bpg at Greensville County
   - A first-team All-Group AA selection

DUQUESNE
Orsi Szecsi, 6-3 Fr. G/F, Oak Hill Academy (Budapest, Hungary)
   - According to the Duquesne website, Szecsi chose the Dukes over UConn and Oklahoma
   - Averaged 6.4 ppg and 6.7 rpg in helping Hungary to a 5th-place finish at the FIBA U20 Group B World Championships for Women in July

GEORGE WASHINGTON
Danni Jackson, 5-3 Soph. G, Forest Park
   - Displayed star-stuff for three games, then suffered a broken leg and was out for the rest of the season
   - Two-time Virginia Group AAA first-team all-state pick
   - Also see: Catching up with GW point guard Danni Jackson

Chelisa Painter, 6-1 Fr. F, Indian River
   - 14.9 ppg, 12 rpg as a senior for the Braves
   - Was ranked 78th overall in ESPN Hoopgurlz' Top 100

VIRGINIA
Ariana Moorer, 5-7 Jr. G, C.D. Hylton
   - Averaged 7.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg and a team-leading 2.1 apg (30 games, 20 starts)
   - Dropped a season-high 18 points on James Madison

Jazmin Pitts, 6-1 Fr. F, Cosby
   - Averaged 15 ppg, 9 rpg and 3 bpg as a senior at Cosby
   - Finished her prep career with a school-record 1,825 points

VIRGINIA TECH
Abby Redick, 6-1 Soph. F, Hidden Valley
   - Appeared in all 30 of Tech's games; scored a season-high 10 points vs. Longwood
   - An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection
   - Brother of former Duke star and current Orlando Magic sharpshooter J.J. Redick
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars
   - Also see: Introducing Abby Redick

Kyani White, 5-6 Fr. G, Stonewall Jackson
   - Averaged 18.8 ppg, 8.8 apg, 5.8 rpg and 6.4 spg over her prep career.
   - Her head coach at Stonewall Jackson was her father, Nsonji White.
   - White is an accomplished drummer and carries a pair of drumsticks with her at (almost) all times.
   - Also see: Stonewall Jackson teammates take music and basketball seriously
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Elizabeth Basham, 6-2 Sr. F, Abingdon (Abingdon)
   - Missed the entire 2009-10 season with a left shoulder injury
   - Has made the ACC Academic Honor Roll the last two years

NORTH CAROLINA
She'la White, 5-5 Jr. G, Norfolk Collegiate
   - Averaged 7.2 ppg (5th among Tar Heels) in 31 games (16 starts)
   - Led UNC in 3-point percentage and won the team award for strength and conditioning
   - AAU team: Boo Williams

Chay Shegog, 6-5 Jr. F/C, Brooke Point
   - Averaged 8.9 ppg and 6.0 rpg in 29 games (23 starts)
   - An ACC All-Freshman Team selection in 2009
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, 5-10 Soph. G, T.C. Williams
   - Averaged 6.6 ppg and 5.3 rpg in 30 games (19 starts)
   - Dropped 15 pounds (at least) over the summer after an inconsistent freshman season.

MARYLAND
Lynetta Kizer, 6-4 Jr. C, Potomac
   - 12.9 ppg and 7.8 rpg (4th in ACC). A 3rd-team All-ACC pick
   - Younger sister Quiana Kizer played at Hampton last year
   - AAU team: Boo Williams

Kim Rodgers, 5-9 Jr. G, Princess Anne
   - Last season: 7.5 ppg, 81.4 FT pct. in 30 games (23 starts)
   - Sat out the 2007-08 season after knee surgery and was hampered by injury and illness throughout 2008-09.
   - AAU team: Boo Williams
   - Also see: 21 questions for Kim Rodgers

NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman, 5-6 Fr. G, Edison (Lorton)
   - Averaged 24 ppg, 5 apg and 3 spg as a senior at Edison
   - Ranked as the 47th-best recruit in the Class of 2010 by ESPN
   - Chose N.C. State over Richmond, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Bonae Holston, 5-11 Jr. F, Heritage (Newport News)
   - Team-leading 12.1 ppg and 6.3 rpg
   - Honorable mention All-ACC pick
   - Begins her junior season one point shy of 700 for her career

