|Martika Hull headlines EMCC trio signing with Division I hoops programs|
SCOOBA – Headlined by all-region standout Martika Hull inking with McNeese State, the East Mississippi women’s basketball program had three players sign with NCAA Division I universities this week.
Along with Hull heading to McNeese, EMCC freshmen Shelby Crawford (Thomasville, Ala.) and Rickiesha Bryant (Florida City, Fla.) both signed this week with the University of Tennessee at Martin. Qualifiers out of high school, Crawford and Bryant will have three seasons of eligibility at UT Martin.
A product of Meridian’s Southeast Lauderdale High School, Hull concluded her successful two-year playing career at East Mississippi having scored 847 career points (14.4 ppg) on 57-percent field-goal shooting as well as collecting 470 rebounds (8.0 rpg). The 5-foot-11 forward recorded 18 career double-doubles, including 11 this past season en route to garnering NJCAA All-Region 23 honors. In addition, Hull helped lead head coach Sharon Thompson’s EMCC Lady Lions to a two-year composite record of 40-20, including an appearance in the 2009 NJCAA Tournament.
This past season, Hull led the 15-13 Lady Lions in scoring (15.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.8 rpg) in being named to the MACJC All-North State First Team for the second consecutive season. Also a two-time selection to the NJCAA Region 23 All-Tournament team, Hull averaged 13.4 points on 61-percent shooting and 7.3 rebounds as a freshman on EMCC’s 25-7 club in 2008-09.
Crawford, from Thomasville (Ala.) High School, averaged 4.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game for EMCC as a freshman. The 6-foot-2 forward saw action in all 28 games, including five starts, for the 2009-10 Lady Lions, scoring in double figures on four occasions. A three-year varsity starter at Thomasville, Crawford earned the Lady Tigers’ MVP honor as a prep senior after averaging 12.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.1 blocks an outing in 2008-09.
A 6-foot-3 post player out of Homestead Senior High School in Florida, Bryant averaged 1.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest in 20 appearances for East Mississippi as a first-year player. Along with shooting 35 percent (13-of-37 FGs) from the field and 60 percent from the line (9-of-15 FTs) this past season, she topped the Lady Lions with 15 blocked shots on the year. Bryant averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks a game as a prep senior at Homestead.
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 April 2010 )|
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