UTEP Women's Basketball: Miners Ink Two Recruits

Head Coach Keitha Adams revealed two new additions for the 2014-15 season

The UTEP's Women's basketball team annouced a small, two player deep recuriting class for 2014.

Yesterday Keitha Adams revealed the signings of 6'1 forward Daeshianna McCants out of Las Cruces-Mayfield, and Houston guard Lulu McKinney.

Keitha Adams On McCants:

She is an athletic forward who can rebound it well & run the floor. She can score around the basket. I had an opportunity to watch her play a lot this summer. We are excited about signing her. She is a good athlete, good forward and has good basketball IQ.

McCants is a member of the MaxPreps 2013-14 New Mexico Girls’ Basketball Preseason Fab 5 presented by the Army National Guard. McCants lead her school to 28-3 record as a junior while averaging 19.4 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game.

She also was a member of a state championship winning team in 2011 and led her school to the state finals last season though they would lose the state chamionship game despite a 22 point 7 rebound effort from McCants.

The Miners also added guard Lulu McKinney out of the Houston area. McKinney played the last three years for Bellaire HS in Houston, garnering All-District 20-5A honors in each season.

McKinney will play point guard, though she can also be a combo guard. She is also ranked as a three star player by Premiere Basketball Report and her father Clarence McKinney is the offensive coordinator/assistant head coach at Texas A&M.

She will play her senior year of high school for Texas A&M Consolidated this coming year in College Station.

Coach Adams on McKinney:

She is a point guard, and we are excited about signing her. She is a very competitive young lady and is a very good defender. She has that mentality about wanting to stop people. She can score, hit that mid-range jumper. She has a very good basketball IQ and understands what it takes to win. She has a great work ethic and is very competitive.

She was also mentored by the Godfather of Basketball in Houston and former NBA player and coach John Lucas.

John Lucas On McKinney:

Lulu’s been with me since the sixth grade. She has a chance to be very good. She can shoot the ball well & move it well. I’m really ecstatic for Coach Adams to work with Lulu. I believe she can help her with her game. UTEP is a great school for her basketball skill set.

There is still one more scholarship available for Keitha Adams to fill, no word yet if a late signing might come trickling in.

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