Basketball Releases Recruiting Haul for 2017-18

Basketball Releases Recruiting Haul for 2017-18

Agnes Scott Athletics and the Scotties women's basketball program are pleased to announce its 2017 recruiting class under first-year head coach Albie Biggs. Erica Frank (Oxford, Ga.), TyLeslie Johnson (Griffin, Ga.), Jane Lado (Louisville, Ky.) and Charlotte Ward (Fitchburg, Mass.) will join the Scotties for the 2017-2018 season.

On Friday, Biggs released the addition of four student-athletes to the Agnes Scott community to join a cast who had no graduating seniors. The four-player class will continue to build upon a youthful foundation that includes defending USA South Rookie of the Year, Garis Grant. Grant averaged a double-double with 17.6 points and 10.9 rebounds—top three in the USA South in both categories—as a first-year to help lead the Scotties.  
 
Coach Biggs had this to say about his first class.
 
"I am very excited to welcome these four student athletes into the Scottie family. They are great students, great players, and most importantly great people. Together they will help our current team grow and improve and make the 2017-18 campaign a season to remember. Jane and Erica will provide depth at the forward and center position and have the ability to make an immediate impact. TyLeslie and Charlotte will contribute at the small forward and guard spots respectively."

Erica Frank

Hometown: Oxford, Ga.

High School: Rockdale County

Club: Peak Performance

Position: Center

High School Accomplishments

  • Four-year varsity basketball member
  • Starter for two seasons
 
Why Agnes Scott?

"I chose Agness Scott College because it is an amazing school. My first visit to the campus was three years ago during the Atlanta: Do the 2 Breast Cancer Walk. I noticed the historic buildings, a diverse student population, my major (Pre-Law), and a community-centered environment. I knew from that moment that Agnes Scott College was for me."

 

 


TyLeslie Johnson

Hometown: Griffin, Ga.

High School: Griffin High School

Position: Small Forward  

High School Accomplishments
  • Varsity Basketball 
  • Varsity Volleyball
  • Varsity Track & Field
  • Ms. Griffin High Homecoming Queen
  • Griffin High School MVP Best Sportsmanship
  • Wendy's Heisman Winner
  • Honorable Mention 1st Team All-Region Hines Ward State Positive Athlete Winner in basketball
  • KeyClub
  • National Honor Society
  • Beta Club
  • FCCLA
  • Student Council
  • Leadership Academy
  • Class ring committee
  • JROTC (Captain)
 

Why Agnes Scott?

"I chose Agnes Scott because it is a college that educates, empowers and exposes women to ways that we can have a global impact on the world.  Also, when I visited the campus I felt a great connection, a sense of pride but most of all I felt welcomed and loved. The coaches and admissions staff made me feel as if I was already a part of the family. They also made a great impression on my parents which sealed the deal. "

 


Jane Lado

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

High School: Fern Creek

Previous School: Kentucky State University

Position: Forward

High School Accomplishments

  • Team captain
  • Player of the Month
  • Most Athletic Award
 

Why Agnes Scott?

"I chose Agnes Scott because I heard that it's a great school and because it's an all-women school, which means to me that Agnes Scott embraces the importance of women, being together, why we matter and the accomplishments we bring to the world." 

 


Charlotte Ward

Hometown: Fitchburg, Mass.

High School: Sizer School

Position: Guard


The Scotties open their 2017-18 campaign on November 16 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Huntingdon College. Agnes will kick off a three-day event with a 4 p.m. showdown with Rust before taking on Division II opponent Bob Jones on Friday and Pensacola Christian on Saturday.