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Four women’s basketball recruits sign with Trailblazers

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has added four recruits to the 2019-20 roster.

The Trailblazers’ incoming class includes guard Elena Aznar (Zaragoza, Spain/IES Pedro de Luna), guard Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Indiana/Terre Haute South Vigo High School), forward Macy Michels (Dieterich, Illinois/Teutopolis High School) and center Codou Ndour (Tivaouane, Senegal/Life Prep Academy).

“I think they will mesh well with who we have,” said Meeks of the signing class. “We have three returning all-District players (Fess Hawkins, Jhala Henry and Jaynice Stovall) along with returning freshman Reeva Hammelman.

“If these players come in here and do what they’re supposed to do, we should have a pretty good basketball team. It’s been a while since I had four kids returning who I thought could really play. With these four sophomores and then you add the freshmen to the mix, I think every player on the team can play. We hope to have a good year and be a challenge to the Wabash Valleys of the world.”

Photo (The Vincennes University women’s basketball team has three returning All-Region 24 players, including Jhala Henry, wearing jersey number 24, and Jaynice Stovall, wearing jersey number 22, and Fess Hawkins for the 2019-20 season.)

Aznar is a 5-foot-10 wing guard from Spain.

“Aznar is a really good shooter and is fast,” Meeks said. “She was the number one athlete in her district in Spain.”

Brown at 5-5 can play both point guard and shooting guard.

“Brown is a good shooter and great ballhandler,” Meeks said. “She played the point on Terre Haute South Vigo and did everything for them. She will be a good fit with our program.”

Michels will be a two-sport athlete for the Trailblazers. This upcoming season, the 6-3 Michels will play both basketball and return to play a second season of volleyball

“Michels brings size and experience to the basketball team,” Meeks said.

Meeks expects to have an imposing post player in the 6-4 Ndour. She’s from Senegal and comes to VU by way of Life Prep Academy in Wichita, Kansas.

“Ndour is highly skilled in the post,” Meeks said. “She shoots a 15 to 16-foot jump shot and can put the ball on the floor and score. She has possibilities of being a really good post player.”

The signing class joins a program that during the 2018-19 season advanced to the NJCAA Division I District P Tournament championship game where it fell to top-ranked Wabash Valley. The Trailblazers played a tough schedule the entire season and produced a 23-8 overall record.


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