UNCG women's basketball sign three to NLIs
GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro's women's basketball team has signed three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, head coach Lynne Agee announced Wednesday.
Sidnei Harmon, Natalie Headley and Dayshaun Richbow will join the Spartans for the 2009-10 season.
Harmon, a 5-11 forward out of Cincinnati, OH, averaged a double-double for Turpin High School last season, putting up 15.0 points and 10.4 points per game. A three-time all-league selection, Harmon's breakout junior season also earned her league co-player of the year honors and spots on the all-district team and the Cincinnati Enquirer's all-city team. Harmon was also Turpin's Homecoming queen and a captain on the soccer team.
"Sidnei Harmon brings us an athletic post player," Agee said. "She's a good athlete, can run the floor, and she's long and lean. She can post up and she can face up. She brings us a lot of versatility in the 4-spot, which is what we will desperately need with the graduation of Gini Grimsley. She comes from a very good background with solid AAU experience."
Headley, a 5-9 combo guard for Fayetteville Academy in Fayetteville, NC, is a four-time All-Cape Fear Independent Conference selection and is the two-time defending CFIC Player of the Year. The two-time all-state selection enters her senior season with 1,318 career points and 476 career rebounds. Also an all-state selection in soccer and volleyball, Headley averaged 17 points, six rebounds and five assists per game for Fayetteville Academy as a junior last season.
"Natalie can run the point with good size, but she is versatile," Agee said. "She can go at the 1 or 2 guard position. She can shoot it, has a very solid handle and has point guard experience on her team. We are very comfortable with Natalie's athleticism as well as her skill at either the 1 or the 2 position. She's a very heady player."
Richbow, a 5-4 point guard for Lower Richland High School in Columbia, SC, has led the Diamond Hornets to three straight Class 4A state titles. The three-year starter ran an offense that went 26-0 last season and enters this season on a 44-game winning streak. Richbow is a preseason all-state selection as Lower Richland enters the season No. 1 in Class 3A after moving down a classification.
"We're thrilled about the signing of Dayshaun," Agee said. "She is an outstanding point guard and a strong leader, and that's obvious by her leading her high school team to three state championships. That experience is invaluable. She is a true point guard who can deliver the basketball – she's a good passer, capable of finding her teammates and has good control of the floor."
Agee expects big things from her new crop of incoming freshmen.
"They've all had a lot of exposure to a high level of play, in AAU as well as high school," she said.
This year's Spartan squad, off to an 0-2 start, returns to action at noon Thursday at UNC Wilmington.
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