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11-2-2018
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro's women’s basketball team is six days away from the season opener against Georgia State in Atlanta.

Today, we are previewing the freshmen and the sophomore classes. The Spartans have only one freshman and eight sophomores on the team this season after having the youngest team in the NCAA last season.

Amesha Miller
Position: Forward 
Height: 6-0
Previous School: King's Fork 

Miller played in the first nine games of the season last year and averaged 6.3 points and 3.1 rebounds with her career highs of 17 points and eight rebounds in the opener against Southern Wesleyan.


Cece Crudup 
Position: Guard 
Height: 5-8
Previous School: Highland Springs

Crudup started in the last two regular season games last year and played in 29 of the 31 games last season and averaged 2.3 points with a career-high 11 points against Greensboro College.


Aja Boyd

Position: Center 
Height: 6-2
Previous School: LIU Brooklyn

Boyd sat out due to the NCAA transfer rules but will be eligible to play this season. At LIU Brooklyn, Boyd appeared in 28 games with 27 starts and averaged 11 points per game.


Aneka Yelverton

Position: Guard 
Height: 5-8
Previous School: Naval Academy Preparatory 

Played in 13 games with one start during the 2017-18 campaign and recorded 47 points. She is entering her second active season after redshirting her freshman year. 


Lilian Izundu

Position: Center
Height: 6-3 
Previous School: Forest Trail Academy

Izundu redshirted the 2017-18 season. In high school, she played at Victory Christian in Charlotte and was a two-time all-conference and all-state selection.


Dijana Milisic

Position: Forward 
Height: 6-2
Previous School: Blacktown Girls 

Milisic played in 15 games and recorded a career-high six rebounds against Southern Wesleyan last season.


Tori Powell

Position: Guard 
Height: 5-7 
Previous School: LIU Brooklyn

Powell transferred from LIU Brooklyn last season and sat out due to the NCAA transfer rules.  She recorded a career-high with eight points against Yale and No. 7 Ohio State in her freshman season at LIU Brooklyn.


Kianna Funderburk
Position: Guard 
Height: 5-10
Previous School: Vermont

Funderburk is a transfer from Vermont and will sit out this season due to the NCAA transfer rules.  In her freshman season at Vermont, Funderburk played in 24 of the 30 games and recorded a career-high six points in her first game.


Areon Laurent
Position: Forward 
Height: 6-0
Previous School: Jacksonville HS

The only freshman on the team is Laurent as she averaged 16.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.6 assists during her senior year at Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, N.C.

The Spartans start the regular season at Georgia State Wednesday at 11 a.m. and then open at home Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. against Pfeiffer. 

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