Basketball Wall Street USA: “International Flavor in ATL”
Under the stewardship of MaChelle Joseph the Georgia Tech women’s basketball program has made 7 NCAA Tournament appearances with one of them resulting in a trip to the sweet sixteen in her 13 seasons as head coach in the ultra competitive Atlantic Coast Conference. Coach Joseph and staff have a solid 2016 recruiting class in place with: Chanin Scott a 6′-foot guard from North Carolina. Speedy PG Taja Cummings an Atlanta native. 6′-foot-2″ Italian wing Francesca Pan, Marietta guard Zutorya Cook and 6′-foot-4″ Senegalese post Anne Diouf that attended IMG Academy-(Bradenton, FL). Moreover, the program also welcomes Ohio State transfer Kaylan Pugh a 5’9″ freshman guard with 3 years of eligibility remaining and class of 2017 commitment Deija Jefferson a 6′-foot-3″ wing from Virginia.
Coach Joseph’s goals for the upcoming 2016-17 season is to win twenty plus games, and to play and advance in the NCAA Tournament. Also to finish in the top 5 of the Atlantic Coast Conference and for her student-athletes to achieve a least a 3.0-GPA in their disciplines of study at the Georgia Institute of Technology. With a roster full of international players it was coach Josephs intention to recruit prospects that are high character kids that fit her core values and style of play. The current roster have players from the following countries: Spain; Italy; Bosnia; Romania; Nigeria and Portugal. Add in freshman forward Martine Fortune a Philadelphia native whose parents are from Haiti and you have a United Nations of a roster. This dynamic cultural experience allows the players to interact and compete at the highest level with such a diverse group of teammates. Look for the Georgia Tech women’s basketball program to have a strong 2016-17 season.