Marshall women add five recruits

November 18, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University women’s basketball head coach Tony Kemper announced the addition of five recruits before taking the team on the road for a Saturday game at Southern Illinois.

Marshall recruits are guard Savannah Wheeler from Boyd County High School; 5-foot-10 forward Paige Shy from Huntington St. Joe; 6-3 forward Sky Thomas of Wyoming, Ohio; 5-10 forward Alexis Johnson from Southfield, Michigan; and point guard Christina McLean from Raleigh, North Carolina.

“We are really excited about this 2019 recruiting class,” Kemper said in a HerdZone.com release. “It is a great group of basketball players and students who will be excellent ambassadors of our program and university. It was important for us to recruit a group of versatile players that we felt could all ultimately play together and we have done that.”


Wheeler has 2,674 points in her career with the Boyd County Lions and was named to the All-16th Region team every year since eighth grade. She was the top 3-point field goal shooter in Kentucky as a junior with 108.

Shy averaged 17 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.3 steals as a junior for the St. Joe Irish. She was a 2018 Class A all-state first team selection and has more than 1,000 career points.

Thomas was the Ohio Division II Player of the Year in 2018 for Wyoming High School just north of Cincinnati.

Johnson attends Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology. She is 1,000-point career scorer who averaged 17.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.2 steals as a junior Class A all-state first team player.

McLean is from Heritage High School in Raleigh where she averaged 16 points last season.

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WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: SIU Arena, Carbondale, Ill.

TV: ESPN3.com