Wednesday, April 14, 2010

49ers women's basketball signs 2 recruits

The Charlotte 49ers women's basketball program signed two recruits Wednesday to add to its 2010-11 recruiting class - Markeisha Gatling of Raleigh and Paige McCallum of Whiteville.

Gatling, a 6-foot-4 post player from Raleigh's Athens Drive High School, is ranked the 88th best player in the nation according to Blue Star Report. She is ranked the 110th best overall player and the 20th best post player in the nation according to the Girls Basketball Report.

"I feel like I have waited forever for Markeisha to sign with Charlotte," coach Karen Aston said. "Keisha brings with her an uncanny ability to rebound and control the ball around the rim. Our staff says 'she has mitts for hands!'"

McCallum, a 5-foot-11 guard from Florida's Gulf Coast Community College, is the younger sister of Charlotte's All-Atlantic 10 guard Shannon McCallum. This past season, Paige McCallum averaged 8.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game en route to earning second-team All-Panhandle Conference honors. McCallum is the 20th-ranked Junior College player in the nation according to the Girls Basketball Report.

"I am so proud of what she accomplished during her time at Gulf Coast. She has matured as a person and as a basketball player and I anticipate her helping our program immediately," Aston said.