JC teammates sign with UAA women
Former high school rivals in their hometown of Las Vegas, Davis, a 5-6 guard, and Wright, a 6-0 forward, joined forces at Gillette (Wyo.) College the past two seasons, helping the Pronghorns to a program-record 28-6 mark last year.
Wright led Region IX in scoring at 17.4 points per game and was fourth in rebounding at 8.9 rpg in 2012-13, becoming the first Pronghorn women’s player ever to earn NJCAA All-America honors. The Canyon Springs High School product ranked ninth nationally in scoring and was 42nd in field-goal percentage at .527.
Meanwhile, Davis averaged 9.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals as Gillette achieved its highest-ever national ranking at No. 11 and advanced to the NJCAA Region IX Tournament championship game, where she and Wright were both named to the all-tourney team. Davis was a prep standout at Las Vegas’ Valley High School.
““We are very fortunate to have signed another JUCO All-American in Keke Wright,” McCarthy said. “She is an extremely athletic forward who I believe will make an immediate impact in our program. While she is a decorated player, her potential is still very high.
“Christina is a versatile guard who can play any of the three guard positions. Her speed and quickness helped her develop into a very good defender. What impressed me most about Christina was the fact that her best performances were in the biggest games this past season, and she has a special desire to win.”
Davis’s and Wright’s signings bring the Seawolves’ 2013-14 recruiting class to five, joining fellow JC standout Adriana Dent (5-8, G, Canyon County, Calif./Canyon HS/Coll. of Southern Idaho), and incoming freshmen Alysha Devine (6-0, F, Wasilla/Wasilla HS) and Kiki Robertson (5-5, G, Honolulu, Hawaii/Mid-Pacific Institute).