Women's Basketball 2018 Signing Day Central
By ODU Athletics
|PLAYER||POS||HT||HOMETOWN||HIGH SCHOOL||AAU TEAM||PREV. COLLEGE|
|Jordan Bailey||F||6-1||Colbert, Ga.||Madison County||Atlanta Cagers|
|Vanessa Blagmon||G||5-8||Atlanta, Ga.||Norcross||FBC||USF|
|Mackenzie Smith||PG||5-8||Camillus, N.Y.||West Genesee||I-90 Elite|
Position: 6-1 Forward
Hometown: Colbert, Georgia
High School: Madison County
AAU Program: Atlanta Cagers
Academic Interests: Business / Pre-Law
Biography: Bailey is a versatile forward from Colbert, Georgia, a small town near Athens. In the 2017-18 season, Bailey was named the 8AAAA Co-Player of the Year and the Georgia AAAA Player of the Year afterleading Madison County to a 22-7 overall record and the school's second consecutive Elite 8 appearance. Off the court, Bailey currently holds a 3.95 GPA and plans to major in business.
"Jordan is a versatile player who can stretch the floor with three-point range. She’s physical and she’s a competitor of high character. We are looking for her to make an immediate impact both on and off the court. We are excited to have Jordan join our Monarch family.” - Coach McCray on Bailey
Position: 5-8 Combo Guard
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Previous College: USF
High School: Norcross
AAU Program: FBC
Academic Interests: Business Marketing
Biography: Blagmon is a transfer guard joining ODU from USF. With the nationally-ranked Bulls, Blagmon played in 30 games during her freshman year in 2017-18. She averaged 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds with a season high of 11 points. In high school, Blagmon led Norcross High School to the Class 7-7A State Championship Game and was a First Team All-State selection. ESPN HoopGurlz listed Blagmon as one of the top 30 combo guards in the nation. Off the court, Blagmon plans to pursue a career in Business Marketing.
"I recruited Vanessa during my time at South Carolina and am very familiar with her as a player and a person. She is a tireless worker and a very-skilled player that can score the ball on all levels. She will bring NCAA Tournament experience and an unbelievable work ethic to our team. We are excited to have her and her family join our Monarch family.” - Coach McCray on Blagmon
Position: 5-8 Point Guard
Hometown: Camillus, New York
High School: West Genesee
AAU Program: I-90 Elite
Academic Interests: Forensic Psychology
Biography: Smith is a point guard from Camillus, New York, located in the suburbs of Syracuse. Last season, Smith was an All-State selection after averaging 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals per game. She also helped guide West Genesee to the Class AA State Championship game. Off the court, Smith is a triplet (her sister, Madison, has committed to Vermont) and is interested in pursuing a career in Forensics Psychology.
"Mackenzie is a true point guard who has a great feel and understanding of the game. Her vision and instincts are what will make her a valuable asset for our team. Not only can she score, but she has the innate ability to make those around her better. We are excited to welcome Mackenzie to our ODU family.” - Coach McCray on Smith
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