Women’s Basketball Adds Signees Clark and Garrett to Roster
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Women’s Basketball Adds Signees Clark and Garrett to Roster

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University head women’s basketball coach Jessica Kern announced the signing of two players to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday.

Katelyn Clark (6-3, Forward) and Mya Garrett (6-4, Forward) are Kern’s first signees at Tennessee State. The incoming freshmen will compete beginning the 2017-18 season.

Katelyn Clark, a 6-3 forward from Cahokia, Ill., played four years at Cahokia HS. She averaged 12.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior while shooting 63.8 percent from the field. Clark, a South Seven All-Conference First Team selection, was named to the Collinsville Mid-winter All-Tournament Team. She led her team to a victory in the Illinois vs Missouri All-Star game and served as captain for two years. She was also a recipient of the Leadership Award and made the honor roll.

“A blue-collar presence around the rim, Katelyn brings to us a true post presence,” commented Kern. “At 6-3, her ability to finish around the rim, demand the ball and make her presence felt made her a perfect fit here at Tennessee State University. A mobile post who can distribute the ball efficiently, play the passing lane and can get out in transition makes her and immediate impact player."

Mya Garrett helped her team to a 16-5 record and a KLAA co-championship as a junior. The 6-4, Forward averaged 15.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg during that season. A member of the honor roll and native of Detroit, Mich., Garrett nearly averaged a double-double of 9.8 ppg and 11.0 rpg as a sophomore according to Max Preps. Prior to transferring, she served as team captain at Taylor Prep.  

"We couldn't be more excited to have Mya as a part of the Big Blue family,” Kern continued. “At 6-3, her length, ability to stretch the court and uncanny ability to attack the rim makes her a continuous offensive threat. A mobile shot blocker with an eye for the ball, she will assist us in being a chameleon defensively. Hailing from Wayne Memorial High School where championships are the expectation, Mya comes to us with a winning mentality. We are extremely lucky to have her."

Clark and Garrett will increase the new player total to six as four signed during the early period.

Spring Signees
Katelyn Clark, 6-3, Forward, Cahokia HS, Cahokia, Ill.
Mya Garrett, 6-4, Forward, Wayne Memorial HS, Detroit, Mich.

Early Period Signees
Autumn Hopson, 5-8, Guard, Patriot HS, Nokesville, Va.
Janna Lewis, 5-9, Forward, Butler HS, Louisville, Ky.
Tyler Smith, 5-7, Guard, Antelope Valley HS, Lancaster, Calif.
Jaden Wrightsell, 5-10, Forward, Omaha Northwest HS, Omaha, Neb.

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