DUKE
Jasmine Thomas, 5-9 Sr. G, Oakton
   - Averaged 16.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.1 apg and 2.3 spg
   - AP Third-team All-American
   - ACC Tournament MVP
   - Became the third player in school history to record a triple-double
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

FLORIDA STATE
Chasity Clayton, 6-0 Soph. F, Edison
   - 8.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg (2nd on the team) in 35 games (started 16 of the final 17)
   - Named to 2010 ACC All-Freshman team
   - Redshirted the 2008-09 season

MIAMI
Shanel Williams, 5-8 Soph. G, Indian River
   - Appeared in 34 of 36 games (2.7 ppg)
   - Season-high 13 points vs. Cornell (3 of 3 from 3-point range)

SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE
Kyana Jacobs, 5-6 Fr. G, Potomac
   - Four-time team MVP at Potomac
   - First-team All-Cardinal District and All-Northwest Region
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

CAMPBELL
Rachel Estenson, 6-3 Soph. F/C, First Colonial
   - Appeared in 15 games (1.3 ppg)
   - 1st-team All-Tidewater pick as a senior at First Colonial

Amanda O'Neill, 6-0 Jr. G, Westfield
   - Averaged 5.0 ppg and made a team-high 49 steals (30 games, 16 starts)
   - Earned team's defensive player of the year award in 2008-09
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Roslyn Presley, 5-11 Fr. F, Apomattox Regional Governor's School
   - Scored 2,089 points in her four-year prep career
   - Compiled a 3.65 GPA

EAST TENNESSEE STATE
Latisha Belcher, 6-2 Sr. F, Magna Vista
   - Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year (08-09) and conference tournament MVP (07-08)
   - Career has been hampered by serious injuries to both knees
   - A redshirt senior, Belcher pondered giving up basketball but will give it one more go this season
   - Also see: ETSU battles on in honor of injured teammate

Gwen Washington, 5-11 Jr. F, Stonewall Jackson (Manassas)
   - 9.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, started all 32 games
   - Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team pick in 2008-09
   - Scored 21 points in her first game as a Lady Buc

GEORGETOWN
Sugar Rodgers, 5-11 Fr. G, King's Fork
   - Averaged 17.6 ppg and led Big East in 3-pointers made
   - Big East Freshman of the Year and 1st-team All-Big East
   - One of 25 players on the Wade Trophy watch list

Adria Crawford, 6-1 Soph. F, Thomas Edison
   - 5.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg in 33 games (1 start)
   - Battled valiantly against 6-foot-8 Brittany Griner in G-town's NCAA Tournament loss to Baylor

Samisha  Powell, 5-8 Fr. G, Princess Anne
   - 15.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.1 steals, & 3.5 assists per game for Group AAA state runner-up PA
   - AP 1st-team All-State selection

Andrea White, 5-11 Fr. F, Lancaster
   - Group A Player of the Year
   - Averaged 23.5 ppg
   - Had 25 pts, 11 reb. in the VHSCA All-Star Game

PITTSBURGH
Marquel Davis, 5-9 Fr. G, Stafford
   - 17 ppg, 10 rpg, 4 spg and 4 apg as a senior at Stafford
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

SYRACUSE
Carniece Greene, 5-4 Sr. G, Carlisle School
    - Appeared in 8 games
    - Made both 3-pointers she attempted on the season

VILLANOVA
Lauren Burford, 6-1 Fr. F, Fairfax
   - Averaged 20.2 ppg, 10.8 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.3 blocks for Fairfax
   - 2nd-team Group AAA All-State (AP)
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

RADFORD
Denay Wood, 5-10 Sr. G, Annandale
   - 8.7 ppg and a team-leading 47 steals in 25 games (24 starts)
   - Wood's mother, Chequita Wood, played for Maryland and has the fifth-highest single game field-goal percentage (min. 10 attempts) in NCAA Tournament history (10 of 11 vs. Cheyney in 1984).
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Breshara Gordon, 5-6 Fr. G, Lake Taylor
   - Scored 1,085 points in her prep career
   - Helped the Titans defeat Princess Anne to win the 2010 Group AAA state title

Ashley Buckhannon, 5-9 Soph. G, George Wythe
   - Averaged 7.0 ppg in 27 games (4 starts)
   - Two-time Big South Freshman of the Week

