DURANT, Okla. — Southeastern head women’s basketball coach Darin Grover announced the signing of four players who will join the Savage Storm for the 2018-19 season in Randaysha Hanson, Maci Turkoly, Kamryn Cantwell and Marlissa Morris.
Southeastern is coming off a 13-15 season and a fifth-place finish the Great American Conference and graduated three seniors this past year.
Hanson is a 5-6 guard from Winona. She was named the District 15-3A MVP as a senior after averaging 22 points per game. She added eight rebounds per contest as well as 5.5 steals per game and 4.8 assists on the year.
“Randaysha is a player that can really shoot the ball from outside,” Grover said, “And doesn’t need much time or space to get her shot off, she reminds us a little of Olivia Potter and her ability to create her own shot off the dribble. She has the rare ability to go one on one and produce. She has quick hands and quick feet defensively, and really covers ground in a hurry.”
Turkoly is a 5-10 guard/forward combo from Sanger. She was a 2017 TGCA All-State selection as well as an academic all-state pick, while also adding TABC all-region honors as well as first team all-district and academic all-district picks. She averaged 13 points with four rebounds, three assists and one block per outing.
“Players that excel at the mid-range game are rare,” Grover said. “Maci performs at a high level at this distance. She can also shoot the three and go inside and post. We love players that are versatile, and Maci fits that description. She comes from a great program at Sanger and from a strong select team with Lonestar. We believe she can have an immediate impact with our program.”
Cantwell is a 5-8 guard from Bowie. She has a long list of honors including all-state selection by TABC and TGCA, while adding a TGCA Legacy All-Star Team selection and a TABC All-Star pick. She was a TABC All-Region honoree as well as District 8-3A MVP. She also added academic all-district honors as well as earning Texas Roundup All-Star selection and earning Chicken Express All-Star MVP. She turned in 21 points per game while also putting up five rebounds, three assists and five steals per contest.
“I’m not sure if there isn’t anything that Kamryn doesn’t do well on the floor,” Grover said. “She has speed, quickness, can really shoot it outside, can get to the basket, she also is a great defensive player. She is simply one of the best guards in North Texas. We talk to our recruits about coming here and creating a legacy for themselves, Kam has the chance at doing just that.”
Morris is a 5-11 forward from Mansfield, who played at Legacy High School. She was a top-25 rebounder in the state for the 2016-17 season and earned academic all-district honors. She turned in 11.5 points while adding 10 rebounds per contest as well as 1.8 steals and 1.2 blocks per outing.
“Marlissa’s senior year was unfortunately cut short with a knee injury,” Grover said. “We have a need to add a presence inside and Marlissa will do that for us. Her rebounding stats speak for themselves, she can step out and shoot, she plays with toughness and effort, and does a great job of finishing around the basket. Probably one of the most distinct parts of her game is her interior passing skills, one thing post players usually don’t do well is pass, Mo does.”