Old Dominion Women's Basketball Inks Five To National Letters of Intent
Dec. 17, 2010
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion head women's basketball coach Wendy Larry announced the signing of five players to National Letters of Intent. Myeisha Hall, Tiffany Minor, Queen Tiye Jackson, Ashley Betz-White and Kaneisha Atwater will continue their academic and athletic careers with the Lady Monarchs beginning in 2011-12.
Hall is ranked the 53rd-best guard in the Class of 2011 by ESPN. She's 5-8 and can play the point or shooting guard spots. Hall averaged 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists last season for Palm Beach (Fla.) Lakes High School. The combo guard, who scored 40 points in a game as a junior, was named the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Big School Player of the Year in Palm Beach County.
Larry on Hall: "Myeisha is an athletic scorer with tremendous transitional skills."
Minor is ranked No. 72 among wing players in her class by ESPN.com. The 5-11 wing player averaged 16.7 points last year at The Maret School in Washington, D.C. She's an excellent set shooter who can rebound and pass well for a wing player. She's expected to either play shooting guard or small forward at ODU.
Larry on Minor: "She's extremely versatile with good court awareness. She also adds a great deal of length on the defensive side of the ball."
Jackson led Trenton (N.J.) Catholic Academy to a state title last year. She's an excellent rebounder at 5-11 and she's expected to contribute at one of the two forward spots at ODU. Jackson has a strong build and can score both inside and out. Her range extends to the three-point line.
Larry on Jackson: "She has the size of a post player with a perimeter players skills."
Betz-White is a 5-5 point guard out of Trinity High School in Camp Hill, Pa. She averaged 11.4 points and 4.2 steals last year en route to being named to the Class AAA All-State Third Team as a junior. A true point guard, Betz-White excels in transition and on the secondary break, but is also comfortable in a set offense. The guard is a solid outside shooter and features a good pull-up jumper.
Larry on Betz-White: "She's a true point guard with personality and flare. Ashley makes everyone around her better."
Atwater is a 5-7 combo guard from Fort Pierce Westwood High School in Florida. She led her high school team in scoring as a junior, averaging 28.2 points. Atwater tallied five triple-doubles last season. She's a three-sport high school athlete who is quick off the dribble and strong on the defensive side of the ball.
Larry on Atwater: "She's an athlete that's extremely quick and fast. Additionally, she's an exceptional defender that can help us a great deal."