Brooke McElroy, 6-0 Sr. G/F, Thomas Dale
   - Started the first 9 games of the season but was listed as inactive the rest of 2009-10
   - Led team in scoring 5 times and in assists 4 times in her limited stint
   - Played her first two seasons at Monmouth before transferring

Sarah Tabb, 6-1 Soph. F, StoneBridge
   - Appeared in 20 games as a freshman
   - Helped StoneBridge go 33-4 en route to a VISAA title

Kahealani Vick, 6-1 Jr. F, Princess Anne
   - Averaged 2.7 rpg and had 14 blocks (2nd on team) in 27 games (6 starts)
   - Helped Princess Anne win four district, two region and one state title

Hanka Musa, 6-4 Jr. C, Liberty Christian (Skopje, Macedonia)
   - Averaged team-leading 10.2 ppg and 6.1 rpg for New Mexico Junior College last season
   - Helped Liberty Christian to its first-ever VIS Division I state title game in 2009
   Also see: Radford adds junior college transfer

LIBERTY
Kylee Beecher, 6-4 Jr. F, Hidden Valley
   - Averaged 6.7 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 33 games (25 starts)
   - Helped Hidden Valley win back-to-back Group AA state titles
   - Kylee's father, Bobby, ranks 4th on Virginia Tech all-time blocked shots list and was a 4th-round draft pick by the NBA's Sacramento Kings

Devon Brown, 5-10 Soph. G/F, Waynesboro
   - Became 1st freshman in 13 years to lead Big South in scoring (17.6 ppg)
   - 1st team All-Big South
   - One of only 4 freshmen in the nation to average at least 17 ppg and 8 rpg
   - Big South Tournament MVP, made game-winning shot with 4.2 seconds left in title game vs. Gardner-Webb
   - Also see: Introducing Devon Brown

Brittany Campbell, 6-0 Soph. G, Brookville
   - Missed the entire 2009-10 season and all but five games in 2008-09 with a knee injury
   - Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll as a freshman

Jelena Antic, 6-2 Soph. G/F, Liberty Christian (Skopje, Macedonia)
   - Averaged 8.4 ppg and 5.1 rpg and made the Big South All-Freshman team
   - Named MVP of the European Division B Championship for Women after leading all players in scoring (25.0) and rebounding (12.3) for Macedonia
   - Also see: Antic named MVP at Euro U20s

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Katie St. Clair, 6-1 Fr. F, Virginia Episcopal
   - Sat out the 2009-10 season with an injury
   - Played at Liberty Christian before spending her final two prep seasons at VES

HIGH POINT
LaTeisha Dean, 5-7 Sr. G, Green Run
   - Averaged 7.6 ppg in 30 games (20 starts)
   - Has twice made the Big South Presidential Honor Roll

Carter Williams, 5-4 Fr. G, Spotswood
   - Averaged 13.6 ppg and led Spotswood to the Group AA Division 4 state title game
   - Scored 13 points (2nd on her team) in the VHSCA All-Star game

UNC ASHEVILLE
Lindsey Thompson, 5-8 Jr. G, Floyd County
   - Averaged 8.2 ppg (2nd on the team) and hit a team-best 52 3-pointers
   - Ranked 4th in the Big South in 3-pointers made (1.77 per game)

Grace Blaylock, 5-7 Soph. G, Lord Botetourt
   - Averaged 4.4 ppg and hit 32 3-pointers in 30 games (19 starts)
   - Neice of Bulldogs coach Betsy Blose; Grace's mother, Susan, is Blose's sister

GARDNER-WEBB
Brianna Dillard, 5-8 Soph. G, Hermitage
   - Averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds in 30 games (2 starts)
   - Posted a season-high 11 points and 7 rebounds vs. Texas-Pan American at Longwood's Lancer Classic

PENN STATE
Mia Nickson, 6-2 Soph. F, Notre Dame Academy
   - sat out the 2009-10 season after transferring from Boston College
   - Averaged 1.6 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 28 games for the Eagles in 2008-09
   - Has 3 years of eligibility remaining
Also see: Nickson's merit leads to captain's role

DELAWARE
Kelsey Buchanan, 6-3 Fr. F, Freedom
   - Group AA state player of the year (AP)
   - Averaged 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks in leading the Eagles to a second straight state title
   - Posted a triple-double (11 points, 21 rebounds, 10 blocks) in the 2009 state title game and had 25, 16 and 9 in the 2010 championship game.

