Wednesday, May 9, 2007

New womens coach has first recruit

New Charlotte 49ers women's basketball coach Karen Aston doesn't have a full staff yet, but she does have her first recruit.
Aston has signed 5-foot-10 guard Shannon McCallum, who played this season at Lenoir's Patterson School, to a national letter of intent.
McCallum is no stranger to North Carolina. Before attending the prep school, McCallum starred at Whiteville High in Columbus County and was three-time county player of the year. As a senior, she led her team to a 25-1 record and lost in the N.C. 2A Eastern regional final.
While at Patterson this past season, McCallum averaged 25 points and six rebounds per game.
"Everything about her will excite 'Niner Nation.' She loves the game, has an up-tempo game and fits right into our style of play," Aston said. "She is a gym rat that loves playing and watching basketball.
"She has also shown her commitment in the classroom and has done the necessary work to get to this point in her career."
McCallum and fellow freshman Brittany Carter, an all-state forward from Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, will join 12 returning players next season. -- Jim Utter


Anonymous said...

jim is always on top of his information. nice write up man keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I thought we also signed a local Charlotte player.