UNCG women's basketball signs two during NLI early period
GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro women’s basketball coach Lynne Agee announced Thursday the commitments of two high school student-athletes during the recent National Letter of Intent early signing period.
The Spartans received signed NLIs during the early signing period from 5-9 guard Monique Floyd, a native of Fairmont, NC, and 6-1 forward Kendra Smith, a resident of Columbus, GA..
“We are very excited about our two signees,” said Agee, who is in her 26th season at UNCG and 29th overall as a head coach. “Monique brings us speed and quickness at the two-guard spot. She is a very athletic wing with slashing ability, and goes to the basket aggressively.
“Kendra is a combination post, playing either the 3 or 4 position, and can play on the inside or outside. She rebounds the basketball well and can also handle the ball in the open court. Both players will add to our open court speed and aggressive defensive style. They will fit our system well.”
As a junior, Floyd averaged 24 points per game, fourth highest in the state of North Carolina last year according to NCPreps.com, and shot an impressive 58 percent from the field for coach Travis Kemp’s Fairmont HS squad. She also averaged 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals per game as she earned second-team Class 2A All-State honors. She has twice earned Conference Player of the Year honors, winning the award in her freshman and junior seasons.
Smith also averaged a double-double last season, playing for coach Sterling Hicks at Kendrick HS in Columbus, GA. Entering her fourth year as a varsity starter, she has already played in three state Final Fours. Last year, she averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game.
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