PLAYER POS HT HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL AAU TEAM/JUCO
Ann Jernigan (May) G 5-9 Orlando, Fla. Edgewater Northwest Florida
Maggie Robinson (April) F 6-1 Mobile, Ala. Davidson Shelton State CC
Hannah Sadler (April) F 6-3 Lilburn, Ga. Parkview Team Elite
Ashley Scott (April) C 6-3 Mobile, Ala. UMS Wright Prep Shelton State CC
Mariah Adams G 6-0 Little Rock, Ark. Estem Arkansas Mavs JJ Elite
Aziah Hudson G 5-6 Baldwin, N.Y. Baldwin Exodus EYBL
Amaya Register G 5-5 Conyers, Ga. Wesleyan Team Elite
Ajah Wayne Wing 5-9 Birmingham, Ala. Homewood AL Southern Starz
Amari Young F 5-11 North Augusta, S.C. North Augusta SC 76ers

ANN JERNIGAN / 5-9 / Guard / Orlando, Fla. / Edgewater / Northwest Florida State College

".” - Coach McCray

- Starting PG at Northwest FL last season, averaging seven points, five rebounds and four assists
- Helped lead Northwest FL to a 24-win season
- In high school, led Edgewater to a state championship during her senior season
- Averaged 25 points, 10 assists and nine steals as a senior in high school
- Chose ODU over Mercer

I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity. I would like to thank my family for never giving up on me and guiding me to my next chapter in life. Finally I would like to thank coach Nikki McCray and the ODU coaching staff for giving me this opportunity. GO MONARCHS!" - Ann Jernigan

MAGGIE ROBINSON / 6-1 / Forward / Mobile, Ala. / Davidson / Shelton State Community College

Maggie immediately fills a need for us in the post. She brings experience, toughess and the ability to score the ball. She is also an extremely hard worker. We are excited about the immediate impact she will make.” - Coach McCray

- A key starter for a 36-1 Shelton State CC team in 2017-18 that was ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation
- Averaged 12.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.0 steals
- An Alabama All-State selection at Davidson HS and also participated in the Alabama North-South All-Star Game
- Teammates with Ashley Scott at Shelton State
- Chose ODU over Indiana State

“I am extremely blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to continue my academic and athletic career at ODU. I would like to thank my parents, Mike and Linda Robinson, for the endless support and unconditional love. I would also like to thank my coaches at Shelton State Community College, Madonna Thompson and Chris Sanford, along with all of my friends, family, coaches, advisors, teachers, athletic trainers, and teammates throughout the years for pushing me, guiding me, and helping me reach this next level. I am grateful to Coach McCray and the entire coaching staff at ODU for believing in me and allowing me this opportunity. I know the coaches and staff at ODU will take care of me and make me a better student in the classroom, a better player on the court, and a better person in the community. I am excited and look forward to living in the beautiful city of Norfolk and being part of the Monarch family! Let's Get It!.” - Maggie Robinson

HANNAH SADLER / 6-3 / Forward / Lilburn, Ga. / Parkview / Team Elite

“We are thrilled to have Hannah join our Monarch family. She adds size, length and athleticism to our frontcourt. Hannah is like a sponge who is ready to learn and do whatever she can to help us establish a championship culture.".” - Coach McCray

- Averaged 13 points, 5 rebounds and 1.5 steals her senior season at Parkview
- A second-team all-county selection by the Gwinnett Tipoff Club as a junior
- Her father, Al, was drafted as a pitcher by the San Diego Padres
- Also played soccer in high school
- Chose ODU over Middle Tennessee, UAB and UMass

I would like to thank God, my Team Elite and high school coaches, my trainers Ron Stewart & Double Trouble and, of course, my parents for all they’ve done. I’m so excited that I will be attending Old Dominion. I felt at home from the moment I arrived! I know that I will be surrounded by amazing people that will push me to reach my potential, both on and off the court! I’m just super excited to be a part of such a great school and program.” - Hannah Sadler

ASHLEY SCOTT / 6-3 / Center / Molbile, Ala. / UMS Wright Prep / Shelton State Community College

“We are super-excited to have Ashley join the ODU family. She brings a wealth of leadership and experience, which fills an immediate need in the post. She also understands a winning culture having played for one of the top jucos in the nation in Shelton State.” - Coach McCray

- Member of 36-1 Shelton State CC team in 2017-18 that was ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation
- Amassed over 1,000 points and 1,500 rebounds during her high school career at UMS Wright Prep
- Averaged 15 points and 15 rebounds per game during her senior year of high school
- Teammates with Maggie Robinson at Shelton State
- Chose ODU over Indiana, Western Carolina, South Alabama and Tennessee Tech

Without God, I would not be the person I am today. There are a lot of people that have helped me get this far in my life. I am truly blessed to have an influential support group, that has uplifted and guided me throughout my life such as my family, friends, schools, and various basketball teams that I have played on. I would also like to thank the coaching staff at Old Dominion for giving me this opportunity to play at their institution. With that being said, I can not wait to come to Norfolk to start my journey there and become a part of the Monarch family.” - Ashley Scott