GEORGE MASON
Ashleigh Braxton, 5-10 Sr. G, Forest Park
   - Connected on a team-high 40 3-pointers in 27 games (20 starts)
   - Sat out the 2008-09 season after transferring from Pittsburgh
   - Appeared in 56 games with one start in two seasons at Pitt

Amber Epps, 5-10 Jr. F, Forest Park
   - Appeared in 8 games last season and 20 in 2008-09
   - Helped Forest Park win a state title in 2006 and to state runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2008
   - AAU team: Lessons Learned

Amber Easter, 6-0 Soph. G/F, Bethel
   - Averaged 11.0 ppg and 5.7 rpg and was the only Patriot to start every game
   - Became the Patriots' first CAA All-Rookie team selection since 2001 (Jen Derevjanik)
   - Snatched 15 rebounds against North Carolina Central

Eveyln Lewis, 6-3, Jr. F/C, Hampton
   - Sat out the 2009-10 season after transferring from Penn State
   - Averaged 2.9 ppg and 5.0 rpg as a sophomore for the Nittany Lions
   - Averaged 15.6 ppg in leading Hampton to the 2007 Group AAA state title
   - Evelyn's mother, Barbara Gunter-Lewis, starred at Radford from 1983-85

Joyous Tharrington, 6-0 Jr. F, Brookville 
   -  Will sit out the 2010-11 season after transferring from Richmond
   - Appeared in 45 games during two seasons with the Spiders
   - Averaged 4.6 ppg and 3.2 rpg as a Richmond sophomore last year

JAMES MADISON
Jalissa Taylor, 6-3, Sr. F, L.C. Bird
   - Led the Dukes and ranked 10th in the CAA in rebounding
   - CAA All-Academic honorable mention
   - Two-time winner of the team's most improved player award
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Courtney Hamner, 5-10 Sr. G, Osbourn Park
   - Has appeared in 97 games (4.6 ppg) over 3 seasons
   - Won the team's hustle award all three seasons
   - Younger sister Kelly will begin her college career at Holy Cross this fall

Debbie Smith, 5-10 Fr. G, Hampton
   - Averaged 21.2 ppg and was named Peninsula District Player of the Year
   - 2nd team Group AAA all-state pick (AP)

Lauren Whitehurst, 6-2 Jr. F, Indian River
   - Sat out the 2009-10 season after transferring from Boston College
   - Made the ACC All-Academic team in 2008-09
   - Has two seasons of eligibility remaining

Kirby Burkholder, 6-0 Fr. G, Turner Ashby
   - Averaged 17 ppg and 10 rpg at Turner Ashby
   - Reigns as her high school's all-time leading scorer
   - Older sister Jordan, a junior at Bridgewater, finished third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in scoring last year (16.8 ppg)

Nikki Newman, 6-2 Soph. G/F, Turner Ashby
   - Averaged 4.9 rpg and ranked 11th in the CAA in blocked shots (27)
   - Won the Dukes' most improved player award

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
Ebony Patterson, 5-7 Sr. G, L.C. Bird
   - Averaged 5.4 ppg and 2.9 apg in 35 games (30 starts)
   - Will be out indefinitely after tearing an Achilles tendon during a workout in early September
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Andrea Barbour, 5-10 Fr. G, Charlottesville
   - Averaged 26 ppg in leading Patrick Henry CC to a 24-1 season and the NJCAA Division II title game
   - Averaged 15 ppg as a freshman at Virginia Tech
   - Made the ACC All-Freshman team in 2007-08
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars
   - Also see: Win or lose, VCU should be OK

Jessica Taylor, 5-8 Sr. G, Woodbridge
   - Averaged 2.9 ppg and 2.5 rpg
   - Has appeared in 66 of the Rams' 68 games the past two seasons
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Sonia Johnson, 5-11 Soph. G/F, Heritage
   - Led Delaware State in scoring (11.4 ppg) and earned MEAC Rookie of the Year honors in 2008-09
   - Attended Patrick Henry Community College last season but did not play
   - AAU team: Boo Williams

OLD DOMINION
JoNiquia Guilford, 5-10 Soph. G, Wilson
   - Averaged 2.3 ppg and 1.7 rpg in 31 games
   - Played just five games before shutting it down in 2008-09 with a knee injury

