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Basketball Announces 2017-18 Recruiting Class

Basketball Announces 2017-18 Recruiting Class

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Head Coach Dean Walsh announces his 2017-18 recruiting class during the signing period.  The class features six players, including four from the Palmetto State, one from Georgia and one from Illinois.

Coach Walsh said, "I am so proud of this early class we are bringing in for next season. They are a perfect fit for what we are growing here. They are what we believe are the missing pieces to our puzzle. They all can shoot the ball; have a high basketball IQ whose motors don't stop running. They are all about the TEAM and not themselves, they want to win and want to help our program greatness."

 

 

"Tee" Ballard     5'10"     Guard   Rock Hill HS                       Rock Hill, SC

Two Time SCBCA Elite Camp participant

Pre-Season All Region

2 time All Region

2 time All Area

Defensive Player of the Year

10.1 pts/8 reb/4 ast/3 stl/45%fg

4.4 GPA

"Tee has great length and athleticism. She loves to defend and has the ability to score from anywhere on the floor. She has all the tools to be an impact player on the next level as long as she continues to work as hard as she does."

 

Anna King                           5'9"       Guard    Pinewood Prep   Summerville, SC

 

Two-time All-Region

Pinewood Female Athlete of the Year

National Beta Club

National Honor Society

Tri M Music Honor Society

11 pts/5.1 reb/1.5 stl/ 2ast

4.2 GPA

"Anna gives us a very versatile guard who can play all three guard spots. She has good size and has the ability to shoot from anywhere on the floor. A very unselfish player who fits our style of play perfectly."

 

Priscilla Delaney               5'8"       Guard    Stall HS                Charleston, SC

 

All Region

All State

All Conference

12pts/ 4 reb/ 3 stl/2.3 ast/ 51% fg/ 41% 3pt

3.5 GPA

"Priscilla is a strong, physical, aggressive guard who can knock down the three consistently. Her strength will help her transition immediately. What I really like is that her motor never stops running. Her ability to defend is an added piece we were looking for."

 

Ivy Collins                           5'8"       Guard    Myrtle Beach HS               Myrtle Beach, SC

 

All Conference

Dean's List

National Honor Society

16 pts/ 5 ast/5 stl / 43% 3pt

4.2 GPA

"Ivy brings a deep three point threat to the team. She is like a coach on the floor also with her basketball IQ. The best part of it is she is not one dimensional she can also penetrate and pull for those times she is run off the three point line."

 

Alliee Pattillo      5'7"                      Guard    Alexander HS      Douglasville, GA

 

Co-Captain

All County

National Honor Society

Scholar Athlete Award

Led team in three point shooting past two seasons

11 pts/3.4 ast/ 2.1 reb/ 2 stl/46.3% 3pt

3.8 GPA

"Alliee is another tremendous shooter with a quick release that we have added to the mix for next season. She brings a high IQ with that ability to shoot the ball. What makes her special on the perimeter is she never stops moving and reads screens very well which allows her to get many of the shots she wants."

 

Avery Curry                        5'6"                      Guard    Westinghouse HS                Chicago, IL

 

 

All Conference Chicago Public league

Nike-Chicago League All start Game

Several All Holiday Tournament teams

17 pts/4.5 reb/ 4.5 ast/ 4.7 stl 43% 3pt

Career 950 points/275 rebounds/212 assists/ 206 steals 78% ft/ 43% 3pt

4.4 GPA

"Avery is a combo guard and a tremendous shooter, she's a complete guard with the ability to get to the rim find the open man and hit the mid-range jumper. The league she plays in is the best in the Chicago area, which means night in, and night out she sees tough competition which will help prepare her to make an impact at our level."

 

 

"I am so proud of this early class we are bringing in for next season. They are a perfect fit for what we are growing here. They are what we believe are the missing pieces to our puzzle. They all can shoot the ball; have a high basketball IQ whose motors don't stop running. They are all about the TEAM and not themselves, they want to win and want to help our program greatness."