DENTON, Tex. - North Texas women's basketball head coach Shanice Stephens has inked two players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period today. Stephens added two sharpshooting guards in Laura McCoy from Flower Mound, and Ash'Lynne Evans from Everman.
"The addition of players of this caliber is another step towards this programs' goal of retaining local talent and becoming a nationally prominent program," said Stephens. "I'm excited and proud about bringing Laura and Ash'Lynne into our Mean Green family."
McCoy, a 5-7 point guard at Flower Mound High School, was the District 6-5A Offensive Player of the Year last season. She averaged 14.9 points a game and hit 55 3-pointers last season. Along the way McCoy dished out 3.9 assists per contest and had 129 for the season. She enters her senior season needing just 100 points and 30 assists to become the school's all-time leader in both categories.
"Laura is a hard working, complete point guard," said Stephens. "She wants the ball in her hands and guides the team with leadership skills far beyond her years. She is a very feisty and aggressive defender who has a very high IQ for the game. Laura is a phenomenal, quick-release shooter who may be able to convert to a combo guard because of skills she has. Laura just "gets it" and for that she will invaluable in our building efforts."
Last season McCoy was the MVP of the Flower Mound As a sophomore McCoy knocked down 41 3-pointers and scored 11 points a game and was a first-team all-district player.
Evans, a 6-1 guard from Everman High School, was a first-team District 8-4A player last season as she poured in 13.4 points a game. Evans also was a threat from deep as she connected on 27 3-pointers last season.
"Ash'Lynne is a 6'1 guard/forward who is a incredible rebounder," said Stephens. "She has the attributes of being able to rebound and immediately push the ball for a highly effective transition game. She has a beautiful shooting touch around the basket and is capable of making an immediate impact on the team. Ash'Lynne is a very exciting player to watch perform on the court."