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Hurricanes Add Reid to Incoming Recruiting Class

Hurricanes Add Reid to Incoming Recruiting Class

April 14, 2006

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Head coach Katie Meier has announced the signing of Monroe Community College All-American Maurita Reid (Queens, N.Y) to a National Letter of Intent to play at the University of Miami beginning next fall.

Reid, a 5-8 shooting guard, earned First Team NJCAA All-America honors this season, averaging 19.1 points, 4.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game while leading MCC to a 31-1 record and the school’s third consecutive national title.

Recruited by some of the nation’s top programs, Reid turned down the likes of national powerhouses such as Tennessee, Baylor and Rutgers to attend Miami.

In the NJCAA Division I Championship game she followed up a 35-point effort in the semifinals with an 18-point, 10-rebound, six-steal outing in a 76-64 victory over Odessa College. Hitting three three-pointers, she scored 11 points in the final minutes against Odessa to seal the championship for MCC enroute to being named the Tournament MVP.

“Maurita is a great scorer, but what impresses me the most is her ability to make big plays when the game is on the line,” said Meier. “She proved how clutch she can be in their national championship game. She will do whatever her team needs, but if you need to turn to her when the game is on the line, she can hit the big shot.”

Reid will reunite with former MCC teammate Renee Taylor in the UM backcourt. Taylor played alongside Reid with the Lady Tribunes during the 2004-05 season before transferring to Miami. In her first season with the Hurricanes, Taylor finished sixth in the ACC in scoring (15.6 ppg) and was named an All-ACC Honorable Mention selection.

Reid becomes the fourth signee in Meier’s first recruiting class, joining Eboni Sadler (Miami, Fla.), a 5-11 guard out of Miami Norland High School, Charmaine Clark (Savannah, Ga.), a 5-9 guard at the Bradwell Institute and Kathryn Hester (Hickory, N.C.), a 6-2 post player from Newton-Conover High School.