Thursday, April 17, 2008

Women's basketball recruits

First-year Charlotte 49ers women's basketball coach Karen Aston has completed her 2008 recruiting class with the addition this week of 6-foot guard/forward Rachelle Coward of Nova Scotia, Canada, and 5-11 guard/forward Paige McCallum of Whiteville, N.C.

Coward, who played this season at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., was named one of the top 100 U.S. players by Slam Magazine. She shot 49 percent from the field and 54 percent from behind the 3-point line.

McCallum is the younger sister of current 49ers freshman Shannon McCallum. Paige spent this past year at The Patterson School in Lenoir but did not play because of a torn ACL. At Whiteville High, she was the 2007 Wilmington Star News Player of the Year, averaging 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists per game as a junior.

Aston already had three recruits sign in November -- Jennifer Hailey of Marshville Forest Hills, Nicole Hargraves of Greensboro and Katie Meador of Marble Falls, Texas.