The Meridian Community College women’s basketball team announced Tuesday that it has signed four of the premiere Mississippi high school stars to join the Lady Eagle squad for the 2014-2015 season. MCC head coach Jocelyn McGilberry announced that Tytiana Hall (Brandon), Lashonda Cousin (Provine), Neiundra Moore (West Jones), and Maia McCullum (South Jones) have all signed to play for MCC next season.
The four new signees will look to add depth to an MCC squad that is losing three of its five starters heading into the 2014-2015 season.
Hall comes to Meridian by way of Brandon High School and should bring several different tools to the floor next season for the Lady Eagles. Hall averaged 14.2 points per game this past season for the Lady Bulldogs and also averaged seven blocks a contest. Hall was awarded the 2013 Defensive Player of The Year Award and was also named top rebounder on the Brandon squad in 2013. Hall enjoyed a great deal of success during her senior year in 2014 by being named All-Region and 2nd Team All-Metro. Hall has also excelled in the classroom by being named a 2014 ACT Award Winner and Scholar Athlete.
Cousin was the second player named to the signing class and she will bring her talents to MCC from Jackson Provine. Cousin has lettered in basketball since 2010 and has helped guide the Lady Rams to multiple District 6-6A Championships. Cousin has also been named Defensive Player of The Year on two occasions and has been one of the most successful student-athletes at Provine. Cousin is a member of the National Honor Society, member of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, and was honored with the United States Achievement Academy National Mathematics Award in 2012-2013.
Moore as the third player named to the new class and will come to MCC from West Jones High School. Moore was named to the District 5-5A All-District Team twice during her career and led the Lady Mustangs in several categories for the past two season. Moore led the team in rebounds, assists, and steals during the past two seasons at West Jones. Moore was also named by her teammates as the Most Valuable Defensive Player from 2011-2014.
The final player named to the current signing class for the Lady Eagles was Maia McCullum from South Jones High School. McCullum helped lead the Lady Braves to a District Championship, South State Runner-Up, and State Champion Runner-Up during her senior season. McCullum averaged 10 points per game and was named an Honorable Mention for the All-District Team.
The MCC Lady Eagles will have more players named to its 2014 recruiting class at a later date.