Women's Basketball adds Division I transfer
Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern women's basketball coach Maryann Mitts has announced the addition of University of Minnesota transfer Shonte' Clay to her 2012-13 recruiting class.
Clay is a 6-2 post player from Chicago, Ill., and comes to Southern after two years at the University of Minnesota. As a freshman, Clay played in three games for the Division I Gophers. Last season as a sophomore, she saw action in eight games and earned a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten Team, while helping the team to the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) Title.
Clay prepped at Von Steuben High School in Chicago where she was a 2010 graduate. An All-State honoree, she scored 49 points in a playoff game against Taft and had 34 points and 27 rebounds in a triple overtime win over Racine Case. She was also MVP of her volleyball team and lettered in soccer. An honors student, she averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks a game as a senior.
Clay will be a mass communications major at Southern with her emphasis in journalism. She is the daughter of Jerald Davis and Sherri Blumningburg.
"Greatly improving our post game has been a major emphasis, so obviously we are ecstatic to add a player with such size to our program," Mitts said. "Shonte is a strong, blue-collar post who brings with her two years of Division I experience. Her physical toughness and competitiveness will be a welcomed addition to our presence in the post. Evident through her high school statistics, Shonte is obviously a producer. We are expecting our scoring and rebounding to improve greatly with Shonte on the floor."