CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team has the top recruiting class in the Southland Conference and the 86th-best class in the nation, according to the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. Olson and the site provide one of the top sources for women's basketball recruiting in the nation.
"Dan Olsen is one of the most respected women's basketball talent evaluators in the nation," head coach Royce Chadwick said. "We are honored for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to be the headliner for the Southland Conference. Our coaches did a great job in working the recruiting trails to land this No. 1-ranked class. All of our signees are honored to be No. 1 and can't wait to show what they can do for our fans. I am eager to get them in an Islanders uniform this season."
The Islanders have a strong class of 10 incoming student-athletes – Adeshola Adebayo (Oklahoma City, Okla./Eastern Oklahoma State CC), Alissa Campanero (La Jolla, Calif./Odessa College), Camesha Davis (Desoto, Texas/Desoto HS), Dorceive Davis (Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial HS), Lexcia Harris (Houston/Angelina CC), Kassie Jones (Lufkin, Texas/Lufkin HS), Ginnesica Lawler (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./San Jacinto CC), Brittany Mbamalu (Missouri City, Texas/Dulles HS), Rau Jua' Terry (Louisville, Ky./Fern Creek HS) and Shaynece Weaver (Arlington, Texas/Marshall University).
"Royce Chadwick and his staff landed 10 new players and completely rebuilt their roster for 2013," Olson said. "TAMUCC added depth at each position, giving them a new look for the upcoming year. It is difficult to add quality and depth at each spot in one year so, it is a credit to his staff to do such a great job."
"With this recruiting class we added size, experience and rebounding in Ginnessica Lawler and Lexi Harris," Chadwick added. "We added outstanding potential at the small and power forward position with Camesha Davis and Dorcieve Davis. We added long range shooting ability in Brittany Mbamalu and Rau Jua' Terry. Kassie Jones and Alissa Campenaro bring us a great quarterbacking mentality and playmaking ability. Shola Adayabo and Shay Weaver can FLAT score. This crew can all play and each brings a special talent to our program."
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