Jasmine Parker, 5-6 Sr. G, Maury
   - Averaged 11.1 ppg and team-leading 3.5 assists and 2.4 steals
   - 2nd-team All-CAA who also made the CAA All-Defensive and Tournament teams
   - Made the CAA All-Rookie team in 2007-08

WILLIAM AND MARY
Chanel Murchison, 5-10 Soph. G/F, Colonial Forge
   - Appeared in 28 games (7 starts)
   - Redshirted in 2008-09
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

HOFSTRA
Marie Malone, 6-2 Jr. C, Kellam
   - Averaged 4.5 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 34 games (3 starts)
   - Sat out the 2008-09 season after transferring from West Virginia
   - Had 10 pts and 11 rebs in 41 minutes over 13 games for West Virginia in 2007-08

MARSHALL
Salesse Stovall, 6-2 Fr. F, William Fleming
   - Led Fleming in scoring and rebounding
   - A 2nd-team All-Northwest Region pick

LONGWOOD
Crystal Smith, 5-8 Soph. G, Meadowbrook
   - 8.9 ppg and 3.0 apg (2nd on team) in 29 games (28 starts)
   - Scored 28 points in Longwood's season finale against Florida Gulf Coast

Brittany Jones, 5-10 Jr. G/F, Maggie Walker Governor's School
   - Sat out 2009-10 after transferring from North Florida

Chelsea Coward, 6-1 Soph. G/F, Hanover
   - Led Lancers in scoring (11.4 ppg)
   - A 2nd-team All-Independent selection

Krystal Garrison, 5-8 Sr. G, Courtland
   - Averaged 7.9 ppg in 29 games (19 starts)
   - Hit a team-high 39 3-point shots
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Jasmine Spence, 6-4 Soph. C, Amelia Academy
   - Appeared in 2 games (6 minutes total)

Lindsey Martin, 5-9 Jr. G, Atlee (Mechanicsville)
   - Appeared in 17 games
   - Shot 47.8 percent from the field (11 of 23)

Emilee Dunton, 5-8 Fr. G, Brookville (Forest)
   - Led Brookville to a 95-14 record in 4 years
   - Dished out 526 assists, 3rd all-time in (recorded) VHSL history

UTAH VALLEY
Kim Bell, 6-0 Fr. F, Briar Woods
   - Scored more than 1,000 points at Briar Woods despite missing most of her senior year with a knee injury
   - Her father and two brothers played football at BYU and her mother and sister played basketball at BYU

PRINCETON
Alex Rodgers, 5-9 Fr. G, Oak Hill Academy
   - Team captain who averaged 13.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 5 apg for Oak Hill
   - AAU team: Garner Flames (Raleigh)

PENN
Kristen Kody, 5-10 Fr. G, Langley
   - Three-time team captain at Langley
   - brother Thomas appeared in four games as a walk-on for Virginia's men's basketball team in 2009-10
   - AAU: Fairfax Stars

Caroline Nicholson, 6-2 Sr. C, West Springfield
   - 3.5 ppg and 3.2 rpg in 28 games (26 starts)
   - Led team in rebounding 3 times
Also see: Smith, Knapp and Nicholson named as women's basketball captains

IONA
Sarah Schoof, 6-3 Jr. C, W.T. Woodson
   - Appeared in 13 games
   - Grabbed a career-high 6 rebounds vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore in 2008
   - AAU team: Lessons Learned

FAIRFIELD
Karita Brown, 5-11 Soph. F/C, Park View
   - Appeared in 5 games
   - All-time leader in blocked shots at Park View (120)

NORFOLK STATE
Batavia Owens, 6-1 Soph. C, Maury
   - 4.9 ppg and a team-leading 5.4 rpg in 27 games (3 starts)
   - Had 22 points and 20 rebound in NSU's victory over Winston-Salem State

Carlon Chambers, 6-0 Fr. C, Herndon
   - two-time 2nd-team all-district pick
   - Also earned 1st-team all-defensvie honors

Rachel Gordon, 6-0 Fr. F, Osbourn Park
   - Averaged 13.4 ppg and 14 rpg as a senior at OP
   - Helped team capture Northwest Region title in 2010
   - Won team MVP award

