Lady Raiders Sign Three Student-Athletes to National Letters of Intent|
Nov. 8, 2000
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Lady Raider basketball team has signed three standout high school basketball players to National Letters of Intent today to attend Texas Tech University in the fall of 2001. They are Jametra Clark (Hale Center, Texas), La'Tosha Daniels (Fort Worth, Texas) and Cisti Greenwalt (Clovis, N.M.).
Jametra Clark is a 6-1 forward who attends Hale Center High School in Hale Center. As a junior, Clark averaged 21.4 points per game while adding 8.5 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 2.4 steals and 1.8 assists. She shot 58 percent from the field and 63 percent from the free throw line. Last year she was named first team all-district, all-region and all-state, while being named the District 4-2A Most Valuable Player. Clark was also named the Class 2A Player of the Year. As a sophomore, she was named first team all-region and all-state and was the district MVP.
"Jametra is a great athlete," said Texas Tech head coach Marsha Sharp. "She is a 6-1 player who can jump and run and gives you that athleticism at either the three or the four that we hope will be a huge benefit for us. We followed her for a long time and got a verbal commitment from her last February. We always have a lot of respect for a player who is willing to give us a commitment that early in advance and then stick to it for that length of time.
"She could have been one of the most highly recruited players in the nation. But she chose to do it early and we really appreciate that a great deal. We know that she has a chance to have a great career here at Texas Tech and we are real excited about coaching her."
From L.D. Bell High School in Fort Worth, Texas comes 5-8 guard La'Tosha Daniels. Daniels averaged 19 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals per game during her junior year. Last year she was named the District Offensive Player of the Year, while receiving first team all-district and all-area honors. Daniels, a Nike All-American, was also named to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's All-Star team. As a sophomore, she was a first team all-district and all-area selection, while being named the district MVP.
"La'Tosha is a guard who we feel like has gained a lot of valuable experience in AAU basketball in the summers," said Sharp. "We are excited about adding her to our program. If people will remember Katrisa O'Neal (current Tech senior guard) as a freshman, La'Tosha Daniels will remind them a lot of her. She brings that same defensive tenacity. We think she could be a defensive stopper early in her career. We also feel like she gives us a lot of positives on the offensive side as well."
6-5 center Cisti Greenwalt attends Clovis High School where she averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds in her junior season, making her the second leading scorer in New Mexico. She was named first team all-district and all-state last year, while leading her team to the district title. Greenwalt was an honorable mention All-American by USA Today and Street and Smith as a junior. She currently holds seven school records at Clovis High. This past summer she was a Nike All-American and named third-team All-America by Street and Smith. As a sophomore, she was named first team all-district and was an honorable mention All-America selection by USA Today and Street and Smith. She led her team to the Class 4A state championship crown and she was New Mexico's third-leading scorer in the state averaging 18 points a game.
"Cisti is a 6-5 player who runs the floor very well," said Sharp. "She is extremely athletic and has a great feel for the game. We are so happy about having her be a part of our program. She had a lot of choices and we are real excited she has decided to stay close to home and be part of us. We feel like her future is limitless and that she can come in and do all kinds of special things for us and for herself as well."