East Carolina University women’s basketball head coach Heather Macy announced the 2018 signing class yesterday introducing three new players Tiara Chambers, Nique Cherry and Kaylee Jefferson, who all signed National Letters of Intent to attend ECU and play basketball for the Pirates in the fall of 2018.
“After securing a large and impactful signing class in 2017, we were very particular with the young ladies that we recruited for the 2018 signing class,” Macy said in a press release from ECU athletics, “These three signees will help our program make another big jump in the 2018-19 season and beyond.”
Chambers is a four-year letterwinner at I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, where she led her team to an 18-9 record in 2016 as the Greyhounds won both a conference and region championship.
“Tiara has the ability to have a major impact on both ends of the floor. As a post player, she was highly sought after during the recruiting process and we are fortunate to make her a Pirate,” Macy said.
Cherry, a 6-foot forward from Laurel, Mississippi, was ranked No. 26 as a Junior College recruit by the All-Star Girls Report, and the highest-ranked signee during Macy’s tenure. She led Jones County Junior College in Mississippi to a 30-2 record as freshman.
Jefferson, another 6-foot player from Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be a offensive and defensive threat to the teams she will face in the 2018 season with the Pirates. Jefferson helped Sulphur Springs to back-to-back district championships in 2016 and 2017, earning the offensive MVP award for her team.
“I am so excited to introduce Tiara, Nique and Kaylee to our ECU family,” Macy said. “The three of them already represent what Pirates are all about.”