Genor Dalton, 5-9 Sr. G, Martinsville
   - Averaged 6.3 ppg and 4.5 rpg (2nd on the team) in 26 games (23 starts)
   - MEAC All-Academic team selection

Marian Brooks, 5-10 Soph. F, Woodbridge
   - 6.6 ppg and 4.4 rpg in 27 games (22 starts)
   - Scored a season-high 16 points in NSU's MEAC Tournament loss to Bethune-Cookman

HAMPTON
Bernadette Fortune, 5-4 Jr. G, Kempsville
   - Averaged 9.5 ppg and 3.4 apg in 32 games (23 starts)
   - 2nd-team All-MEAC
   - Dropped a career-high 30 points on MEAC regular-season champion North Carolina A&T
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Keiara Avant, 5-11 Soph. F, Indian River
   - 1.9 ppg and 1.8 rpg in 24 games (2 starts)
   - Snatched a career-high 8 rebounds against Old Dominion

Ryen Henry, 6-1 Soph. F, Clover Hill (Midlothian)
   - Appeared in 22 games (1 start)

MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE
Courtney Braxton, 5-7 Fr. G, Princess Anne
   - Part of the star-studded Cavaliers team that went 29-2 and reached the Group AAA state final
   - Scored a career-high 22 points to lead PA past Oakton in the state semifinals

Sha-Kiyla Finney, 5-7 Soph. G, Wilson
   - Appeared in 7 games
   - Older brother Ben is a senior men's basketball star at Old Dominion. Younger brother Dorian Finney-Smith is one of the most sought-after basketball recruits in the country
   - Also see: Finneys hold together in tragedy and success

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
Lauren Johnson, 5-9 Soph. G, Western Branch
   - Averaged 2.5 ppg in 30 games (4 starts)

Trinese Fox, 5-9 Soph. G, Nansemond River
   - Averaged 2.9 ppg in 33 games (24 starts)
   - Played in the 2009 VHSCA All-Star game

COPPIN STATE
Brittany Boyd, 6-3 Soph. C, Nansemond River
   - Appeared in 12 games

Kyra Coleman, 5-10 Fr. F, Highland Springs
   - Averaged 20.3 ppg, 12.4 rpg and 4.3 spg for the Capital District champion Springers
   - District Player of the Year
   - Leading scorer in school's girls basketball history (1,683 points)

Jessica Mayes, 5-7 Fr. G, Indian River
   - Led the Southeastern District champion Braves in assists (4.0) and steals (3.2)
   - 1st team All-Southeastern District

Shawntae Payne, 5-7 Soph. G, Charlottesville
   - Averaged 2.5 ppg in 28 games (0 starts)
   - Averaged 20.9 ppg as a senior at Charlottesville

Endia Word, 6-2 Soph. F, Chatham (Blairs)
   - Sat out the 2008-09 season with a knee injury
   - Averaged 11 ppg and 8 rpg for Chatham as a senior

DELAWARE STATE
Tiffany Davis, 5-9 Fr. G, Hampton
    - Scored 1,877 career points and led the Crabbers to a Group AAA state title
    - Signed with Temple but asked for and was granted a release from her scholarship
    - Did not attend college in 2009-10
    - Also see: After a year away, Davis eager to get back

Tonya Clark, 5-9 Soph. F, Princess Anne
   - Averaged 5.8 ppg and made a team-high 48 steals in 20 games (13 starts)
   - Sat out the 2008-09 season because of injury

Kianna D'Oliveira, 5-10 Soph. F, Woodside
   - 5.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg and a team-high 27 blocks in 29 games (27 starts)
   - Last name is pronounced Doll-leh-vare-uh. Kianna Doll-leh-vare-uh. Sounds beautiful, doesn't it?