MARIAH ADAMS / 6-0 / Combo Guard / Little Rock, Ark. / Estem / Arkansas Mavs JJ Elite

“I am so excited about Mariah and what she will bring to our team. She is a great person and great teammate. She gives us much needed athleticism, size, length and versatility that allows her to impact the game on both sides.” - Coach McCray

- Averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game in 2016-17
- A First Team All-State selection as a junior in 2017
- Guided Estem to 21 wins and a state runner-up finish in 2017
- A versatile wing with length and excels in the open court
- Chose ODU over Missouri State and Arkansas-Little Rock

 “I would like to thank my friends, supporters, coaches and, most of all, my family. They have stuck with me through thick and thin. I have never thought this day would come as fast as it did, but I’m ready. It’s crunch time!” - Mariah Adams

AZIAH HUDSON / 5-6 / Combo Guard / Baldwin, N.Y. / Baldwin / Exodus EYBL

 “We are excited about Aziah and her future as a Monarch. She is a top-100 player and a 4-star guard that is relentless on both ends. She will bring that NYC swag and toughness.” - Coach McCray

- The No. 83 overall recruit in the Class of 2018 by ESPN and a 4-star prospect
- Averaged 20 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game in 2016-17
- Led Baldwin to state title, scoring a game-high 22 points in the championship game
- The all-time leading scorer at Baldwin with over 1,300 points entering her senior season
- Chose ODU over a wide range DI programs

“First and foremost, I would like to thank God who has given me the ability to play the game I love each and every day. I thank my coach Tom Catapano, Coach Bolden and Coach Harrison for leading and guiding me through my high school career. A special thank you to to my trainer, Coach Bert, for always pushing me and movitating me to be the best I can. I am greatful for the unconditional love and support from my mother, sister, family, friends and teammates. When I stepped foot on the campus of a certain school, I immediately knew this was the place for me. I thank coach Nikki McCray and her entire recruiting staff for recruiting and seeing potential in me to be a part of their program. I will continue to play hard and prove to be the player I was destined to be. Go Monarchs!” - Aziah Hudson

AMAYA REGISTER / 5-5 / Point Guard / Conyers, Georgia / Wesleyan / Team Elite

“We are thrilled to have a great person and leader on and off the floor in Amaya. She has a great basketball IQ and understands how to run a team and most importantly how to make teammates better.” - Coach McCray

- Averaged 10 points, 5 assists and 2 steals per game in 2016-17
- Led Wesleyan to state championships in 2015 and 2017
- Guided her AAU Team to back-to-back national championships on the top EYBL circuit
- A 3-star recruit by ESPN
- Chose ODU over Clemson, North Carolina, Furman and Kent State

“I am excited to sign and embark on my new journey as a Monarch! I can't wait to join my new coaches and teammates. I would like to thank Coach Nikki, my parents, my Wesleyan coaches and Team Elite coaches for making this possible.” - Amaya Register

AJAH WAYNE / 5-9 / Wing / Birmingham, Ala. / Homewood / AL Southern Starz

“We are very fortunate to have Ajah. She is great young lady with an awesome heart. She is an elite player that can impact the games is so many ways. She is relentless and is a winner.” - Coach McCray

- Averaged 15 points, 6 assists and 2 steals per game in 2016-17
- Helped guide Homewood to a 2017 Alabama state championship, earning MVP honors
- Region 6A Player of the Year
- MVP of the Alabama All-Star Game
- Chose ODU over Georgia, Memphis and Southern Miss

 “I am ecstatic to be signing with the Monarchs and for the opportunity to play for such an esteemed program as ODU. I want to thank my parents for supporting, pushing and encouraging me. Also, my God parents, trainers, coaches and teammates. I want to thank Coach Nikki for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to joining her, her staff and my teammates in the beautiful city of Norfolk. Most importantly I want to thank God!” - Ajah Wayne

AMARI YOUNG / 5-11 / Forward / North Augusta, S.C. / North Augusta / SC 76ers

“Amari is a sweet person with a wonderful personality. She is a high-motor versatile player with size and tremendous wing span that affects the game in a variety of ways.” - Coach McCray

- Averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 blocks per game in 2016-17|
- Two-time South Carolina Player of the Year, by The Augusta Chronicle
- Led North Augusta to an undefeated season and state championshio in 2017
- A 3-star recruit by ESPN
- Chose ODU over Clemson, East Carolina and Eastern Michigan

 “I'd like to thank my family for supporting me in every aspect of my life. Signing with ODU is very exciting for me. Norfolk is a nice city and ODU has a beautiful campus. The coaching staff is experienced and very family-oriented. I would especially like to thank Coach McCray for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I am blessed.” - Amari Young

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