Women's Basketball Welcomes Two More Signings; Recruiting Class Now Up to Six for '18-'19

Women's Basketball Welcomes Two More Signings; Recruiting Class Now Up to Six for '18-'19

FLUSHING, N.Y. (May 24, 2018) – Queens College women's basketball Head Coach Bet Naumovski revealed Wednesday (May 23) the two newest names to the QC Knights women's basketball program, joining the four names whom had previously committed to being Knights in the fall of 2018.

Analeza Edore of Brooklyn's Summit Academy and junior college transfer My'eesa Grant will be donning Queens uniforms in the 2018-19 season, creating a recruiting class of six for the Knights that also features Nora Gabel of Comsewogue High School, St. Francis Prep's Celina Roberts and Maia Fawcett and Lakeisha Officer of Grand Street Campus in Brooklyn.

Edore, a six-foot forward who attended Nazareth Regional High School for three years before attending Summit in her senior season, was a high-impact forward for the Eagles as the team went 15-12 overall and 12-3 in league play on its way to the semifinals of the New York City basketball tournament. For her part, the Nigerian-born Edore averaged 11.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per contest. Edore had 22 points and 14 rebounds in Summit's 82-67 win over Grand Street on Feb. 7 in which she outdueled her now-teammates Officer and Fawcett, the latter of whom scored 18 points. Edore also scored 14 points and pulled down ten rebounds in Summit's semifinal loss to Murry Bergtraum on Mar. 10, a 65-51 defeat to the Lady Blazers.

Grant comes to Queens College after spending her collegiate career with Fulton-Montgomery Community College, leading the Lady Raiders to an 18-7 overall record in the 2016-17 season. The Far Rockaway native was the star of that squad, averaging 16.9 points and 14.5 rebounds per contest for FMCC; she had 22 double-doubles in 25 contests for her team. In a 74-64 win over Clinton Community College last Feb. 19, Grant posted an unforgettable evening with 27 points and 20 rebounds while she also added three assists.

Of Edore, Coach Naumovski said that "Analeza is highly motivated both academically and athletically, which is exactly what you need to be a successful student-athlete at Queens.  She has a solid basketball IQ that allows her to read and react well.  In addition, she has a well-rounded skill set for a high school senior."

Grant, according to Coach Naumovski, is a "flat-out athlete with a natural feel for the game.  She brings a much-needed toughness and rebounding presence to our program.  Her aspirations in the sport are high and I look forward to coaching her to her potential."