Mean Green Sign NJCAA All-American Anisha George
Second NJCAA All-American To Sign This Offseason
DENTON -- The North Texas women's basketball team signed second-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American and Virgin Islands National Team member Anisha George on Monday.
George, a 6-foot-2 post who comes to Denton from Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Missouri, led her Lady Greyhound team to a top 10 national ranking and their best season in school history, posting a 32-1 record and a trip to the NJCAA Division I Championship Second Round.
George is the second NJCAA All-American to sign with the Mean Green this offseason. Prior to this year, 1990 North Texas graduate Nelda Roy was the program's last and only NJCAA All-American signee.
George earned all-American status this year after she had the nation's second-highest field goal percentage at 66.7, while averaging 14.5 points per game. She was a force on the glass for MACC, gabbing the 30th most rebounds in the nation (283) and averaging 8.6 per game.
"She is great at using her body for scoring and rebounding position," said UNT head coach Jalie Mitchell. "Her time with the USVI national team is powerful, as it has given her a tremendous amount of experience, which will help us as we strive to be an even bigger force in the paint."
George, a native of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, competed with her national team in the 2017 FIBA Women's Americup and in the 2017 FIBA Women's Centrobasket tournament. In the two tournaments combined she averaged just under five rebounds per game and 2.6 points per game as one of the youngest on the roster.
In the 2017 Centrobasket tournament, George helped lead the Virgin Islands to a 24-point win over Guatemala with a FIBA career-high performance nine rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench. Later in the same tournament, she had an eight-rebound game in a 20-point win over Jamaica.
"We are extremely proud of this signing and excited to have Anisha join our team," Mitchell said. "She is very competitive and also an amazing teammate."
The Mean Green played all of last season with only one true post player in Micayla Buckner after they lost Tosin Mabodu to a career-ending injury in the summer and Hannah Hopkins to a preseason season-ending injury.
Along with being named an NJCAA Second-Team All-American, George was named a Women's Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American. She received the Player of the Year award for NJCAA Region 16 and was the highest vote getter for the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference First Team. In addition to her recent awards, her number 42 MACC jersey will hang next season in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame as part of their "Ring of Honor" display.