Jones Announces First Recruiting Class With Hawks

by Hawks Sports Information Department 


Murfeesboro, NC - Chowan University Women's Basketball Coach Latoya Jones announced on Monday her first recruiting class with the Hawks.  Her recruiting class includes two post players and a guard for the 2017-18 season.


Sydnee Neal  6-2 Center Greenville, N.C. | John Paul II High School

Sydnee averaged a double-double with 17.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest during her senior season at John Paul II.  Sydnee scored 40 points and hauled in 15 rebounds in a win over Wayne Christian. Neal scored over 650 points and over 350 rebounds during her career on the varsity squad.
Quote from Coach Jones:
"Sydnee brings height, size, strength and a scoring presence on the inside.  She has high character, great academics, and a passion for the game. She has made her mark in the history books, garnered many accolades, and reached historical numbers in her athletic career thus far.  Her heart, determination, and mental focus will aid in the future success of this program."


Alyssa Humes  6-5 Center Rabun Gap, Ga. | Rabun Gap-Nacoochee High School
Alyssa is a three-star recruit (ESPN) that helped the Lady Eagles to back-to-back Final Fours in the Georgia State playoffs including an 18-8 finish during her junior season.
Quote from Coach Jones:
"I am very pleased to have Alyssa as a part of the Chowan family.  She comes from a great high school program and has experienced success.  She is a winner and understands the value of hard work and achievement.  Alyssa brings great size, nice scoring touch around the rim, and a presence defensively.  Her high character, great academics, and great personality will benefit our team's future success."





Takiyah Carter 5-9 Guard Richmond, Va. | Thomas Jefferson High School
Takiyah stepped up during her senior season being named Second Team All-Conference and was selected to the ASSIST All-Star game.  Takiyah averaged 12.0 points per game as she helped the team see their win total improve by three games compared to her junior season.
Quote from Coach Jones:
"Takiyah brings size, athleticism, and the work ethic that will help propel our guard position.  Her range and speed will continue the upward trend in our system.  Takiyah is also a great student that has excelled academically.  Her competitive nature and great personality will be a direct benefit to the team's success.





The Hawks will look to build off their 2017 campaign where they went 17-10 overall and swept the season series against nationally-ranked Virginia Union.