COLORADO STATE
Meixandra Porter, 5-6 Soph. G, Freedom
   - 4.1 ppg in 15 games
   - Missed the first half of the season with a wrist injury
   - Made all seven of her free throw attempts

SACRED HEART
Blair Koniszewski, 5-11 Fr. F, Paul VI
   - Averaged 16.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 4 apg as a senior for Paul VI
   - Her 103 3-pointers led all players in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia metro areas

Alexis Campbell, 5-8 Jr. G, Broad Run
   - 1.9 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 30 games (1 start)
   - Favorite book: Anasi The Spider

QUINNIPIAC
Britt Hill, 5-8 Fr. G, Atlee
   - Scored more than 1,000 points in her career at Atlee
   - Three-time all-district selection

MOUNT ST. MARY'S
Sydney Henderson, 5-6 Soph. G, Atlee
   - Averaged 5.7 ppg and 3.4 rpg in 25 games (14 starts)
   - Scored a career-high 15 points against Monmouth

Selina Mann, 5-4 Soph. G, Battlefield
   - Averaged 4 ppg and 2.4 rpg in 25 games
   - Notched a double-double (12 pts, 12 rebs) vs. Sacred Heart
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Rachel Matthews, 6-1 Fr. F, Midlothian
   - Scored nearly 800 points in her first two seasons
   - Has battled injuries the past two years

WAGNER
Brittney Thorpe, 6-1 Jr. F, Heritage
   - 1.3 ppg and 1.4 rpg in 22 games
   - Averaged 4.0 ppg in 29 games (2 starts) as a freshman
   - Led Heritage to a 30-2 record as a senior

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON
Erica McKeithan, 6-1 Jr. F/C, Heritage
   - Appeared in 26 games (3 starts)
   - Blocked 14 shots during her freshman season
   - Father (Lloyd) played basketball at Hampton; mother (Sonya) played volleyball at Hampton

ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.)
Ashley Wilcots, 6-1 Jr. F, Landstown (Virginia Beach) - transfer from Hofstra
   - Sat out the 2009-10 season after transferring from Hofstra
   - Appeared in 51 games (9 starts) and averaged 2.0 ppg and 2.4 rpg (with 27 blocks) in 2 seasons at Hofstra.

UCLA
Doreena Campbell, 5-10 Sr. G, Thomas Edison
   - Earned 1st-team All-Pac-10 honors (9.8 ppg, 3.1 apg)
   - 2nd-team All-Pac-10 as a sophomore, All-Freshman team as a rookie
   - Finished her prep career 5th in Virginia history in points (2,237) and 2nd in assists (566).
   - AAU team: Potomac Valley Virginia Cardinals

AMERICAN
Ti'Asia McGeorge, 5-4 Fr. G, William Fleming (Roanoke)
   - Averaged 11.4 pts and 6.7 assists per game
   - Scored 1,022 points and had 516 asissts in her career at Fleming
   - Western Valley District Player of the Year; 1st team All-Northwest Region

ARMY
Deneka Williams, 5-8 Fr. G, Osbourn
   - Averaged 14.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 3.2 apg for the U.S. Military Academy Prep School
   - One of three captains on the USMAPS squad
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Jessie Coiffard, 5-6 Sr. G, Holy Cross
   - Averaged 7.1 ppg and a team-best 2.4 apg in 29 games (28 starts)
   - Saw action in all 31 games as a junior
   - Averaged 18.5 ppg for the U.S. Military Academy Prep School in 2006-07

COLGATE
Kelly Korkowski, 6-1 Jr. G/F, Walsingham Academy
   - Appeared in 19 games, scored a season-high 6 points on 3 occasions
   - Averaged 3.8 ppg and 3.0 rpg in 27 games (7 starts as a freshman)
   - In addition to Walsingham, Korkowski also spent two years at the American School of Paris in France

HOLY CROSS
Kelly Hamner, 5-9 Fr. G, Osbourn Park
   - 1st team All-Cedar Run District selection
   - Averaged 13.4 ppg to help Osbourn Park to a 20-5 record and the Northwest Region tournament quarterfinals
   - Sister Courtney is a senior women's basketball player at James Madison

LAFAYETTE
Samantha Jordan, 5-11 Soph. F, Stonewall Jackson
   - Averaged 2.4 ppg and 1.9 rpg and appeared in all 29 games (4 starts)
   - Named to the Patriot Leage All-Academic Honor Roll after compiling a 4.0 grade-point average as a freshman
   - Scored 1,151 points in her four-year high school career

BUCKNELL
Shelby Romine, 5-8 Fr. G, Westfield
   - 4th team All-Met selection by the Washington Post
   - Led Westfield to a 17-5 record and the Northwest Region quarterfinals
   - Concorde District Player of the Year as a junior

FLORIDA
Azania Stewart, 6-4 Jr. C, Notre Dame Academy (Wood Green, England)
   - Led the SEC in field goal percentage (61.9)
   - 8.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg and a team-high 46 blocks in 27 games (23 starts)
   - Led Notre Dame to Top-5 national rankings in each of her last two prep seasons
   - AAU team: Boo Williams

SAMFORD
J'Quita Babineaux, 5-11 Jr. F, Robert E. Lee
   - Appeared in 31 games in 2009-10
   - Appeared in 28 of Samford's 29 games as a freshman
   - Averaged 16.5 ppg and 9.8 rpg as a senior at Robert E. Lee
   - AAU team: Lessons Learned

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
Jillian Brown, 5-6 Fr. G, Trinity Episcopal
   - Averaged 11.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 4.1 apg and 3.1 spg as a senior
   - two-time 1st team All-League of Independent Schools
   - older sister Jordan is a sophomore women's soccer player at Howard
   - AAU team: James River Blaze

Alyssa Frye, 5-8 Fr. G, Thomas Dale )
   - Averaged 12.1 ppg, 4 rpg and 3 spg
   - Helped Dale win its first 22 games and advance to the Group AAA state quarterfinals
   - AAU team: James River Blaze

GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Meredyth Frye, 5-10 Soph. G, Riverbend
   - Averaged 4.4 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 31 games
   - Two-time team MVP and all-district selection at Riverbend
   - AAU team: Fairfax Stars

Briana Scott, 6-2 Soph. F, Forest Park
   - Appeared in 28 games
   - Senior class at Forest Park included George Washington's Danni Jackson and Stony Brook's Gerda Gatling
   - AAU team: Lessons Learned

DAVIDSON
Barbara Sitton, 5-5 Soph. G, L.C. Bird
   - 3.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 2.3 apg (2nd on the team) in 29 games (12 starts)
   - Averaged 11.4 ppg and 5.7 apg as a senior at Bird

ELON
Jermile' Batten, 5-7 Jr. G, Midlothian
   - Appeared in 16 games over two seasons at Elon
   - Team MVP as a senior and two-time team captain at Midlothian

Kallie Hovatter, 5-9 Jr. G, Stonewall Jackson
   - Averaged 4.2 ppg in 30 games (9 starts)
   - Sat out the 2008-09 season after transferring from St. Joseph's
   - Averaged 9.7 minutes in 22 games as a freshman for St. Joseph's

Kelly Jackson, 5-10 Fr. G, Staunton River
   - Former All-Seminole District selection

WOFFORD
Daniella Motley, 6-0 Soph. C/F, Christiansburg (Christiansburg)
   - Averaged 2.0 ppg and 2.4 rpg in 24 games
   - Only player in River Ridge District history with career totals of 1,000 points (1,246) and 1,000 rebounds (1,039)

Domi Gergeley, 5-9 Soph. G, Oak Hill Academy (Baja, Hungary)
   - Averaged 2.7 ppg in 18 games
   - Member of Hungarian U-16 and U-18 national teams from 2006-08
   - Named Math Student of the Year, Science Student of the Year and ESL (English as a second language) Student of the Year at Oak Hill.

NICHOLLS STATE
Chelsea McNamee, 5-11 Jr. F, Notre Dame Academy
   - Transferred to Nicholls State after playing one season at Northwest Florida State Junior College
   - Averaged 8 ppg and 6 rpg in JC play

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
Britne' Rakia Rodgers, 5-9 Jr. G/F, Princess Anne
   - Averaged 11.7 ppg in 10 games
   - Missed 11 games in 2009-10 with a knee injury
   - Sat out the first semester of the 2009-10 season after transferring from Hofstra
   - Averaged 9.4 ppg and 5 rpg as a freshman at Hofstra and made the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team
   - Known as Britne' Rodgers during her days at Princess Anne, but is now known as Rakia Rodgers

PORTLAND
Egle Karolyte, 6-1 Jr. F, Virginia Episcopal (Klapeida, Lithuania)
   - Appeared in 17 games
   - Name pronounced egg-lee karrow-leety
   - Averaged 13.7 ppg and 7.2 rpg in two seasons at Cochise College in Arizona
   - 1st team All-Blue Ridge Conference as a senior at Episcopal in 2007

1 comment:

  1. Wow! How in the world did you manage to track these players?!

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